Recipe – Homemade Naan / Indian bread


Prep Time: 2 Hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 5


  • Plain Flour (maida): 2 Cups
  • Warm Water: 1 Cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar: 2 teaspoons
  • Active dry yeast: 1 teaspoon
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon


  • In a bowl, add the active yeast, salt and sugar. Add ¼ cup of warm water and mix well. Cover it for 5 minutes.
  • Take the flour, add the yeast water and mix well.
  • Using warm water knead a tight dough.
  • Add oil and knead again.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen napkin. Keep it aside for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove the cover. You will see the dough has raised in size.
  • Knead the dough again and divide into 5 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 6-inch diameter circle.
  • Brush water in one side of the circle.
  • Heat Tawa in high flame.
  • Place the water brushed side of the circle, on the tawa
  • Wait for 1 ½ minutes and flip the tawa with the naan stick on it, over the gas.
  • In medium flame cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Using a spatula or tong take the naan out of the tawa.
  • Serve hot, or, keep them in a casserole or wrap them up in a kitchen towel or napkin.

Cook’s Note:

  • As I am using induction cooktop, it does not have flame. So, I do not flip the tawa over the cooktop. I just flip the naan on tawa and cook it on tawa itself.
  • While serving, you may brush the naan with butter.
  • Instead of yeast, you may use 1/2 cup of plain curd/yogurt.



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