Whether it’s a sandwich for breakfast, as a starter with dips or as a pizza toast – fresh bread always works, right? Germans love bread and according to the German Bread Institute, one person eats 20 kilograms of bread per year. We have over 3,200 varieties to choose from, and supermarkets and bakeries are filled with a variety of delicious treats. However, as hobbies, we like to experiment and experiment with new foods. After all, a little variety now and then wouldn’t be bad, right? Soft and fluffy, but wonderfully crunchy – Nayan bread is the most popular bread in Indian cuisine and is famous all over the world. Of course, you can get ready-made bread from the store, but homemade always tastes better, so we will show you how to make Indian naan bread yourself! The original recipe, vegan, from the Thermomix or crispy naan pizza – flatbread is a dream come true for all bread lovers! So read and enjoy.
What is naan bread?
Indian and naan bread go together like salt and pepper. Nice and soft on the inside and very crispy on the outside – the flatbread is great with curries, but tastes great on its own with a little garlic and butter. Traditionally, the bread is baked on an open ember called a tandoor – a special oven heated by gas or coal. In order to maintain the usual slightly burnt areas and the special taste, the bread is always prepared at a high temperature. However, you rarely see these tandoor ovens in restaurants or homes, so you can cook naan bread in a pan. Interestingly, the bread is not only a delicious accompaniment, but in India it is used as a cutting utensil by breaking off a piece. Just talking – let’s get started and try our Indian Naan Bread recipe today.
Indian naan bread recipe
Flour, yeast, curd and pan – that’s all you need to make the classic Indian naan bread yourself. The ingredients are cheap and almost everyone already has them in the kitchen cupboard. With the classic cabbage soup for dinner or with a spread for a snack – flatbread always tastes good.
Ingredients for 10-12 pieces;
- 350 grams of bread flour type 550
- 1 packet dry yeast
- 240 grams of yogurt, preferably full fat
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 120 ml of hot water
- Vegetable oil to taste
- Melted butter or grease for brushing
Make nana bread yourself
- Combine yeast, sugar and water in a small bowl, mix well and leave for 2-3 minutes until the mixture starts to foam.
- Add the curd to the yeast mixture and mix well.
- Sift the flour and salt into another bowl and make a well in the middle.
- Pour the yogurt mixture into the well and mix with your hands to form a moist, sticky dough.
- Knead the dough vigorously on a floured work surface for 4-5 minutes and place in an oiled bowl.
- Brush all sides with olive oil, cover and leave in a warm place for 2 hours.
- Divide the dough into 8-10 parts.
- Heat a cast iron pan over high heat and grease it with a little ghee.
- Place the flatbread in the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on one side until small bubbles form.
- Turn and fry for 1-2 minutes.
- Brush with melted butter and voila – your quick flatbread is ready!
- Alternatively, you can bake the plate in the oven at 220 degrees for 2-3 minutes.
Vegan flatbread recipe
Yogurt is one of the common ingredients for making Indian naan bread and gives it a unique soft texture. But what if you don’t use any animal products? Then you can easily make nana bread vegan! It’s that simple:
- 250 grams of bread flour
- 160 ml of hot water
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 45 grams of vegan butter or coconut cream
- 1 tsp salt
- olive oil to taste
- Mix sugar, water and dry yeast well in a bowl and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
- Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl, add the chopped mixture and knead into a sticky dough.
- Knead the dough by hand on a floured work surface for about 10 minutes and place in an oiled bowl.
- Brush all sides with a little olive oil and cover in a warm place for 90 minutes.
- Then lightly pound it with your hands to loosen it and divide it into 8 equal parts.
- Roll out the ball and let it rise covered for another 10 minutes.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat and add the vegan butter.
- Fry the naan bread for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles form.
- Flip and cook for another 1 minute.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil and your vegan naan bread is ready.
Naan bread recipe from Thermomix
You can prepare Indian flat bread in Thermomix. For this recipe, naan bread is made with fresh yeast and tastes especially good with sweet cream!
- 500 grams of bread flour
- 1 cube of fresh yeast
- 150 ml of hot water or milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 150 grams of yogurt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- Place yeast, sugar and milk in a mixing bowl and heat 2 min / 37 degrees / speed 1.
- Leave for 20 minutes.
- Put the rest of the ingredients in a pan and cook for 6 minutes on flour mode.
- Place the dough in an oiled bowl, stir and let it rest for 1 hour.
- Then knead with your hands for a short time and divide into 6 parts.
- Heat the pan on high heat and form the dough ball into a patty.
- Place the flatbreads in the hot pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Serve the naan bread as a side dish with your choice of sauce and enjoy!
Quick Flatbread Pizzas
We have already shown you how to make delicious pizza toast. But what about a quick naan pizza for dinner? Super crisp and irresistibly sweet – perfect for enjoying an Italian classic in a different way!
- 4 slices of homemade nanny bread
- 300 grams of tomato puree
- 1 red onion, cut into thin rings
- 60 grams of green olives, holes and rings cut
- 200 grams of mozzarella
- 100 grams of cheddar, chopped
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, line a baking sheet with baking paper and place in the oven to heat.
- Spread the tomato puree on the nanny bread and add to the onions and olives.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar and then bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.