Homemade Naan Bread is one of those things that seem so hard to make but it is easy and the results are delicious! The bread is soft, pillowy and slightly chewy but oh so good!
For this Naan Bread you will need some Greek or plain yogurt- either works great and it is totally up to you which you want to use and prefer! You will add the ingredients to your mixer, mix it together and then roll out the dough-easy peasy! The dough will need an hour to raise (sometimes mine will raise in 45 minutes) so you can cook your other things you need to while you are waiting! Cooking the bread is so easy, you just need a hot skillet and it takes a few minutes per piece of dough. You will brush them with butter after both sides have cooked and can sprinkle some kosher salt, garlic salt or any seasoning or herb blend that you wish! YUMMY!
There are so many things you can make with your Naan Bread. You can use it for a wrap, a crust for pizza, a sandwich, use it to dip in your favorite dips or sauces (try my Fresh Tzatziki Cucumber sauce for a light and healthy dip) or a bread side for any meal or soup! We eat our Naan Bread with Greek Food, (which is a favorite meal at our house), and this Naan Bread is the perfect bread to go along side the Greek Chicken, Yellow Lemon Rice, Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce and Naan Bread…. it makes the perfect meal!
Easy Homemade Naan Bread
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt or plain yogurt
- extra flour for rolling
- Butter for brushing on bread after cooking
- Kosher salt, garlic salt or your choice of seasoning/herbs for topping after cooking (optional)
- In a mixing bowl combine the warm water, sugar, yeast and stir to dissolve. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes until it is foamy.
- Add in your salt, yogurt and part of your flour. Mix ingredients together and continue adding in flour until the mixture is slightly sticky but easy to handle. (I usually use right around 3 cups of flour).
- Turn the ball of dough on to a floured surface and knead the dough for an additional 3-5 minutes until it is soft and smooth and not too sticky. Avoid adding to much flour as you are kneading it or the bread will be dry.
- Cover the dough loosely with a clean kitchen cloth and let it raise about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- After it rises, cut the dough into 8-10 equal pieces (depending on how big or small you want them). Roll each piece in to a ball for easier rolling.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Roll each piece of dough into a circle (on a floured surface), about 1/4 thick. Place the rolled dough on your hot skillet and watch the bottom closely. Once you see dark brown spots and the bread start to bubble a bit, flip it over to the other side. Once both sides are browned to your liking, remove the bread from the skillet and immediately brush with butter and top with kosher salt, garlic salt or your favorite herbs and seasonings if desired.
- Place your warm cooked Naan Bread on a plate loosely covered with a clean kitchen cloth to keep it warm while you cook the rest of the dough.