This easy vegan homemade Naan Bread is soft, chewy, fluffy and so delicious just like the food you’ll find at an Indian restaurant! Perfect as a side to a curry, soup or to use as pita bread for vegan gyros wraps or enjoy for a quick snack with garlic butter on top!
Naan dough (*Check out the recipe video in the blog post!)
Combine warm water, yeast, and sugar in a large bowl. Set aside until frothy and foamy, about 10 minutes.
Add the olive oil, non-dairy yogurt, salt, and flour. Mix to combine with a wooden spoon or fork, then transfer to a lightly floured working surface and knead with your hands for 5-10 minutes until a smooth soft dough forms. (Alternatively, use a stand mixer with dough hooks for kneading the dough).
Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a damp kitchen towel or foil and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Cook Vegan Naan
After it rises, cut the dough into 6 pieces. On a floured surface, roll out each piece into an 0,2-inch (0,5cm) thick oval or circle.
Preheat a cast-iron skillet (or non-stick pan) to medium heat and brush with a little oil or cooking spray. Cook each flatbread for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on the bottom. Flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes. (Cover the cooked naan with a clean kitchen towel to keep warm and soft until ready to serve while you cook the rest).
Vegan Garlic Butter
Combine vegan butter with minced garlic. Add salt, pepper and chopped fresh herbs to taste.
Brush the top of each hot naan with a bit of vegan garlic butter (or just coconut oil) as desired. Sprinkle with sesame and more fresh herbs, such as thyme, cilantro or parsley. Enjoy!
You can use your favorite non-dairy yogurt, such as soy, almond, cashew, coconut, etc. Just make sure to use plain unsweetened yogurt with a neutral flavor. Alternatively, you can substitute coconut cream for the yogurt. Chill a can of full-fat coconut milk overnight, then scoop out the thick creamy part (this is the coconut cream). If you’re not vegan, you can use regular greek yogurt.
Please read my blog post for further information about this recipe, such as how to store and freeze the bread, or what to serve with.