Naan

Naan is a soft, yeast-leavened Indian flatbread that is a must-have side for curry. Rip pieces off the oven-baked bread and use them to scoop up bits of meat or mop up any extra sauce from your meal. Naan can be served simply by being brushed with a little ghee or can get stuffed with a variety of fillings. Food & Wine’s guide shows you how to make homemade naan, turn leftovers into crunchy chips or substitute naan in your next pizza recipe.

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Vadouvan Naan Bread with Salted Coconut Butter

Regular butter is fine but coconut-infused butter is beautiful. Chef Ludo Fefèbvre pairs it with grilled, homemade flatbread seasoned with a toasted-allium spice blend. Try it also on vegetables, chicken, seafood, Triscuits. Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuit Recipes

Bacon-Chile Naan


At Bindaas in Washington DC, chef Vikram Sunderam doesn’t have a traditional tandoori oven, so why would he make a traditional naan? This addictive flatbread is filled with bacon and cheddar cheese, in place of the traditional cottage cheese or paneer, and then fired a la minute in the restaurant’s pizza oven. “The cheddar melts so nicely in the naan. Plus, it’s just so American,” says Sunderam. Slideshow: More Eggplant Recipes

Naan Recipes

Naan is a soft, yeast-leavened Indian flatbread that is a must-have side for curry. Rip pieces off the oven-baked bread and use them to scoop up bits of meat or mop up any extra sauce from your meal. Naan can be served simply by being brushed with a little ghee or can get stuffed with a variety of fillings. We like to turn naan into crunchy chips or use storebought naan as a supereasy pizza crust shortcut.

Honey Ginger Naan

Naan is great for sopping up savory Indian sauces. It also happens to make a perfect base for sweet candied ginger and honey. Enjoy it after a meal or on its own. Slideshow: Indian Recipes

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Baked Naan Chips

These oven-baked naan chips are similar in texture to pita chips, and are the perfect way to scoop up cucumber-yogurt sauce, mango chutney, or hummus. Slideshow: Healthy Indian Recipes

Roasted Chile Naan

Spice-up this Indian flatbread with a variety of roasted hot chiles. Balance the heat with raita, a seasoned yogurt dip. Slideshow: Indian Recipes