This Naan Bread recipe is Stone-fire’s Copycat, grocery store flatbread! Naan bread is an Indian flatbread that you can serve with curry or use as a pizza crust, taco shell, as a dipping bread and so much more!
StoneFire Naan Flatbreads are the best! It’s the fluffy speckled bread that makes it’s way to the grocery store and happens to be the number #1 Artisan Flatbread Brand (Not sponsored!) Your likely to see it in major grocery stores and it’s because it’s so good and versatile! I love it with Chicken Curry but you can make pizza with it or dip into a bowl of beef chili! Naan is so universal!
Easy Naan Bread Recipe
Making naan bread is super easy! In fact, the labor sums up in three easy steps. The rising time takes 35 minutes and the bread is done cooking in a 2 minute time-frame for each side! And if you’re concerned about using yeast, you can’t really go wrong unless your water is in one extreme or the other. Rule of thumb, if your water is warm your good! Finally, the combination of baking powder and yeast make for the fluffiest flatbread! If you favor flatbread, then are you in for a treat!
How to make Homemade Naan Bread:
Naan Bread Recipe (Stonefire Copycat)
- 12" Cast Iron
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 4 tsp dry yeast
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 3 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 5 2/3 cup flour
How to make Naan Bread:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk together all the ingredients, except for the flour. Stir in the flour and knead for 7 minutes. Let dough rise 35 minutes.
- Pre-heat skillet over medium-low heat. Cut dough in half and then each half into 8 equal pieces.
- Shape all pieces into balls and roll each into 10-inch ovals.
- Cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through with brown spotting.
- I noticed the naan dough that has risen a little before cooking in the skillet got more bubbles. Try to roll out 4 at a time to let sit before cooking.
Nutrition per serving
What is Naan?
Naan is a popular flatbread in the Middle East. It means bread in Persian and is said to be invented somewhere between India and Pakistan. Typically, it resembles a tear drop shape and is baked in a clay oven. You will find leavening in Naan.
What is the difference between Naan Bread and Pita Bread?
Both flatbreads similar in rising ingredients, however it is said Pita bread differs in the leaner factor as Naan is enriched with dairy ingredients, such as eggs, milk or yogurt. That could be the case with pocket pita bread, however not so, with my fluffy pita bread for Gyros.
Can you use whole wheat flour?
Whole wheat grain or flour can be used in Homemade Naan, however whole wheat can tend to be heavier and denser. Try incorporating white flour if possible or make a sponge batter with partial flour at the beginning, to enhance the addition of whole wheat, as seen in this Whole Wheat Naan Recipe.
- Use whole-wheat flour to make healthier Naan.
- Add crushed or Roasted garlic to the wet ingredients to enhance the bread.
- Freeze leftovers!
- Make a quick lunch or dinner by spreading sauce and cheese over the bread and toast!