Cumin & Black Sesame Naan

Cumin & Black Sesame Naan #glutenfree #vegan

Yesterday while the rest of the world was watching the Superbowl I was in the kitchen making gluten free naan. We aren’t big sports fanatics around here so we spent the evening hanging out with the kids, watching movies, and chowing down on this platter of naan and spicy hummus. My whole family loved the addition of cumin and black sesame seeds, even our pickiest eater Kash was impressed with this tasty treat. This naan, like a lot of gluten free treats, is best served immediately when it is fresh and warm. 

Cumin & Black Sesame Naan #glutenfree #vegan


Cumin & Black Sesame Naan (Gluten Free & Vegan)

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Yield: 6 pieces 1x


  • 2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup water
  • olive oil
  • black sesame seeds
  • ground cumin


  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the gluten free all-purpose flour and the salt, mix well to combine then add the water and stir until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for approximately 5 minutes until smooth. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces. Lightly flour your work surface and hands with gluten free all-purpose flour then shape the dough into balls and flatten them slightly. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into circles about 6 inches in diameter. Brush both sides of each naan with olive oil then sprinkle with cumin and sesame seeds. I used about an 1/8 teaspoon of each for each naan, but you can use more or less depending on your taste. If the sesame seeds are having trouble sticking to the dough gently press them into the dough.
  3. Lightly oil a large heavy bottomed skillet with olive oil and preheat over medium-high heat. Place a circle of dough into the skillet and cook until brown spots begin to appear on the dough and air pockets form inside the naan like giant bubbles, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side then transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough until all of the naan has been cooked. Serve immediately.


This recipe is adapted from The Vegan Planet

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  1. Gabriela July 21, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made a completely middle eastern menu today from scratch (falafel, hummus,quinoa tabbouleh, baba ghanoush and tzatziki) and was wondering how the heck I was gonna eat it all while the rest of my family used tortillas. These were delicious!!! I will definitely be making these again. Even for Mexican night.

    1. Meg July 22, 2015 at 6:30 am

      Woohoo!!! That makes my day Gabriela. I am so glad you enjoyed the naan! Your dinner sounds amazing by the way.

  2. Becky October 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    This looks delicious. I used to love naan breads and haven’t had a gluten free one. Thanks for this!

  3. Grace Della April 20, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I have been looking for this recipe all over! thank you, I will be trying this it this week. BTW the images are beautiful.
    Grace Della

    1. Meg April 20, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Thank you so very much Grace!!!

  4. Megan February 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Yum! Naan seems so intimidating to make, but your steps are super-simple. thanks!

    1. Meg February 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

      I hope you really enjoy it if you make it Megan:)

  5. julianaloh @bilbaobab February 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    WOW!! that’s it? it looks easy to make and i’m going to try this perfect with a side of homemade hummus dip!!

    1. Meg February 10, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

  6. SidVicious February 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Looks amazing!

  7. The Peace Patch February 3, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    sweetserendipity! We were just noodling around last night for a new naan recipe to spice things up and here you are with this sesame-specked yumfulness! Thank you for sharing the recipe! 🙂

    1. Meg February 3, 2014 at 1:04 pm

      Haha! I love it when life happens like that. I hope you enjoy this naan as much as we did.:)


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