Naan | Peri's Place For Recipes

Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 - 3 minutes
Makes 8 large pieces


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour or 2 cups all-purpose and 2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water 
  • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • melted butter for brushing (may use olive oil) 
  • fresh cilantro or other herbs for topping


  1. Dissolve sugar in the warm water. Add the dry yeast and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to froth and rise.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. When the yeast has proofed add the warm milk, yogurt and yeast to the dry ingredients. Mix well with dough hook for 5-7 minutes. The dough should be sticky but should form a ball and be soft. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place 1 hour or if not using right away overnight in the fridge.
  4. When ready to cook divide the dough into 8 equal balls and using a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into an oval shape. It should be about 6-8 inches long and about 1/4-inch thick, but no thinner. Repeat this method with the rest of the dough.
  5. Warm a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (you want a hot pan). Brush both sides of the naan with melted butter and if desired sprinkle on any spices you like such as cumin and garlic. Place the naan on the hot skillet, cover with a lid and bake for 1 minute, until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side, until large toasted spots appear on the underside. Brush with a bit more butter if desired, then sprinkle with a little kosher salt, fresh cilantro (I used cilantro) or other herbs. Place the naan in a tea towel-lined dish. Repeat with the rest of the naans and serve. These are best eaten fresh, but will keep in a ziplock bag for a few days or in the freezer.

Good to Know

This bread also bakes well on a pizza stone either in your oven or heated on the bbq. For baking in the oven, turn your oven to its hottest temperature and preheat the baking stone for a minimum of 20 minutes (after the oven has come to temp). For baking in the bbq, place pizza stone in bbq and heat on high for a minimum of 30 minutes. If you have an oven thermometer to test the heat, at least 500 degrees works best.

If you just happen to have a tandoori oven at home, that works too. But then again, if you have a tandoori oven you probably don't need a recipe for Naan.