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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Naan- Indian Fry Bread

I've never been a huge fan of Indian Food. I can choke it down if I have to. I can even find something i'll try twice, but if it's my turn to pick the dinner place it won't be Indian Food. Now the Naan (Indian Fry Bread) is another story. I could eat that stuff for days. I think there is something about the fact that you can use this tortilla type bread to pick up your food and shovel it into your face. Who wouldn't like that! I decided I definitely needed to try this stuff at home. I was so pleased that the first recipe I found was amazing. Easy and delicious. That's my kind of recipe. My sister came over for dinner and between the 3 of us we ate over 20 pieces of Naan. Which is kind of gross. And kind of awesome!

Naan- Indian Fry Bread

2 1/2 tsp. yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water
3 Tbsp. milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. salt
3 1/4 cups flour

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand for 5-10 minutes until it starts bubbling. Stir in milk, egg and salt. Gradually add flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a hot rag and let rise. Let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough and pinch off small handfuls. Place on a lightly greased tray and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat your outdoor grill, indoor grill or skillet to high heat. Roll each ball of dough into a thin circle. Place dough rounds on grill- brush uncooked side with butter cook 2-3 minutes- or until puffy and golden brown. Flip and brush the other side allowing it to cook 2-3 as well.

*I used my George Foreman grill for this. It was AMAZING. I made the dough more of an oval shape and cooked a few at a time. Place dough in grill and brush uncooked side with butter. Close grill and let both sides cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and brush other side with butter and allow to cook for 2-3 minutes as well.



  1. I love love your food blog. There are sooo many great ideas. I get excited to check it each day for a new post. Thanks Erin.

  2. Naan is definitely a great-tasting bread, but there is another Indian bread that's puffy and delicious -- the poori. If you haven't tasted it yet, try it. I'm sure you'll like it.

    Here's the recipe I use.


  3. I grew up in Southern Utah by the Ute and Navajo reservations. I grew up on fry bread. LOVE IT!!