Quick Naan Recipe - The Tortilla Channel (2024)

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Yes, this naan bread recipe is done in 15 minutes. No yeast no waiting so you have naan on the table in no time. So, are you ready to learn how to make this quick naan recipe? Let’s get started!

What You Need For This Recipe

To make this quick naan recipe you need only a handful of ingredients. Some you will have in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator.

Note that the full ingredients list, including measurements, can be found in the recipe card below.

Ensure you have the following ingredients ready:

  • All-purpose flour: This is the main ingredient for this recipe. You can use plain flour or wheat flour but you can also use whole wheat flour. All-purpose flour gives you an elastic and pliable dough.
  • Greek Yogurt: In this recipe, I use 0% Greek yogurt but you can also use regular Greek yogurt or if you want a vegan naan, you can add plant-based yogurt which is dairy-free and vegan.
  • Baking powder: This ingredient helps to quick naan to puff up
  • Salt: This adds flavor to the naan bread.


As garnish you need the following ingredients:

  • Butter: Melt the butter and combine it with garlic before you brush it on the naan.
  • Garlic: Mince the garlic before combining it with melted butter so you can brush it on.
  • Parsley: Chop the parsley and add to the melted butter mix to add some color.

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How To Make Quick Naan

  1. Take a large bowl and first mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add the yogurt and mix this through the flour with a wooden spoon. You can also mix all the ingredients using a kitchen machine.
  2. Then knead the ingredients in the bowl until the dough comes together in a fairly sticky ball. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour, about 1 tablespoon.
  3. If the dough is too dry add a bit more yogurt. Divide the dough into six equal pieces. Use a rolling pin dusted with flour.
  4. Roll each naan bread onto a floured cutting board to about 6” inches. Heat a skillet or frying pan without oil until it is hot. Cook each naan for a few minutes on each side.
  5. Bake until the bread is lightly golden, spots appear, and the bread puffs up.
  6. Melt the butter in the microwave or saucepan. Finely mince the garlic and stir it through the butter. Brush the naan with this butter mixture and stack it on a plate. Serve immediately.

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See How To Make 2 ingredient Dough

The base for this recipe is 2 ingredient dough. You can easily make this recipe yourself. Watch the recipe video in the recipe card below for step-by-step instructions.

Then you can follow along!

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Easy Naan Bread Recipe

For this recipe, no complicated naan dough recipe is required. I love two-ingredient dough because you get amazing results and it is so fast.

That is why I always have Greek yogurt in my fridge because you never know if you want to make some:

  • Pizza pockets
  • Naan bread
  • Flatbread
  • Pizza
  • Pretzels

You name it, if it has a bread dough base you can substitute it with two-ingredient dough. The same applies to this quick naan bread recipe.

You can make these soft and a little chewy naan with this dough.

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Serve Naan Bread With

You can serve this delicious naan bread with lots of recipes:

  • Spicy Thai Curry
  • Vegetable Thai Green Curry
  • Lentil curry
  • Yellow curry
  • Fish curry

Can This Naan Be Made Ahead?

Yes, you can make this naan ahead of time and store it, but as these are so quick to make, it is recommended to bake and eat them on the same day.

How To Store Naan

If you want to store naan bread, you can store them in two ways:

  • Fridge – let them cool completely and store them in a ziplock bag or an airtight container. You can keep them in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • Freezer – also store them in a ziplock bag or airtight container. You can keep them for up to 2 to 3 months. You can also make the dough roll into a naan and freeze it without cooking. Put parchment paper between the naan. If you want to heat you do not need to thaw first but bake them in a skillet.

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How To Warm Naan Bread?

If you make this quick naan recipe and you bake the bread you can preheat the oven to 350℉/175℃. Wrap the bread in foil and warm for about 8 minutes.

If the Naan bread is frozen, do not thaw it but bake it in a hot skillet.

More Two Ingredient Dough Recipes

If you love this bread, take a look at other recipes made with this simple dough:

  • Two ingredient dough
  • Bagels
  • Pizza pockets
  • Taco Pizza
  • Garlic knots

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More Naan Recipes

If you love this naan bread recipe, take a look at these naan recipes as well:

  • Garlic naan bread
  • Easy naan bread
  • Buttermilk naan bread

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Quick Naan Recipe


Serves: 6 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 13 minutes

If you love naan and want to put it on the table fast try this quick naan recipe. You can make naan bread in 15 minutes and it tastes amazing!


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt (or dairy-free vegan yogurt)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Garnish
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Add the yogurt and mix together. Use your hands to bring it all together
  2. Knead the dough for a minute it comes together in a fairly sticky ball. Add a little more flour to make it manageable

  3. Divide it into six equal pieces. Using a rolling pin and roll each one piece of dough onto a floured cutting board to about 6” diameter
Heat a skillet or frying pan without oil until hot. Cook each flatbread for a few minutes on each side until lightly golden spots appear and it puffs up
  5. Melt the butter in the microwave or saucepan. Finely mince the garlic and stir it through the butter
  6. Brush the naan with this butter mixture and stack on a plate

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Nutrition facts

Calories: 63; Fat: 4g; Carbs: 5g; Protein: 2g;

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Why is my naan bread not fluffy? ›

Rolling Vs stretching dough: Naan is always hand stretched and not rolled with a rolling pin. Sometimes rolling toughens the dough and suppresses the bubbles making dense flatbreads. Hand stretched naan have a lovely fluffy & light texture.

