Monday, March 4, 2013

Homemade Naan (Vegetarian/Vegan option)

Welcome to Meatless on Monday #25!
This is a brand new recipe for me.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I was game to try.  This is a much simpler recipe as there is no milk or eggs and very easy to make vegan with a simple "tweak."  
Even better...I had all of the ingredients on hand!
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Homemade Naan 
adapted from
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain low-fat yogurt* (I used non-fat)
*Or Vegan alternative*

Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir in the yogurt till the dough is too stiff for a spoon, then knead it in the bowl till it holds together well, adding more flour if necessary.

Turn it out on a floured surface and continue kneading for about 5 minutes till the dough feels smooth and elastic.

Form the dough into a ball and put it in an oiled bowl, covered with a towel, to rest for an hour or longer.

Take the dough out and cut it into 10 equal pieces. 

 Form each into a ball and press the balls flat into round discs.

Heat a large frying pan or griddle, either seasoned cast iron or a good non-stick finish.

Heat your oven to about 500 and have the broiler on (this is how the original recipe states it - I know with my oven it's either 500 degree oven OR the broiler, but you get the idea. )

Take 1 piece of dough at a time and roll it out on a floured surface till it is about 8-10 inches across and less than 1/4 inch thick.

Lay it on the hot griddle and cook it over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes (I don't think mine took that long).

It will puff up in places or all over, and there will be some blackish-brown spots on the bottom.

Slide a spatula under the naan and transfer it to the oven, directly onto the rack, for a minute or two, just till it finishes puffing up into a balloon and begins to color lightly on top.

Remove naan from the oven and brush it lightly with melted butter if you like. Continue this way with all the dough, stacking the breads into a napkin-lined basket.

Serve the breads hot, fresh from the oven, or let them cool and wrap them up.

To reheat, wrap them in aluminum foil, in packets of 4 or 5 breads and put them in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

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  1. I love reading your blogs! Especially your gardening blog! "back to the basics" I learn so much on it! I love to garden, eventhough the weather isn't cooperating here right now. I have flower beds right now, but plan to clear out some of our property for a few vegetables soon. Just visiting from and I hope you have a great day!

    1. Thank you Nicky!!! I just started following you on bloglovin! When you're ready to start growing veggies let me know. Mary's Heirloom Seeds always included freebies!
      Have a wonderful day!!!

  2. I had no idea yogurt was in this! looks beautiful!

  3. I love naan, might have to try this!

  4. This is a new one for me. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the recipe! Cherry Kay

  5. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  6. Stopping by from Monday Mingle

  7. I love naan. Thanks for sharing with us at In and Out of the Kitchen Link Up Party

  8. I love naan, and had no idea I could make it myself. I always thought it would be much too complicated, but your directions explain it so clearly I think I'll try it.

  9. Visiting from the Made In A Day blog hop. Now following via GFC.

    Would love a visit back, thanks!

  10. I love naan, but always end up getting it frozen and the Indian grocery because mine doesn't turn out. I will have to try this version!

  11. Yummy! This looks delicious! I've gotta try.... :)

    Hope all is well?!


  12. This is an amazing recipe. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We are also having a giveaway this week for a $50.00 Target Gift Card, so head over to enter.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  13. This seems not too hard - I love naan but never eat it unless I'm at a restaurant... maybe I'll try at home now!

  14. Hello Mary,
    I never thought about making my own Naan - thanks for the inspiring post!

  15. I've always wanted to know how to make Naan. Pinning for future reference. Found you on GYB Hop! ~~ Meghan from

  16. I have never heard of nann, I'll give this a try. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  17. I love Nan-bread, Your recipe sounds easy and good ... I'll try it soon - our boys are wild about Nan, so they'll be happy!
    You have such a lovely blog, filled with healthy and tasty recipes,
    Your new follower Nina

  18. Time to shine! Share your favorite post of the week at Friday Flash Blog Hop! (www.fridayflashblog.blogspot)

  19. It's very pretty, though I haven't heard of it until now. Thank you for sharing it.

    I'm visiting today from the No Rules Weekend Blog Party.

  20. Sounds terrific. I will have to try this. If you would like to share with us at Creative Corner Hop there is a new linky party posted every Monday.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  21. Oh wow! I LOVE naan!! I have to try this recipe! Looks healthy and easy! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

  22. My husband likes naan. We'll have to give this a try.


  23. These look great! I've mastered the art of cooking Indian foods over the years but never managed to make Naans I'm happy with. I'll make the curry, you make the naans? Deal?

    Following from the UK via the Weekend Social Mix Blog Hop :-)

  24. Do you think I could use veganaise instead of yogurt?

  25. We loooooooooove Naan
    It looks Great
    I think you did a a very good job


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