Naturally Leavened Naan made in a Frying Pan

Naturally Leavened Naan made in a Frying Pan

No need for a second rising. It's cooked in a frying pan, and surprisingly simple.

Ingredients: 4 naan

Strong (bread) flour
300 g
Natural leaven - medium strength
150 g
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
120 ml
Unsalted butter
1 tablespoons
Unsalted butter (for cooking)
a small amount


1. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix it until they gather together. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Knead well for 15 minutes.
3. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying out. Let sit until it has doubled in size. I placed it in a styrofoam container and controlled the temperature by putting boiling water, at 30°C, into a bottle. I let it sit for 80 minutes and it expanded to this size.
4. Let Step 3 rest in the refrigerator for about 8 hours.
5. Shape the dough.
6. Melt the butter in a heated frying pan and cook both sides of the naan.

Story Behind this Recipe

I often use natural leaven to make breads and so I decided to try using it to make naan.
It turns out you can cook naturally leavened bread in a frying pan.