You'll love my Easy Vegan Naan Recipe. It's an Indian flatbread that's soft, pillowy and airy with the perfect chew!! Just like your favourite Indian Restaurant! It’s made with yeast and vegan yoghurt and is Dairy free and egg free. Top with garlic butter and serve with curries, soup or with your favourite dip. Makes great pizza! Freeze the dough for fresh Vegan Naan any time!
I love Indian dishes and you cannot eat them without some kind of Indian flatbread to sop up all that curry - Am I right! You bet I am?
This Vegan Naan Recipe is the best bread for curry! It’s Super easy to make at home and tastes just like the real deal.
What is Naan:
It's an authentic leavened Indian yeast bread recipe originating from India, most popular with curries. It's one of the simplest doughs to make and comes together easily in a bowl.
There is no need for a stand mixer. Naan is traditionally cooked in a tandoori oven. For my homemade version I use a cast iron frying pan, which works great!
I add fresh herbs and spices to my dough which makes it even more flavourful and once the dough is cooked I top it off with vegan garlic butter! OH it is over the top good!!
My husbands favourite way to eat this Vegan Naan is topped with veggies (like a personal pizza) and baked. I must say it makes the best pizza dough, chewy and slightly crispy like a New York style pizza.
So not only is it delicious with curries, soups and dips it makes great pizza crust too! Bonus?
How to freeze Vegan Naan:
To Freeze dough: After the first rise and once you have divided the dough into 6-8 equal portions place them on a parchment lined baking tray and freeze. Once frozen wrap them individually in plastic wrap or a freezer bag. They will keep for 2-3 months in the freezer.
To Thaw dough: Defrost in your fridge overnight, or on your counter for 3 hours or until room temperature, then follow recipe instructions in recipe card below.
How to Make Easy Vegan Naan:
Add the warm water (not hot), yeast and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Give it it a stir and let sit for about ten minutes to proof. The yeast should rise to the top and become frothy. (If this does not happen it means you water wasn't hot enough or your yeast is expired and you will have to start again).
While the yeast is proofing add the dry ingredients and fresh herbs to a medium bowl, stir to combine and set aside.
When yeast is ready add in the oil and yoghurt and whisk together. Next add dry ingredients and stir until combined, (I usually use a wooden spoon).
Sprinkle a little flour on your counter and turn out the dough. Kneed for a minute. Form the dough into a ball.
Lightly grease the large mixing bowl you just used and add the dough ball. Add a little oil to the top of the dough and spread it around the surface.
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or so until roughly doubled in size (depends on how warm your house is). It usually takes 1 and ½ hours for my dough.
While dough is rising make Vegan Garlic butter (if using).
Lightly flour your countertop again. Turn out the dough and form it into a disk. Divide the disk into roughly six or eight equal portions and form into balls (at this point you can freeze dough individually in plastic wrap or refrigerate for up to 3 days for later use). Set on counter top until ready to cook.
Heat your cast iron pan or non stick pan to medium heat and brush very lightly with oil ( make sure pan is good and hot). Roll out one ball at a time as you cook them, (round, oval shapes, approximately ¼ of an inch thick or thinner). If dough springs back a little as you are rolling it , that's ok just keep rolling, it'll get there. If dough is sticking to your rolling pin, sprinkle very lightly with more flour if needed as you go.
Place dough in the pan and cook until air pockets form on top of dough and the underneath is getting brown. Flip and cook and additional one to two minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. I usually add a little more oil to the pan after the third Naan bread has been cooked.
Brush with vegan garlic butter ( if using) and serve with your favourite Indian curries, soups, dips or make a wrap or some personal pizzas! For full ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
Ok let's make some Easy Vegan Naan Bread! You'll love it, it's:
soft & pillowy
perfect for personal pizzas
delicious with soups
so tasty with hummus and dips
great with curries
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you? feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
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