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Jan 11, 2014

Naan Recipe / Naan Bread / Coriander Naan / How to make Naan without Tandoor, Oven, Egg & Yeast

I always wanted to try a naan recipe that taste similar to restaurant style. I have made a quite a naan recipe in this blog. Check out my Wheat Naan, Garlic Naan, Butter Naan Recipes..Traditionally naan bread are made in a tandoor oven and has yeast in it. But i made this naan without a tandoor and yeast. but the result was amazing..Now i am glad that i found this new trick for cooking a naan on tawa, you have to try it to see the magic..

I added some coriander in this naan to make it more flavourful. You can add whatever makes you fancy. I have so many different types of naan on my mind, will post them soon. I will soon post the traditional naan recipe too..So keep on checking..

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1 to 2 mins per naan
Makes : 10 to 12 naan


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups + Extra if need and for rolling
Milk - 1.5 cup
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 1/2 cup finely chopped
Oil - 2 tblspn
Butter for smearing on naan


Take milk in a mixing bowl, add in salt, sugar, baking soda, 1 tblspn of oil, chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Add in flour and knead into a soft dough. If you want add more flour.

Now drizzle the remaining 1 tblspn of oil over the dough and knead it one time. Cover and let it rest for 30 mins.

Dust the work surface generously, punch a little dough and roll into circles. Now use your hands to elongate the circle, so it forms into a traditional naan bread shape. 

Heat a tawa with handles.

Now dip your fingers in water and spread water on top of the naan bread.

Once you have applied water, flip the wet side on hot tawa, as soon as you drop it, small bubbles will appear. Dont cook it too long at this point, if you cook long then the naan will get cooked and leave the pan, so you cannot flip it over.

Once you see small bubbles, flip the tawa and show the top side over the open flame. Show it on all side, you will see some black spots on the naan.

Now apply some butter generously on top of the naan.

Remove the naan to a plate. Serve hot with your favorite curry.


1) Dont cook it too long once you put the wet side on hot tawa, if you cook long then the naan will get cooked and leave the pan, so you cannot flip the tawa over and show it on open flame.

2) Use a tawa which has plastic handles, so it is easy to flip the tawa and cook.

Take milk in a large bowl

Add in sugar, salt and baking soda

Mix that well

Add in the oil

Add chopped coriander leaves

Mix that well

Add in flour

Mix that to form a dough

Drizzle some oil

knead that

cover it and let it rest for a 30 mins

Looks like the dough has risen a bit

dust your rolling board

take a small portion of dough

roll it

Once you have rolled it into circle

just elongate it a little
Heat a tawa with handles

Now dip your fingers in water

Apply water on top
Place the wet side over the hot tawa

Once you see bubbles on top

Flip the naan over

Show the top side on open flame

You must get black spots like this

Apply generous butter on top

Naan done



Mary Nowlin Bendfeldt said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I am hear in freezing Virginia enjoying your blog and updates on Facebook. I have a quick question about this recipe. Is it supposed to say 1 teaspoon baking powder instead of soda? I tend to think of baking soda needing a sour ingredient like yogurt to counteract it? Thanks again for all the lovely recipes and you kind and gentle manner online. Mary Bendfeldt

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mary Nowlin Bendfeldt No it needs 1 tsp of baking soda. In this recipe, you dont need to add yogurt, just milk. Somehow it works.I am not sure how, but it works. try it and see the results.

malligapalanisamy said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...simple& easy method of making naan...thanq Aarthi

Priyanka Jha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarti....Today is my hubby's birthday...and will going to try your simple and yummy Naan recipe. ..Wish me good luck Dear ...��
And thnks to share this with us God bless ��

Sravanthi Jandhyala said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi ,am using a induction stove so hpw does the flipover of tava work for me? ?is there any other alternative? ?

Shalini R said... Best Blogger Tips

ur naan s vry tempting..gonna try dis..is the addition of baking soda compulsory ??my hubby doesnt like the use of
baking soda..so help me out..

Shalini R said... Best Blogger Tips

hi..ur naan is very tempting.. gonna try dis out.. s d use of baking soda mandatory or can i skip that.. my hubby doesnt like the use of baking soda..help me out in dis point..

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shalini RBaking soda is the thing which makes the naan soft. You can use baking powder instead.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sravanthi JandhyalaYou can just flip it over to the tawa itself. It wont get the black dots, but still taste will be good.

farida said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi...i tried ur coriander naan....n no doubt it turned out simply amazing...soft n buttery..jus like restaurants...but i have a question...i used my non stick tawa for it but still the naan got stuck to the tawa..can u plz help me out....thank u

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@farida I am not sure..When you flip the naan over and show it over the flame, it will fall off..may be you can season your non stick pan with little oil and wipe it off with a tissue, then make the naan

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey aarthi.. This seems yummy..
What i would like to know is... Can you make this in oven? Is it possible? What temp and time..?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes u can, check this post

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi...i made dis n it tasted good..my only doubt is my dough waas very strechy...is it d same wen u made??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

No it was not that sterchy for me, you have to knead it and set aside for 30 mins.