Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast

Naan is an Indian bread that is famous all over the world. While authentic naan is made in a clay oven or tandoor, this recipe lets you replicate the same taste and texture using a pressure cooker, a handy utensil that almost every Indian kitchen has!

The Pressure Cooker Naan is a typical example of ingenuity winning over inability. Not everybody has a tandoor to experiment with, but a pressure cooker is something everybody has. So, why not put that to good use!

The pressure cooker, placed upside down on the stove, emulates the same environment as a tandoor and gives the naan the same special wood-fired aroma and texture. Try it to believe us.

Have a go at other pressure cooker recipes like Pindi Chole and Panchratni Dal .

Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast

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Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast recipe - How to make Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 naans
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh curds (dahi)
1 tbsp melted ghee
salt to taste
plain flour (maida) for rolling
8 tsp butter for brushing

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 5 tbsp of lukewarm water in a bowl and cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture, curds, melted ghee and salt in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough lukewarm water if required.
  3. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth for atleast 30 minutes. Knead again for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
  5. Press a portion of the dough on a rolling board. Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little plain flour for rolling.
  6. Remove the lid from the pressure cooker and heat the pressure cooker upside down.
  7. Take a naan, apply a little water on one side and stick the wet side around the inside of the pressure cooker using hand gloves. Place the pressure cooker upside down and cook on a medium flame till brown spots appear.
  8. Remove and brush it with 1 tsp of butter.
  9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 to make 7 more naans.
  10. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per naan
Energy88 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates10.5 g
Fiber0 g
Fat4.3 g
Cholesterol7.8 mg
Sodium26.4 mg


Pressure Cooker Naan, Naan with Yeast
 on 08 Mar 17 03:58 AM

Pressure Cooker Naan
 on 07 Jan 16 05:02 AM

Sounds great.... what does it mean to heat the PRESSURE cooker upside down? Mine has the 6 QT insert sleeve... won''t that fallout if I turn the cooker upside down? Sorry for the silly question.
LaVerne Jones Fubara
25 Aug 16 12:19 AM
   They probably mean turn the LID upside down. basically allowing the heat to stay in the pot but not using the steam or the pressure feature of the cooker.
Tarla Dalal
07 Jan 16 12:33 PM
   Thank you Nick for your review As the pressure cooker has been greased with oil, the naan will stick to it and not fall out so do not worry.... Do try it and let us know how it turned out.. Happy Cooking !!
Nicolas S.
07 Jan 16 11:49 PM
   Thank you for your quick response. I have an electric pressure cooker and there is a removable sleeve that I add the food to. Am I to remove that an cool direct on the side cooking surface of the PRESSURE COOKER? Thanks for clarifying.
Tarla Dalal
08 Jan 16 02:36 PM
   Thank you for your review Nicolas We are very sorry but we do not have an idea about Electric Cooker...
Pressure Cooker Naan
 on 10 Oct 12 09:29 AM

Works great in the pressure cooker and easy to do as most Indian houses have pressure cookers.
Pressure Cooker Naan
 on 02 Jan 11 07:34 PM

The first two naans got burnt a bit mainly at the edges, but once i got the hang of it, they turned out perfect!Thank you ma'm.