cheese naan recipe
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Cheese Naan

This delicious cheese naan recipe does not use yeast and can be easily made at home with readily available ingredients. 
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: main course, side dish
Cuisine: north indian, punjabi
Diet: vegetarian
Servings: 8 naans
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for the naan dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or 240 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour or 125 grams all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk or curd (yogurt)
  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water or add as required

other ingredients

  • 100 grams cheese or 1 cup grated cheese or add as required
  • nigella seeds (kalonji) as required, can also use sesame seeds
  • butter as required, optional


making naan dough

  • In a mixing bowl or pan, take 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour.
  • Then add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Mix very well with a spoon or spatula.
  • Add 3 tablespoons buttermilk or 3 tablespoons curd.
  • Then add ⅔ to ¾ cup water in parts.
  • Mix well and then add 3 tablespoons oil or butter.
  • Again mix and begin to knead.
  • Knead very well to a soft, smooth and pliable dough. Add more water if required while kneading dough. 
  • Flatten the dough. Brush some water or oil all over the dough. Cover the bowl and allow to leaven the dough for 2 hours.

assembling, rolling and stuffing cheese naan

  • After 2 hours grate cheese and keep aside. You will need 1 cup grated cheese. You can use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or processed cheese.
  • Make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • Dust some flour on the dough ball.
  • Roll in to a 5 to 6 inches diameter circle.
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons grated cheese. You can even add less cheese if you want. But it will be like a cheese flavoured naan and not cheese naan.
  • Fold the edges from all around.
  • Bring the edges in the center and then join them. Press the joined edges back on the dough.
  • Dust some more flour and roll the cheese stuffed naan.
  • Roll to 7 to 8 inches circle. brush some water on the side facing you.
  • Sprinkle some nigella seeds or sesame seeds all over and press them with the brush or with your fingers, so that they stick to the naan.

roasting - making cheese naan on tawa

  • Now place the cheese naan with the nigella seeds side down on a hot tawa.
  • Roast naan on a medium to high flame. It will begin to puff up.
  • When you see some blisters and the naan begins to puff up, flip it. Cook the other side.
  • Flip again when this second side is cooked. You can flip a couple of times more for even roasting.
  • Take them in a plate and spread some butter on top.
  • Then cut the cheese naans in two or four pieces if serving immediately. Make all the naans this way. You can serve them hot or stack them in a roti basket or casserole and then serve later.
  • Serve hot or warm with a dal or curry. 


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2.1mg