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Easy naan bread recipe

Easy naan bread recipe

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Fancy learning a new kitchen skill? Try our classic naan bread recipe for a simple introduction into making bread at home. These light and fluffy naans are easy to make and will give your next curry night a boost. See method

  • Makes 6
  • 30 mins to prep and 15 mins to cook, plus rising time
  • 306 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 7g sachet dried yeast
  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 300g strong white bread flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 70g butter
  • vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 150ml natural yogurt
If you haven't got any white bread, try using brown instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1290kj
    306kcal
    15%
  • Fat

    13g 19%
  • Saturates

    7g 34%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 42.6g Protein 7.2g Fibre 1.8g

Method

  1. Put 125ml warm water in a bowl and sprinkle over the yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Leave for 10-15 mins or until frothy. In a large bowl put 1 tsp sugar, the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix together, then make a well in the centre.
  2. Melt 25g butter in a small pan or microwave, then pour into the well along with the yogurt and yeast mixture. Stir well, then bring the mixture together with your hands. The dough should be soft but come together as a ball – add a touch of water if too dry, or a little more flour if too sticky. Knead in the bowl, then transfer to a floured work surface and continue to knead until smooth and elastic but still soft.
  3. Put the dough into a large lightly oiled bowl. Cover with clingfilm or a clean damp tea towel. Leave in a warm place for about 1 hr or until doubled in size.
  4. Once doubled in size, knock back the dough (punch down on the dough once to release the air). Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll into balls. On a work surface dusted with flour, roll each ball into a tear-drop shape. It should be about 15-18cm long and 0.5cm thick.
  5. Melt the remaining butter. Heat a lidded nonstick frying pan until very hot. Brush both sides of a naan with the melted butter. Place in the hot pan, cover and cook for 1 min until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip and cook for 1-2 mins on the other side until large toasted spots appear on the underside. Brush the top with extra butter, if you like. Set aside on a clean tea towel. Repeat with the remaining naans.

Tip: This classic naan recipe can be a starting point for extra flavours: you can add chopped herbs or nigella seeds to the dough, or brush the cooked naans with butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds or chopped chives.

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