A while back I posted a recipe for Lamb Curry Pizza and I made a dough for the pizza with 3 simple ingredients. This Easy Naan Bread is the same recipe I used. It makes the lightest, fluffiest naan bread and the bonus is you can have naan bread anytime you wish, because it’s that simple to make.
My husband hates the taste or smell of yeast in his bread or Naan Bread should I say. He refuses to eat the ones I make with yeast but this one he simply loves. What I love about it the most is that it has a soft, pillowy texture. I find that Greek Yogurt or Double Cream Yogurt as we know it here in South Africa works really well with this recipe. From my research it seems double cream yogurt is the closest thing to Greek Yogurt. I must be honest I have not seen greek yogurt in our local supermarkets, I have only ever found it at a speciality Greek store.
Naan Bread has become so popular that I think everyone has their own favourite recipe. Of course, it’s always a winner when served with an authentic Indian curry. You can make flatbread, naan bread, pizza and even bread rolls with this dough. It’s my favourite recipe and definitely one that I use often and it’s always a Wow from my guests as they think I put loads of effort into making the dough.
I cannot give you an exact amount of yogurt that’s needed for this recipe, it’s best to start with 4 tablespoons and keep adding until you get a soft, but not sticky dough. Sometimes you may add a little too much yougurt but you can just add a little more flour and it quickly sorts itself out. This is a flop-proof Easy Naan Recipe in my books, I’ve never had any disasters using this dough and I am sure you will love it too.
Naan Bread (No Yeast)
- 1&1/2 cup self-raising flour
- Greek or Double Cream yogurt start with 4 tablespoon and keep adding until a soft dough is formed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 30 gram butter melted
- 1 tspn garlic minced (optional)
- Coriander (optional)
- Combine the self-raising flour and salt together
- Add the oil and yogurt and mix well until a soft dough is formed. Knead for a couple of minutes
- Cover with a kitchen towel and allow it to stand in a warm place for an hour
- Divide dough into 6 equal pieces and roll out quite thinly
- Cook on a pancake pan on medium heat. Takes about 30 seconds on each side. Stack it in between paper towels. Brush with melted butter. You can add garlic to the butter if you prefer.