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Nigella seed naans recipe

Nigella seed naans recipe

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Serve up these homemade naan breads as part of a delicious weekend Indian feast. Warm and fluffy, this naan bread recipe is finished with a sprinkling of aromatic nigella seeds and can be served with a drizzle of spicy chilli oil, if liked. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 20 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook, plus 1 hr rising
  • 195 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 x 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 250g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • vegetable oil, for greasing
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • chilli oil, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    5g 8%
  • Saturates

    2g 12%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.5g 9%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 34.6g Protein 4.7g Fibre 1.8g


  1. Mix the yeast and sugar with 125ml lukewarm water. Set aside for 5 mins, or until frothy and starting to bubble.
  2. Mix the flour with the salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture, yogurt and 1 tbsp of the butter. Quickly mix with a fork to make a soft dough, adding a splash more water if necessary.
  3. Lightly grease a large bowl with oil. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 8 mins, or until smooth. Put the dough in the oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave in a warm place for about 1 hr, or until doubled in size.
  4. Once risen, knock back the dough with your fist and knead briefly, then cut into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out into an oval measuring roughly 1cm in thickness. 5 In a nonstick frying pan set over a high heat, cook each naan for 6 mins, turning halfway, until cooked through and browned in places. Brush with the remaining butter and sprinkle with the nigella seeds. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm while you cook the remaining naans. To serve, drizzle with the chilli oil, if using.

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