Tandoori-Baked Flat Breads (Naan)

23 mins (prep 15, cooking 8)
9 ingredients
14-16 servings
Another recipe I am posting for India that is from "The BBQ Bible" by Steven Raichlen. Here is what he states: "The procedure is simple enough. When you order naan, the baker takes a soft white ball of dough and rolls it into a flat bread. A few slaps from hand to hand stretch the bread into its traditional teardrop shape. Using a pillowlike holder called a gaddi (literally "throne"), the baker presses the bread onto the walls of a hot tandoor. The gaddi protects his hand-a must when you consider that the temperature of the tandoor can reach 700°F. The bread emerges from the oven puffed and blistered on top and crisp and brown on the bottom. It’s sweet and smoky, pliable and moist, and about as delicious as bread gets. Note: Allow 2 hours for rising.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , flat-shaped-breads , grains , healthy , indian , breads , time-to-make ,
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  • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast, active dry (1 envelope)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup water, warm
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 1/2-5 cups flour, unbleached all-purpose, plus additional for dusting and rolling
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted (1/2 stick)


Serving Size (70.85 g)
Servings 14
Amount per Serving
Calories 206.68 Calories from Fat 52.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.81g 125.18%
Saturated Fat 2.58g 180.26%
Trans Fat 0.17g %
Cholesterol 11.32mg 52.82%
Sodium 379.98mg 221.65%
Total Carbohydrate 34.95g 163.09%
Dietary Fiber 4.14 g 231.65%
Sugars 6.99 g %
Protein 6.27g 175.53%
Vitamin A 114.73IU% Vitamin C 0.18mg%
Calcium 52.76mg% Iron 1.41mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4