Quick Naan Bread Recipe No Yogurt – Vegan Naan: Easy to make at home, this pan-fried naan is soft, fluffy and delicious! Great for snacking, soaking soups and stews, or as a base for mini pizzas and wraps!
Naan is a popular Indian bread served as a snack or as part of a main meal. It is used to pick up food or to fill and stuff it. I’m hungry! 🙂
Quick Naan Bread Recipe No Yogurt
Naan dough is fermented with yeast and made with yogurt for a very soft texture. It is traditionally baked in a clay oven called Tandoori. The batter is prepared and mashed inside the hot walls of the oven, bubbling as it cooks.
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Now you can do it at home with this easy vegan scones recipe, complete with step-by-step photos to guide you. Homemade naan is super easy to make and so much better than restaurant or store bought!
With what naan? Scoop up chickpea hummus or white bean hummus in homemade naan, serve with Chana Masala or spicy red lentils, wrap toppings for falafel, use it for white bread + zucchini pizza, or just ate it. It is just that.
In this recipe, flour, yeast, sugar, salt and yogurt are mixed into a dough, allowed to rise, then rolled and baked to create a very soft and delicious Indian bread.
Tip for faster dough: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, then turn off the oven. Place the dough in the oven on the middle rack with the door closed and let the dough rise undisturbed for about 30 minutes.
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If the dough doesn’t rise, let it rest for a while until it rises. There may be several reasons for this. The yeast is expired, the liquids are too hot, they are not hot enough to ferment, or one of the ingredients is too fresh for the yeast to activate immediately. This happened with my last batch, but the dough finally rose after about 2-2 1/2 hours.
You can substitute yogurt with vegan mayonnaise or vegan buttermilk. I’ve tried both replacements with perfect results.
Soft and chewy naan is versatile and can be eaten in many ways. Here are some of my favorite options:
Let me know if you try this Indian bread recipe! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love hearing your thoughts or any changes you make.
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Easy to make at home, baked vegan toast is soft and delicious! Great for soaking soups and stews, and also as a base for mini pizzas and wraps.
Combine the dry ingredients: In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix well.
Combine wet ingredients: In a medium bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, combine 3/4 cup warm water (105-115ºF) with yogurt and oil.
Combining Wet and Dry: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix dry and wet ingredients. The dough looks rough and fluffy and feels sticky to the touch.
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Quick Kneading: Knead the dough, rolling the ball of dough on itself about 5 times and forming a ball. It doesn’t have to be a tight ball.
Cover and ferment: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm, windless place for about 60-90 minutes. The higher the zone temperature, the faster the dough rises. As the dough expands, it doubles in volume.
Roll out the dough: Fill a small bowl with flour and lightly dust a flat surface with flour. Turn the dough out onto a flat surface and sprinkle with flour. The dough will be sticky.
Dough shape: Dust your fingers with flour and shape the dough into a rectangle, it doesn’t have to be a perfect shape.
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Cut the dough: Cut the dough into 6 pieces to make them as even as possible (again, it doesn’t have to be perfect).
Roll out: When ready to bake, roll a piece into a ball. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough into an oval (about 9 x 4 inches) and flatten to about 1/8 inch thick. Add more flour to your work area and fingers as needed.
Heat the pan and bake: Heat the pan over medium-high heat so it is very hot. Place the dough on the surface of the baking sheet. When bubbles start to appear (top left), turn the scones over and cook the other side.
Storage: Leftover naan can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To keep longer, freeze for up to 2 months.
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Yogurt Substitute: You can use vegan mayonnaise or vegan buttermilk in place of yogurt. I’ve tried both replacements with perfect results.
The dough does not rise: If the dough does not rise, let it sit for a while until it rises. There may be several reasons for this. The yeast is expired, not hot enough, or one of the ingredients is fresh and the yeast did not activate immediately. This happened with my last batch, but the dough finally rose after about 2-2 1/2 hours. You’re probably used to thinking of yogurt as a quick breakfast or snack that you buy in a small, single-serving container with fruit flavors. But yogurt is more and worth maxing out. Its acidity makes it perfect for baking recipes, meat marinades, and creamy sauces and dips. We hope to open up a world of possibilities for you with these versatile yogurt recipes.
Mix Greek yogurt with honey and mint, and you’re basically making a delicious dessert dip for your fruit. Think of this recipe as deconstructed fruit yogurt with a deeper flavor as your fruit gets toasted and starts to caramelize.
Parfaits are obvious yogurt territory, but it doesn’t hurt to remind yourself that you can indulge them as much as you want, and you’re probably still better off than eating flavored fruit yogurt. A little granola adds crunch, as does fresh mint.
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Beef salad dressing recipes often have sour cream whipped into the sauce at the last minute because the smooth creaminess makes this comfort dish so popular. But yogurt can successfully replace sour cream, and everything tastes just as good, but it has fewer calories.
These crispy chicken thighs are marinated in yogurt and spices, then baked to perfection in the oven. A classic move in Indian cooking, marinating chicken in yogurt will tenderize the chicken and give it a delicious rich flavor.
In this recipe, you’ll use yogurt for your macaroni and cheese sauce, and you’ll love the creaminess that ends up being everything. If you have cheese, macaroni, and yogurt in the fridge, you can make some of this baked pasta.
The amount of ricotta in this recipe matches the amount of yogurt, a combination that makes these pancakes lighter than air. The reason for this is because the sour taste of yogurt encourages yeast growth, which means more air pockets and a fluffier texture.
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This delicious plant-based breakfast features a yogurt and granola parfait atop roasted sweet potatoes. The key here is the flavor of the yogurt, which penetrates the intense sweetness of the potato. But anyway, this should give you some ideas for other types of potato dishes you can finish with yogurt.
Muffins are another baked good that greatly benefits from using yogurt in the batter. The yogurt reacts with the baking soda to promote yeast fermentation, and your muffins will have a fluffy, airy texture. While you can add yogurt to many different muffin recipes, this one has the added benefit of extra protein if your breakfast is muffins.
It’s also a perfect demonstration of dairy-free yogurt baking. This recipe uses coconut-vanilla-flavored vegan yogurt that has the same amazing texture as real yogurt, but also infuses the batter with subtle flavor and sweetness.
Think dairy on dairy sounds bad? Not when it comes to this delicious breakfast bread and yogurt eggs. You’ll turn the yogurt into a vanilla sauce, spread it on scones or pita bread, and top it with fried eggs and a spiced butter sauce. All in all, this is one of the best breakfast ideas we’ve seen recently.
How To Make Naan
While you’re at it, why not make your own naan from scratch. Yes, you’ll want to use yogurt here too. We love this recipe because it makes very soft flatbreads that are crispy in the pan.
Yogurt can replace mayonnaise in homemade salads and dressings for two benefits. On the one hand, you’re cutting unnecessary calories, and two, you’re replacing nutrients like mayonnaise with an ingredient that has the added benefit of probiotics but doesn’t affect texture. Using yogurt with coleslaw is a great place to roll out a swap.
Cookies tend to get too thick, so make the yogurt a little thinner