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Gluten Free Naan Recipe

After much requests from our readers on making a gluten free naan recipe we finally came around to doing it. Don’t get us wrong we were not procrastinating for any other reason other than making sure we perfect the recipe so it tastes exactly like regular naan. We want to make sure you guys can enjoy this with all our Indian dishes just like you would enjoy regular naan. Gluten free naan is great for those who are on a paleo diet, gluten free diet, or are avoiding gluten due to health reasons. Our recommendation for those of you who are looking to loose some weight is to definitely look into a gluten free diet as it produces one of the best results that can be long term and last at the same time. Note this recipe requires all purpose gluten free flour and ghee.

As you know naan can be served with practically anything so we don’t have to brief you on that! Let’s get started ladies and gentlemen.

Gluten Free Naan Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 naan


  • 350 grams of high quality all purpose gluten free flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum please don't add this if the gluten free blend has this already
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup of plain yogurt (room temperature)
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • Additional ghee or butter for frying
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Important: The recipe below is instructions if you do not have a autamtic bread maker or mixer. IF you have an electric mixer follow the same steps and beat on medium speed.

Step 1

Grab a bowl and add the flour, xanthan gum, salt, cream of tartar, and sugar and whisk this very well until smooth.

Step 2

Add the yeast to this mixture and again whisk it to combine the mixture.

Step 3

Add to this yogurt, egg, egg white, ghee and mix again very well just until the mixture is smooth and combined.

Step 4

While you are mixing the mixture gradually start adding the water in a steady manner, once you have finished adding all the water beat the mixture very well. At this point your dough should be nice and fluffy. At this point gradually add little bits of flour until the dick thickens completely, you want to be able to easily pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl without much trouble. If it is not like this consistency add more flour until it is.

Step 5

Now the dough should be smooth, thick, and fragrant. Grab a cover for the bowl and place it in an are that is draft free to rise for abou 35 minutes.

Step 6

Check back on the dough, once it has completed rising, we want to grab a parchment paper and lightly powder this with flour. Turn the dough out onto this. Divide the dough into 8 even pieces.

Step 7

Grab a cast iron skillet or flat pan and pour 2 tablespoons of ghee or butter and let it heat over medium heat. While this is heating and melting, take a one of the dough pieces and roll into an elongated oval (flat elongated oval see picture below)

rolled dough

Step 9

Powder both sides of the elongated oval with some flour and place it on the hot pan. Fry one side until you see blisters form this should take appoximately 1 minute, flip it and repeat until the naan is golden brown and cooked. Repeat this with the rest of the pieces of dough!

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