This homemade naan is light and chewy and perfect for dipping in a delicious sauce. It is the perfect accompaniment to any curry dish.

As promised, here is the delicious Indian flatbread, naan, I served with the Chicken with Green Curry Sauce.

From Andreas Recipes, this is the perfect accompaniment to any curry dish.

cooked naan

I know I will be making this many, many more times.

The bread is light and chewy and perfect for dipping in a delicious sauce. Yum!

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Naan

4.5 stars (6 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 14 ounces about 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • ½ cup milk

Instructions 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl by hand), stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and yeast. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, yogurt, and milk. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and stir for about 1 minute, until the dry ingredients are completely incorporated into the wet ingredients.
  • Increase machine speed to 2 (or by hand) and knead the dough until it is smooth and shiny. Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover with a towel. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size, about an hour.
  • Put a baking stone or heavy baking sheet on the lowest rack of your oven. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees for at least 30 minutes prior to baking.
  • Divide the dough into eight pieces and form into teardrop (mine were more like oval) shapes with your hands, about 6 to 8 inches across.
  • Cook two or three pieces at a time. Drop the dough onto the hot stone and shut the oven door, watching until they are just starting to turn brown in places, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove the naan and lay on a board. Serve warm with a nice curry. (The original recipe says to butter the naan with garlic butter after it comes out of the oven but I did this with the first batch and found it made the bread too greasy for my taste – we much preferred the bread soft and tender without the butter. Follow your tastes and do what you prefer!)
Serving: 1 Naan, Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 227mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
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Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Andrea’s Recipes