Easy Homemade Naan Bread Recipe

This easy homemade naan bread only requires 5 ingredients (and you don't need any yeast!). It's soft, chewy, and comes together in just 30 minutes.

Anyone else absolutely love the fluffy, perfectly charred naan that comes fresh to your table at every Indian restaurant? I’m not sure there’s anything better.

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making a homemade version, and after playing around with some 2-ingredient dough recipes, I knew I could make some pretty tasty naan bread really easily.

The best part? There’s no yeast required!

2-Ingredient Dough:

The base of this recipe is the ever-popular 2-ingredient dough that’s been circling the internet for a few years. All you need is self-rising flour and greek yogurt (I PROMISE it will work!).


How to make your own self-rising flour

If you don’t have self-rising flour (or don’t want to buy any), you can make your own at home.

Combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. That’s it!

How to make homemade naan:

  1. In an electric mixer (this is the one we always use to make bread), combine the greek yogurt and self-rising flour until a dough starts to form (I used the dough hook attachment). If the dough is dry, you can add another Tablespoon of yogurt.If it’s too tacky, add more flour a Tablespoon at a time. Continue to knead until the dough comes together. (You can also do this step by hand, but it will take about 15 minutes and a lot of muscle).
  2. Lightly flour a work surface, and roll the dough into a large ball. Cut the dough into 6 pieces.
  3. Roll out each piece of dough to about 1/4″ thickness and 6 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush with butter or olive oil. Cook each naan on each side for about 2 minutes. It should start to bubble up and lightly char.
  5. Remove from the skillet, brush with melted butter, garlic salt, and chopped cilantro. Serve warm.

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How to store:

We recommend storing your naan bread in a resealable ziploc bag. You can keep it on your counter for about 5 days.

You can also wrap the naan in saran wrap or aluminum foil, then place it in a freezer-safe ziploc bag and store it in the freezer for up to 60 days.

Defrost and heat it in the microwave before serving.

We love to serve this naan with:

Serves: 6

Easy Homemade Naan Bread

This easy homemade naan bread only requires 5 ingredients (and you don't need any yeast!). It's soft, chewy, and comes together in just 30 minutes.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt - optional topping
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped) - optional topping

Instructions

  1. In an electric mixer, combine the Greek yogurt and self-rising flour until a dough starts to form (I used the dough hook attachment). If the dough is dry, you can add another Tablespoon of yogurt. If it's too tacky, add more flour, a Tablespoon at a time. Continue to knead until the dough comes together. (You can also do this step by hand, but it will take about 15 minutes and some muscle).
  2. Lightly flour a work surface, and roll the dough into a large ball. Cut the dough into 6 pieces.
  3. Roll out each piece of dough to about 1/4" thickness and 6 inches in diameter.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush with butter (or olive oil). Cook naan on each side for about 2 minutes. It should start to bubble up and lightly char.
  5. Remove from the skillet, brush with melted butter, garlic salt, and chopped cilantro as desired.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes

*You may need more or less flour depending on your altitude and humidity levels. I ended up using about 1 1/4 cups of flour. Always start with less and add more as needed.

Tags

Cuisines
Indian
Courses
Side
Diet
vegetarian
lacto vegetarian
pescetarian
Allergy
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free

Nutrition

Calories

442 cal

Fat

1 g

Carbs

93 g

Protein

12 g
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30 Responses to “Easy Homemade Naan Bread Recipe”

    • It should work ok. Drain any extra liquid you can from the yogurt first. This is what I found out on the difference: Regular yogurt is strained twice, so there is still some liquid left in the end product. Greek yogurt is strained three times, so most of the liquid is removed. This is what gives Greek yogurt its' thicker consistency and stronger flavors compared to regular yogurt. Hope this helps! Good for you to stay home!!! Stay safe.
  1. Hello, I really appreciate your recipe and enjoyed making the naan myself. However, it is just naan and not naan bread. Naan means bread so saying naan bread is just saying bread bread. I am Indian myself and I find this a bit bothersome. Other than that, your recipe was very easy to follow!
    • Not to nitpick, but naan doesn’t mean bread. It’s a specific type of bread, and can’t be used universally to describe any bread. But you’re right, saying “naan bread” is redundant. Like saying “hamburger bun bread” or “baguette bread.“
        • He's only replying to the wording. There will always be some sort of conflict in the world. Let him speak. If he's Indian he should know. Can't stand people who have to put have to inject what is going on in the world and make someone feel like crap because they are just trying to set the record straight and someone like you that had to point out things going on in the world and make what he's saying worthless. So being a holier than thou person. Geeesh
    • It's a starting base. You may need to adjust according to your altitude, what yogurt you use, and some need to use sour cream because of limited ingredients in the stores right now. You want your dough to be tacky, but not crumble apart in your hands. Hope this helps. Know you can add a small amount of flour if it's a little sticky. Or small amount of yogurt if too dry. It's on our insta stories today. It will help if you watch it.
    • I found this for you - you may have to add a little baking powder. There are some cases in which you can substitute the same amount of self-rising flour for the amount of all-purpose flour called for in a recipe. If a recipe calls for ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of baking powder per 1 cup of all-purpose flour, it's safe to swap in self-rising flour.
  2. This is such a tasty recipe. Our family loved them! My question is regarding the consistency of the cooked naan. Is it because of the yoghurt that it appears a little translucent and not cooked after the 2 minutes on each side? We cooked for 3 minutes on each side and still was a little translucent and appeared undercooked. I
  3. This homemade naan recipe was delicious and so easy! Can't believe the base was just made from plain Greek yogurt and self-rising flour! Brushing the warm naan with melted butter, garlic salt, and garlic salt was a game-changer! My husband and toddlers loved it and I'll definitely be making again. I served with 'oven baked Greek chicken' from Fox + Briar this time and plan to serve with Lazy Genius's 'chicken shawarma' next! So good! Thanks for a great recipe.

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