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Bread Machine Naan

Chewy yeast-raised flat bread is a snap to make in a bread machine. Serve naan with your favorite Indian dish to soak up the curry and sauces. —Shannon Ventresca, Middleboro, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour 55 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast


  • In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  • When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into six portions; shape into balls. Roll each ball into a 1/4-in. thick oval. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Brush tops with water. In a greased large skillet, cover and cook dough, wet side down, over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Turn dough; cover and cook for 30 seconds longer or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining dough.

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  • Elaine
    Jun 1, 2020

    Made this naan bread for the very first time. I was so pleased with it, everyone enjoyed it.

  • BethBritton
    May 1, 2020

    I didn't have any plain yogurt in the fridge, so I substituted buttermilk. I had to add some extra flour because the buttermilk made the dough too wet. I cooked it on my grill pan. It turned out great and my family loved it.

  • Angie
    Jun 28, 2019

    We really enjoyed this! Super easy too! I used white whole wheat flour, and it came out great! Roll out super thin to cook through.

  • Sonya
    Oct 19, 2017

    excellent recipe. made heaps of naan breads. I used garlic salt instead of plain, 1 x 125 pot of yoghurt instead of the whole 3/4C and accidentally used the knead and rise setting, then rolled them out extra thin, cooked and sprinkled with more garlic salt and they made excellent salad wraps. I made another batch and rolled them out thicker and cooked to go with a butter chicken curry. plan to keep trying variations with herbs and spices to match various meals. they also keep well and refresh easy with a few seconds warming in a microwave.

  • shannondobos
    May 4, 2016

    I made this to go with a curry dish my family was having, and thought it was great. I used my mixer rather than bread machine, and used sour cream as I didn't have any yogurt. This is a fantastic recipe. It has that chewy texture that I haven't been able to get from other naan recipes. Brushing with garlic butter takes this over the top!

  • khegeman
    Mar 13, 2016

    Very good. The recipe does not say what to grease the large skillet with though--vegetable oil, olive oil, butter? I used butter flavored olive oil and it came out very delicious.

  • Moonbeam81
    Mar 9, 2014

    Great recipe! I agree with the other review and will sprinkle kosher salt when they are done.

  • estelle_
    Jul 15, 2012

    This recipe was actually fabulous! I did add 4 tablespoons to the machine after four minutes in the dough cycle. It turned out very attractive and delish. However, I will sprinkle lightly with Kosher salt after cooking the next time I make this.