Instant Pot No-Knead Naan

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recipe by Rinku Bhattacharya

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 55mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    237
based on 4 ratings

You just can’t go wrong with naan—it combines the comfort of fresh baked bread with a uniquely Indian twist. Though it is difficult to replicate the effect of the tandoor or traditional clay oven in which naan is typically cooked, this recipe gets you close using just a cast iron skillet. The best part of this recipe is how quickly and perfectly the naan dough ferments in the Instant Pot.

Inspired by: https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/no-knead-naan/

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020

Ingredients

  • Egg icon
    Egg
    1 (50g)
  • Oil icon
    Oil
    4 tbsp (59g)
  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    about ¼ cup (66g)
  • Sugar icon
    Sugar
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Quick-rise yeast icon
    Quick-rise yeast
    1 tbsp (12g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    3.5 cups (454g)
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    2 tsp (12g)
  • Whole milk yogurt icon
    Whole milk yogurt
    about ½ cup (115g)
  • Nigella seeds icon
    Nigella seeds
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Heat - Sauté
  2. Wait - 1 min
  3. Cancel - Sauté
  4. Add oil and whole milk to the inner pot
  5. Stir sugar and quick-rise yeast into the inner pot
  6. Let rest - 1 min
  7. Stir all purpose flour and salt into the inner pot gradually
  8. Stir until crumbs form
  9. Stir whole milk yogurt and egg into the inner pot
  10. Press into a ball
  11. Cook - Yogurt, Normal, 1 hr
  12. Transfer dough to work surface
  13. Break into 8 pieces
  14. Roll out the dough
  15. Heat a clean large cast iron skillet - 3 min, medium-high heat
  16. Transfer dough to large cast iron skillet one by one
  17. Heat until browned - approx 2 min
  18. Turn
  19. Sprinkle with nigella seeds
  20. Heat until lightly browned - approx 2 min
  21. Serve
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