Add all of the ingredients from the yogurt through the yeast into a bread machine. Select the dough setting and press start. Cycle times will vary; mine takes 90 minutes.
When the dough is finished you have a choice. You can cook the naan straight away, or toss the dough in a gallon zipper bag and refrigerate for 2 to 3 days until you have time for cooking.
When you’re ready for the next step, divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. My full batch of dough weighed 37 ounces, which meant 2.3 ounces for each piece. I used a bench scraper and a food scale to make this work out but I’ve also just eye-balled it before. Since they’re cooked one at a time, the bread will come out perfectly even if they’re slightly different sizes.
Roll each piece into a ball with your hands. Or don’t. It can be roughly a circle, teardrop, or oval once it’s rolled out. Whatever you like.
With a rolling pin, roll out the balls, one at a time, on a generously floured surface, to about 1/8-inch thickness. If you use enough flour, you can just stack the uncooked naans on a plate to carry over to the stove and they’ll come apart easily.
Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. I like using a cast-iron skillet or cast-iron griddle. For my stove, medium-high is at 6 or 7 out of 10.
Using a heat-resistant pastry brush, cover the center of the skillet with a thin coating of melted butter, about the size of one naan bread. Carefully lay the first piece of naan dough over the melted butter. Quickly brush (or dab if the dough is too soft for brushing) the top of the dough with melted butter. Flip the dough after 45 seconds or after you can see it puffing up. Brush the cooked side of the naan with butter and sprinkle with salt while you’re cooking the second side. It will cook faster, in about 20 seconds this time. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining dough.
I like to place a cooling rack on a cookie sheet, and place the naan on the rack to cool. To fit 16 naan, it takes two racks and two cookie sheets.
See notes for storing suggestions.