Naan Bread

Pete and I ate copious amounts of wonderful naan while we were living in Mauritius.  Sadly I cannot reproduce exactly what we ate then but this recipe comes close.


I rolled my naan a little too thin

Naan Bread


7g active dry yeast
250ml warm water
60ml white sugar
45ml milk
1 egg beaten
10ml salt
± 4½ cups all purpose or bread flour
60ml butter melted
4 garlic cloves minced


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar, milk, egg, salt, and flour to make a soft dough.
  3. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface until smooth.  You may need to add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  4. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl, cover and set aside to rise until the dough has doubled in volume.
  5. Punch down the dough and knead lightly. Pinch off small handfuls of dough the size of a golf balls and roll into balls and place on a tray, cover lightly and allow to rise until double in size.
  6. Roll one ball of dough into a long oval. Lightly oil a heated pan and cook the dough until puffy and lightly browned.
  7. Turn and brush the cooked side with butter and garlic and cook until browned.
  8. Continue until all the naan have been cooked.

55 thoughts on “Naan Bread

    • Thanks Kim! We had a wonderful Easter and enjoyed a few braai’s (barbecues), the last for the season before the weather is too cold to be outdoors and ate a few puddings including figs roasted in the oven with honey and brown sugar served with crème fraiche. Sadly no choc chip cookies though. Have a beautiful day dear and hope to hear about all your wonderful Easter meals. 🙂 xoxoxo

  1. We love Naan bread and it’s the highlight of a dinner out for me:) I’ve been thinking about making some myself.. these look fantastic! I watched them make them once at a festival and they used a clay pot and threw the dough on the inside wall of the oven to bake. xx

  2. I’ve been wanting to making naan for years! Might just give your recipe a go : )

  3. Hi Mandy, I have never been able to make Naan as delicious as it is in India. It must be something to do with those lovely old tandoori ovens.

  4. I have never made this but having jsut come in from a girl’s night out (curry night!) I am now in the mood for giving this a go later in the week 🙂 You clever clogs you!

  5. I need to give homemade naan a try. I just never have the time or patience and opt for the fast recipes – which admittedly aren’t very good. I know this would be worth the effort. It looks delicious!

    • Aww, you are very kind Diane, thank you! I just saw the pics of Nikki at the Boston Marathon. What a remarkable achievement, you must be so very proud of her. Have a super day. 🙂 xo

      • I cannot tell you how proud I am of that girl Mandy. She damaged her knee before mile 5 but pushed through the pain all the way to the finish. She was lucky to have her trainer and a good friend who is a nurse run with her the entire way.

  6. Garlic naan! Yum. I think your naan has turned out really well. Isn’t it a great bread! I love it and always order it every time we have Indian. I have only made it a few times though and often with mixed results xx

  7. I love naan bread and have not yet tried to make it myself. I hope that I can give your recipe a try. Of course, I will have to slather it would butter and garlic, sounds delicious.

  8. I do enjoy naan, Mandy, though I’ve never made it for myself. It does seem easy enough and I bet the flavor is far better than any I’ve had. We’ll add this to the list of things you’ll make whilst your here. 😉

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