dried yeast
1 teaspoonrunny honey
45 gghee , or unsalted butter
250 gstrong white bread flour , plus extra for dusting
sea salt
3 heaped tablespoonslow-fat natural yoghurt
1 tablespoonnigella seeds


  1. In a bowl, combine the yeast, honey and 125ml of lukewarm water, then set aside for 5 minutes, or until starting to bubble.
  2. Melt the ghee or butter in a small pan over a low heat. Meanwhile, combine the flour and ½ tablespoon of salt in a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the melted ghee, the yoghurt, and yeast mixture and beat the wet ingredients together with a fork. Gradually start incorporating the flour from the sides until it starts to form a rough dough, then bring it together with your hands – it should be soft and sticky, so add a splash more water, if you think it needs it.
  3. Knead the dough on a flour-dusted surface for around 5 minutes, or until smooth, then place into a lightly floured bowl. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place for 1 hour 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
  4. Once risen, knock back the dough with your fist, then divide into 6 balls. Roll each portion into an oval shape, roughly 1½cm thick.
  5. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, add a naan bread and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, turning halfway. Brush with a little of the remaining ghee, sprinkle over a few nigella seeds and a small pinch of salt. Keep warm in the oven while you make the remaining breads. Serve with your favourite curry.
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