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Vegan, Oil-free, 4 Ingredient Sesame Naan

Recipe for a vegan, oil-free, 4 Ingredient Sesame Naan. It only takes 5 minutes to make and is the perfect addition to any curries or other Indian dishes.

Vegan Sesame Naan with chickpea curry

I have a very special recipe to share with you! My vegan, oil-free, 4 Ingredient Sesame Naan. It only takes about three minutes to make or even less!

I’ve been experimenting A LOT with naans because I wanted to create one that goes really, really fast. I love quick curries so I needed a naan, that I could make that is ready when the curry is. You may have noticed the naan (or variations of it) in previous photos like the Falafel Curry, Palak Tofu or Dal Makhani – you already see, there’s no curry for me without a naan!

This Sesame Naan

  • is vegan
  • & oil-free
  • can be made in three minutes
  • is made without yeast >> no rise time >> quick!
  • is the perfect side dish for any curry!

The ingredients for the Sesame Naan

You’ll only need:

  • flour
  • salt
  • water
  • black and white sesame seeds

Sounds pretty easy, right?! Well, it is! And I bet you have all the ingredients at home already!

Vegan, oil-free, 4-ingredient Sesame Naan

I love it when recipes are as simple as possible. So is this naan! All-purpose flour, salt, water and sesame seeds – that’s all that goes in there! No yeast means also no rise = so it’s so quick to make, you won’t believe it (actually, yes you will!).

I’ve used black and white sesame seeds – but feel free to use only white or black ones or leave them out completely. Whatever you like!

Sesame Naan in the pan

I’ve baked the naan in my flat crepe-pan, which works great! I always preheat the pan as hot as possible. It’s much faster than baking it in the oven!

Vegan Sesame Naan

Serve the Sesame Naan with

Vegan Sesame Naan with chickpea curry

Vegan, oil-free, 4-ingredient Sesame Naan

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan, oil-free, 4-ingredient Sesame Naan. It's made without yeast - so it doesn't need to rise and is super quick to make (under 5 minutes!). It's the perfect bread for curries or other Indian dishes.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian, Vegan
Servings 2 flatbreads
Calories 284 kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water + a bit more until a smooth dough forms
  • black and white sesame seeds to sprinkle on top


  • Heat a crepe pan or other flat pan over high heat.
  • Place the flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Add in the water and mix with your hand until it forms a nice dough like in the photos. You may have to add a bit more water until you can form a nice, smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough into two equal pieces and press them down a bit with your hand.
  • Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and roll both of them out on a floured surface.
  • Bake one after another in the pan for about 30 seconds, turn and bake the other side for a few seconds. Just have an eye on them so they don't burn, they won't take long! 
  • Enjoy the sesame naan with your favorite curries!


Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 8gSodium: 585mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 2gCalcium: 12mgIron: 3.6mg
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Vegan 4-Ingredient Sesame Naan
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