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Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

This recipe for Naan is great for preparing at home in a normal grill/oven.However if you have access to a clay oven, the naans will turn out the best in that.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 0.67 cup Milk, or water
  • 1 tsp Yeast (Dry)
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 tbsps. Clarified Butter
  • 2 tbsps. Yoghurt
  • 2 tsps. Onion seeds


  1. Whisk warm milk/water with the yeast and sugar until the yeast is dissolved. Cover and let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift flour and salt three times into a large bowl add the yeast mixture, half of the ghee and the yogurt.
  3. Mix into a soft dough then knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a large greased bowl, cover and let stand in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough is doubled in size.
  5. Punch down dough then knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll each piece out into 8 inch round nans.
  6. Cover an oven tray with foil and grease the foil. Brush the nan with a little of the remaining ghee and sprinkle with some of the kalonji.
  7. Cook Nan one at a time under a very hot grill for about 2 minutes on each side or until puffed and just browned.



Your recipes are the most authentic and wonderful Rajiv. Thank you.


I am so happy to have a good recipe for Naan. Thank you! Here in the U.S. it is found in the good markets, but is $2.50 for a package of 2! Thank you.


what is onion seeds?


i tried this the taste was very gud bt i found difficulty in rolling them, the dough came out to be sticky

sunita wadhawan

Fantastic...... I really find it very gooood for preparing it at home in a normal oven.

Rajni Kapoor

Nan receipe do not mention the temp. of the oven to use.


'Very hot' means something about temperature I think. IME it is best to let the grill get as hot as possible so as to cook the naans as fast as possible, otherwise they lose that springy texture.


Excellent home made soft naans.Topped with kasuri methi, and a blob of butter.. they are simply yummy.

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