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Sourdough Naan Flatbread Recipe + Additional Naan Flavoring Ideas

Sourdough Naan Flatbread Recipe

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This homemade naan recipe is quick, simple and goes down a treat. If you’re a fan of traditional naan breads, then you’re going to adore these sourdough naan breads. You won’t need a tandoor, instead grab your trusty cast iron skillet, and an active sourdough starter to begin!

  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 12 pieces 1x


  • 120g milk
  • 125g Greek yogurt
  • 150g sourdough starter
  • 20g olive oil
  • 400g all purpose flour
  • 12g baking powder
  • 10g salt


  1. Add milk, yogurt, olive oil, and sourdough starter to a bowl, and whisk to combine
  2. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl, and mix to form a shaggy dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Once the dough has rested, knead the dough using your hands until you’re left with a smooth consistency. Cover and let the dough rest for another 30 minutes.
  4. Transfer the dough onto your kitchen counter, and knead the dough, till it becomes soft and elastic. Don’t add any more flour to the dough, as this will only toughen it further.
  5. Once the sourdough dough has been kneaded, place it into a bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap. Allow the dough to ferment and double in size.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. Let these dough pieces rest for half an hour, before rolling them out.
  7. Use a rolling pin to roll the naan dough ball into a round or oval shape.
  8. Heat a cast iron skillet or frying pan on a stove top. Do not add oil to the skillet, and ensure that it is piping hot.
  9. Spray each dough with water, before dropping it onto the hot cast iron skillet. Cook until you see bubbles forming on the top, and then flip to cook on the other side. This should take 30 seconds to 1 minute, if your skillet is very hot.
  10. Remove the naan from the skillet and brush with melted butter.
  11. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Category: bread
  • Cuisine: Indian