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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
  • ¼ tsp
    salt

Naan

  • 2 cups (276 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (120 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • ½ Tbsp (7 g)
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    baking powder
  • ¼ tsp
    salt

Directions

  1. To a small bowl, add the oil, garlic, parsley, and salt. Whisk and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the naan ingredients and mix until just combined.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth. If the dough keeps sticking to your hands or the surface, simply sprinkle over more flour.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 and roll out each piece into an oval shape, about 2 mm thick. Continue to add flour as needed to prevent sticking.
  5. Preheat a large pan or cast iron skillet 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.
  6. Brush the top side of the naan with some of the garlic oil as well. Grill until the bottom is golden, then flip to gook on the other side. Repeat with each naan.
  7. Serve with your favourite curry. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutrition tip: aim to use a plant-based yogurt and milk that are fortified with calcium.

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Silvana - Oct. 25, 2022, 11:27 a.m.

the naan is great and I revisit the recipe a lot of times. thanks so much Sadia!

PUL Team - Oct. 26, 2022, 4:54 a.m.

We appreciate it so much, Silvana!


Sara - Aug. 15, 2022, 3:58 p.m.

I have just tried this recipe and it was fantastic. Dealing with all the flour is always a bit messy (or at least I always make a mess with it), but even taken this into account it was easy, quick and delicious.

PUL Team - Aug. 15, 2022, 9:34 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Sara! In case you're interested and haven't already given it a try, if you find the dough sticky, you can sprinkle over some more flour or use slightly damp hands 🙂


Tibby - July 12, 2022, 9:56 a.m.

Such an easy recipe! One of the things I missed most when I went vegan was eating naan as I was never able to find any dairy-free options in my local grocery stores. This recipe really fills that gap! It takes a bit of time to prep and cook all the pieces, but it's so worth the extra effort!

PUL Team - July 13, 2022, 6:10 a.m.

It means so much the naan is being enjoyed, Tibby, thank you for the lovely review!


Rebecca - July 5, 2022, 9:50 p.m.

I love this recipe!! I made it with curry for my family and they love it!! My grandma is the one who loves it the most! and it's so easy to do! Thank you very much! :)

PUL Team - July 6, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

Aw so glad it's being enjoyed, Rebecca, it means so much 😊


julie - July 3, 2022, 5:19 p.m.

I absolutely loved this naan! I made it with the vegan buttered 'chicken' and it was better than anything I could have imagined I could make at home! thank you!

PUL Team - July 4, 2022, 6:44 p.m.

Woohoo! So lovely to hear, Julie, enjoy 🤗


Devan - June 18, 2022, 1:21 a.m.

Oh, how I love this naan recipe! This has taken my curries to a whole new level and always feels like a treat, even though it's very easy. My husband loves it too, and it makes us feel like we're having a fancy dinner together, even when we're just at home. Your recipes often help me feel like I'm doing that extra little something for myself without too much extra effort. Thanks for including recipes for these kinds of homemade extras that really make a meal special. :)

PUL Team - June 19, 2022, 2:26 a.m.

Hey Devan 👋 Thanks a bunch for taking the time to share the very kind words and glowing review. It means so much!


Anna - June 12, 2022, 9:03 p.m.

The recipe was easy to follow. My family, who usually only tolerates my vegan recipes, began devouring the naan as soon as I pulled it off the pan. Thanks for sharing this with us!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 8:26 p.m.

Such a big compliment, Anna! We're so happy the naan was enjoyed by everyone 🙂


Mireille - June 11, 2022, 10:39 p.m.

Great recipe, I make it all the time and know it by heart now. It even takes me even less time to make now that I have made it more often!

PUL Team - June 15, 2022, 5:09 a.m.

Oh we appreciate it so much, Mireille! So happy the naan is being enjoyed 🙂


Katharina - June 9, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

I make this recipe all the time!
So easy to make and super delicious.
Perfekt with any curry dish.

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 8:07 p.m.

So happy to hear, Katharina, it means so much!


Marion - May 3, 2022, 4:52 p.m.

Hi,
Can I make the dough in advance?

PUL Team - May 4, 2022, 7:34 a.m.

Hey Marion, we haven't tested it out recently but imagine the dough could be made and kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just be sure to re-roll it before cooking 😃


Marta - May 2, 2022, 7:34 p.m.

I use this recipe every single week! My children love it so much ☺️. Thank you ever so much .

PUL Team - May 2, 2022, 9:27 p.m.

So thrilled it's being enjoyed, Marta!


agatka - April 25, 2022, 7:52 p.m.

hello, love the recipe! but is it possible to change the baking powder to yeast?

PUL Team - April 26, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

Hey Agatka! We haven't tested it out but imagine it would be possible. The baking time may be longer and the overall taste/texture may also change slightly. Let us know if you experiment with it 🙂


ELEN - March 28, 2022, 7:08 p.m.

Is that possible to bake the naans in the oven?

PUL Team - March 28, 2022, 11:56 p.m.

Hey Elen! We imagine the oven can be used if desired. The texture of the naan may change as it will likely be a bit chewier and less crispy on the outside. Perhaps having the heat set to high or using the broil function would help 😊


Lily - March 19, 2022, 3:20 a.m.

