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Naan Pizza – Pizza Dough from scratch

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 six inch pizza 1x


Recipe for Naan pizza dough from scratch. Easy beginners recipe with step by step pictures.



Main Ingredients

  • 200 grams Maida – All purpose flour plus a little more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt / curd
  • ¾ teaspoon yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

Other Ingredients

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Toppings and cheese – your choice


  1. Take a bowl and add in the active dry yeast and luke warm water. Add in the sugar and the salt. Add in the plain curd / yogurt. Whisk well to combine. Add in the flour (maida) and the baking powder. Mix well.
  2. This is a very very sticky dough. Do not add any extra flour. Keep mixing for 2-3 minutes by hand. If the dough is unmanageable, then add 20 grams maida and knead. Add the extra maida only if it is very very necessary.
  3. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap or a shower cap. I find shower caps to be so useful for this. Let it sit in a warm place for an hour. The dough would have more than doubled.
  4. Sprinkle little flour on the dough. Gently deflate the dough. Dust a plate or a working surface with flour. Remove the dough. Sprinkle flour generously on top of the dough so it does not stick. Knead for a few seconds.
  5. Cut the dough into four equal pieces.
  6. Take each piece of dough and make a small round. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined sheet and sprinkle some oil on top. Gently press the dough to spread to a shape of a naan. Roughly about 6 inches.
  7. Apply any sauce of your choice. Do not apply a lot of sauce as the pizza will become saucy.
  8. Add in the toppings and cheese.
  9. Bake the pizza in a preheated oven (preheat for 20 minutes) 220 degree celcius, for about 15-20 minutes until the top of the cheese is golden brown.
  10. Simple naan pizza is ready.
  • Category: Pizza
  • Cuisine: Continental