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Sourdough Discard Naan Recipe

This easy sourdough naan flatbread recipe is made using sourdough starter discard and doesn’t require yeast! Plus, it’s brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with garlic, what more could you want?
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Resting Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bread Making, naan, sourdough, sourdough starter
Servings: 4
Calories: 241kcal


  • ½ cup sourdough starter discard
  • ¼ cup whole milk warmed slightly
  • 2 tablespoon full fat Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour divded
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic


  • In a large measuring cup, whisk together the starter, milk, and Greek yogurt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Pour liquid ingredients into dry and whisk until a loose, somewhat sticky dough is formed. If dough seems too sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Dough is ready when it is tacky but not sticky. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rest in a warm place for 1 – 2 hours.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about three minutes. Cut into four equal pieces.
  • Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough into a circular/oval shape. Cover again with a dishtowel and let rest for five to ten minutes.
  • While the naan rests, preheat a large griddle over medium-high heat. One by one, place the shaped naan onto heated surface. Cook for three to four minutes on one side, dough should puff up and form bubbles, kind of like pancakes. Flip over and cook for three to four minutes more. Repeat process with remaining dough.
  • While naan is still warm, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional salt, fresh garlic, chopped parsley or other seasonings, if desired.



  • Fed or active sourdough starter can also be used in this recipe, if desired.
  • Recipe adapted from My Kitchen Addiction


Serving: 1naan | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg