Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes


Soft & Fluffy Naan

6 servings


1 hour 30 minutes

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time


125 ml whole milk (warm)

5 g granulated sugar

1 tsp active dry yeast

350 g all-purpose flour

125 ml thick Greek yogurt

15 ml ghee (or melted butter)

½ tsp sea salt

15 ml ghee (or melted butter)

cilantro (chopped)


Make the dough:

In a small bowl, combine the warmed milk, sugar and active dry yeast. Give it a stir and set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes.

In a stand mixer bowl, add all-purpose flour, Greek yogurt, ghee (or melted butter), salt and activated yeast mixture.

Knead for about 10 minutes on low-medium speed until the dough comes together and is shiny and smooth.

If the dough is too sticky, add about 1 tablespoon of flour at a time and continue kneading, until slightly tacky. Conversely, if the dough is too dry, add in 1 tsp of water and continue kneading.

Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rest in a warm location to double in size.

On a lightly floured surface, divide the dough into 6 to 8 pieces, depending on how large you like them.

Use a rolling pin to flatten to about about ⅛" inch thickness into a tear-drop shape or oval shape, and set onto a large piece of parchment paper.

Repeat with the remaining dough.

Cook the naan:

Heat up a dry frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Place the shaped dough onto the skillet/fry pan and cover with a lid. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until puffy and use a pair of tongs to flip and cook for another minute, until golden brown.

Remove naan and brush the top of the naan with melted butter or ghee using a pastry brush.

Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Cover naan with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm.


Serving Size



274 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat

1.4 g

Trans Fat

0.002 g


13 mg


213 mg

Total Carbohydrate

47 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

3 g


9 g

6 servings


1 hour 30 minutes

active time

1 hour 50 minutes

total time
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