Afghan Naan Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Afghan Naan is a traditional Afghan bread that is soft, fluffy, and perfect for scooping up curries or enjoying on its own. Made with simple ingredients like flour, yeast, yogurt, and sugar, this naan is easy to make and has a deliciously tangy flavor. It is traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven, but can also be made on a stovetop or in a regular oven. Serve it warm with your favorite Afghan dishes for a truly authentic experience.

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2hr 45minstotal
Afghan Naan

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Ingredients for Afghan Naan Recipe

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 0.33 teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
  • 0.33 teaspoon Sugar
  • 0.33 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.17 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 0.33 cup Warm Water
  • as needed Melted Butter Or Ghee, For Brushing

Directions: Afghan Naan Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  • STEP 2.Add yogurt and warm water to the bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • STEP 3.Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  • STEP 4.Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • STEP 5.Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a thin oval shape.
  • STEP 6.Heat a tandoor oven or a stovetop griddle over medium-high heat.
  • STEP 7.Place the rolled naan on the hot surface and cook for about 1-2 minutes on each side, until puffed and lightly browned.
  • STEP 8.Brush the cooked naan with melted butter or ghee for extra flavor.
  • STEP 9.Serve the Afghan naan warm with your favorite curries or enjoy it on its own.

Cooking Tips

  • If you don't have a tandoor oven, you can use a stovetop griddle or a regular oven to cook the naan.
  • Make sure to roll the naan thin enough so that it cooks evenly and puffs up nicely.
  • You can add toppings like sesame seeds or nigella seeds to the naan before cooking for extra flavor and texture.

Storage and Serving

  • Afghan naan is best served fresh and warm.
  • If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat the naan, you can wrap it in foil and warm it in a preheated oven for a few minutes.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp