Naan Bread with Garlic & Coriander

[adapted from recipe by Manju Malhi on BBC Food]


  • 4 cups plain flour – 400 g
  • 1 tbs dried active yeast
  • 2 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 6 tbs lukewarm milk
  • 2 tsp nigella seeds / black onion seeds
  • 2 handfuls freshly chopped coriander
  • 3 – 4 garlic cloves (minced) or 1 tbs garlic granules
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs natural yogurt
  • some more flour for working surface


  • 2 – 3 non-stick baking trays or 6 sandwich trays

basic naan bread recipe


  1. In a small bowl or mug combine milk with sugar and active yeast, leave in warm place for about 10 minutes or according to the packet instructions, until covered with froth.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together flour, nigella seeds, baking powder, coriander, garlic and mix well, add olive oil, yogurt and yeast mixture when is ready. Add some water if needed.
  3. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, then cover with tea towel and let it grow in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 140°C (275°F).
  5. When the dough is risen, divide it with floured hands into 6 portions, flatten in your hands until about ½-1 cm thick, place on baking tray or sandwich tray.
  6. Repeat the same with other dough portions.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately with your favourite curry.

Makes 6 naan breads.


We served it with Perfect Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and mango salad on a side.

If you are looking for more naan bread recipes, take a look at this Thyme & Garlic Naan Bread.

Your thoughts…

  1. I made naan bread once a long time ago (and blogged about it too) – nothing better to mop up a curry with!

  2. What an excellent recipe for naan. I thought that it doesn’t require yeast, only self raising flour. Will try this recipe soon. Great photo.

  3. I haven’t made my own naan bread as yet but looks like I need to viewing your wonderful bread!

    Rosie x

  4. You tried Naan bread. I’m impressed. I should try it someday.

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