Indian Naan

Homemade Naan with Mint Cilantro Chutney

Course: Bread/Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bread, naan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 245 kcal

Naan – The big round piece of thin bread that greets you at your favorite Indian restaurant isn’t just for eating out anymore. I’ve discovered that it’s really easy to make at home – And a bit fun too!



  • Naan:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • Cilantro Mint Chutney
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • water as required



  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add the yogurt and stir until the dough comes together well, adding more flour if necessary.
  2. Knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, covered with a towel, and allow to rest for an hour or longer. (This can rest overnight)
  4. Take out the dough and cut it into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and then flatten into a disc. Roll each disc out with a rolling pin until 1/4 inch thick and about 8 inches in diameter.
  5. Heat a large nonstick frying pan or griddle over medium heat. Also preheat your oven broiler to high.
  6. One at a time, take each piece and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, until the bottom is browned and it is starting to puff up. Slide a spatula under the naan and transfer it to the top rack of the oven. Allow the top to continue cooking for a minute or two, until nicely browned and puffy.
  7. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter if desired.

Cilantro Mint Chutney

  1. Place all ingredients (except water) into blender and process until everything is crushed and combined.
  2. Add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form a smooth paste.
  3. Adjust seasonings as desired with additional salt, lemon juice, or spices.
  4. Serve alongside the naan.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Naan with Mint Cilantro Chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Potassium 194mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.