Homestyle Indian Naan

Homestyle Indian Naan
Photo by Sarah Jay


  • 3 to 4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • Vegetable oil for the bowl
  • 1 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 27 oz. (6 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more or less as needed
  • 1 tsp. nigella (black onion) seeds or 1 Tbs. sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • Cornmeal or flour for dusting the peel
    • 2 cups lukewarm water (about 100°F)

Put 1/2 cup of the water in a cup or glass and stir in the yeast. Heat the milk in a small saucepan to lukewarm, about 100°F. Pour the milk and remaining 1-1/2 cups water into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast mixture. Stir in about 2 cups of flour, stirring always in the same direction, until smoo...

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