Naan recipe is Indian flatbread that is usually cooked in a tandoor oven( cylindrical clay oven). You can make restaurant style naan at home on stove, that tastes and looks absolutely delicious!
This no yeast instant naan is soft, pillow-y and easy to make! You don’t need a tandoor to have a the most delicious naand bread recipe made at home. You can achieve similar results of restaurant quality naan bread using a skillet made on stove top.
Just look at those gorgeous brown blisters on the top of the naan bread. Doesn’t it remind you of the ones you order in your favorite Indian restaurant?!
You will mostly find naan recipes made using yeast. As amazing yeast naan bread is, we are sharing with you an instant version of naan bread recipe without the use of yeast.
You heard it right, naan recipe that needs no long hours of waiting for the dough to prove and rise. This naan recipe just needs about 30 minutes for the dough to get ready and start making naan out of it.
This recipe is easy and fail-proof and you can have your naan bread ready in very less time, whenever you get craving for naan, try this recipe!
You’ll love how soft, and pilable this flat bread turns out. It’s perfect for dunking in your favorite curry, turn it into a wrap, or use it as pizza base with your favorite topping and enjoy.
What Is Naan Bread
For those who are unfamiliar with naan, it’s Indian flat bread made of plain flour. Traditionally plain white flour is kneaded with yeast to leaven the bread. A good kneading and proving the bread overnight or couple of hours yields softer, pillowy Indian naan bread.
Once dough is proven, it’s divided into small portions, flattened and stretched. Don’t bother much about the shape of the bread. Get as rustic as you could be because Naan is rustic flat bread. This flat bread is usually cooked in tandoor oven – a cylindrical clay oven.
While traditional naan might not be quick and involves long hours, You can make seriously good homemade naan without much sweat! It’s fast and easy to make.
This version of easy homemade naan needs a cast iron pan and stove. And made without yeast. So no waiting for hours for dough to prove.
This instant naan recipe made without yeast gives you soft, puffy, pillow-y bread with beautiful brown blisters. You see you can’t go wrong with flat breads, it’s that easy to make. We have a step-by-step photos to help you go make the BEST homemade naan easily in your kitchen
This no yeast instant naan is guaranteed to be as good as you get in restaurants. It’s soft, pillow-y and is made without yeast. It’s made on a griddle on stove top.
There are many variations of naan bread recipe. In some there is eggs and milk, some has yeast and yogurt, others call for baking soda, milk and eggs. This recipe is about yeast free instant naan made with a mix of whole wheat flour and plain flour.
Flavor Toppings for Homemade Naan Recipe
Plain and simple – Salt and sugar might be simplest flavoring that you can add to naan bread.
More interesting flavor toppings that can take your naan bread to another level are:
Garlic Butter – anything and everything tastes great with garlic butter.
Nigella and sesame seeds – talk about giving naan a fancy look, a mix of nigella seeds and sesame seeds does the magic. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves along with it on top to make it more pretty! Plus the added nutty flavor from the seeds is so DAMN GOOD!
A combination of ALL – Garlic, butter, nigella seeds, sesame seeds, coriander leaves, all sprinkled on top. Now that’s a PERFECT NAAN RECIPE.
No matter what flavor topping you choose, make sure to finish off with a good dollop of ghee brushed over hot naan bread. If you don’t have ghee, use unsalted butter. Just make sure not to skip this step.
How to Make Naan Recipe Without Yeast
This homemade easy and fast naan recipe has a mix of whole wheat flour and plain white flour. In a bowl add flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, oil and mix well. Make a well in the center pour yogurt into it. Yogurt along with baking soda acts as raising agent. This is what gives you pillow-y naan.
With the use of baking soda, you don’t need to leave the dough to prove for hours. After a mere 15 to 30 minutes it’s ready to shape.
Knead all ingredients into smooth dough. Add water if needed. The dough will be soft and sticky. Do not be tempted to add more flour. Rub oil all over the dough, cover and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts. Dust a little flour if needed to help roll and press the dough into oblong or circle shapes.
