Easy Naan Bread Without Yeast

Easy yeast free naan bread will take you no more than 15 minutes from prep to cook. This recipe will be become your fakeaway favourite in no time.

Timings

Prep Time

5 mins

Cooktime

5 mins

Total time

10 mins

Servings

4

Why should I make this naan bread without yeast?

  • Takes no more than 15 minutes from prep time to cook time!
  • Save money on a Saturday night takeaway and make your own naan bread
  • The perfect accompaniment to a curry, great for dipping
  • Eat yeast-free naan breads for lunch too. They go well with hummus!
  • Got no yeast? This recipe is the one for you!

Easy Yeast-Free Naan Breads

Easy naan bread without yeast will literally become THE EASIEST bread recipe you’ll ever make. They’re crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and are great for soaking up the juices from a curry, such as our popular Quick Beef Caribbean Curry.

The great thing about this naan bread recipe is the fact that it uses no yeast at all (as I’m sure you can gather from the title..). The trick with this recipe is the use of baking powder to give a tiny rise, but not too much that they end up looking like mountains (this has never happened!!) 

Naan bread with curry in the background

Ingredients needed:

You really don’t need a lot to making this easy naan bread. Only four ingredients:

  • White bread flour – to help give the naan breads structure and a small rise. 
  • Greek yoghurt – to give the naan breads a lovely, tangy flavour. The yoghurt also helps to combine the ingredients together. 
  • Baking powder – to further help the naan breads rise and to replace the yeast. 
  • Salt – for a bit of seasoning! This is optional though. 

Feel free to experiment by adding extra ingredients such a raisins for a fruity naan bread, or brushing on garlic butter for the ultimate comfort food. 

Save your pennies!

If you’re trying to save the pennies, I’d recommend giving this ago on takeaway night instead of paying that extra £2 for a naan! And yours will taste better too, trust us. Your naan will be fresh and HOT (temperature, not spicy – don’t worry!) Perfect for melting butter on…or go a step further with garlic butter…oh this is making us hungry…

Lamb and spinach curry with naan bread

Equipment needed:

Frying pan – we used a cast-iron one as they tend to heat up quicker and give a much nicer flavour!
Spatula for flipping the naan breads.
Measuring spoons.
D-scraper for forming the dough.
Rolling pin for rolling into naan breads.

What goes good on naan bread?

Naan bread goes well with so many dishes: stews, casseroles, soups and chilis; it’s definitely not just reserved for curries! This easy naan bread recipe is perfect for dipping or becoming a little sandwich for your curry leftovers (just the way we like it here at Jess Eats!)

Another way to improve on your naan bread is to add some cheese and melt it under the grill! Little tip, add some marmite for an extra tang. You can thank me later!

Easy Naan Bread recipe step-by-step

Four ingredient naan bread!

One thing that’s amazing about this naan bread recipe is that it only contains FOUR ingredients: white bread flour, greek yoghurt, baking powder and salt; all things you’re likely to have in the cupboard/fridge anyway. Great for cooking on a whim!

Frequently-asked questions

Can I make this recipe gluten-free? 

Yes certainly you can. We’d recommend using Doves Farm gluten-free white bread flour. You can follow the recipe below in the exact same way. 

Is this recipe suitable for vegans?

It can be if you use a dairy-free yoghurt like this Alpro greek style plain yoghurt. Follow the recipe below in the exact same way.

Naan bread

Easy Naan Bread Without Yeast

Easy yeast free naan bread will take you no more than 15 minutes from prep to cook. This recipe will be become your fakeaway favourite in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 30 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g white bread flour
  • 200 g greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Salt for seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together using a d-scraper to form a rough ball.
  • Tip out onto a floured surface and knead slightly to form a soft ball of dough.
  • Cut into 4 equal pieces and roll them flat to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Heat a frying pan until hot and fry each piece of bread (no oil) until brown on each side (flip them) and they puff slightly. This takes a few minutes.

Notes

Storage – store any leftover naan breads in a tight-lidded container in a cool, dry place. They’ll keep for a day.
Reheating – if you’ve stored some naan breads, the best way to eat them again is to reheat. You can reheat naan breads in a hot oven for a few minutes (sprinkle with a little water to refresh). You could also fry them in a pan for a couple of minutes each side. 
Freezing – make a double-batch of this dough and freeze the pieces to use at a later date. The best way is to freeze the pieces of dough on a baking tray and then when frozen, put in a freezer bag. You can then take out a piece at a time and make as many naan breads as you need!

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 124mgPotassium: 71mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2IUCalcium: 114mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy, Fakeaway, flatbread, No yeast
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