Ever tried naan bread? It’s a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in Indian cuisine – and it’s delicious! Here’s an easy naan bread recipe you can make at home.
Not to totally gross you out, but we had a lovely stomach bug go around our house this weekend. That’s always fun! (Sense the sarcasm…)
I would rather have a month-long sinus infection then endure the 24 hour stomach bug. There’s no sickness worse to me. But let’s not talk about it. Instead, let’s talk about naan bread. Have you had it before? If you’ve had Indian food, chances are you’ve had it.
A few houses ago, we lived in this cute little townhouse gated community. Right across the street from it, was a shopping center with a grocery store and a couple restaurants. One of the restuarants was an Indian food place that we instantly fell in love with. They had the most amazing curry, which always came with a side of naan bread.
Now, I’m not saying this naan bread recipe is an authentic version but it does taste great and is pretty dang close to the naan bread at that Indian restaurant! Don’t let the steps and rise times scare you away – this really isn’t hard to make. My kids got into helping, too. Enjoy!
- 1 .25-oz package Rapid Rise Instant Yeast (2 1/4 tsp), I used Fleischmann's Yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 3 Tbsp. milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tsp. salt
- 3 + cups unbleached flour
- melted butter for topping
- Mix water and yeast in large bowl. Let rise for 10 minutes. Add sugar, milk, egg, salt and enough flour to make a soft dough (about 2 cups).
- Knead 6-8 minutes, adding more flour to keep dough from sticking - about 1/2 - 1 cup more. Grease bowl and put kneaded dough inside and let rise in warm spot with a towel on top for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
- Punch down & lightly knead to make pliable. Pinch off dough into golf ball sized balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet with oil sprayed plastic wrap over the top. Let rise 30+ minutes, until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 550ºF. Roll each ball into an oblong circle and place on a sprayed cookie sheet (I do one or two at a time) and bake for 5-8 minutes, until puffy and has brown spots on top.
- Pull from oven and give a light coating of melted butter on the top. Serve and enjoy!