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Peshawari Naan #BreadBakers


  • 150 ml warm milk
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry Yeast
  • 500 gms flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp oil plus some for oiling the bowl
  • 150 ml plain yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C warm water

For the filling / topping

  • 1/4 C raisins
  • 1/4 C chopped cashews
  • 1/4 C sliced fresh coconut
  • Blend together the ingredients for filling if you plan to stuff the naan. If you would rather add these on top then just roughly chop them.


  1. Add the yeast to the warm water. Add in a pinch of sugar from the 1 tbs and reserve the rest. Stir to mix. Set aside for 5 minutes or until the yeast has dissolved and the mixture is frothy.
  2. Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the remaining sugar, the yeast mixture, the 2 tbs oil, the milk, the yogurt and egg. Mix with the paddle attachment until everything combines and a somewhat sticky dough is formed.
  3. Allow to rest covered for 5 minutes and then knead with the dough hook until it looks shiny. It will still be somewhat sticky, but don't be tempted to add more flour.
  4. Form into a ball and take it out of the bowl. Now brush the base of the bowl with some oil and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with a piece of cling film and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for an hour or until the dough doubles.
  5. 25 minutes before you are ready to bake, Pre-heat your oven to 500*F. Place a pizza stone in it to heat as well.
  6. Punch down the dough and divide into 8 equal balls.
  7. Working with one dough ball at a time,roll out the dough a bit. Add a couple of tablespoons raisin and nut mixture if you plan a stuffed naan. Roll it back into a ball and then roll it out into an oblong shape.
  8. Lift up and place it on the pizza stone. Bake for about 2 - 3 minutes.
  9. Keep an eye on it after the first 1.5 minutes and take out when the gets a few brown spots. Remove from oven and brush with butter before serving.
  10. If you plan to just add the nuts and raisins on top - then roll out the dough into an oblong shape. sprinkle the nut mixture on top of the naan. Wet your hand with water and tap the wet hand onto the mixture and top of the naan.
  11. Then bake on a pizza stone for about 2- 3 minutes or until the top gets a few brown spots.