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Vegan Beet Nan Bread

  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-10 pieces depending on size 1x



Naan Bread:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • 1¾ tsp active dry yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting, I added about 1/2 cup
  • 1/3 cup Beet Powder (you can used any kind)
  • 2½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp vegan plain yogurt or sour cream

Dill Sauce: 

  • 1/2 cup vegan plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Whisk together the warm water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Set aside until foamy, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk together the flour, beet powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the coconut oil, vegan yogurt or sour cream, and the wet yeast mixture and mix together by hand or with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Add flour as needed if the dough is too wet.
  3. Turn off the oven. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in the oven until nearly doubled in volume, about 1½ hours.
  4. Punch down the dough, and turn it out onto a floured work surface and knead it again for a few minutes. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. With a rolling pin, roll out each ball into a 8-by-4 inch oval, dusting with flour as needed.
  5. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Place one piece of dough in the pan, bread should brown nicely on the bottom but not be burning. The top should start to bubble and puff up slightly. Cook for about a minute or two on each side until both sides of the bread are browned. They should have well-browned spots in areas but should still be pliable.
  6. Dill Sauce: combine all of the ingredients together and serve with bread. If you love fresh herbs you can top with chopped fresh parsley.
  7. If you’re preparing other items keep the naan bread warm in the oven on 250. 
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1
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