Homemade Vegan Naan

I was inspired to try making my own vegan naan after seeing this recipe posted on the blog Bacon is Not an Herb a while back. She originally found the naan recipe on PETA’s website. I didn’t change anything (besides adding a little salt and garlic powder during cooking) because it’s a simple recipe and it came out well. I’m just sharing in hopes that you’ll feel inspired to make some too!

A lot of times naan that you find in restaurants or stores isn’t vegan, so it was really nice to make my own. I was really missing it from my pre-vegan days! Thanks to Terri from Bacon is Not an Herb for posting this recipe!

Ingredients:

1 tsp. active dry yeast (about a 1/2 package)
1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. soy milk
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4-2 cups bread flour
2 Tbsp. olive oil
salt and garlic powder optional

Directions:

•In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy.

•Stir in the sugar, soy milk, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough, between 1 3/4 to 2 cups.

•Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface or until smooth. Place in a well-oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.

•Punch down the dough then roll into golf ball-size pieces and place on a baking sheet. Cover with a towel and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

•Preheat a pan to high heat and lightly oil. Roll each ball of dough into a thin circle then add to pan one at a time. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until bubbles begin to brown and brush the top side with additional oil. Flip the bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on the other side. I tried sprinkling a little garlic powder and salt on top before flipping and it turned out really well. Continue until all the bread is cooked.

“Coming A Veg” Series and Liebster Awards

One of my fellow bloggers, Terri, has a blog called Bacon is NOT an Herb: Exploring Vegetarianism in Pennsyltucky. Her blog features some great recipes and stories about being vegetarian in Central PA, and I really enjoy reading her posts. She started a monthly series called ‘Coming A Veg’ to share stories about how and why different people became vegan or vegetarian. I wrote a post for her series, and it’s up on her blog today. Check it out! She’s looking for other vegans and vegetarians to share their stories as well, so if you’re interested in writing a post, find out more here, and get writing!

I’m also a bit delayed in posting about this, but another fellow blogger, Anne from An Unrefined Vegan, very kindly awarded me a Liebster Award. Thank you Anne! I really enjoy following your blog and all of your recipes! Anne, also has a second blog called Dough, Dirt, and Dye. Readers, if you haven’t checked out her blogs, definitely take a look! I’m frequently inspired (and hungry) after reading her posts!

So this is how the Liebster Award works:

I’d like to extend a Liebster Award to some of my fellow food bloggers. Here are my picks:

Rachel in Veganland: I’ve really been enjoying Rachel’s blog recently with her recipe posts that always look really tasty, and her thoughts on the politics of veganism. Check out this post!

Frugal Feeding: I enjoy following the posts on Frugal Feeding, and many just happen to be vegan or easily veganized! I really like his writing style, and the recipes always look so yummy!

Savory Simple: Her photos of food are always beautiful! Not all of the recipes on Savory Simple are vegetarian, but many of the posts are vegan, or easily veganized. These, for instance, are on my list of recipes to try…a simple vegan snack, that looks really tasty!

roughseasinthemed: She shares her experiences living in Gibralter and Spain, with some vegetarian recipes as well. Check out her take on Baked Beans on Toast in response to my post! I appreciate her taking the time to share her recipe with me!

Luminous Vegans: She describes herself as an “abolitionist vegan, liberal, atheist, nerd, knitter”, what more can I say? I always enjoy browsing her recipes and the great photos that go along with them!

Thanks again to Annie from An Unrefined Vegan and Terri from Bacon is Not an Herb! Check out their blogs if you haven’t!