No Yeast Naan - Quick & Easy

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Mar. 26, 2013

No need for yeast or any other agent. Easy to make Naan.


Dry ingredients
Plain flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder/Baking soda 1 Teaspoon ((If using baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon))
Salt To Taste
Wet ingredients
Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
Yogurt 2 Tablespoon
Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((Use as needed))
Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon , chopped finely (Optional)
Green chilies 1 Teaspoon , chopped finely (Optional)
For dusting while kneading and rolling
Flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((For dusting))
For the seasoning
Onion seeds 1 Tablespoon ((To top the naan just before baking)) (Optional)
Butter 1 Teaspoon ((To smear on baked naans before serving))



1. Take a wide mixing bowl, add plain flour, baking powder, salt and mix well.

2. To the dry ingredients add the melted butter, yogurt, minced garlic, finely chopped coriander leaves and chopped green chilies. Mix to combine well.

3. Gradually add water a little at a time and knead the dough. Knead till you get a soft dough. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle some more flour and knead for another minute or so to get a soft stretchy dough.

4. Once done, cover the dough with a plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.


5. After 30 minutes, unwrap the dough and knead it for another minute or so, sprinkling some more flour over it.

6. Take a wide pan with a lid, preheat it on a high heat with the lid on.

7. Take lemon size portions of the dough, dust and roll into round naans.

8. Tap some plain water on both sides of the rolled naan and place it on the hot pan. Cover and cook each side until done, flipping them at intervals.

9. If desired you can sprinkle your favorite seeds (chef uses onions seeds also called kalaunji) on top of the naan just before broiling.


10. Serve warm smeared with butter, along with any Indian curry of your choice.


The naan can be baked in an oven or a tandoor as well.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 356Calories from Fat 78

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 205 mg8.54%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet