Plain naan bread

    36 min

    An easy recipe for plain naan. It's cooked on one side, then brushed with melted butter and a sprinkling of poppy seeds before you finish it under the grill.


    Dorset, England, UK
    15 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 140ml warm milk
    • 150g plain yoghurt
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or ghee
    • 1 egg
    • Butter, for frying
    • Melted butter, for brushing
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:36min 

    1. Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl; create a well in the centre.
    2. Mix the milk, yoghurt, oil (or ghee) and beaten egg in a jug. Pour into the well and combine with flour; knead into a dough. Place it back in the bowl, cover with a clean cloth and set aside in a warm place to rise. You can use it after 15 or 30 minutes but it won't hurt to leave it for a few hours.
    3. Knock down dough and divide into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a flat oval shape.
    4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy pan or griddle over high heat. (You will also need to turn on grill to highest heat as you will cook the other side of the bread under the grill). Fry the dough in butter until golden on one side; turn over, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Place under the grill until risen and lightly browned. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve hot.

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    Used this recipe as I didn't have any yeast in my cupboard. Really easy to make, they turned out lovely and really big, my kids loved them. Will be making again!  -  05 Oct 2013