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Golden Turmeric Naan

Golden Turmeric Naan – it’s the perfect flatbread for all your curries! The bright yellow color adds a lovely color splash onto your plate!

Golden Turmeric Naan

You know I love curries. And I always make some kind of flatbread whether it’s chapati or naan to go with it. A curry just isn’t the same without the flatbread!

Lately, I’ve been really impatient with making naans and I’ve been using baking powder instead of yeast (because there’s not rising time). 

In authentic recipes, you would often find yogurt in the ingredients, but I’ve used water because I don’t always have soy yogurt at home. So keep in mind, that this recipe is everything but authentic. But it’s quick, easy, delicious, and the color is just plain beautiful!

How to make Golden Turmeric Naan

The Ingredients

You’ll only need 7 very basic ingredients for the bread: 

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • turmeric powder
  • salt
  • water
  • olive oil
  • black sesame seeds

Told you it was basic! I bet you have all the ingredients at home right now! So what are you waiting for? Go make the bread and let me know what you think!

The basic steps

Dough for golden turmeric naan

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients. Stir to combine, then knead until a smooth dough forms. Add a drizzle of olive oil and cover the bowl for a couple of minutes. 

rolling out golden turmeric naan

Step 2: Roll out the flatbread, sprinkle black sesame seeds on top. Roll them into the dough a bit. Then heat a very hot pan and let the flatbread cook on both sides until bubbly and nicely golden. Done!

Vegan Falafel Curry
Golden Turmeric Naan served with Vegan Falafel Curry and Basmati Rice

Health Benefits

Adding turmeric to your naan not only makes it beautiful golden but also it is said that turmeric has the power to tame heartburn or an upset stomach, prevent heart attacks, delay diabetes, fight cancer, protect the brain, and curb joint pain.

Serve this Golden Turmeric Naan with

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Golden Turmeric Naan

Golden Turmeric Naan

Elephantastic Vegan
Golden Turmeric Naan – it’s the perfect flatbread for all your curries! The bright yellow color adds a lovely color splash onto your plate!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian, Vegan
Servings 2 flatbreads
Calories 233 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to sprinkle on top
  • 1/4 cup water
  • olive oil for coating the dough
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  • Add the flour, baking powder, turmeric powder, and salt into a bowl. Stir to combine. Add the water and knead with your hands (or use a kitchen aid) until it’s a smooth dough. If it’s too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too crumbly add more water. Coat the dough in a drizzle of olive oil, then cover the bowl with a lid or kitchen towel and let the dough rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Divide the naan dough into two parts and roll it out on a clean surface. Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top and roll them into the dough.
  • Heat a flat pan (a crepe-pan works best) until really, really hot! Add one naan into the pan and let it cook until it gets golden and bubbly, flip and let it cook on the other side as well. This won’t take long. 1-2 minutes max per bread (depending on how hot the pan is). Repeat for the other naan. Enjoy!


Calories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gSodium: 295mgPotassium: 268mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 96mgIron: 3.2mg
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 15th of June 2019

This sounds great. Can you eliminate the oil?


Saturday 15th of June 2019

yes, that's no problem. I've made this naan without oil a couple of times. Just use a very hot non-stick pan!