Cook it on Stove –
Rub water over the rolled dough on both sides, and if you prefer to add any toppings, sprinkle it now.
Place the rolled dough over a hot tawa/griddle with the side sprinkled on top facing up. Cover and cook for about a minute on medium low flame. Then turn it over and cook on other side for another 30 seconds.
Once done remove from tawa and rub with some fresh homemade ghee. Repeat with rest of the dough.
How To Make Naan Bread (Step-By-Step Photos)
In a bowl add flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, oil and mix well.
Make a well in the center and all curd and knead into smooth dough. Add water if needed. The dough will be soft and sticky. Do not be tempted to add more flour. Rub oil all over the dough, cover and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts. Dust a little flour if needed to roll and shape into flat bread using rolling pin or just by hands.
Rub water over the rolled dough on both sides and if you prefer to add any toppings you can add at this stage.
Place the rolled dough over a hot griddle with the side sprinkled with topping facing up.
Cover and cook for about a minute on medium low flame.
Then turn it over and cook on other side for another 30 seconds.
Once done remove from heat and rub ghee or butter over hot naan bread.
Repeat with rest of the dough.
Can You Freeze Naan Bread
Yes you can cook homemade naan bread and freeze it for up to 2 months in freezer. To stock up naan in freezer, layer naan one top of another with parchment paper between them so the bread does not stick to one another. Take the stack of naan and place it in zip lock bag. Just before locking the zip lock bag, push out all air, lock it tight and store in freezer.
How To Reheat Frozen Naan
Oven – Sprinkle water on both sides of frozen naan. Place frozen naan on baking tray. Reheat oven to 400 F. Reheat naan in pre-heated oven for 4 minutes. If you do not sprinkle enough water over frozen naan, re-heating it in oven will turn it dry and crispy on both side.
Note – if you over heat naan, moisture from it will evaporate and cook the starch in the naan, making it rubbery. DO NOT OVER HEAT NAAN.
Microwave – Depending on your microwave and the size of naan, the time to re-heat naan in microwave will vary. Microwave frozen naan directly for about 30 to 90 seconds.
Pro-Tip : Place a small bowl of water next to naan inside the microwave. This will prevent naan from turning crisp and hard.
Stove – Heat non-stick skillet on medium heat. Place frozen naan over hot skillet and cook it for about a minute of two moving it around. Turn over and repeat. Apply pressure while cooking naan.
How To Serve Homemade Naan
The possibilities are endless on what to serve naan with and how to serve it. This soft, pillow-y bread has so many great ways to be served. It’s perfect for dunking in your favorite curry, see below for all the curries with which naan recipe can be paired with. Turn it into a wrap, or use it as pizza base with your favorite topping and enjoy. I also love to spread creamy smooth hummus over naan and top it with my favorite toppings like grilled shrimps, tandoori chicken, or just avocado and eggs!
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Homemade Naan Recipe Without Yeast
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup curd (thick yogurt)
- Ghee (clarified butter)
- Kalonji seeds(Nigella seeds)/Dried fenugreek leaves(kasuri methi) / Coriander leaves
- In a bowl add flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, oil and mix well.
- Make a well in the center and all curd and knead into smooth dough. Add water if needed. The dough will be soft and sticky. Do not be tempted to add more flour. Rub oil all over the dough, cover and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 6-8 equal parts. Dust a little flour if needed to roll and press the dough.
- Rub water over the rolled dough on both sides, and if you prefer to add any toppings you will sprinkle it now.
- Place the rolled dough over a hot tawa with the side sprinkled on top facing up.
- Cover and cook for about a minute on medium low flame.
- Then turn it over and cook on other side for another 30 seconds.
- Once done remove from tawa and rub with ghee. Repeat with rest of the dough.
- You need to have soft pliable dough, add few teaspoon of plain flour is dough is sticky and hard to work with.
