Naan Bread is a great option to have on hand for many meals. Pizza, wraps, sandwiches and for dipping or with hummus. I like making a batch of smaller flat breads and putting them in my son’s lunch with pizza sauce or hummus. We also make pizza often with it, as you will see in the pics.
- 2 tsp dry active yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ cup warm water (not hot)
- 2½ cups flour, plus more for kneading (up to 1 cup more)
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup plain yogurt (I prefer greek)
- 1 large egg
- In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar and water. Stir to dissolve then let sit for 5 to 8 minutes until a froth appears. Once frothy, stir or whisk in the oil, yogurt, and egg until well combined.
- In a separate medium bowl, combine ONLY 1 cup of the flour with the salt. Next, create a well in the flour and pour the wet ingredients into the well and stir until combined. Continue adding flour, a half cup at a time, until you have a thick dough that is not overly sticky, about 1 to 1.5 cups more.
- Turn the ball of dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the ball of dough for about 2-3 minutes. You can continue to add small amounts of flour as necessary to keep the dough from sticking. The dough should be smooth and very soft but not sticky. Adding dough while kneading should be done in small amounts, to avoid mess, and dough that becomes too stiff.
- Once you are done kneading, place dough in a clean bowl (you can rub a little olive oil on bowl). Cover the dough with clean dish towel and let it rise about 1 hour, it should be doubled in size.
- After it rises, gently flatten the dough with your hands and cut it into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a small ball and set aside. Do not handle a whole lot.
- Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Roll out one ball at a time, until it is about ¼ inch thick. Place the into the hot skillet and cook until the bottom is golden brown and large bubbles have formed on the surface. Flip the dough and cook the other side until golden brown as well.
- Stack the cooked bread on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm,until remaining pieces are ready.