naan recipe with yeast

Naan Recipe with Yeast


  1. 2 cups plain white refined flour (Maida)
  2. 2 tsp. dry yeast
  3. 1 tbsp. sugar
  4. 3 tbsp. butter
  5. 1/2 cup warm milk
  6. 2 tbsp. yogurt
  7. 2 tbsp. milk
  8. 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
  9. 1/4 tsp. saffron strands


  • Warm the milk, Add yeast and sugar in the milk.
  • Leave it undisturbed for about half any hour until it froths a bit.
  • Mix some saffron into remaining 1 tbsp. milk. Keep aside.
  • Mix flour and salt in large plate. Form well in centre. Add the Yeast solution you made ( as in Step 3) and Saffron Solution (as in step 4)
  • Add yogurt in the flour now and knead.
  • Cover the dough with wet cloth and and keep aside covered for overnight.
  • Make small balls from the dough.
  • Place the ball on a flat surface and pat it to make a big tear shaped .( Do not use the rolling pin)
  • Place it into a greased baking tray and spread it more to make a big tear shape.
  • Keep centre slightly thinner than edges.
  • Preheat oven at 350 C ( if you have a grill section then you can use that at full heat instead)
  • Sprinkle some poppy seeds on the top of the Naan.
  • Bake for 4-5 minutes or till done.
  • Serve hot with any curry.
  • You can smear some garlic paste on the Naan before cooking to make a Garlic Naan.


If you pat and spread the Naan by hand then it gives a better result ( similar to the Tandoori Naans which they cooks in the restaurants). Spreading with Rolling pin will not give that effect.



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