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Durban Naan Bread



14 piece(s)


  • 325 grams Milk
  • 1 sachet dry yeast
  • 50 grams Butter
  • 20 gram vegetable oil
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 600 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds


  • 1 egg
  • poppy seeds for sprinkling
  • 6
    2h 0min
    Preparation 1h 40min
  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Durban Naan Bread is a soft, baked bread roll -lightly spiced with fennel seeds then topped with poppy seeds. This uniquely Durban (South Africa) treat, from Indian heritage, should not be confused with the naan flat bread.
  1. 1. Place milk, yeast, butter, sugar and oil into mixing bowl and heat 3 min/ 370 C/speed 2

  2. 2. Add egg and mix 3 sec/speed 4


    3. Add flour, salt and fennel seeds. Knead 5 mins/ Dough mode.

    The dough maybe slightly sticky. You can leave the dough to prove in the mixing bowl or place dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover . Leave to prove in a warm place (approx. 1 hour /until its doubled in size)


  4. 5. Line 2 spring form tins or a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

  5. 6. Preheat oven to 108oC.

  6. 7. Knock down dough - If you have left to prove in Thermomix bowl, knead 30 sec/ Dough modeto knock down.


    8. Transfer dough to ThermoMat or lightly floured work surface. Divide dough in half and form a long rope.

    Cut into 7 equal size balls. Shape into round rolls and place in prepared tin by placing one ball in the centre and the rest around it to create a daisy (see photo)

  8. 9. Continue the same with the rest of the dough.

  9. 10. Brush lightly with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Allow to prove for another 30 minutes in tin

  10. 11. Bake at 1800C for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Best served hot with butter & cheese or a good curry




Use chia/ sesame seeds as alternative to poppy seeds

Easily halve the recipe, keep yeast quantity the same,   for 1 batch of 7 rolls

Prepare ahead and leave in tin - pop into oven 20 mins before serving

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