Indian Cooking: Making Naan Bread at Home

updated May 3, 2019
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We had take-out from our favorite Indian restaurant last night. Everything was delicious, but, as usual, the naan didn’t fare so well on the trip to our apartment. It was soggy and had lost most of the airy oomph we love.

With bread baking becoming such an easy, unintimidating task these days, we thought, “Why not naan?”

Below, see the recipes we found…

Naan bread isn’t so different from other bread. There’s yeast and water and rising and rolling. But most naan recipes include yogurt, and the dough is traditionally baked in a tandoor, or clay, oven. The recipes we’ve rounded up are adapted for conventional ovens — or for the grill.

So, if you’re making a full Indian meal (perhaps a Spicy Lamb Curry and Saffron Rice with Peas and Cashews) or just want some fresh naan with your Indian take-out, take a look:

Who’s making naan? Do you have a good recipe you want to share?

Related: Cooking By Feel: Indian Ingredients and Flavors

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