Naan ~ Homemade Indian Flatbread without a Tandoori oven

I am not of Indian descent, nor am I an expert of the cuisine (by ANY means)~ but I adore naan, the delicious, slightly chewy, teardrop shaped bread used to scoop stews and the like.

Authentic naan is baked by literally throwing the flattened bread dough against the hot, vertical oven walls of a traditional Tandoori oven. I have no such Tandoori oven, but one of my sister-in-laws taught me this unusual baking method which works remarkably well.

It's also delicious as a snack, an accompaniment to salads, soups, or cut/torn into pieces as you would pita bread for a scoop for dips such as hummus, etc.

I urge you to try it to see how easy and delicious it is.
I've included the recipes and directions on my recipe blog.
If you'd like to take a look ~
CLICK HERE  for the printable recipe.


  1. I love naan! Yours looks great!

  2. If your photos don't make me try it NOTHING will!
    Going to peek.I LOVE that bread and now that I have seen yours..:)

  3. Mary..I marched upstairs and fired off the bread machine after reading your post.
    How could you do this to me?
    I LOVE it!I already had one and dinner isn't for another hour.
    I used my cast iron pan..I think I need a big cast iron plaque now:)

    Bon c'est bon!!!(That's a song I sing..)

  4. Thanks Mari. I love naan especially with roasted chicken, raita & chutney & now I can make it.
    I may try using my pizza stone too....heating the oven up first .
    I'll let you know how it fairs that way.

  5. I've never heard of this, but it looks divine!

  6. That sure looks like the real deal Mari,and what a fun way to try and make it under the broiler. Maybe when the weather turns cooler again, I'll give it a try. I love Indian food!!

  7. Those look better than the ones in our favorite Indian place...I need to make these...soon!

  8. I was wondering how you were going to replicate a tandoori oven. I will try this. Clarice

  9. The naan looks delicious. I love the variations of toppings that can go with this simple flat bread but will usually have garlic ones coz my hubby and I are just garlic lovers.

  10. Big Indian food lovers here, I am off to check out your recipe Mari, your naan loos truly delicious. Kathy.

  11. You've given me the impetus to try these yummy naan breads. they look great.

  12. Wow i am so going to try this recipe, when ever i made naan it never turned our nicely like this and i had given up saying it always not good.
    This really looks so so fabulous and so delicous.

  13. Mari, these look incredibly delicious!
    Great photos - can't wait to try it.

  14. This looks absolutely scrumptious!

    I'm excited to give the recipe a try - I love naan bread!


  15. I've been looking for a naan bread recipe for a while now and this one looks amazing! Will try it on my pizza stone!

  16. You all are so sweet to leave such positive messages! Thank you very much.

    Monique, I'm so happy you tried it immediately :) and like as much as I do.

    I hope everybody enjoys it just as much!

    For those of you who are going to try it on your oven baking/pizza/bread stones... I'd really appreciate it if you would let us know how it turns out for you that way ~ I haven't tried it with my oven stone and I'd love to know. TIA!


  17. This looks perfect!! Where is the recipe? I want to make it.. Greetings, Maria

  18. I love Naan...and my family loves Naan...have to make this soon! Thanks for this recipe. Can't wait to try it!


  19. Your naan looks delicious! and I am excited to be able to make some at home rather than buying prepackaged.


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