Tawa Naan Without Tandoor Recipe!

Naan is the most popular bread in Indian restaurants. Traditionally, it is cooked in a tandoor. I don't have a tandoor at my house so I used a pizza stone to give it the texture. But according to me "tawa naan" is much easier to make at home. It turns out really soft and tastes great. It's hassle free because you don't need a tandoor or oven.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plain flour, Maida

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp sugar

  • 1/4 cup yogurt room temperature

  • 1-1/2 tsp oil canola, vegetable

  • 1/4 cup look warm water use as needed


  • 1 tbsp clear butter or ghee

  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 1 tbsp green chili finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

You will need a tawa or skillet to make naan. Iron tawa or skiller works the best for making Tawa Naan.

The Process

  • For making the garnish mix all the ingredients, butter, salt, cilantro, and green chili.

  • Take all the dry ingredients together, add 1 tablespoon of oil and yogurt mix it well. Then add water gradually to make a very soft dough, make sure it's not sticky. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface well. Apply light oil to the dough and cover it. Let the dough sit for about 3 hours in warm place.

  • The dough should be about 1-1/2 times more, knead the dough again on floured surface. Divide the dough in four parts, lightly roll into the flour, cover the balls and let it sit for about five minutes before rolling.

  • Roll the naan one at a time on a lightly floured surface little less than 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle the water lightly on one side of the naan.

  • Heat the tawa on medium heat, to check if tawa is ready sprinkle the few drops of water on tawa, water should sizzle.

  • Put water side naan over tawa, once the naan start bubbling and dough start drying, turn the tawa over flames keeping about 2 inch away from the flames to cook the naan from top.

  • Once naan browned to your satisfaction, remove, and spread the butter mix over. Place in a on a plate and cover with a cloth to keep warm until serving. Naan is ready!

Naan goes well with all types of gravies. With proper and flavourful garnishes you can also enjoy the naan without any gravy.

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