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Herb & Garlic Homemade Vegan Naan

30 min

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10 ingredients or less

Warm, chewy naan is the best way to scoop up a generous amount of comforting curry. Some naan recipes need yeast and require some thinking ahead to prepare, but this recipe can be made on the spot and produces an amazingly chewy, delicious bread.

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Total

30 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

15 min

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Ingredients

Herb & garlic oil

  • 1½ Tbsp (22 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried parsley
  • ½ tsp
    salt

Naan

  • 2 cups (266 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt*
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk*
  • ½ Tbsp (6 g)
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 g)
    baking powder
  • ¼ tsp
    salt
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  1. To a small bowl, add the oil, garlic, parsley, and salt, and whisk. Set aside.
  2. To a large bowl, combine the naan ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times, until the dough is smooth. If the dough keeps sticking to your hands or the surface, simply sprinkle over some more flour.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 and roll out each piece into a rough oval shape, about 2 mm thick. Continue to add flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  5. Preheat a large pan on medium-high heat. Lightly brush one side of the naan with the herb and garlic oil, and transfer the oiled side down onto the pan to toast.
  6. Grill on each side for about a minute, or until it’s golden and bubbly. If you'd like, you can add a bit more herb and garlic oil on the top of the naan before giving it a flip to cook on the other side.
  7. Repeat with each naan, and enjoy!

Notes

  • * Nutrition tip: aim to use a plant-based yogurt/milk that is fortified with calcium.
  • Variations: try a cumin-spiced version by kneading ½ tsp of toasted cumin seeds into the dough.

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Ehlora Badin - Oct. 3, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

these are soo good! and very easy to make spontaneously as the ingredients are mostly pantry essentials 😊 i'll make some again for my mom some day!

PUL Team - Oct. 3, 2021, 7:26 p.m.

So kind of you to cook for your mom, Ehlora! So glad the naan was enjoyed 😊


Hayley Elliott - Sept. 17, 2021, 10:24 a.m.

I have made this naan bread twice to go alongside a dahl that I made and both times it came out really well. I think the more times you make it the more proficient you become at rolling it out. Thank you Pick up Limes for another great recipe that is inspiring me on my vegan journey.

PUL Team - Sept. 18, 2021, 3:33 a.m.

Aw thank you, Hayley, for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey. It means so much 💚


Jonathan - Sept. 15, 2021, 3:16 p.m.

Such a delicious and nurturing recipe (as are all your recipes).
I like to make it with 50-50 white and whole grain flour which works out really nice. As I didn't have any dried parsley, I used herbs de provence mix, which was a delight as well :) Thank you for the work you do by sharing your delicious recipes.

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 5:11 p.m.

Thanks for being here and sharing your experience with the naan, Jonathan, it's so appreciated!


Christina - Sept. 7, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

I'm always skeptical when it comes to making dough (I'm not a great baker), but these turned out really well and - most importantly - were quick to make. I've made these both in a vegan as well as a non-vegan version with plain yoghurt and cow's milk, it turns out great every time. Thanks for the recipe!


Deb - Aug. 28, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

Wonderful recipe! Extremely simple, and so delicious!
I used plain almond milk yogurt and unsweetened almond milk and it came out beautifully!
Thanks for a simple version of a delicious classic!

PUL Team - Aug. 28, 2021, 11:08 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Deb, thanks a bunch for sharing!


Sri - Aug. 4, 2021, 1:25 p.m.

I love this one! Never failed to make those naans! Thank you so much for sharing this!!


Charlotte - Aug. 1, 2021, 1:51 p.m.

I love this recipe and being able to make my own naan bread! I use gluten free flour and they are the best gluten free naan's I have ever tasted! My boyfriend is always excited when I am making these.

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:18 a.m.

So glad the naan is being enjoyed, Charlotte, thanks for sharing your experience with this one :D


Willeke - July 27, 2021, 6:52 p.m.

This is sooo yummy. Super easy and definitely the best naan I ever had. Thanks PUL team 😍

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 9:13 p.m.

