Naan Bread

  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: around 8-12 medium sized naan breads 1x


Easy to make Naan Bread Recipe (with Yeast) on a stove top



For the Naan Dough

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour (maida)
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Plain Yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Yeast (Instant or Active Dry)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Black Caraway seeds (Kalonji) – optional


  • Water
  • Flour
  • Butter, optional


  1. If using active dry yeast you’ll have to activate the yeast. Dissolve sugar in warm water and add yeast. Let it rest for 3 minutes. You’ll notice that the mixture starts bubbling. If you’re using instant yeast, you can do the same thing. Only difference is that the mixture wont bubble up
  2. Mix the black caraway seeds, salt and flour together. Add oil, yogurt and mix well.
  3. Pour in the warm yeast solution and mix until combined.
  4. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. Place in an oiled bowl. Cover and let the mixture rise in a warm spot for 45 min to 1 hour or until the mixture doubles in volume.
  6. Gently deflate the dough and divide into equal portions. Roll into smooth balls.
  7. Meanwhile heat a non-stick or flat pan on the stove top.
  8. Take a rolling pin and roll out each ball of dough into a circle. The thickness can be as much as you want. Ideally, you should roll out to about 1/4 inch thick circle. On the side facing above, lightly dab with some water and sprinkle a few black caraway seeds on top. This will help them stick to the dough and enhances flavor.
  9. You can directly cook this as is. If you want a more authentic Naan shape, pick up the rolled out Naan and slightly pull in from the opposite directions to elongate the circle into a oval shape.
  10. Place the side facing above ((the one with the seeds) directly onto the pan. Let it cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Once it is cooked, it will start releasing from the sides. Flip and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  11. If you want, you can spread some butter or garlic butter on the top side.
  12. Serve hot with any gravy dish of your choice.


  1. You can also bake them. But the stove top method is quick and easy

  • Category: Bread
  • Cuisine: Indian