Plain Naan Bread


Enjoy the authentic taste of Pakistani Plain Naan with this simple recipe. Soft and fluffy, this traditional bread is a perfect companion to your favorite curries or can be savored on its own. Follow these easy steps to create homemade naan that will transport you straight to the heart of Pakistani cuisine.

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Resting time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Serves: makes 8 naans


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • Lukewarm water (as needed for dough consistency)


  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar and yeast in lukewarm water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Add the yogurt and oil to the flour mixture, followed by the activated yeast mixture.
  4. Knead the dough well, adding lukewarm water as needed, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest in a warm place for at least 1 hour, allowing it to rise.
  6. Preheat your oven to its highest temperature or use a pizza stone on a gas stove.
  7. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out into naan shapes.
  8. Place the naan on a baking sheet or the hot pizza stone and bake until they puff up and turn golden brown.


For a delightful twist, brush the freshly baked naan with melted butter and sprinkle a pinch of chopped fresh cilantro or garlic powder on top before serving. This adds a burst of flavor and enhances the aroma of your homemade Pakistani Plain Naan. Enjoy!

Nutritional Info:
Calories: 150
Carbs: 30g
Protein 4g
Fat 1g

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