Such a huge compliment, Willeke! Thank you for sharing 🥰


Cloudy - July 27, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

Love this naan recipe! Always delicious, even without the garlic - just herby naan.
I've got one question though: is it possible to freeze these at any stage (dough, already pan-fried)? I'm not a massive plain yoghurt fan and I only have access to these huge 500g alpro soy yoghurts and I would love to batch make the dough to have it ready to use whenever I make one of your delicious curry recipes and not waste any precious food.

PUL Team - July 28, 2021, 9:10 p.m.

Hey Cloudy, so glad you've enjoyed this recipe! We haven't tried freezing it yet, so I can't say for certain, but I think it should be fine. Once thawed, it might be an idea to toast them up on a pan for an extra minute or so on each side to get crispy again. If you do try freezing them, let us know how it goes 😊


Nele - July 24, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

The best naan ever! Loved by my boys (big and small) and super easy to make.


Miranda - July 24, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

LOVE this naan. It's my go to! I have celiac disease and I can't find gluten-free naan in any stores near me! I tried this recipe swapping out the regular flour for all-purpose gluten free flour and it's THE BEST.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 12:03 a.m.

We're so happy you're enjoying the naan, Miranda, it means so much! 🥰


Vivian H. - July 23, 2021, 11:28 a.m.

This is the best garlic naan recipe ever. We have it all the time with your currys.


yasmin marques - July 19, 2021, 5:34 a.m.

Hi! I don't have much access to plant based yogurts...can I swap or something else or just don't use it?

Claire - July 20, 2021, 1:45 a.m.

My family (not fully plant-based) has made this with greek yogurt and said it worked well - and they've also had the plant-based-yogurt version and loved it!

yasmin - July 20, 2021, 2:27 a.m.

Oh, good to know! Thanks a lot Claire <3


Sarah-Jane - July 15, 2021, 8:09 p.m.

Everytime I make a curry, I come back to this recipe to whip up this simple but yet SOO delicious naan. Never disappointed !


Lola - July 10, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

I have made these naans so many times… easy and so delicious ! My fac comfort food 💗

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 7:47 a.m.

We appreciate the kind words, Lola, thank you!


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

I make curry once a week for my family and there is always a chorus of despairing wails from my kids if I neglect to include naan. So easy and tasty!

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:14 a.m.

Aww so glad your family is enjoying the naan, Katherine!


Brenda - July 9, 2021, 6:45 a.m.

This recipe is amazing! Made it with some lentils and rice, and it made our meal even better!


Josef - July 8, 2021, 11:57 p.m.

Very easy but yet so delicious! This herb and garlic oil makes these naans irresistible.


nadine - July 8, 2021, 9:55 p.m.

Absolutely one of the yummiest naans I've ever had (not just made). So easy and quick to whip up! I use it as plain naan, flatbread crust, and I even sometimes thin it out while spreading in order to break into uneven pieces and they become irregular nachos! They are also so easy to flavor, right before putting them on the pan, I like to spread on them this sweet & spicy paste I make that just makes them super delicious. Thank you for giving me this og customizable recipe that I will keep in my heart forever! <3

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 2:50 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Nadine, thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy you're enjoying the recipe 🤗


Steinunn - July 8, 2021, 9:28 p.m.

Love this naan bread, have made it multiple times


Victoria - July 8, 2021, 8:16 p.m.

I still haven't found a good plant-based yogurt that I enjoy. I used whole milk plain yogurt for this recipe and it worked well.

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 10:46 p.m.

Thanks for sharing, Victoria! We usually use the Albert Heijn brand (ah.nl/producten/product/wi407960/ah-plantaardig-variatie-op-yoghurt-kokos). Not sure where in the world home is for you, but if you get a chance to give it a try, we think it's great 😀


Jeanne - June 4, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

I tested this recipe tonight and all my family absolutely loved it! I will definitely do it again, thank you so much Sadia!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 8:55 p.m.

So glad you and the family enjoyed the recipe, Jeanne! 😃


Willeke - April 6, 2021, 6:50 p.m.

I love this recipe! Easy and super tasty, my go-to naan. <3

PUL Team - April 7, 2021, 3:34 a.m.

We're so honoured! Thank you for sharing, Willeke 🙂