How To Cook Naan Without A Tandoor?


Now that tandoors are hogging over the roles being served by a stove it’s unjustified to people who do not have a tandoor since not everyone can afford a tandoor. Since tandoors are in trend, the whole internet might be talking about recipes that can be made in a tandoor but this time we have got our tips and tricks for those who want to learn to make naans without a tandoor. But primarily we will learn the steps to prepare the soft dough which is the key to make perfect naans.


Preparation of dough

  • As your first step collect all the ingredients so that it becomes easier for you to work smoothly as you will have everything in front of your eyes: 2 cups maida, 1 ½ tsp sugar, salt, 1 tsp baking powder, a pinch of baking soda, 1/4th cup yogurt, 2 tbsp milk powder (optional).
  • Put all of these ingredients in a bowl together and mix it well.
  • Pour some water as needed, and make a sticky dough. Knead it well for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour 2 tsp of oil and then knead the dough for 2 minutes.
  • Make balls out of that dough according to the size you prefer. 
  • Apply some oil on each of the balls you made.
  • Cover it up with a muslin cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Your soft and smooth dough will be ready.


Roll the dough

  • Spread some flour on the thing where you will be rolling the dough or on your chakla. 
  • Roll the dough for a few seconds.
  • Pat it so that it spreads evenly from all sides.
  • Apply some water on one side of the naan so that it can stick to the pan.


Baking the naan
  • Make sure that you use a non-stick pan.
  • Let the roti bake on low flame.
  • When you see that the bubbles are starting to appear on the naan, turn the tawa open to the open.
  • Maintain some distance between naan and the flame, keep it like that for about 30 seconds to 1 minute as per the naan is taking to bake.
  • Turn the tawa and keep it on the stove again.
  • Apply some butter on the naan.
  • Using a spatula take it off and place it on a plate,
  • Serve it to your guests or family members as you like to serve it. 


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What should be the temperature of a tandoor to cook a naan?

550 degrees


  1. Accessories to use when you cook naan in a tandoor.

Skewers and naan cushions


  1. What is the standard temperature of a tandoor?

480 degrees.


  1. How do you measure the temperature of a tandoor?

Use a laser thermometer.


  1. Which type of tandoor is best?

Dirt tandoor oven


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