Indian Inspired Side Dish #2: Healthy and cheap 3 ingredient Peshwari Naan (VG, GF Option, Oil-Free)

This recipe blew me away. How? How does it work? It’s the simplest thing in the world AND it’s delicious AND IT’S 3 INGREDIENTS!?!

We made these Peshwari Naans with a Matar Tofu and my oil-free Onion Bhaji recipe and I’ve never been quite so satisfied with a home-made Indian-inspired dinner, honestly. I can tell you were drawn in by the above picture, that feeling you’re getting from your eyes is justified – it was delicious!

I had also walked 24.5K steps before making these too, so I was HUNGRY and it hit the spot! Try it for yourself, honestly you won’t be disappointed:

Side Note: “Chris!”, I hear you ask, “Why are there only 3 Naans in your pictures when you said the recipe makes 4?” – well, because we ate the 4th one whilst cooking. Oops!

Mindbendingly easy, oil-free 3-ingredient Peshwari Naan.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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I'm never buying Naan again, or Pita for that matter as this same approach can double up.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 200g Self-Raising Flour (use GF where available)
  • 200g Coconut-based dairy-free Yogurt (we used Coconut Collaborative – you could also use plain for a plain Naan)
  • 3 tbsp Desiccated Coconut
  • (optional) 1 level tsp Salt (c’mon, Salt doesn’t count as an ingredient…)

Directions

  1. Add all of your ingredients together in a bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon until they all start to come together into a ball of dough
  2. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and work it (stretch and ball back up etc.) for 30-40 seconds just to make sure everything is incorporated
  3. Split the mixture into 4 equal pieces
  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium/medium-high heat
  5. Roll out one of the pieces until flat and roughly oval shaped like a traditional Naan, when shaped place it into the center of the pan and toast on one side for 50-60s then flip for another 40-50s – adjust timings so that you get a lovely char on both sides (and prod with a stick or knife to let any air out, so it doesn’t puff up too much)
  6. Repeat step 5 for the rest of the pieces of dough and serve warm (can be kept in a sealed, dry container up to a day or two, but MUCH better fresh)

Buon Appetito!

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