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Milk Naan Rolls with poppy seed topping and grated cheese

South African Milk Naan

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Bake Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Bread Recipes
  • Cuisine: South African


This is a type of Naan that is native to South Africa and it is known as Milk Naan. This Naan is fluffy and soft and may be eaten with curries or with cheese/jam or butter.


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  • 23 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cup Milk Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk (warm)
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • 2 Teaspoons Yeast
  • Poppy/Sesame Seeds (topping)
  • 2 Teaspoons Fennel Seeds


Add the milk powder, salt, sugar, and 2 cups of flour to the mixer.

Add the yeast and butter to the warm milk and pour in.

Sprinkle in the fennel seeds and mix on a medium speed.

Add flour (½ cup at a time) until a soft dough is formed.

Work the dough/ knead for about 8-10 minutes.

Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl.

Cover with cling and allow to rise for 60 minutes or until doubled in size.

Knock the dough down, portion into 2 parts, and shape.

Place on a baking sheet and allow to rise for a further 20 minutes.

Brush with egg then sprinkle it with poppy/sesame seeds.

Bake at 180C / 350F for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with butter and grated cheese.



Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle Lazarus Govender


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 1859
  • Sugar: 34
  • Sodium: 1323
  • Fat: 34
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 15
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 333
  • Fiber: 14
  • Protein: 52
  • Cholesterol: 151

Keywords: South African Milk Naan, Milk Naan, Bread

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