Gluten-Free Naan Bread Recipe

Published on Dec 07, 2016

  by   Kristina Stosek

11 reviews

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 30+2hrrising minutes Serves:
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This recipe is a gluten-free version of Naan bread. Naan bread is an Indian-style flatbread that is soft and served with Indian curry dishes and dips.

This gluten-free naan bread is relatively easy to make, but you need to allow time for the dough to rise.

Is naan bread gluten-free?

Naan bread is a popular bread in India. However, the traditional version of this bread is not gluten-free. To make this naan bread gluten-free, I used gluten-free flour, rice flour and tapioca flour, sometimes called starch.

The naan dough is leavened with yeast and is cooked in a dry pan such as a cast iron skillet or a non-stick pan. The bread is cooked until it puffs up and then turned over and cooked until you see charred patches.

how to serve naan bread

lentil curry with naan bread


This Indian staple is served with curry dishes or their popular dips, such as this Low-Carb Eggplant Dip.

I love incorporating gluten-free naan bread with hearty soups or stews; the bread is exceptional for soaking up sauces.

Can you make a pizza from gluten-free naan?

You will love replacing pizza crust with naan bread. The naan is light and a perfect size for an individual pizza.

My favourite toppings are fresh tomatoes, basil with a drizzle of olive oil and topped with buffalo mozzarella slices. Just bake in a preheated oven at 400 F for 10 minutes or until the cheese bubbles. YUM!


gluten free naan bread with parsley


Naan bread keeps well stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. It will keep up to five days.


Yes, this Indian version of bread freezes exceptionally well for up to three months. To freeze it, wrap the naan in plastic wrap and then place it in a freezer bag.

This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for delicious, gluten-free naan bread or a light individual pizza crust. The recipe is easy to make, and the naan bread texture always comes out perfectly. Plus, it makes a tasty replacement for bread. Enjoy!

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