naan recipe with yeast
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naan with yeast

A really good naan bread recipe, fully puffed with a soft texture from inside.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Servings: 10 medium sized naans
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 3 to 3.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water or as required
  • 2.5 to 3 tablespoon oil (ghee or butter)
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or as required
  • butter for brushing the naans, as required


making dough

  • First dissolve the sugar in 1 cup water. Warm this solution.
  • Then dissolve the yeast and let the yeast bubble up. This takes about 10 to 12 mins.
  • When the yeast solution has bubbled up well then add this frothy solution in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, salt, oil and keep on mixing with hands.
  • Add oil and then knead to a smooth, soft, springy and elastic dough.
  • If the dough looks dry then add a few tbsp of water and knead.
  • If the dough has become too sticky, add a few tbsp of flour and knead,
  • The dough should be well kneaded and soft. If you press the dough with your finger it should spring back easily.
  • Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a cotton napkin or lid and keep for 1:30 to 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Now make medium sized balls from the dough. Roll them well in your palms. Place the balls in a tray or plate.
  • Cover them with a cotton napkin or lid and again allow to stand for 30 mins.
  • The dough balls will double up.

baking naan

  • Before you start rolling the naans, heat your oven to the max temperature at least 20-25 mins before. My oven has the maximum at 250 degrees c.
  • Please note that if you keep above 250 degrees c than the baking time will reduce.
  • Once the oven is preheated well, then start rolling the naan evenly.
  • Keep a medium thickness, meaning rolls the naans neither thick nor thin.
  • Place the rolled naan on a greased pan or tray and keep in the oven.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes till brown spots seen on the top and the naan puffs up well.
  • With the help of oven mitts remove the tray from the oven. Remove the naan also and spread some butter on them.
  • Serve hot with a north indian or mughlai vegetable curry or dal/lentil dish.


To make in microwave convection mode
  1. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees c at least 20 minutes before you start to make the naan.
  2. Place the rolled naan in the greased baking tray.
  3. Bake at 200 degree for 4-8 minutes or more or less till the naan puffs well and become golden from top.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1.8mg