Bread Machine Naan

One time (yes, just one time) I made Indian food at home. I thought the chicken curry was yummy, but it stained my black spatula yellow for weeks, and Husband complained about the smell in the house for just as long. This is also how I learned that he had a college apartment that was above an Indian restaurant, thus suppressing any appetite for Indian food he might have had.

None of this stopped me when I saw a friend post this recipe on Facebook. It’s bread! And bread is the best.

I’m so glad I tried this one out.  Super easy, fun to do, and incredibly delicious.  Warm buttered bread fresh out of the oven just can’t be beat.  The whole family gobbled it up!  Looking forward to my next batch already.

Substitutions: No substitutions on ingredients, but I did tweak the process a bit to make it even simpler.  I put the initial ingredients into the bread machine bowl, waited 5 minutes, then added all the remaining ingredients directly into the bread machine bowl as well.

Adapted from original recipe at

Bread Machine Naan

2/3 cup warm skim milk
2 teaspoons melted butter
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 lb all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt
1 large egg
2 teaspoons sugar, divided

Preparation Instructions
In the bowl of your bread machine, combine warm milk with yeast, butter, and 1 tsp sugar.  Wait 5 minutes.  Add the other 1 tsp sugar and all remaining ingredients into the bread machine bowl.  Set the bread machine to the dough setting and let it run through the complete cycle.

When the bread machine has almost finished the dough cycle, preheat your oven to 500.  When bread machine cycle is done, take dough out and separate it into six equal sections.  Using a rolling pin or your hands, flatten dough out to ovals about 1/3 inch thick.  When oven has pre-heated, place rounds on pre-heated baking stone or heavy baking sheet.

Bake on top shelf of the oven for 1-3 minutes, watching carefully throughout; the naan should start to puff up like a balloon.  Switch the oven from bake to broil for an additional minute and broil until the top starts to brown.  When brown on top, remove from oven and cover with a towel while you finish baking the remaining loaves.  Brush the warm naan with butter before serving.

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