Amy mentioned serving naan with the Honey Curry Chicken she posted yesterday.  After refusing to pay $3 for 2 pieces at the grocery store a few months ago, I came across this recipe and it is fantastic.  Eat it plain, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic salt, or drizzle honey on it for a sweet treat!

1/2 cup warm water
2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup canola oil
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 large egg
melted butter or oil, for frying

In a large bowl, stir together the water, yeast and sugar and let stand for 5 minutes, or until foamy.

Stir in the flour, salt, oil, yogurt and egg and stir, then knead until you have a soft, pliable dough. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to double in size (about 1 hour).

Divide the dough into 6-8 pieces and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece into a thin circle or oval.

Cook each naan in a nice hot skillet drizzled with oil (I use our griddle and brush it with melted butter -- that way I can make a few at a time) until blistered and cooked, flipping as necessary (when the surface has big blisters and is golden on the bottom, flip it over and cook until golden on the other side).


  1. Woowooo! I was searching for the perfect naan recipe. :D Can't wait to try this.

  2. You mean you can make naan without a tandoor? I had no idea! I can't wait to try it.

  3. Yep! It's not completely authentic (obviously), but it is a REALLY good substitution -- especially if you let it char a little bit on the griddle/skillet!