Sourdough naan breads..

I had some bubbly active starter readily available recently, and someone on Facebook mentioned sourdough naan breads, and that was that…I decided to see what I could create…luckily I took some notes…

Makes 4 small breads


50g active sourdough starter

100g natural yoghurt

150g plain/all purpose flour

20g olive oil

1/2tsp salt

Optional: consider adding some kalonji (black onions seeds) for a lovely extra flavour and finish, or leave unadulterated and eat with any choice of meal


Mix everything together well, knead it briefly then cover and set aside. Let it prove for an hour or so.

Next, split the dough into 4, make the portions into balls, flatten and on a floured surface, roll them out into rounds about 5mm thick – my rounds were very very rough as you can see!

Heat a tawa or large wide pan over a medium heat. Place the breads into the dry pan and cook for several minutes until the surface starts to brown in places.

Turn the breads, sprinkle the surface with olive oil to keep it moist, and cook the underside until cooked through.

Once cooked, stack the breads onto a plate lined with a tea towel and wrap them to keep them warm.

Eat at will!

I served mine with some za’atar mixed with olive oil; some tahini, buttermilk and lemon juice dressing; and a dip made of chickpeas and spinach cooked with green harissa, cooled and blended with tahini, lemon juice and water.

A very nice dinner indeed πŸ™‚

Have a great week…

8 thoughts on “Sourdough naan breads..”

  1. I cannot wait to try this! Your Master recipe is terrific! It was wonderful and delicious!
    Do you happen to have a recipe for sourdough focaccia?

  2. Thank you so much, I hope you like the outcome πŸ™‚
    I will post a recipe for focaccia soon, but I don’t have it ready yet, sorry..

  3. Tried this recipe today, first time making naan. Did a vegan version of this with coconut cream instead of yoghurt. Very tasty! Accidentally had a LOT of active starter left over today so made a pizza dough with spelt for tomorrow, too. Thanks for the inspiration Elaine!

  4. Wonderful! That all sounds great, thank you πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  5. Ooh, these are so simple and delicious. Very soft and tender. Excellent recipe, thank you 😊

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