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Easy Homemade Naan Bread Recipe

Learn how to make homemade naan bread. This easy recipe consist of only two main ingredients and will take you less than 15 minutes to make!

Main image naan bread. Easy homemade naan bread recipe by A Hopeful Home.

I vividly remember the first day that I was introduced to homemade naan bread. One of my university friends invited me over for dinner and started to prepare it as a side to our meal.

As I witnessed her prepare it, I couldn’t help myself asking her when the yeast would be added. Guess what? This recipe doesn’t require any yeast and only consists of two main ingredients: greek yoghurt and self raising flour.

I say main ingredients because you will need salt to flavour it and olive oil to fry the naan bread. Just like the homemade popcorn recipe that I shared last week, this recipe can be very much adjusted to your liking.

You can create a little herb mixture to add some extra flavour to the naan bread by coating it with that before frying. Or you can even add extra ingredients to the dough itself, like dessicated coconut and sultanas.

Homemade naan bread tastes so much better than the premade ones that you buy in the supermarket. I usually find them quite dry. And homemade naan bread will be so much cheaper too.

If you are like us and like to eat curry regularly or if you find out last minute that your meal could do with a side. Then make sure to have this recipe on hand!

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HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD

You start by mixing the self raising flour, greek yoghurt, and salt. I usually start mixing the dough with my Danish dough whisk and finish by hand.

Once everything is well mixed, divide the dough in 8 pieces. Place the 8 pieces on a wet kitchen counter and flatten them a bit. You can do this either with a rolling pin or by hand. If you do it by hand, you’ll want to wet your hands occasionally to avoid the dough sticking to your hands too much.

In the meantime make sure to heat a grill pan or frying pan with some olive oil in it.

If you’d like to use a herb mixture to flavour the naan bread then this is the time to prepare it. I usually mix some olive oil with garlic granules/powder, dried oregano, and salt & pepper to taste. But you can really play around with the ingredients.

You’ll want to fry each side of a piece of dough for 2-3 minutes. Make sure they have a nice golden colour. When you use a herb mixture coat each side of the pieces of dough while you’re frying them.

Close up naan bread. Easy homemade naan bread recipe by A Hopeful Home.

Ideally, you’d eat them straight away. But if you are somehow preparing them ahead of time to save yourself some stress and time later on. Then it is possible to freeze the naan breads once they’ve cooled down. Once you are ready to eat them, just pop them in a toaster or toastie maker and you are ready to go!

Easy Homemade Naan Bread

Learn how to make homemade naan bread. This easy recipe consist of only two main ingredients and will take you less than 15 minutes to make!
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 pieces

Ingredients
  

Naan Bread Dough

  • 400 grams self raising flour (if you don't have any self raising flour, just add 5 teaspoons of baking powder to 400 grams of plain flour)
  • 300 grams greek yoghurt
  • 7 grams salt
  • olive oil (for frying)

Herb Mixture

  • 50 ml olive oil
  • garlic granules/powder
  • dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • You start by mixing the self raising flour, yoghurt, and salt. I usually start mixing the dough with my Danish dough whisk and finish by hand.
  • Once everything is well mixed, divide the dough in 8 pieces. Place the 8 pieces on a wet kitchen counter and flatten them a bit. You can do this either with a rolling pin or by hand. If you do it by hand, you'll want to wet your hands occasionally to avoid the dough sticking to your hands too much.
  • In the meantime make sure to heat a grill pan or frying pan with some olive oil in it.
  • If you'd like to use a herb mixture to flavour the naan bread then this is the time to prepare it. I usually mix some olive oil with garlic granules/powder, dried oregano, and salt & pepper to taste. But you can really play around with the ingredients.
  • You'll want to fry each side of a piece of dough for 2-3 minutes. Make sure they have a nice golden colour. When you use a herb mixture coat each side of the pieces of dough while you're frying them.
  • Ideally, you'd eat them straight away. But if you are somehow preparing them ahead of time to save yourself some stress and time later on. Then it is possible to freeze the naan breads once they've cooled down. Once you are ready to eat them, just pop them in a toaster or toastie maker and you are ready to go!

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