Cheese Naan - Without Kneading the Dough

Cheese Naan - Without Kneading the Dough

I recreated naan with melting cheese inside which I used to eat a lot in a restaurant. It's good served with curry, or you can enjoy it as it is. I adapted "Microwave Proofing Bread Dough" Recipe ID: 183598 to make this. You don't need to knead the dough, so it's easy.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Bread flour
200 g
Butter or vegetable oil
16 g
Milk (or soy milk)
150 ml
Dry yeast
2 teaspoons
2 tablespoons
1/3 teaspoon
Melting-type sliced cheese
about 8 slices


1. Put the butter and milk in a heat resistant bowl, and microwave uncovered for 1 minute at 600 W (it should be warm to the touch).
2. Stir with a small whisk, and melt the butter. Add the yeast, and stir well to dissolve.
3. Add the sugar and salt.
4. Add about 1/3 of the flour, and mix well with a whisk until there are no lumps in the mixture.
5. Add the remaining flour, and mix with cooking chopsticks. You don't need to knead the dough, so it's easy ♪
6. When the dough starts coming together, microwave on low (150 W with our microwave) for 30 seconds.
7. Take the dough out from the microwave, and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
8. When the dough increases to 1.5 times to twice its original volume, it's ready. Press down gently to deflate the dough.
9. Dust a working surface with a generous amount of flour, and place the dough on it. If you don't put enough flour, it may stick to the surface at the end.
10. Roll the dough out 5 mm thick with a rolling pin while dusting with flour. (You don't need to roll it out into a circle.)
11. Randomly add the sliced cheese on top.
12. Wrap the cheese up in the dough, and firmly close the seam.
13. Roll the dough out to 20 cm in diameter with the rolling pin (it should be small enough to fit into a frying pan).
14. Pan-fry over low heat. If you want to shape it into a circle, shape the dough as shown in this photo. When one side is browned, flip over. Cover with a lid, and cook until the other side is nicely browned, checking from time to time.
15. It's done.
16. Cut into pieces, and enjoy. If you cut it while it's piping hot, the melting cheese will come flooding out!
17. Of course, you can make a normal naan with this dough.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love cheese naan served at my local Indian restaurant. Now I live away from my hometown, so I miss it. I tried the "Microwave Proofing Bread Dough" Recipe ID: 183598 by user 'potepote' once, and it was nice and chewy. Then I wondered if it would turn out like naan bread if I pan-fried it. That's how I came up with this recipe.