My best friend and I have been trying to make naan and while each attempt has turned out yummy, it’s never tasted like naan.  We tried a bunch of variations on the leavening agents and different ways of cooking/baking the bread.  This one has come the closest to that delicious delicious light fluffy flatbread called naan.

Naan | doomthings

Ingredients (adapted from Food 52):

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • melted butter (or ghee) for brushing


  1. Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 5 to 10, or until foamy (this activates the yeast).
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt and milk until combined.  Add in the foamy yeast mixture.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined and knead until smooth.
  5. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a towel or plastic wrap, and let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  6. When dough is ready, punch down on well floured surface and divide into 16 equal pieces.  Roll each piece to about 1/8 inch thick.
  7. Brush the dough on both sides with butter and place in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for about 1 minute until bubbles form.
  8. Turn over and cook the other side for about a minute.
  9. Do the same for the remaining dough, let cool, and enjoy!



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