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Homemade Naan Recipe without Yeast on Stove Top

Homemade Naan without yeast – an easy and soft naan recipe made on stove top with step by step photos.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 Naans


  • All purpose flour – 2 cups approx.
  • Fresh Bread slices – 4 nos
  • Yogurt / curd – 1/2 cup
  • Baking soda – 2 pinch
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Onion Seeds or Kalonji - 2 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tsp


  • Trim the brown edges from all the sides of the bread and roughly tear them into pieces.
  • Place the torn bread pieces in a mixie jar and pulse it till resembles bread crumbs and transfer to a wide mixing bowl in which you are going to knead the dough.
  • Add sugar, baking soda, yogurt and milk. Whisk well and keep aside to let it rest for 1/2 hour.
  • To this mixture add flour, salt and knead into soft and pliant dough. If the dough is sticky add little flour.
  • Grease your palm with oil and knead lightly. Smear oil all around the dough and close with a lid. Let it rest for at least 3 hours.
  • Pull out an orange size of dough. Sprinkle flour on the rolling board.
  • Roll out using rolling pin or gently pat with your fingers to your desired shape which is either a circle or oval.
  • If using onion seeds, sprinkle some on top and gently press for it to stick to the naan.
  • Place a tawa or a heavy girdle in the big burner and a mesh over the other burner of the stove.
  • Sprinkle water onto the hot tawa and immediately place the naan over the sizzling water and close with a lid.
  • The water will make the naan to stick to the tawa. The flame should be high.
  • Cook for a minute and insert a spatula under the naan to release it.
  • Flip it on to the mesh with the cooked part facing top to cook the other part directly over the flame. The uncooked part should be facing the flame.
  • Cook over high flame and transfer to a plate. Continue with the rest of the dough.
  • Homemade Naan without yeast on stove top is ready to serve.