Make It Monday: Stovetop Naan Bread

Naan Bread Recipe

stovetop naan bread recipe

If you’ve never had naan bread, it is sort of like pita bread, but it doesn’t have the pocket. I haven’t had much luck making pita yet, but this stovetop method for making naan bread is fairly simple. I like to enjoy my naan bread with hummus and tabouleh, but you can serve it a variety of ways.

I find this recipe is best done with a cast iron skillet, since it can get really hot. I also have a metal spatula that is quite handy to use.

2 cups, plus 2 TBSP flour

1 TBSP baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt

5 TBSP lukewarm water

2 TBSP olive oil

Mix the dry ingredients together. Then mix the yogurt with the water until it becomes sort of milky. Add the yogurt mixture to the flour mixture, followed by the olive oil.

You want the dough to be soft and not too sticky. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead about 5 minutes.

Roll the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl, covered, for about 30 minutes.

Next, divide the dough into 4 equal balls. This is a good time to turn on your skillet to medium high, so it can get really hot while you roll out the dough.

With a rolling pin, roll the balls into disks about 1/5 inch thick. Brush olive oil in the skillet.

naan dough

Pick up the disk and put it in the oiled skillet. Let it cook about a minute, then flip it and cook another minute. Remove the cooked naan to a plate and start on the next one. Repeat until all of the naan breads are cooked.

Serve it up however you like! You can even make wraps or mini pizzas.

Have you ever had naan bread? What is your favorite way to eat it?


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  1. David Fultner says

    This was so easy to make.

  2. I’ve never had this before. I want to give it a try.

  3. Judith Martinez says

    We recently discovered naan and my children adore it!! I should try making it myself.

  4. I love Naan, and have tried to make it myself. It never turns out like the restaurant/store bought type. I have not used yogurt before, wonder if that would make the difference. I am going to give this a go. I already have my hummas made 🙂

  5. Amber Ludwig says

    Oh Im so in love with naan!! Its so expensive at our local indian restaurant! I’d love to be able to make it myself 🙂 Cant wait to try it!!

  6. I have a friend who makes this a lot and it is really good! I haven’t tried making it myself yet but I might now that I found this.

  7. I have a friend who makes naan bread. It is so good
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  8. Oh, this sounds yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!
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  9. lisa jones says

    Looks So Delicious I Must Make For The Family Thank You

  10. Great recipe!! Super yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. I’ve never thought about making naan bread at home. I should give it a try you make it seem fairly simple.
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  12. Oh yum! We eat Indian food a lot at our house and I always buy Naan and keep it in the freezer. Will have to give this a try as you can’t beat fresh from the oven Naan!

  13. I’ve never tried it. I like pita bread though.
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    • An Ordinary Housewife says

      I like fresh pita, but can’t find it around here. I usually find myself not liking the packaged stuff so much.

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