Cheese Naan

Cheese Naan
Preparation time: 20mins Cooking time: 10mins Easy - for beginners Serves: 2-8



  • Dough-
    • 2 cups of plain flour
    • 1 pkt yeast (sachet) (1 tsp if you have a tin of it)
    • pinch of salt
    • pinch of sugar
    • warm/hot water to combine
  • Filling-
    • crushed garlic to taste, i use about a tablespoon per naan
    • 2 cups quality tasty cheese or vintage, slices or grated (you can use paneer if you like)
    • garnish-
    • fresh corriander, sesame, poppy or nigella seeds to decorate
    • 2 tsp butter
    • spray oil


  1. pre heat oven to 180 c and oil, spray or grease a baking tray and place in the oven
  2. Mix all the “dough” ingredients together and add warm water slowly until it makes a nice soft dough ball
  3. if its too sloppy just add a little extra flour and vice versa
  4. turn out onto a floured surface and knead about 5 mins
  5. flour the ball of dough and set aside in a warm place for a few mins, you can leave it for up to an hour but its not that important if youre pressed for time like i somethimes am. (If you can leave it a bit longer it is definitely better though)
  6. cut cheese slices or grate.
  7. cut the dough into 4 pieces and roll or press each into a disc shape, you dont need to be too particular as long as they are roughly the same size, the dough discs should be around 1/4 cm in thickness
  8. place a tablespoon of garlic onto one disc, sprinkle some parsley over and 1 cup of cheese, top with a second disc and join around the edges by pinching the dough together.
  9. repeat with the second naan
  10. sprinkle with your choice of garnish or seeds
  11. heat 1 tsp butter in a frying pan
  13. add one naan cook on either side for around 3-5 mins each till golden brown patches appear
  14. place in the oven on the oiled tray
  15. repeat with second naan
  16. cook in oven appx 5-10 minutes
  17. remove from oven and wrap individually in foil for about 3 minutes to steam a little and make the naan soft
  18. cut and serve

Notes & Tips you can do any traditional nann fillings like kashmiri naan or just shape and use dough alone for plain naan

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