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Super Doughy Easy Naan Bread (with yeast!)

We love a doughy naan bread, and hope you do too!

Looking for an easy naan recipe that’s sure to leave you impressed and satisfied? Look no further! This simple recipe for homemade naan bread is perfect for beginners, and requires just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand. It turns out super doughy, which we love!

To make this easy naan, all you need to do is combine all ingredients into a slightly sticky dough. Once you have a smooth and elastic dough, cover it and let it rise for about an hour.

Here’s a tip to make your dough rise faster

Here’s a tip: the dough needs a warm place. Simply heat your oven to 50 degrees. When it reaches that temperature, turn it off and place the dough covered with a wet towel inside. This will make it rise faster.

Cheese naan, garlic naan – we got you!

We kept this recipe basic, but if you are a fan of cheese naan, we got you covered. Simply press some cheese (best is ‘La vache qui rit‘ or your local version of this melty cream cheese) inside a single portion ball of dough. Close it and use your fingers to gently squish the cheese inside the dough ball, gently, flattening it. Use your hands or a rolling pin, whatever you have at hand.

Bake them on high heat in your pan until they’re nicely puffed up and lightly browned.

Serve your homemade naan bread with your favorite Indian dishes, such as our easy red lentil daal. Or enjoy it on its own as a delicious snack or side dish. It’s the perfect accompaniment to curries, dals, or any other dish that requires a delicious bread to soak up all the flavorful sauces. So what are you waiting for? Get baking and enjoy your delicious homemade naan bread!

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Naan bread (super doughy)

Craving that doughy, soft, indulgent bite of Naan bread? We've got you covered with this easy naan recipe! Made with just a handful of ingredients, this simple recipe will have you whipping up your delicious naan in no time. You can customize it by folding in cheese, or keep it simple with a garlicky butter mixture. One bite of this warm, buttery bread and you'll be transported straight to bread heaven.
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 Naans


  • 1 bag yeast (about 7g)
  • 100 ml water (lukewarm)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 300 g flour (plus some more to dust the surface)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150 g yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • butter, garlic and coriander


  • Combine yeast, sugar and lukewarm water in a glass and stir until dissolved. Set aside for 5-10 minutes or until the top is foamy – this shows it's activated.
  • In the meantime, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Then add yoghurt, olive oil and the activated yeast. Knead everything into a dough (by hand or electric mixer) until combined. The dough should be slightly sticky.
    Grease a bowl, place the dough inside and cover it with a towel. Then let is rest for about 1 hr in a warm place. The dough should have roughly doubled in size.
    Tip: Heat the oven to 50 degrees, turn it off and put the covered dough inside
  • Divide the dough into 6 parts. Use your fingers or a rolling pin to flatten into desired shape (typically oval or round). Each bread should be less than 1 cm thick as they puff up quite a bit when backing.
  • Heat a skillet to high heat. Bake one Naan bread at a time for 3-4 mins on each side.


  • Melt 1-2 tsp of butter, add thinly chopped garlic and fresh coriander. Brush over the baked Naan bread.

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Made with love by Katja & Youssef | 2023