Category: Breads
Rating: 3.74
Servings: 8


2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk
1 ghee or vegetable oil
1 poppy seeds

Directions: How to Cook Naan (Indian Flat Bread)

Mix all ingredients except milk, ghee and poppy seeds. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rest in warm place about 3 hours.

Divide dough in 8 equal parts. Flatten each part on lightly floured surface, rolling it into a 6 X 4" leaf shape (round at one end, tapered at the other) about 1/4" thick. Brush with ghee or oil; sprinkle with poppy seeds.

Place 2 cookie sheets in oven; heat oven to 450F degrees. Remove cookie sheets from oven; place breads on hot cookie sheets. Bake until firm, 6-8 minutes.

Serving Ideas : Pronounced: Non

NOTES : Humble Naan is an everyday bread, common in India, Pakistan and central Asia. Recipe by: New International Cookbook Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #665 by on Jul 11, 1997

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

george bush writes:


Posted on 22 Jan 2008, 13:31 ET

Brenda writes:

Approximately how much ghee/vegetable oil and poppy seeds are required? My confusion is because it says "1" of each of those ingredients.

Also, could anything be substituted for the yogurt, such as ricotta cheese?


Posted on 29 Mar 2008, 16:40 ET

olivia writes:

yum, yum, yum!

Posted on 03 Apr 2008, 20:51 ET

Emily writes:

The reason there is no measurment given for the butter and poppy seeds is because it is up to you. It's just used as a "garnish" really. Spread as much butter/ghee and poppy seeds on the bread as you like!

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 13:43 ET

Ginger writes:

Can you tell me if this is the same Indian flat bread I had as a child in Indiana we went to an Indian festival and we had some round flat indian bread with powdered sugar on it. YUM YUM it was so scrumptious. Mom made it at home and we put honey on it as well as powdered sugar too. Not at the same time though. HEHE.

Posted on 11 Nov 2008, 13:29 ET

Ginger writes:

Never mind my previous question, I found the American Indian Fry Bread recipe. Thanks.

Posted on 11 Nov 2008, 14:09 ET

ellen writes:

is this like what india palace serves????

Posted on 04 May 2009, 18:23 ET

jimmy writes:

this is asome my family loves it

Posted on 15 Jan 2010, 21:11 ET

Geri writes:

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for wriitng!

Posted on 03 Sep 2012, 17:18 ET

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