Breads & Doughs

Crazy Dough Naan

4.6 from 47 votes
Crazy Dough is one easy recipe for how to make bread and endless variations including my Crazy Dough Naan for buttery Naan you will love with any dish.
Crazy dough Naan Bread - 1 dough that can make a variety of breads from Naan Bread to Cinnamon Rolls.

Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s always such a treat to go to my local Indian restaurant and order a stack of warm naan. Naan is definitely something all of my friends and family love but have never tried to make at home, until now!

Naan is a lovely Indian style flat-bread that is made with yogurt, rolled out to a thin oval or round shape and popped on a hot grill or in a clay oven to crisp and bubble up. Before grilling, naan can be brushed with oil or butter and topped with all kinds of seasonings and herbs, it is seriously yummy!

Remember the Crazy Dough Recipe I shared with you? It is one simple yeast dough from which you can get a variety of completely different breads, from homemade pizza dough, cinnamon rolls and even a cheesy bread loaf. All you need is one easy, Crazy Dough Master Recipe.

This dough is a classic bread dough made from flour, water and yeast, but with the addition of a few extra things this dough is super flavorful and extra moist. Because this dough includes rich yogurt I knew it could easily be transformed into a delicious Naan.

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All you have to do is divide my basic Crazy Dough Recipe into a few small balls and roll them out with a rolling pin (or wine bottle if you don’t have a rolling pin!). Heat up your favorite grill pan or large saute pan and pop it in the hot pan for just 3 minutes per side. Make sure to cover your Naan with a metal bowl or cake tin to let the steam do the work creating lovely bubbles in your Naan. This dough cooks up into the most amazing naan bread, crispy and chewy no different that any other naan recipe. I love to keep naan in the freezer to dip in all kinds of things or serve alongside my favorite curried dished and homemade tagines!

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Want even more Crazy Dough Recipes? Check out my Cheesy Bread and Homemade Pizza.

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Crazy Dough Naan

4.6 from 47 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 batch Crazy Dough recipe
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/60g) butter, softened
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup (2oz/60g) chopped fresh cilantro
  • sea salt for sprinkling

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine the softened butter, mince garlic and chopped cilantro then set aside.
  • Divide the Crazy Dough into 8 balls.
  • Roll one of the balls of dough out into an 8" x 8" oval shape about 1/8th of an inch thick. Cover remaining balls of dough while working with a tea towel.
  • Heat up a stove top grill or large heavy bottomed saute pan on medium high heat.
  • Brush the naan dough with the garlic & cilantro butter and carefully place directly on your pan. Quickly cover with a large heat proof bowl. This will allow the dough to steam creating those signature air bubbles.
  • After 3 minutes carefully remove the bowl and turn one the naan with a tongs.
  • Cook on the other side for an additional 3 minutes. When naan is done it should golden, spotted and bubbly in texture.
  • Set the finished naan aside and repeat the process with the additional balls of crazy dough until all are cooked. Keep them stacked under a clean tea towel and you cook them off.
  • Serve warm!

 

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E.S.Black
7 months ago

We loved the recipe of your crazy dough… I made naans today.. We had them with nihari and they were awesome…
Two questions
1) Can we use whole wheat flour for this dough or any another recipe?
2)I don’t have an oven and wanted to make pizzas… Can I make it on stove or in microwave?
Love from Pakistan
P. S I’ve tried a lot of your recipes and all of them have turned out amazing ❤

Cindy
Cindy
7 months ago

Hi Gemma,
Can you substitute milk for anything like water?
Love your recipes, thanks!

Laarni
Laarni
7 months ago

I don’t have Any yeast is there anything Other ingredients I can substitute with it

nat.gibb.ford
14 days ago

I really enjoyed them with my butter chicken. I do want to roast some garlic and knead it into the dough.

Elizabeth Bauerle
Elizabeth Bauerle
2 months ago

Hi Gemma! Your website, videos and recipes are absolutely amazing! You’ve helped guide me as a new gluten free baker 👩‍🍳 as well as helped me grow. For that I’m eternally grateful. For this recipe can I omit the cilantro and just make a garlic naan? Should I use the same amount of garlic? Thoughts on swapping out the cilantro? Your help is ALWAYS greatly appreciated. Thanks for everything that you create! Many blessings to you!

Monica R
3 months ago

Thanks Gemma! Wonderful recipe made with your crazy dough. Gulped them with Chicken Tikka Masala ❤️

Linda Crowley
3 months ago

Yeast doughs have always seemed like alchemy to me, but I was making Butter Chicken & had no Na’an. I figured I’d better just do this….wow ! This was so easy! The dough was soft & pillowy. I’m really happy with results & will be trying other recipes now with Crazy Dough!

Nicolene van Wyk
Nicolene van Wyk
5 months ago

I Love this recipe😍😍
I’ve tried a few other recipes and the result is always perfect.
Thank you ♥️♥️

5 months ago

WOW WOW WOW. So I now know how to make Naan bread at home… Another game changer. Like, I made the crazy dough, and I used a small portion for naan bread. The rest is freezing away for use when I need it later. Because it is crazy dough, I can use it for a variety of other things. I have learned so much from BBB and each time my mind is blown. Like… With this recipe… Why would I ever bother buying naan from the store ever again? It came out perfect. Went well with my Durban curry. Now… Read more »

Harini Muthu
Harini Muthu
5 months ago

This naan turned out to be so soft! You need to be lucky to get a soft naan as most of them are rough. Thank you so much for this recipe!

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