Let’s be honest, Indian food just isn’t the same without a fresh stack of naan bread to pile your curry on top of. I’ve been cooking Indian curries at home for a few years now and have always paired it with store-bought naan (usually disappointing), or, if the craving was really strong, I’d buy naan bread from an Indian restaurant to eat with my homemade curry (so ridiculous!). Why? Because I truly didn’t think making naan bread at home was possible without a special oven and hard-to-find ingredients. That is, until I discovered this insanely easy, zero-tools-required, two ingredient naan recipe! That’s right…TWO INGREDIENTS!!
- 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour (if you don’t have this, make your own! It’s only 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, and 1 tsp salt. You can use the extra from this recipe for dusting your dough and countertop.)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (any type of Greek yogurt will do, but I go for the 0% fat one.)
- 1/2 tsp salt (not necessary, but reduces the yogurt flavor in the dough.)
- 2 tbsp olive oil to brush (also not necessary, but will give your naan that classic shine.)
- Garlic (for those, like me, who LOVE garlic naan. I use both garlic powder (1/2 tsp in the dough mix) and minced garlic (1 tbsp added to olive oil) to brush on top before frying.)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the self-rising flour and Greek yogurt (plus the optional salt and/or garlic powder, if using it).
- Using your hands, form the dough into a big ball.
- On a lightly floured surface, flatten out the dough ball and cut it into 8 even pieces.
- Flatten each piece of dough into a circular shape (try to get it pretty thin as it will puff up when it hits the hot pan). If it starts getting too sticky to manage, sprinkle on some extra flour.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat.
- Once hot, place one piece of naan dough in the pan and cook for 3 minutes (if you are going to brush with (garlic) oil, then brush the side facing up before the next step).
- Flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the dough has been cooked.
- Enjoy your incredibly delicious fluffy homemade naan!
-Sprinkle your naan with chopped cilantro before serving for the full restaurant experience.