Homemade Vegan Naan

Homemade Vegan Naan

Credit to The Spruce Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (1/2 package)
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or as needed for cooking, plus more to brush the top of the naan)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for naan

  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Let this stand for about 10 minutes, until it turns frothy.

    Dissolve yeast in water

  3. Stir in the soy milk.

    Stir in soymilk

  4. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt with 1 3/4 cups of flour.

    Whisk the sugar and onion powder

  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir just until a soft dough forms.

    Stir in wet and dry ingredients

  6. Add an additional 1/4 cup of flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary to reach the right consistency.

  7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead it for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and pliable.

    Turn the dough

  8. Lightly oil the inside of a large bowl. Place the dough inside it, cover it with a damp cloth, and set it aside in a warm location. Let the dough rise for about an hour or until it doubles in volume.

    Ball of dough

  9. Punch down the dough, then break off chunks and roll them into golf ball-size pieces.

    Punch in dough

  10. Put them on a floured baking sheet, cover the dough balls with a towel, and allow them to rise again until they double in size, about 30 minutes.

    Pour flour on sheet

  11. Heat a cast iron or heavy non-stick skillet over high heat. Use a pastry brush or paper towel to coat it with a light layer of oil.

  12. Roll or press a dough ball into a thin circle.

    Roll out dough

  13. Then place it in the hot oiled skillet. Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form and you can see the edges start to turn brown.

    Naan on skillet

  14. Brush the top side with additional olive oil.

  15. Flip it and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on the other side.

    Flip naan

  16. Repeat with the remaining dough balls, oiling the skillet between each one.



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