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What is Naan bread | How to make Naan bread in conventional oven

Updated: Oct 5, 2022

Naan bread is the most popular type of Indian bread. Naan is traditionally made in a Tandoori oven. Tandoor is a huge clay pot with a fire pit inside. The fire is created by burning charcoal in the bottom of the clay pot. The Naan bread dough is stuck to the inner sides of the clay pot. The heat from the burning charcoal cooks the bread and gives it a smoky flavor.

How to make Naan bread in a conventional oven?

Naan – Indian bread (serving size – 4 people)

Utensils required

Large mixing bowl

Baking tray

Aluminum foil sheet

Rolling pin


1 cup warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 pack (1/4 oz.) active yeast

All-purpose flour

2 tablespoons plain yogurt

2 tablespoons oil


1. Take a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 pack (1/4 oz.) active yeast and mix well.

2. Add all-purpose flour into the bowl and mix with your hand. Add the flour little by little and make a sticky dough.

3. Coat the dough with 1 tablespoon oil and cover the dough. Let it rest for 30 minutes.

4. After 30 minutes make 6 balls out of the dough. Coat the dough balls with oil and keep it covered with a wet cloth. Let it rest for 15 minutes.

5. After 15 minutes take a dough ball and dust it with dry all-purpose flour. Sprinkle all-purpose flour on the rolling surface. Place the dough ball and roll it into the size of a 9 inch round cake pan. Hold the rolled out dough at one end and stretch it gently at the other end to make a triangular shape. (Which is the traditional Naan shape)

6. Place the rolled out dough on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil sheet and greased with oil. Place the Naan in the oven in the top rack. Broil at low heat until you see dark brown spots on the Naan. It will take about 2 to 3 minutes.

7. Take the baking tray out of the oven and flip it over and broil at low heat for 30 seconds.

8. Lightly brush the Naan with melted butter and enjoy it with your favorite curry.

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