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Naan Bread

Naan Bread
Recipe By: Tastetester

About this Recipe:

Tastetester: A naan is a flat, white Indian bread that is traditionally baked in a clay oven called a "tandoor". This recipe, however, is modified so that the naans can be baked in your normal electric oven. Published in

Main Ingredients:

White flour: 4 cups
Baking powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Milk: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 1 tbsp
Egg: 1
Oil: 4 tbsp
Nigella seeds: 1 tsp


1. Sift the flour, salt, nigella seeds and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the center.

2. In another bowl, mix together the sugar, milk, eggs, and half of the oil.

3. Add this mixture into the bowl of flour, making sure that you pour into the center. Now knead well to form a soft dough. You can add a little water while kneading.

4. Next, tip in the remaining oil and knead again. Once the oil has been absorbed by the dough, cover it with a damp cloth and let it stand.

5. Knead the dough once again after about 20 minutes. Cover it and let it stand for about 3 hours. Preheat the oven at high (400 F), about 30 minutes ahead of actually making the naan.

6. Make 8 balls out of the dough and leave them aside for a few minutes. Now use your palms to shape each ball of dough into an oval patty.

7. Bake the naan bread until puffed up and golden brown. Serve hot with chicken korma or chicken tikka masala.

Tips: Nigella seeds are nothing but seeds of the onion plant and are readily available at Indian stores. They may also be called kalaunji

Published on October 22, 2009
Last edited on October 23, 2009
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
30 min
Inactive Time
3 hours
Ready in
4 hrs & 10 min
Recipe by
5 Ratings
Average rating: 4.4

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