Naan is a traditional flat bread from India. This Homemade Naan bread is soft, chewy, and delicious. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and will want it as a side to every meal.
What is the difference between pita bread and naan bread? Unlike pita bread, naan usually has yogurt in it making it a softer texture. Both are flatbreads and are often served the same way but made different causing the difference in texture. Naan bread is soft, pillowy, full of lovely bubbles and so extremely versatile. This recipe is so quick, easy and delicious that it is most definitely my new favorite yeast bread recipe. I can’t quite get enough of it. Scroll on down to see how I freeze my naan so I always have it on hand!
1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2-3 cups all purpose flour
2 Tbsp melted butter (or oil, optional)
2 tsp garlic, minced (optional)
Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl; let sit for five minutes or till bubbly. Add olive oil, yogurt, egg, salt and 2 cups of flour. Stir till smooth.
Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter until smooth.
Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
Preheat a skillet to medium heat.
Cut dough into eight pieces. On a floured surface, roll out each piece into a 6" circle.
Add a little oil or non-stick spray to the skillet. Cook each circle for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on the bottom. Flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Brush the top (the bubbly side) of each naan with melted butter (I used olive oil) . I added garlic and cilantro to my oil, but that is optional.