Naan bread (Indian)

Makes 6

1 ts. sugar
1 ts. yeast
2/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups flour
1 Tbsp. ghee
1 ts. salt
6 Tbsp. butter

1. Put the sugar and yeast in a small bowl with the warm water and mix until the yeast has
dissolved; set aside.
2. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl.
3. Make a well in the middle of the flour, add the ghee and salt and pour in the yeast mixture.
4. Mix well to form a dough and adding more water if required.
5. Knead on a floured surface for 5 minutes or until smooth.
6. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or doubled in size.
7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface a knead for 2 minutes.
8. Divide into 6 pieces and roll out into rounds about 5 inches wide.
9. Place the dough rounds onto a greased sheet of foil or a pizza stone and broil under a very hot
(500 F) pre-heated oven for 7 minutes.


  1. salaam alaykum

    masha allaah sister u have very nice blog, i absolutely love all the pictures, im gonna make some of them with my somalian sister this saturday insha allaah. I just need to know what is the beef sauce called in somalian? and i can't find recipe for it it allready posted somewhere?

    I will let u know how did it go after i try ur recipes insha allaah.

    Umm Anas Tahaani

  2. Wa alaikum salam

    All sauces are called "maraq"
    I haven't added the recipe for the beef one yet. Which one are you talking about? The one with the potatoes or the one with the eggs?

  3. lol salaam alukuum sister tammy, i try this recipe of naan bread and you said it needed 6tbsp butter but it didnt see on the direction when to put them in so i added them to the dough when i put in the glee butter, is this right and okay? is it supposed to be a sticky/slippery dough before you leave it for the one hour and 30min stand?


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