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Butter naan

leavened bread baked in cooker

Recipe by usha of dubai, AE

its really easy to make

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 500 gms Maida
    • 20 gms Fresh yeast
    • 1-1/2 tsp Sugar
    • 2 tbsp Fresh curd
    • 25 gms Butter, ghee or margarine
    • 1 tsp Salt


    1. Thoroughly sieve the flour.
    2. Mix sugar and yeast in 1 teacup of warm water till the yeast gets dissolved. Cover the mixture for 5-7 minutes until froth appears in it.
    3. Pour this liquid into the mixture of flour, curd, ghee and salt. Add some warm water to make the dough soft.
    4. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes.
    5. Wrap the dough with a wet cloth for half an hour.
    6. Again knead the dough for 1 minute.
    7. Make 20 small pieces out of the dough and shape them into naans.
    8. Smear a pressure cooker with a little amount of oil. Remove its lid and heat upside down.
    9. Apply a little quantity of water onone side of naan and attach the wet side around the inner wall of the pressure cooker. Keep it until the brownish spots appear. You can put 3 to 4 naans at a time.
    10. Take them out and apply butter.
    11. Naans are ready to serve.


    Shweta Ballal

    Hello Stephanie, good day, 'curd' is 'yoghurt' in American vocabulary.


    Usha, what is the ingredient 'Fresh Curd' please?


    This recipe is an excellent recipe and I used BBQ grill to make naan and the results were great...

    jean chaurasia

    Hi Usha you must be an expert at this. For the rest of us lesser mortals I suggest using a tava. Wet the surface and place the naan till it sticks, then turn it over the gas flame, first on high then lower the flame. I've seen my maid making naans this way. So give it a try.

    Capt Nitin Saxena

    The pressure cooker explained. Cooker has an open end. Put oil on the inside surface of cooker from open end. The naan is stuck to the inside wall of cooker thru open end. Next the cooker is put on gas flame with the open end on the flame. INVERTED. So the gas is heating the cooker from the open end upwards and inside. Hope this helps.


    even i did not understand.


    This is great, comes out good, however I used the good ol tava. Please can you explain the cooker method again in detail, thanks


    I like ur recipe, thank you

    Sushila Acharjya

    Sir, I read your recipie. It was very nice.But I could not understand Smear a pressure cooker with a little amount of oil. Remove its lid and heat upside down. Please Explain Me the same.


    hi usha, i tried your recipe. it is marvellous. thanks.


    your receipe is really wonderful i have tried it but after making a few the nans started to fall from the cooker i dont know what went wrong, cud u help me out and if we have to make in a non stick pan how do we make it. thanks a lottttttttttt & happy cooking



    hi foziakauser, for making naan in oven u hav to keep oven temperature in between 200c to 220c.



    hi kirti, i have tawa and i used to make naan on tawa in india, i used to stick naan on tawa, uses water. and after popping one side i used to keep naan on direct flame by turn my tawa. so my que was i dont have flame here. we have hot plates. another que is if we are making naan on oven how much degree we have to set for naan. thanks in advance



    hi foziakauser, i want to share my experience regarding to naan with you,if u dont hav tawa then u can try naan on to the nonstick frying pan which is flatten, im in UK so i dont also hav tawa so i use flatten pan to make naan,u will hav to take only one care ,slightly reduce size of naan than regular one. u can also try oven for making naan,but it takes more time than usual time.hope your problem will solve out. bye



    i was making naan on tawa when i was in India. now i am in USA. we have hot plates here. can we make naan on hot plates??? or can we make naan in oven? plz help


    Hi.Dear viewers.Instead of pressure cooker you can make naan on the back side of TAWA also.Just heat the tawa apply water on one side of naan place it on the back surface of tawa on low flame and wait till the brown spot appears or naan leaves the surface itself.


    For anyone wanting to make this wonderful recipe here in the US the metric equivalents are a little tricky. Here's what I found, that may make your dish easier to make. 500 grams of Maida (Flour) is equal to 4 cups. The yeast comes out to 3/4 oz. ( dry active yeast is fine) and 1/8th cup of butter. I also found that I could use rinsed cottage cheese (instead of fresh curd) in a pinch and it worked just fine. I fried them on a 300 degree griddle and they turned out beautifully. For best results, rub a stick of butter on the griddle prior to putting down each side of the Nann and pop them in the oven to keep them warm. My kids ate every one we made and then we added some cinnamon and sugar after dinner which turned them into a great dessert dish to finish up the meal. Cheers to Usha of Dubai.

    humaira arif

    hi usha..ur recipe sounds interesting but i just have a quick we have to just surface the inner part of the cooker with oil..n thn just apply a little water on 1 side of the naan n put it on that inner part of the cooker n let it cook till it gets brown spots.....right...



    hi batul, Although I hv not tried making it in oven ,your suggestion seems good.please go ahead and do let me know the results.thank you. usha

    batul karkhanawala

    hi, ur recipe is quite interesting and iam tempted to make it. a very short question to u,if instead of pressure cooker i grill them in hte oven will it be ok . thanks for sharing happy cooking