Thursday, 21 August 2014

Easy Homemade Garlic Naan Bread

An Indian curry isn't complete without a nice warm naan bread, easily made in your own kitchen! By making your own you can also customize to suit your tastes - whether this means extra garlic, fennel, cumin, you can really get creative!

Naan Bread

Makes 6

3/4 Cup warm milk
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried active yeast
2 Cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
3 Tbsp plain yogurt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp minced garlic

Cumin or fennel seeds, butter, and chopped garlic, salt

1. Combine the milk and 1 tsp sugar in a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over the surface and set aside to allow the yeast to activate.

2. Sift the flour, salt, 1 tsp sugar, and baking powder into a large bowl.

3. Add the yogurt and oil to the activated yeast and stir to combine. Pour into the dry ingredients. Stir through the cumin and garlic.

4. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until the mixture comes together into a sticky dough. Place in a large bowl, cover with cling film and set aside to rise for at least 2 hours.

5. Remove dough from the bowl and knead gently. Divide into 6 portions (any extra portions can be frozen at this point) and flatten, stretch, and roll into the shape of a naan bread.

6. Spread the surface with butter, and top with cumin or fennel seeds, chopped garlic, and a little salt.

7. Heat a large fry pan over a high heat. Brush the underside of the naan with water before placing in the hot pan. Cook for about 30 seconds to a minute, until bubbles appear on the surface, flip, and cook for a further 30 sec to  1 min.


  1. Fantastic post! I've never made naan bread but certainly have enjoyed it in the past!

  2. I'm always making Indian curries and buy my naan, but not anymore. Thank you for the recipe :)

  3. As much as we LOVE naan, I have never tried making my own. Now that I have your wonderful recipe, I can't wait to try! Thank you Nicole!

  4. The first time I had Naan bread was years ago in Hawaii. I've been a lover every since. I've never made it at home. Thanks for the recipe! Pinning!

  5. We have a restaurant in town that serves Greek food and so many of the dishes are delicious, but I was so disappointed to see that they bought their Naan, especially after seeing this wonderful recipe! I'm making this to serve with hummus! Yum :)

  6. G'day! Your Naan bread does look indeed easy now on the list
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. I truly enjoy Naan bread! This looks so flavorful and delicious!

  8. I've been wanting to make Naan bread and your recipe sounds so easy. Pinning so I can finally make this delicious bread. Thank you for sharing!
    Julie @ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

  9. There really is nothing like homemade Naan bread and yours looks wonderful, Nicole. It's lovely to be able to customise the spices when making something like this. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and tweeted :-)

  10. I made this a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. I do a lot of homemade breads, cakes, and desserts, and this was by far one of the easiest bread recipes I have seen and the results were outstanding. I was hesitant to try it because of other similar recipes that had a lot of positive reviews, but I am glad I used this one. Not disappointed at all and results were restaurant quality (in my opinion).

  11. Hi I cooked this for the secret recipe club today, however there was a problem linking up so its not showing on the linky. Sorry about that
    here is the post. The naan was delicious.