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Easy Vegan Naan (Indian Flatbread)

Easy Vegan Naan – if you’re into super fluffy flatbreads, then this is THE recipe for you! The dough is just a simple yeast dough, which you can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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I’m always on a mission for the fluffiest vegan naan bread. And I kind of feel like, it can’t get any fluffier than this.

I’ve gotten so many compliments for my naan, it always ends up being the star of the meal (sorry, curry!).

It’s really easy to make. Mix the ingredients for the dough (I am using my kitchen machine but you can also use your hands). Coat the dough ball in oil, and let it rise for at least 2 hours. Then you can break off a small chunk, roll it out and cook it in the pan for a super fresh flatbread.

You can also store the risen dough in the fridge for up to 3 days, so you’ll always have the option for spontaneous, bubbly naan.

Bonus points for sprinkling salt and fresh parsley (or cilantro) on top.

If you don’t have the time for the dough to rise and you need a naan asap, check out my yeast-free Garlic Naan recipe.

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You can use the flatbreads also for fluffy wraps or a pizza base! I may or may not have added mashed avocado onto the flatbread for a quick breakfast. 

How to make an Easy Vegan Naan

The ingredients

You will need: 

  • all-purpose wheat flour
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • water

This is a super basic version for vegan naan. You can always work garlic slices, sesame seeds, chili flakes (or whatever you feel like) into the dough before adding it to the pan! 

The basic steps

flour, yeast, and salt in bowl
Step 1: Combine the flour, instant yeast, and salt in a mixing bowl.
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Step 2: Add the oil and water. Let it knead by a kitchen machine with a dough hook (or use a spoon to stir and then your hands to knead the dough) until it’s a smooth dough.
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Sprinkle it with salt and fresh parsley, and serve it hot & fresh! :) 

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vegan naan

Easy Vegan Naan (Indian Flatbread)

Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
Easy Vegan Naan – if you’re into super fluffy flatbreads, then this is THE recipe for you! The dough is just a simple yeast dough, which you can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Basics
Cuisine Indian, Vegan
Servings 4 naans
Calories 303 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour + more to dust the dough and surfaces
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil + more to coat the dough and for the pan
  • 2/3 cup water


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and instant yeast. Then add the olive oil and water. Stir to combine, then knead with your hands (or use a kitchen machine with a dough hook) until it's a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour; if it's too crumbly, add more water.
  • Coat the ball of dough in a drizzle of olive oil. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in size (for about 2 hours).
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces (about 100g each). Roll out each piece on lightly floured parchment paper.
  • Heat a flat pan (a crepe-pan works best) until really, really hot! Lay the first flatbread into the hot pan with a bit of oil until it's you can see bubbles on the bread. Then, for the second side, add a bit more oil to the pan, let the other side of the bread cook for 1-2 minutes. Repeat for the other naans.
  • Sprinkle the naans with salt, fresh parsley and enjoy!


Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 199mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 3gSugar: 0.2gVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 4mg
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Recipe Rating


Monday 16th of January 2023

Thanks for sharing the recipe - I tried it today and the naan turned out amazing!


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

Can I let the dough rise for an hour in a warm place and use it the same day rather than waiting for it to rise overnight?


Sunday 20th of September 2020

Great easy recipe. Thank you!!


Monday 5th of August 2019

Thank you Bianca! Can I use wholemeal flour ? Thank you!

Chris Peltz

Saturday 3rd of August 2019

Can you use Whole Wheat Pastry instead?