What's the difference between a tortilla and a naan? ›

Naan is yeast raised and often contains yogurt, which softens the bread's texture. Tortillas can be made from corn or flour and are unleavened, meaning no yeast. Naan is baked in a tandoor, which is a dome shaped brick oven with a fire burning at its bottom.

Why isn't my naan bread puffing up? ›

If your naan breads are cooking/browning too quickly (before they can puff up and form bubbles), reduce the heat. If they're not puffing up and are taking too long to brown, increase the heat.

Why is my naan bread dense? ›

Adding too much flour to the recipe is the most common mistake and will make your naan bread dense. The best way to measure flour is by using a scale. If you don't have one, then fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off.

What is the trick to fluffy bread? ›

Add Sugar

Adding sugar weakens the gluten structure, absorbs water, and eventually makes the bread lighter and softer. As a result, sugar improves the bread's taste, structure and texture. Yeast also eats up sugar to produce carbon dioxide, which raises the dough and makes bread fluffy.

Is yeast or baking powder better for naan? ›

Naan is essentially a leavened flatbread, which means it contains some form of raising agent to provide its airy texture. Hence for this naan, the raising agent we will be using is yeast. Other variations do exist which may utilise self raising flour or baking powder/baking soda.

Why is naan unhealthy? ›

Skip: Naan

And like those fluffy spuds, this soft flatbread has little nutritional value. Most naan recipes call for Greek yogurt to give it that airy texture. But that's more than offset by less healthy ingredients like white flour, sugar, and oil.

Is naan healthy or unhealthy? ›

While it may contain more carbs and sugars, it earns its reputation as a healthy alternative with its relatively generous amounts of protein and fiber. Despite its high carb content, naan can be considered a more nutrient-dense alternative to white bread and pita.

What is flaky naan called? ›

Parathas are a flaky, buttery, and layered style of flatbread that can be served alongside curries, rolled up and dipped into hot chai, or made into a meal by themselves with a side of raita for dunking.

Why do you sprinkle water on naan bread? ›

you put it on naans to keep them soft.

What are the black dots in naan bread? ›

Its just the heat that creats the black spots after been cooked. Yeah, if its stale and you find those spots its a big no no. otherwise its only the heat that makes roti naan paratha etc indian bread look like black or brown or red spots on these edibles. Completely edible …

Can I leave naan dough to rise overnight? ›

Make the dough up to the end of Step 5 – Proof 1. Then after the dough has doubled in size, put the bowl with the dough it in the fridge overnight (I've done 24 hours). Do not punch dough down or touch it – just put it in as is. The fridge stops the dough from rising any further.

How do you make naan dough rise faster? ›

Set the bowl of dough in the microwave and shut the door.

Leave the glass of water in the microwave with the dough. The glass of water and the heat from the microwave will create a warm, moist environment that will help the dough rise faster.

What do you eat with naan bread? ›

One of the most popular Indian delicacies that we know of; curries are creamy with the right amount of spicy, curries pair perfectly with warm, fluffy naan. Naan bread also serves as the perfect companion to soups and stews, absorbing their rich flavors and adding a delightful textural contrast.

Why does naan have yogurt? ›

Salt could be optional if you are having naan with a curry. (Cause curry usually has salt and the bread might not need it). Variations like milk or yogurt is used instead of water to make dough soft and fluffy. This would change the texture and flavor of the bread.

How can I make my bread fluffier instead of dense? ›

To make fluffy and light bread, high-protein flour is a must. Its low-protein counterpart, otherwise, is too weak to form consistent gluten networks and, as such, weakens the dough's texture. I always remind myself to check the protein content before buying flour from any supermarket or grocery store.

Why is my bread dense instead of fluffy? ›

If you score your bread too deep or get too carried away and cut too many times across it will be cut too much and the dough will not release the gas it has collected inside it. This means that you'll end up with dense and heavy bread.

Why is my bread not fluffy enough? ›

You don't list any specifics but here are some possible causes:
  • Your rise is too short or too long. ...
  • The temperature during rise is too hot or too cold. ...
  • Your yeast is not active. ...
  • Your dough can't hold its shape because the flour lacks gluten.
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Why is my bread doughy and not fluffy? ›

Your Bread Doesn't Have Enough Gluten

Once these proteins become moist, they create stretchy molecules that give bread dough its elasticity. Gluten helps bread maintain its shape and produces the "crumb" (or texture). If your bread does not have enough gluten, the crumb will not come out as expected.


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