Category: Breads
Rating: 3.21
Servings: 4


2 oz fresh yeast, or
3 tablespoon yogurt
1 1/2 lb fine whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon wild onion seeds
1 lukewarm water
1 melted butter or ghee

Directions: How to Cook Naan Bread

(1) Using the yeast, water and flour, follow the recipe for unleavened bread below. Add the seeds. (2) Divide the dough into four equal parts. (3) Roll each part into a teardrop shape at least 1/4 inch thick. (4) Preheat the grill to three-quarters heat, cover the rack pan with foil, and set it in the midway position. (5) Put the naan on the foil and grill it. Watch it cook (it can easily burn). As soon as the first side develops brown patches, remove it from the grill. (6) Turn it over and brush the uncooked side with a little melted ghee or butter. (7) Return it to the grill and cook it until it is sizzling. Remove. (8) Repeat stages 5-8 with the other three naan. Serve at once. LEAVENED BREAD: (1) Dissolve the fresh yeast in a little lukewarm water. (2) Put the flour in a *warmed* bowl, make a well in the center, and pour in the yeast. Yogurt can be used instead of the yeast by non-vegans. (3) Gently mix into the flour and add enough water to make a firm dough. (4) Remove from the bowl and knead on a floured board until well combined. Return to the bowl and leave in a warm place for a couple of hours to rise. (5) Knock back the dough by kneading it down to its original size.

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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

kathy writes:

I don't understand "1 lukewarm water" or "1 melted butter"...what amount is that?? Maybe you should drop the "1"...

Posted on 29 Apr 2008, 19:10 ET

hajjh writes:

I agree with kathy.....

Posted on 15 Aug 2009, 21:45 ET

garden-diva writes:

how is anyone supposed to make this recipe? besides the problem of the vague measurements, it says to use the recipe for unleavened bread that is below. The only recipe below is for leavened bread. And are they saying that yogurt is a substitute for yeast? Wild onion seeds? where do we get these?
Somebody fix this web site!!!

Posted on 19 Nov 2009, 17:05 ET

Suzi_Graham writes:

Yes yogurt is a substitue for yeast.

The wild onion seeds are probably sold in an Indian speciality shop or might have to order it online.

The unleavened recipe can be found on the main bread recipe page.

You have to keep in mind, that this site more then likely is set up and maintaned by Indian citizens. So, maybe their translation is not the best.

Posted on 27 Nov 2009, 18:32 ET

david writes:

great recipe. Of course, if you have never made bread shopped for spices in an asian store (kalonji - onion seeds etc...) then go to local supermarket and buy them done! Mind you this recipe makes far better ones! thanks

Posted on 08 Nov 2010, 08:14 ET

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