Easy Gluten Free Naan Bread
My Easy Gluten Free Naan Bread is made using 1 to 1 gluten-free flour. This naan bread is just as soft, fluffy, easy and delicious as regular naan bread.
I have looked and I have yet to find a good gluten-free naan bread so what is my option? I make it myself! Unlike my no-yeast naan bread, this recipe has yeast to give it more leavening to help rise, lighten and soften. If you choose to do so, you can leave out the yeast but just know that the bread will come out denser and not as fluffy, given the lack of gluten.
It’s simply the gluten-free version of all-purpose/plain flour and acts almost the same, however, it’s usually made with rice flour and potato starch. 1 to 1 means it can be used in the same measurement as the all-purpose flour. Some GF flours do not have xanthan gum (which helps replace the gluten for stability and elasticity) so it needs to be added.
Yogurt in naan bread
Yogurt is a big part of naan bread as helps keep it soft and fluffy. In traditional Indian cooking they use curd (dahi), which is a thick fermented milk product and since it is to be thick, Greek yogurt is better than regular.
Do you need eggs in naan bread?
Traditionally there are no eggs used in naan as the egg whites will make it tough.
Yeast in naan
In my Traditional Naan Bread, there is no yeast, but for this gluten-free version it needs the yeast to help fluff it up and give the bread the signature bubbles, as well as keeping it soft. Without this yeast it is essentially Indian flatbread.
This recipe makes 4 individual size servings. The recipe can be doubled if you have a larger crowd to feed.
Naan Serving Suggestions
Perfect for mopping all curries (let’s face it, if you’re having a curry, mopping is a big part of the equation!). Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Madras and Lentil Dal are all perfect with this naan bread. Even my newest Tandoori Masala Chicken Wings recipe (pictured below) is ideal as is dipping the naan in raita.