Easy Homemade Naan (Two Ingredient Dough)

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Two-Ingredient Dough Naan brings your favorite Indian flatbread right to your kitchen, without all the hassle of kneading, leavening, and waiting around. Ready in under 30 minutes, this easy naan bread is as simple to make as it is delicious.

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If you have not yet tried baking with two-ingredient dough, please allow me to rock your culinary world. This two-ingredient dough naan recipe combines all the healthy goodness of homemade bread with the ease of ordering from a bakery.

So, what is two-ingredient dough, you ask? The answer is quite simple, actually. Two-ingredient dough is a homemade dough made from a combination of Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. It eliminates the need for yeast or baking soda, because the flour already comes with baking soda mixed in. It might sound simple, but trust me—it’s a lifesaver.

Not only is it super simple to work with, but two-ingredient dough has about half the carbs found in regular baking dough, making it the perfect low-carb alternative. It’s a great way to make healthier versions of all your favorite baked goods from the comfort of your own home. Pretzels? No problem. Pizza? Of course. Garlic knots? Duh!

This two-ingredient dough naan bread is a delicious, easy way to make this popular Indian flatbread at home. It’s great to eat on its own with a dipping sauce or served as the base for pizzas, wraps, and flatbreads.

Homemade two ingredient Naan bread with spinach and chutney on the side.

Key Ingredients

To make this healthy homemade naan bread, you will need the following key ingredients:

  • Two-ingredient dough. Two-ingredient dough is made with a basic combination of Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. It only takes 15 minutes to make and tastes just as tasty as regular dough, but with far fewer carbs and effort.
  • Olive oil. Loaded with heart-healthy fats and essential nutrients, olive oil is perfect for making the naan extra crispy and flavorful. It also helps to give it the beautiful golden brown hue that lets you know it’s time to chow down!
  • Garlic. I always prefer to opt for fresh garlic when it’s available, but garlic powder or garlic salt works just fine in a pinch.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Here are some of my top tips and tricks to help you bring this healthy homemade naan recipe to life:

  • Add sesame seeds. To add a delicious nutty flavor and a slight crunch, brush the naan with olive oil and then top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Make sure to cook the naan sesame-side down to lightly toast the seeds and lock them in.
  • Go for an “everything bagel’ flavor. To capture that beloved ‘everything bagel’ flavor, try sprinkling on your favorite Everything Bagel seasoning. You can also make your own with a combination of sesame seeds, onion powder, garlic powder, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper.
  • Make it dairy-free. To accommodate a dairy-free diet, you could try making your two-ingredient dough with a plant-based yogurt like coconut yogurt. Make sure it is a thick plant-based yogurt or the dough wont' come together.
  • Make it gluten-free. You can easily make your dough gluten-free by finding a gluten-free variety of self-rising flour. If you can’t find one, you can make your own self-rising flour with gluten-free all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.

How to Serve Homemade Naan

This healthy two-ingredient dough naan makes a fantastic side dish or snack. Here are some of my favorite ways to serve this dish:

Indian Naan bread cut in half and sprinkled with garlic salt and herbs on a plate with chutney on the side.

How to Store Leftover Naan Bread

Part of the beauty of two-ingredient dough is how versatile it is. Essentially, any baked good that uses regular dough can be made with two-ingredient dough for a healthier, low-carb alternative.

Unused two-ingredient dough that is stored in a sealed container can be refrigerated for up to 10 days. Therefore, this dough is the perfect recipe to make ahead and use later for all of your homemade bakery needs.

However, if you’re interested in storing leftover naan bread, let it cool down to room temperature and seal it in an airtight storage container. Then, store it in one of two ways:

  • In the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
  • In the freezer for 2 to 3 months.

How to Make Two-Ingredient Dough

Two-ingredient dough is a magical combination of Greek yogurt and self-rising flour. Essentially, what it’s known (and loved) for is allowing you to make your favorite baked goods without all the struggles associated with traditional homemade dough.

To make two-ingredient dough, you start by combining self-rising flour with some Greek yogurt. I like to use a ratio of 2 cups of flour for every 1 ½ cups of yogurt. If you don’t have any self-rising flour, don’t worry. It’s easy to make from scratch using 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and ¾ of a teaspoon of salt.

Then, place your dough on a floured surface and knead a few times into a ball. That’s it! Now, you have a delicious, low-carb dough option to use for easy homemade pizza crusts, cinnamon rolls, pretzels, breadsticks—you name it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this dish:

Greek yogurt is known for having a slightly tangy flavor, which can rub off on the flavor of the dough. My favorite way to combat this is to add spices! Personally, I think the olive oil and garlic in this recipe gives it plenty of rich and savory flavor to combat the slight sourness of the yogurt.

The Greek yogurt used in this recipe adds plenty of moisture to the dough, which will prevent the dough from drying out. If, after forming the dough, you feel that it might still wind up dry, feel free to add an additional tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt.

Regular yogurt doesn’t have the same consistency as Greek yogurt, so I don’t recommend using them interchangeably. However, if you are looking for a dairy-free option, you could try swapping out Greek yogurt for full-fat coconut milk or a plant-based yogurt. Just be aware that the resulting texture may be slightly altered.

Naan bread with a spicy Indian chutney and fresh spinach on top served with extra Naan and spices on the side.
The Recipe
Easy Homemade Naan (Two Ingredient Dough)

Easy Homemade Naan (Two Ingredient Dough)

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.25 cups self rising flour
  • 1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil (or melted butter, ghee)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt (or garlic powder and kosher salt, optional)

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Instructions

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To make the two ingredient dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and yogurt, stirring until they are well combined. If the mixture is too sticky, add a tablespoon of additional flour and continue to mix. Repeat as necessary until the mixture becomes a workable ball of dough. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface, until the dough is smooth.

Two ingredient dough with self rising flour and yogurt on a marble board with oil and a rolling pin.
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Once the dough is prepared and smooth, evenly divide the dough into 4-6 equal sizes. The amount you choose depends on how large you want each piece to be. Using your hands, roll each piece of dough into balls, and then roll on the counter until they are circles, about ¼ inch in thickness.

Dough being rolled into Naan pieces on a marble board.
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Lightly oil or butter your pan. Working in batches, place one or two pieces of dough onto the pan. Brown on both sides and then remove from the pan, and stack on a plate as you finish other pieces.

Raw Naan cooking in a skillet with olive oil.
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Brush olive oil or melted butter on top of each piece, and season with garlic salt, or other toppings.

Browned Naan in a skillet with a spatula on the side.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 naan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217
Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 733mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 10g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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Shaw
March 19, 2022 - 08:47
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Your versions of two ingredient dough recipes have been fantastic! I am going to try roasted garlic in this Naan, to sop up my turkey kale soup. It's been good having flavor back in my kitchen.
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