Naan, a white flour flat bread from India, is traditionally made in a brick and clay tandoor oven. Wrap seasoned grilled meats, seafood, or vegetables with pieces of naan. Naan should be served hot with warm clarified butter for dipping.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs 25 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 naan
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place yeast, flour, salt, water, and clarified butter in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough setting. At the end of the first kneading, remove the dough from the machine. Allow to rest for ten minutes.

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  • Place a 13 x 9 inch baking pan on the bottom of the oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  • On a lightly floured work surface, cut dough into four equal parts. With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll each piece to a 1/4 inch thick free-form circle. Cover with a clean kitchen cloth, and let rest 20 minutes.

  • Lightly sprinkle tops with flour, and roll out as thin as possible.

  • Place one naan face down on preheated baking pan. Bake 60 seconds. Remove from oven. It will still be white, although it may have a couple brown spots like a flour tortilla. Place on a large plate, and cover with a clean kitchen cloth to keep warm. Continue baking remaining naan. Serve warm with clarified butter for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 6.4g; cholesterol 16.4mg; sodium 583.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2004
A lovely recipe! I replaced ghee with garlic oil (same amount) and sprinkled the top with crushed garlic. Unfortunately, the bread was very tasteless (ghee gives it more taste I think), so next time I have to double the amount of salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2004
I have made this wonderful receipe for my picky eaters and they love it. We serve it with gyro seasoned lamb and cucumber dressing ... YUM! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2003
Made good tortillas but not fluffy naan. I don't own a bread machine, so I mixed the ingredients and then kneeded using a KitchenAid with a bread hook. Also didn't have clarified butter, so I used softened, unsalted butter instead. Tried the recipe three times. The first time, I used white, unbleached flour. The second time, I used 50% white, unbleached flour and 50% whole wheat flour. Didn't rise quite as much, and needed a little more water. Had a more interesting flavor though. The third time, I went back to the unbleached white flour, replaced the 2 tbs butter with 2 tbs of olive oil, and added a tablespoon of milk. After kneeding, I let the dough double in size before quartering. This naan rose the most in the oven, but still was more like tortillas than naan. The recipe suggests rolling the dough as thin as possible before baking. I recommend experimenting with the thickness. Sometimes the dough puffed up more if it was it was left a little thicker. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/01/2006
Naan? This makes a superb free-form flour tortilla. Definately not worth the trouble if you are really interested in making naan bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2004
I never in a jillion years thought that I could make naan. It came out fantastic!! Good thing too, because the rest of my Indian-inspired dinner wasn't so great - so we basically ate all the naan instead. I will be making this again. Oh - so easy if you use your kitchenaid to mix, too! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2004
This is really easy and relatively quick to make, compared to other Naan recipes. Although not quite authentic, it is really good and even my picky daughter will eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
I needed to cook the naan bread for about two minutes to achieve the right consistency. This would be wonderful served with curry! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/14/2004
okay for a substitute, but they did not taste or have the texture of naan. Presentation is still pretty good, though. Read More
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