Easy Two-Ingredient Naan


While this two-ingredient naan is not a true, traditional naan bread, it sure works in a pinch!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

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

pieces of naan bread stacked on dark wood surface

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

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!

Get more ideas: You Can Make Dozens of Baked Treats with This 2-Ingredient Dough

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


  • 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour, or more as needed

  • 1 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    close up view of a stack of Naan next to fresh herbs


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 salt and 2 teaspoons baking powder to make it "self-rising."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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