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July 27, 2022

How to Make Easy Sourdough Naan

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Sourdough naan is one of our family favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! The best part is being able to enjoy it with little planning ahead of time for those busy weekdays.

This sourdough naan is cooked on the stovetop, and cooked similar to making pancakes. Simply butter your cast iron pan for the extra butter flavored naan!

Here is a sample schedule to make our easy sourdough naan for those busy worknights!


7 AM: Make the sourdough naan dough, cover and let rest until doubled.

4 PM: Divide the doubled dough and shape into ~8 balls.

5 PM: Cook the sourdough naan.

Easy Sourdough Naan

The Sourdough Naan is simple and delicious. This is my recipe that comes out every time and is super easy for busy families. Here's the recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Proofing Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins


  • ½ cup sourdough starter discard (unfed)
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 5 tbsp melted butter


  • Make the dough: In a medium bowl, mix together the sourdough starter, olive oil, milk, and yogurt together until smooth. Add the flour and salt and use your hands to incorporate the ingredients together. The dough will be slightly tacky.
  • Rest the dough: Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let rest at room temperature until it doubles in size. You will know that it is done proofing when you can gently dent the dough with your finger and it springs back. This can take up to 8 hours. If your house is warmer, this could take less time. If your house is colder, it may take more time.
  • Divide and shape: Dump your dough on a lightly floured counter and knead for a minute or two, until smooth. You won't need to add much extra flour, if any to make it not stick to your hands. Use a bench scraper to divide your dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape them into a ball and cover them with the tea towel.
  • Prepare the skillet: Preheat a heavy cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Butter the pan, and roll out your naan flat to about a 1/4" thickness. 
  • Cook the naan: Brush one side with melted butter and place butter-side down on the skillet. Cook for about a minute, or until the dough begins to bubble and release from the skillet. Brush the other side with melted butter and flip. Cook for an additional minute.
  • Enjoy! Transfer to a plate and cover with a cloth to keep warm. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough!

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