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Homemade NAAN Made In A J I F F Y

by Komal
Homemade naan

How was your weekend? Anything fun? Anything new?

J and I went on this awesome hike called Three Sisters Falls. It’s a 4.3-mile round trip from the start of the trail head to the top of the waterfall. 

It was a little intense but I felt like some bad ass off the beaten trail because there were a lot of obstacles involved on the trail.

We had a waterfall to cross and hike, big boulders to hurdle over, dirt-rock roads and inclines with ropes.


Told you. Intense hike.

Anyways N A A N.

Last week I gave a little sneak peak action on Instagram about my homemade naan pizza.

Homemade naan

Naan is a leavened Indian flat bread that is usually topped with ghee or butter. Naan is used as a utensil, a scooper for most dishes. The most common dishes it is served with are meats, vegetables, curries and rice.

You can do a lot of things to naan to dress it up. Think of it as a tortilla! I love dressing my naan up with butter, garlic and cilantro. I think my favorite dish to eat it with is Lamb Curry. So, freaking good. Check out my recipe here

Homemade naan

The other day I was feeling too lazy to make curry (it takes a lot of love) so I decided to make a naan pizza!

I made the dough, topped it off with some homemade cheese, here, and a homemade mint chutney that will be coming to you live next week!

Now, I don’t know about you, but I always find bread making a little intimidating. Something about working with yeast is a little scary for me. The bubbling and the frothing. The rising. Then kneading the dough!


Luckily, this recipe is super easy and the yeast part really isn’t that scary!

Homemade Naan

Make a pizza, a breakfast quesadilla, a sandwich. Use it as a spoon for a curry or biriyani dish. It goes really well with hummus too! Like I said, so many choices! Do you eat naan?

What are some of your favorite way to eat it? Any special toppings?

Have a fab week y’all! xx

Homemade Naan
Serves 8
Indian leavened flat bread
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
1992 calories
282 g
218 g
71 g
54 g
15 g
826 g
1379 g
17 g
0 g
52 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1992
Calories from Fat 624
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 71g
Saturated Fat 15g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 44g
Cholesterol 218mg
Sodium 1379mg
Total Carbohydrates 282g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 17g
Protein 54g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. ½ tsp. salt
  2. 1 tsp. sugar
  3. 2 tsp. dry active yeast
  4. ¼ cup olive oil
  5. ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  6. ½ cup water
  7. 2½-3 cups flour, divided
  8. 1 large egg
  1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and water. Stir to dissolve then let sit for a few minutes or until it is frothy on top. Once frothy, whisk in the oil, yogurt, and egg until evenly combined.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour with the salt. Next, pour the bowl of wet ingredients to the flour/salt mixture and stir until well combined. Continue adding flour, a half cup at a time, until you can no longer stir it with a spoon (about 1 to 1.5 cups later).
  3. Turn the ball of dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead the ball of dough for about 3 minutes, adding small amounts of flour as necessary to keep the dough from sticking. You'll end up using between 2.5 to 3 cups flour total. The dough should be smooth and very soft but not sticky. Avoid adding excessive amounts of flour as you knead, as this can make the dough too dry and stiff.
  4. Loosely cover the dough and let it rise until double in size (about 1 hour). After it rises, gently flatten the dough into a disc and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a small ball.
  5. Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat, or a griddle. Work with one ball at a time. Roll it out until it is about ¼ inch thick or approximately 6 inches in diameter. Place the rolled out dough onto the hot skillet and cook until the bottom is golden brown and large bubbles have formed on the surface (see photos below).
  6. Flip the dough and cook the other side until golden brown as well. Stack the cooked flat bread on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm as you cook the remaining pieces. Serve plain or brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with herbs.
  1. For the most bubbles, don't roll out the ball of dough until just before it is ready to be placed in the skillet.
Adapted from Budget Bytes
Adapted from Budget Bytes
Sweet & Masālā https://www.sweetandmasala.com/

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Victoria Schneider January 30, 2017 - 3:16 pm

This is an awesome recipe! We make naan pizza all the time, and I am going to try and make it like this now.
Thank you so much for sharing!
victoria | victoria@thesoutherntrunk.com

Komal Patel January 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Victoria, that’s awesome! Can’t wait to hear how it turned out!

Astrid January 30, 2017 - 3:42 pm

This looks delicious! Great recipe

Komal Patel January 30, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Thanks Astrid! Super easy!

Tiffani at Breton Bay January 30, 2017 - 4:59 pm

This looks SO DELICIOUS!!!! Using yeast does totally intimidate me so I may take your advice and try it. My hubby would be so impressed 😉


Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 12:34 am

It’s scary! Lol. Gahhh I hope it works well for you and your hubby loves it!

Zarrin January 30, 2017 - 5:25 pm

I love making pizza with naan! Tastes wayy better!

Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 12:34 am

It really does! Not as doughy!

Stefana Silber January 30, 2017 - 6:31 pm

I saw your pics on Instagram and I was drooling all over my phone! I can’t believe how easy it is to make and I have all the ingredients so I might have to try my hand at Naan!

Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 12:35 am

Instagram drools are the worst lol. Always left feeling hungry hehe. You already have all the ingredients?! That’s great! Let me know how it turns out! Xx

Debbie Savage January 30, 2017 - 7:23 pm

Komal! Can you please invite me over for dinner! Oh, my tummy needs you and this looks so delicious!
xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 12:36 am

Debbie! Yes, you are welcome over anytime 🙂 as long as you give me some fashion tips!

Dayna January 30, 2017 - 9:49 pm

Yum!! Must try this. My husband and I love naan. Thanks for sharing! xo Dayna // http://daysbyday.com/

Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 12:36 am

dayna, hope you enjoy!

Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary January 31, 2017 - 3:12 am

Wow, this looks so good! i’ve never had before though!

xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

Stevie Jewel January 31, 2017 - 6:27 pm

This sounds like a great recipe, I’ll have to try it out!

Komal Patel January 31, 2017 - 9:06 pm

Thanks Stevie! I hope you like it <3


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