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Flatbread Naan

A great recipe for Indian naan, adapted from Chew Out Loud.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time1 hr 16 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Flatbread Naan
Servings: 8


  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast 1 package
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1 cup water room temp
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs olive oi
  • 4 tbs melted butter to brush on naan
  • Salt and garlic salt for seasoning to taste


  • Combine yeast, sugar, salt, whole wheat flour, and bread flour.
  • Mix with paddle attachment until blended.
  • Add water, yogurt, and olive oil.
  • Mix on low about 30 seconds, until a shaggy dough forms
  • Switch to dough hook and knead on medium speed until smooth and glossy, (Approx 8 minutes).
  • Add more flour, 1 tbs at a time as needed.It should still stick to the bottom of the bowl, but not sides.
  • Transfer dough ball to well oiled bowl. Flip dough so all is coated in oil.
  • Cover with plastic.
  • Place in draft free, warm spot until dough has doubled. About 1 hour.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface.
  • Cut into 8 even pieces.
  • Roll into round balls, flatten into 4 inch circle (keep all pieces covered).
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover one at a time, and with lightly oiled rolling pin, roll into 6 inch circles.
  • -10 minutes prior to cooking, heat cast iron pan over medium high heat.
  • One dough circle at a time, lift, stretch, and place in skillet.
  • Working one at a time, gently lift a dough circle, stretch it about 1 inch larger, and place in skillet.(Fix shape if needed)
  • Cook until small bubbles appear on the surface of the dough (about 30 seconds). Flip
  • Cook until bottom is speckled and deep golden brown (about 2 minutes).
  • Flip again.
  • Cook 1-2 more minutes until other side is speckled golden brown.
  • Place on cooling rack.
  • Brush with melted butter.
  • Season with salt, garlic powder, to taste.
  • Serve warm