Vegan naan bread
Homemade vegan naan breads are the perfect accompaniment to any curry or Indian-themed meal. Mop up those last bits of tasty sauce with these light and fluffy flatbreads. Can be oven-baked or pan-fried depending on your preference.
- 400 g plain flour
- 7 g sachet instant yeast
- 1.5 teaspoon caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 150 g unsweetened vegan yoghurt eg soya or coconut
- 150 ml warm water
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
For the garlic oil (optional)
- 50 ml olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- Fresh coriander chopped
- Nigella black onion seeds
Place 400g plain flour into a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add 7g instant yeast, 1.5 teaspoons caster sugar and 1 teaspoon fine sea salt. Mix together until well combined.
Add 150g vegan yoghurt, 150ml warm water and 2 tablespoon sunflower oil. Mix together.
Knead using your machine or by hand for five minutes.
Transfer to a clean, lightly oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and leave in a warm place for 90 minutes-2 hours until doubled in size.
When doubled in size divide into 8 balls and leave to rest on a lightly floured surface for 20 minutes.
To oven bake*
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
Lightly grease a non-stick baking tray or line with baking paper.
Roll out your dough into large oval shapes and place on the prepared baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until turning golden brown.
Brush with garlic oil and sprinkle over some nigella seeds and finely chopped coriander before serving.
To cook in a pan
Preheat a large frying pan - I use a chapati pan (tawa).
Roll out your dough into large oval shapes.
Place on the preheated pan and bake for 1-2 minutes until bubbles start to appear.
Remove from the pan and brush the top with garlic oil. Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander and nigella seeds before serving.
Repeat with the other balls of dough.
Cover with a clean tea towel before serving to avoid them drying out.
- I preferred these breads when cooked on a hot pan. However, if you don’t want to stand by the stove cooking them one-by-one oven baking them is a good alternative.
- Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide.
Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg