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While not a true naan bread, this sure works in a pinch!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
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8 naan breads

It's easier than you think to make homemade naan. With this shortcut recipe, you need just a couple ingredients you may already have on hand. Learn how to make and use two-ingredient naan today.

Two-Ingredient Naan Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make this two-ingredient naan: 

· Self-rising flour: You'll need 1 ¼ cups of self-rising flour. If you only have all-purpose flour on hand, you can make a DIY version with just a few ingredients. 
· Yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt holds the naan dough together and ensures a tender texture. Make sure you get authentic Greek yogurt and not Greek-style yogurt.

How to Make Two-Ingredient Naan

three loaves of naan bread
Credit: Kim

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

1. Mix Ingredients: Mix the flour and yogurt until a shaggy dough forms. 
2. Knead: Transfer to a flour-dusted work surface, then knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Add more flour as needed if the dough becomes too sticky.
3. Shape: Pat the dough into a rectangle. Divide into eight equal portions, lightly flatten, and shape into a semi-rectangular shape.
4. Cook: Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium heat. Add one or two pieces of dough and cook until they begin to bubble and brown. Flip and continue cooking until both sides are cooked. 

How to Serve Naan 

Serve the naan warm with your favorite Indian or Indian-inspired dishes, such as chicken curry, biryani, or tikka masala

Hungry for more inspiration? Explore our entire collection of Indian recipes.

How to Use Two-Ingredient Dough

You can also use this two-ingredient combo to make everything from pizza crust and flatbreads to garlic knots and pretzels. The sky's the limit!

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I am floored by how awesome this recipe is," raves FaithsFood. "I had to make it a few times to get my process figured out — but this has quickly become a staple at my house. I use regular flour plus the salt/baking powder ratios suggested at the bottom to make self-rising flour. I also used regular greek yogurt (not non-fat) and the flavor was richer."

"Tender and flavorful, awesome recipe," according to Dori Baron Cron. "If you want to add a little more flavor just put in a good pinch of garlic salt and a couple of pinches of rosemary. Great as it is, though!"

"I added one clove of pressed garlic and greased the pan with ghee," says bigblackcat1958. "Really easy, really fast, really good!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix self-rising flour and Greek yogurt together in a large bowl until combined. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, adding more flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Pat dough into a rough 9x7-inch rectangle. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Lightly dust each piece with flour and flatten into a semi-rectangular shape, about 1/4 inch thick.

  • Lightly grease a large skillet and place it over medium heat. Add 1 or 2 of the flattened dough pieces to the skillet. Cook until they begin to bubble and brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and repeat with remaining dough until all pieces are cooked. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

Cooking these flatbreads can be a bit of a smoky process! Make sure to have a window open or a stove vent on just in case!

I use a homemade self-rising flour mix where, for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour, I add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons of baking powder to make it "self-rising."

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 15.5g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 5.6mg; sodium 264.3mg. Full Nutrition