- If you prefer to use all wheat flour, remember naan won’t turn out soft as pillow-y as expected.
- You can sprinkle any topping of your choice. Other option is run crushed garlic over the naan when it is still on hot griddle.
Comments & Reviews
This naan looks and sounds delicious and I definitely wanna make it!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe :)!
Pleasure. Glad you liked it
I’ve never considered making naan without yeast! We make it fairly regularly and stock the freezer, but it does take some advanced planning to make sure we have time to proof the dough. Love that this is quick and easy for the nights we run out of our freezer stash.
These look so good, I adore naan and I’ve always wanted to make my own. This sounds great and I can’t wait to try!
EA The Spicy RD says
This looks amazing! i used to love Naan, but haven’t eaten it in 10 years since I’ve been following a gluten free diet. I keep saying I am going to try making a GF version-would love to try with your recipe!
I’d love to know how the GF version turns out 🙂
Ummm I need to make these right this very minute. They look so soft and chewy and delicious! I love how quick and easy this recipe is too, I’ve never made na’an before but this sounds fairly simple thanks to your directions!
It is fairly simply and comes together as well. Do try it Lauren
Jacqueline Debono says
I love naan and yours looks amazing! I’ve never made it myself but can’t wait to try! Pinning for later!
Naan is comfort food. Thank you Jacqueline
This naan looks so beautiful, and I like how you have step by step photos directly in the recipe directions, this is so helpful when you are making a recipe for the first time!
One of the easiest and fastest naan as well.
Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
This is a really mouthwatering dish! Can’t wait to try making this at home. My family will surely love this.
My family loves naan! This looks so fluffy and delicious — I’m totally sold! Adding to my list of recipes to make!
I love how quick and easy this naan recipe is! Plus, it truly has the perfect pillowy texture. This will be perfect for summer wraps. Thanks for sharing!
Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen says
I think I just drooled on my keyboard!! I love naan bread but had no idea it was so easy to make at home! Making these on the weekend!
This is great, I was looking for a flatbread recipe but sometimes I don’t have yeast at home. Great to see that the outsome is absolutely fantastic even if making yeast-less naan! Thank you for sharing!
Glad you liked this naan recipe. It’s great recipe to have when you want to make naan real quick
What is curd?
Sarah curd is yogurt. In India we call curd
Sandhya Hariharan says
Mothers are indeed a blessing ..and just as you said we do not realise the pain until we step into their shoes.. Nan looks absolutely delicious and comforting with some dhaba style dal and paneer curry.
Thank you dear. We are blessed with our mothers. And I don’t know what will I do without her!
Shauna Wells says
I am making the naan this morning.
You have a sentence in this post talking about adding baking powder to make it rise? Everything else is about baking soda.
Jyothi Rajesh says
Shauna Wells, sorry for the confusion. It’s baking soda. I corrected the post. Please use baking soda.
Revathi Palani says
Sorry to hear that you were down sick. Hope you are doing fine now. the naan looks amazing and just perfect to mop up any delicious curry 🙂
Thank you very much dear 😀
Hi jyothi …how are you feeling now…take care dear ..i know how it will be when migraine attacks…naan is looking yummy….
Thank you Shailaja, i’m feeling much better now. Sorry to hear that you get migraine as well! 🙁
Hi jyothi…hw r u feeling now..?hope everything is fine with you .Take care dear .naan is looking lovely….
Linda @ Veganosity says
Welcome back, Jyothi. I’m so sorry that you’ve been so ill. That does NOT sound like fun at all. Your so blessed to have such a wonderful mom. Mine is just like yours. So lucky! This naan looks amazing. Can you think of a good vegan substitution for the curd? I’d love to make this. Feel better!
Hey Linda! So glad to see you here. I totally agree with you, mother’s are the biggest blessing we have and I pray for all mothers good health and life. It’s the yogurt and baking soda that does the magic. You can try with cashew yogurt
1 cup Soy milk or any plant milk with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice added makes an excellent sour cream or yoghurt substitute.