Easy Sourdough Naan Bread Recipe

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Soft, chewy, and bubbly, this sourdough naan is one of the easiest bread recipes. Make this sourdough naan bread recipe to pair with curry, or butter chicken, or use it as a pizza base.


  • 150 grams sourdough starter
  • 150 grams warm milk
  • 100 grams plain yogurt, thick*
  • 300 grams bread flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 7 grams salt
  • 60 grams melted butter (for basting)


  1. In a large bowl mix together the sourdough starter, milk and yogurt until smooth.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and stir to combine.
  3. Knead just a little until a rough dough ball forms.
  4. Cover the bowl with a plate or damp cloth and let the dough rise for 4-6 hours. If your house is warmer, this could take less time. If your house is colder, it may take more time. The dough should almost double in size.
  5. Lightly sprinkle four over the dough and dump the dough onto a lightly floured counter.
  6. Preheat a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape into little dough balls.
  8. Pull and press out each piece into about 1/4″ thickness. It should look like a mini pizza crust. If the dough sticks to your hands just add a small sprinkle of more flour.
  9. Brush one side with melted butter and place butter-side down on the skillet.
  10. Cook for about a minute or two, or until the dough starts to bubble and release from the skillet.
  11. Brush the other side with melted butter then flip.
  12. Cook for an additional minute or two.
  13. Transfer to a plate and cover with a cloth to keep warm.
  14. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough and Enjoy!


*if your yogurt is thin and not thick, reduce the amount of milk in the dough slightly.