Monday, May 12, 2014

Homemade Flatbread (Naan)

I found and improved...Flatbread recipe.  This time around I skipped the olive oil and only used REAL butter.  Also, the recipe called for milk but we don't buy milk.  Instead, I just added a bit more water and yogurt.

Tonight I topped a large Naan with Grilled Eggplant, baby kale, red romaine and Roasted Beets with Garlic. YUM!

Naan Recipe
adapted from Half Baked Harvest

4 cups organic, unbleached all-purpose flour 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 tablespoon organic sugar 
1 cup hot water (not boiling) 
1 teaspoon active dry yeast 
1 1/2 cup plain organic yogurt

In a medium size bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Add the dry yeast to the warm water and stir until the yeast is dissolved. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to froth and rise.

Add the four, baking soda and baking powder to a large mixing bowl.
When the yeast is foamy and smells like bread add the yogurt. Pour the wet ingredients right into the middle of the dry and begin mixing the wet with dry using a wooden spatula. When the dough is about to come together, use your hands to finish mixing. As soon as it comes together, stop kneading. It should be sticky, but should form a ball and be soft. Cover the bowl with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place 1 hour or if not using right away overnight in the fridge.  
When ready to cook divide the dough into 8 equal balls and using a rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into an oval shape. It should be about 6-8 inches long and about 1/4-inch thick, but no thinner. Repeat this method with the rest of the dough. 
Warm a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (you want a hot pan). Brush both sides of the naan with melted butter and if desired sprinkle on any spices you like such as cumin and garlic. Place the naan on the hot skillet, cover with a lid and bake for 1 minute, until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side, until large toasted spots appear on the underside. Brush with a bit more butter if desired.  Repeat with the rest of the naans and serve. These are best eaten fresh.


  1. I have always wanted to try flat bread!
    Will be trying this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for stopping by The WeekendSocial Link Party over at KitchenDreaming. Hope to see you next time!

  3. We have a few naan bread recipes I've tried. Am currently experimenting with grain-free versions :)

  4. Yummy! Came to your blog from the Friendship friday hop. I've never tried to make Naan, but I might need to change that!

  5. I've never eaten flatbread, much less tried to make it myself. I'm going to have to remedy that. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll share with us again this Thursday.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

  6. Hi Mary,
    I love your flatbread and can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I am always looking for a new and interesting recipe and I can't wait to try your flatbread . Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  8. Yum! Sounds great. I have always loved eggplant with sauces. This Naan Recipe bread sound wonderful. Sound like a healthy fulfilling meal. Shared on google & twiter, Pinterest.

  9. Yum! I always wanted to make homemade flatbread. Now I have a great recipe!! Pinning!

  10. Must try this one. I found your recipe over at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link Have a wonderful day!

  11. Love to find a new recipe and I will be making your Naan bread recipe very soon, it looks mouthwatering. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  12. I love naan bread. It goes so well with so many dishes. I'll have to try this recipe. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

  13. This looks delicious! I have been wanting to make my own. Thank for the recipe and for linking up to Motivation Monday!


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