WIll this work with whole wheat flour instead of AP? Thanks in advance.

PUL Team - March 19, 2022, 7:57 p.m.

Hey Lily! We've heard positive reviews with half whole wheat and half all-purpose flour. Whole wheat flour has more protein and absorbs more liquid than all-purpose. Because of this, the naan will be denser and tougher if using all whole-wheat flour. We'd recommend starting with half all-purpose and half whole wheat to start and seeing how you like it. If using all whole wheat flour is desired though, perhaps opting for less than 2 cups and possibly with some more liquid based on the texture of the dough is one idea 😊


L. - March 10, 2022, 3:51 a.m.

My first time making naan, I didn't make the garlic and herb oil because I wanted to keep it simple for the first time. I never knew that naan was so easy and I'm making the oil next time! Delicious and obviously cheaper than store-bought.

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 1:15 a.m.

We're so glad the naan was enjoyed, L! We hope you enjoy the herb and garlic oil too 😃


Ali - March 6, 2022, 1:05 a.m.

This is my go to naan recipe whenever I make a curry or anything else that I can pair it with! It is super easy and tasty - way better than the store bought ones!

PUL Team - March 7, 2022, 5 a.m.

Awe thank you, Ali!


Joyce Ponce - March 2, 2022, 10:10 p.m.

This is going down as 5 Star plus for me!! I love Naan n Hummus, but never knew how to make Naan. Thank you Sadia for such a delicious experience 😋. I made it for lunch today and we almost couldn't stop..😆. It's so yummy!!

PUL Team - March 2, 2022, 11:45 p.m.

Hey Joyce! So happy the naan was enjoyed - it means so much ☺️


Jamie - Feb. 22, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

My husband is a huge bread lover, and he wasn't sure if this would be as tasty as Naan we get from restaurants. We both loved this recipe, and he said he'd rather us make this version than paying for restaurant Naan in the future!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2022, 7:30 a.m.

We're beyond flattered to hear, Jamie, thank you!


Alexandra - Jan. 17, 2022, 9 p.m.

I love this recipe! I was really afraid that the naan would stick to my pan but it worked perfectly. It was super quick to make and really tasty.

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

So happy to hear, Alexandra, thank you!


Alana - Jan. 17, 2022, 6:34 a.m.

I am doing veganuary to tip my toe into being vegan. I made the naan to go with your potato and spinach recipe and oh my goodness both of these are winners! I will be putting my review on that recipe too as this is how I am semi tracking what I have already cooked ;) I always looks at naan as something daunting to make but this was suuuuper easy. I did make mine super thin because that's how I like it and I needed a splash more or soy milk to get all of my ingredients combined. All in all huge winner :) thank you for making my journey into veganism so much easier!!

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:17 a.m.

Hi there, Alana, we're so thrilled the recipe was enjoyed! It means so much. Thank you for allowing PUL to be part of your vegan journey and wishing you all the best on it 💚


Alena - Jan. 16, 2022, 1:41 p.m.

I love this naan recipe sooo much! it's amazing. I even bought yogurt-cooker to have some unsweetened yogurt on hand :)

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:21 p.m.

Ooo sounds lovely, Alena, enjoy!


Sue - Jan. 15, 2022, 2:38 p.m.

Amazing, just did it for lunch! So grateful for this one :)

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2022, 8:23 p.m.

It means so much that it's being enjoyed, Sue, thank you!


Claudia - Jan. 8, 2022, 8:41 p.m.

Tasteful, delicious, easy to prep and so so lovely!


Anamika - Dec. 24, 2021, 11:38 a.m.

Tasty


Jesi - Dec. 16, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

Amazing! So easy! I’m going to make this forever. Thank you, Sadia!

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

Woop woop! Thank you, Jesi ✨


Clara - Dec. 15, 2021, 10:33 a.m.

So good and easy ! I especially like the yoghurt since it gives the naan an interesting taste :))

PUL Team - Dec. 16, 2021, 7:49 a.m.

So glad it was enjoyed, Clara 😃


Anna Merryweather - Nov. 29, 2021, 4:40 a.m.

Love this naan. It is so flavourful. I just made it without garlic or herbs and salted after it came out of the pan. The best dunker in to the sauce ;) Delicious!

PUL Team - Nov. 30, 2021, 2:07 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Anna, thank you for the kind words 🤗


Silvana - Nov. 26, 2021, 12:19 p.m.

Made the naan today, and served it with homemade hummus. Totally worth it! Thank you for everything, Sadia!

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2021, 8:29 p.m.

We're so happy to hear, Silvana, sounds delicious 😍


Alice - Nov. 4, 2021, 1:53 p.m.

I'm a big fan of flatbread and this one is the best I've tried so far. Soft, tasteful and lovely.

PUL Team - Nov. 4, 2021, 5:52 p.m.

A huge compliment, Alice, thank you!


Angela - Nov. 4, 2021, 6:17 a.m.

These are dangerously delicious, I couldn't control myself and ate way more than I should've. Delicious nonetheless lol.


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 🙂