Stuffed naan bread

This is one of my favorite dishes to order when I go out to eat. I love experimenting with different fillings at home – these two are simple, yet delicious!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 25 min. preparation time, 5 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 547 / Protein 30g / Carbohydr. 54g / Fat 23g

Ingredients (6 servings)

300 glamb (ground)
300 gsheep’s cheese (firm)
375 gall-purpose flour
0.5 bunchcilantro
3green onions
1.5 tspsugar
1 tspsalt
1 tbspvegetable oil
1.5 tspbaking powder
110 gyogurt
190 mlmilk
vegetable oil for frying


large saucepan, oven, measuring cup, 2 large bowls, cooking spoon, ovenproof frying pan, cutting board, knife, rolling pin

Wine Tip

A perfect choice for a spicy lamb dish is a full-bodied and dry Malbec, aged 2 – 3 years. Delicate notes of spice and blackberry support the strong aromas of the dish, while the tannins are softened by the juicy lamb and complement the naan bread as a whole.

Step 1

Stuffed naan bread

Preheat oven to 250°C/480°F. Roughly chop cilantro. Finely dice onion. Cut green onions crosswise into rings and cheese into bite-sized cubes.

oven, cutting board, knife

0.5 bunch cilantro / 1 onion / 3 green onions / 300 g sheep’s cheese

Step 2

Stuffed naan bread

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, baking powder, yogurt, and milk. Knead until a smooth dough forms.

measuring cup, large bowl, cooking spoon

375 g flour / 1.5 tsp sugar / 1 tsp salt / 1 tbsp vegetable oil / 1.5 tsp baking powder / 110 g yogurt / 190 ml milk

Step 3

Stuffed naan bread

In a large bowl, mix together cilantro, green onions, and cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

salt / pepper

Step 4

Stuffed naan bread

In a large saucepan, sauté onion in some vegetable oil over medium heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. Then, add lamb and continue to cook for approx. 5 – 7 min. until browned. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

300 g lamb / salt / pepper

Step 5

Stuffed naan bread

Form naan dough into rounds and roll out into thin discs approx. the width of a stretched out hand in diameter. Fill center of dough with either lamb or cheese mixture. Fold dough in half and press the edges together to ensure that filling stays in the naan bread during cooking. In an ovenproof frying pan, fry the naan bread over medium heat for approx. 2 – 3 min., adding a little vegetable oil if needed. Transfer to preheated oven and bake at 250°C/480°F for approx. 5 – 7 min. until golden brown.

ovenproof frying pan, rolling pin

vegetable oil for frying