Sesame seed encrusted naan

Sesame naan bread

  • makes 10
  • A little effort

Make your own flatbread from scratch. The ideal accompaniment to any curry dish, this naan is kicked up a notch with the crunch of sesame seeds.


Looking for a naan bread recipe? Try this classic version or check out our twists such as an easy mushroom naan and cheese naan bread. We’ve also got plenty more fabulous flatbread recipes.



  • plain flour 500g
  • caster sugar 1 rounded tbsp
  • salt 1 tsp
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • milk 220ml-240ml
  • vegetable oil 4 tbsp
  • sesame seeds 8 tbsp, mixed black and white
  • butter 2 tbsp for serving


  • Step 1

    Sift the dry ingredients together. Mix the milk and oil. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid.

    Slowly mix together the dough by working from the centre and incorporating the flour from the edges of the well so that you have a smooth, soft dough.

    Knead well for 8-10 minutes, adding a little flour if the dough is too sticky. Put in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place to rest for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat the grill and put a heavy baking sheet on the upper shelf of the oven.

  • Step 3

    Divide the dough into 10 balls and thinly roll each to a large teardrop shape. Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and press into the dough with damp hands.

    Put the naans on the hot baking sheet and grill for just 1-2 minutes or until they are golden and have puffed up. Brush with butter and serve hot.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 299
  • Fat 12.5g
  • Saturates 3g
  • Carbs 42.3g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Protein 6.9g
  • Salt 0.73g