Homemade Naan

I know it has been a few weeks since I made the naan. So it's about time I post pics and the recipe. It was GREAT! I used my kitchen aid mixer to make the dough and then let it rise all afternoon. TJ helped me roll them out and cook them. Unfortunately I don't have photos of the dinner - but we had over friends to have an Indian Cuisine that night. I believe the Naan was a hit! :-)


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume. (It took a lot longer than an house to rise for me - I just waited until it doubled in size)
  2. Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes. (again, it took probably another hour for the balls to rise)
  3. During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat. (Now, it said grill - but I actually used a skillet and coated the pan with oil - worked great. We also tried it in the oven as well)
  4. At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.

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