No Yeast Naan Bread
No Yeast Naan Bread
5 from 2 votes
Savour the experience of making your own no yeast naan bread at home. This recipe is beginner-friendly, requiring simple ingredients and easy steps. Enjoy the satisfaction of homemade bread without needing professional baking skills or complex equipment.
No Yeast Naan Bread

Making naan bread without yeast might sound like a bit of a culinary feat, but fear not, because I’ve got a recipe that’s both simple and delicious.

Naan, a traditional Indian flatbread, is usually made with yeast to help it rise, but this recipe skips that step, making it perfect for those moments when you’re craving fresh bread but don’t have yeast on hand.

This no yeast naan bread recipe brings together a handful of pantry staples to create a soft and fluffy bread that pairs perfectly with your favorite curry or dip. With just a few basic ingredients and simple steps, you’ll be enjoying homemade naan in no time.

While traditional naan recipes require time for the dough to rise, this no yeast version cuts down on wait time without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting out in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to become a go-to whenever you’re craving a taste of India.

Expert Tip: For extra flavor, you can add minced garlic or nigella seeds to the dough before rolling it out. This will give the naan bread a delicious aromatic boost.


Plain Flour: Plain flour serves as the base for the naan dough, providing structure and a soft texture to the bread.

Baking Powder: Baking powder helps the naan bread rise and become fluffy without the need for yeast.

Sugar: A touch of sugar adds a hint of sweetness to balance out the flavors of the bread.

Salt: Salt enhances the overall flavor of the naan, bringing out the taste of the other ingredients.

Yoghurt: Yoghurt adds moisture to the dough while also contributing to its soft texture and slight tanginess.

Milk: Milk adds richness to the dough, resulting in a softer and more flavorful naan bread.

Oil: Oil helps to keep the naan bread tender and prevents it from becoming dry.

Coriander (Chopped): Chopped coriander is used as a garnish, adding a pop of freshness and color to the finished naan bread.

Expert Tip: If you don’t have a non-stick pan, you can use a cast-iron skillet or a regular pan instead. Just be sure to lightly grease the pan with oil before cooking the naan.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy the no yeast naan bread warm with your favorite curry or dip.
  • Serve alongside a selection of Indian dishes such as butter chicken, tikka masala, or dal.
  • Use leftover naan to make sandwiches or wraps filled with your favorite fillings, such as grilled vegetables, paneer, or chickpeas.

Expert Tip: Make sure to knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, as this will help create a softer and more pliable naan bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute gluten-free flour for the plain flour to make gluten-free no yeast naan bread.

Can I freeze the naan bread?

Yes, you can freeze the naan bread for later use. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the freezer for up to three months. To reheat, thaw the naan bread in the refrigerator overnight and then warm it in a skillet or in the oven until heated through.

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt?

Yes, you can use Greek yogurt as a substitute for plain yogurt in this recipe. However, keep in mind that Greek yogurt is thicker, so you may need to adjust the amount of milk slightly to achieve the desired dough consistency.

How can I prevent the naan bread from becoming too dry?

To prevent the naan bread from becoming dry, be sure not to overcook it. Cook the naan just until golden brown spots appear on both sides, as overcooking can cause it to lose moisture.

Can I omit the sugar from the recipe?

Yes, you can omit the sugar if you prefer. The sugar adds a subtle sweetness to the naan bread, but it can be omitted without significantly affecting the final result.

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No Yeast Naan Bread

No Yeast Naan Bread

by Nabeela Kauser
Savour the experience of making your own No Yeast Naan Bread at home. This recipe is beginner-friendly, requiring simple ingredients and easy steps. Enjoy the satisfaction of homemade bread without needing professional baking skills or complex equipment.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 262 kcal


  • 250 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 60 g Yoghurt
  • 4 tsp Milk
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Coriander Chopped (for garnish)


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the plain yogurt, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  • Gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while stirring. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and shape them into balls.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or griddle over medium heat.
  • Take one dough ball and roll it out into a circular shape, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place the rolled-out dough onto the heated pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until bubbles start to form on the surface.
  • Flip the naan bread and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side, until golden brown spots appear.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining dough balls.
  • While the naan bread is still warm, brush the surface with melted butter and garnish with chopped cilantro on top.
  • Serve the No Yeast Naan Bread warm with your favourite curry or dip.


This recipe yields 4 naan breads, but you can easily double or halve the ingredients to adjust the serving size.
You can customize the flavour by adding spices such as cumin, coriander, or nigella seeds to the dough.
Naan bread is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container and reheat them in a toaster or oven.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 7gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 407mgPotassium: 98mgFibre: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 0.1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 93mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cooking, Flatbread, Food, Naan, Recipe, Simple
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