What to Eat With Naan Bread? 20 Best Side Dishes

naan bread side dishes

Raise your hand if you love naan bread and often pair it with gravies, stir-fries, and fried meat. One of the best things about naan bread is that it is easy to make and tastes great with many dishes. Besides, it is soft and fluffy and quite appetizing.

Therefore, it is safe to say that resisting naan bread is quite challenging. You can serve naan bread with different dishes, whether you plan a one-person or a family meal.

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The best side dishes to serve with naan bread are aloo gobi, chicken curry, chicken tikka masala, chana masala, dal makhani, butter chicken, mutton curry, beef curry, chicken vindaloo, palak paneer, rogan josh, chicken korma,  red lentil dahl, Bombay aloo and spicy roast chicken. 

Now, let's get cooking!

20 Naan Bread Sides

1. Aloo Gobi

Aloo Gobi

This Indian dish is a mix of cauliflower and potatoes with hints of turmeric, mango powder, cumin seeds and red chili powder. It is a perfect dish for vegans looking for a spicy meal for themselves.

Pair aloo gobi with naan bread to have a soulful meal with friends and family. You can customize the spice levels according to your taste.

2. Chicken Curry

Chicken curry

We all love chicken curry, especially when it is made of our favorite ingredients and is perfectly soupy and creamy. The tagged recipe contains potatoes, carrots, chicken and beautiful spices.

Also, the dish takes only 30 minutes to make. This is a good enough time to make the best and most soulful curry for your lunch or dinner plan.

Make sure that you include all the mentioned ingredients in your recipe. And don't forget to warm your naan bread before serving it with the dish.

3. Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

This is a hearty chicken dish with all the ingredients to make your day. With perfectly consistent gravy, chicken tikka masala tastes divine with naan bread. It is a rich dish, packed with rich flavors.

Although there is a long list of ingredients to ace this recipe, everything will turn out great after successfully following the procedure.

4. Chana Masala

Chana Masala

We also love having naan bread with chana masala. It is a healthy, delicious and pretty nutritious vegan dish you can make at home without effort.

The main ingredients required to make this beautiful Indian dish are chickpeas, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala, and onions. The classic dish can also be served with mint chutney easily made at home.

Chana masala is an ideal dish for summer lunches and dinners.

5. Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani

This is another quick Indian recipe with great nutritional value. It is a vegan dish containing split lentils, avocado oil, garlic, ginger, garam masala, turmeric, and ghee, among other ingredients.

Once ready, this dal is a comfort food when eaten with naan bread. Make sure that both dal and naan are warm to enjoy the meal.

6. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Here is another creamy, warm and welcoming chicken recipe to go with your naan bread. Butter chicken features an aromatic sauce that is worth every bite. Also, the tender chicken pieces melt in your mouth, giving you all the pleasure and satisfaction required.

Follow all the instructions and don't miss any ingredient if you want to experience the authentic flavors.

7. Mutton Curry

Mutton Curry

This is one of the most popular dishes worldwide. Made with mutton, tomatoes and some other essential ingredients, this recipe is hard to resist. Ensure you use all the spices and herbs mentioned in the recipe card to enjoy this flavorful dish to the fullest.

Once it is ready, serve it with naan bread and experience the flavors with a glass of your favorite drink.

8. Beef Curry

Beef Curry

Here is another scrumptious curry that we find worth mentioning here. Beef curry is a Punjabi dish with many ingredients and flavors mixed together in a saucy and creamy gravy.

If you are not a fan of beef, you may become one after having your first bite with naan bread. This curry is a perfect crowd-pleaser and gives you a great experience of Indian cuisine.

9. Chicken Vindaloo


This spicy and flavorful dish will leave you speechless after your first bite. It features tender pieces of chicken in vindaloo sauce to help you enjoy your meal to the fullest.

Also, an Indian dish, chicken vindaloo, tastes divine with naan bread. It can also be eaten with rice and is perfect for winter or summer dinner plans.

10. Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer feature image

Here is another dish to taste divine with naan bread. If you haven't eaten palak paneer before, you must have it now as this delicacy shouldn't be missed.

Palak paneer is a healthy dish containing cottage cheese cubes and spinach as the heroes of this dish. Other ingredients include garam masala, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder, ginger, garlic, and butter.

It is an irresistible dish, perfect for vegans.

11. Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh

This is a beautiful lamb dish that melts in your mouth. The pieces of lamb meat are tender and moist. Besides, the gravy is packed with strong flavors, taking you to the streets of India with every bite.

Yes, we understand that you need a long list of spices to make this dish. However, you can easily find them under one roof, especially if you visit an Indian store.

Serve this curry with naan bread and fresh salad, and enjoy your meal.

12. Chicken Korma 

chicken korma

Chicken korma is a wonderful dish that tastes wholesome with naan bread. It is packed with Indian flavors and all the spices that you may need to fulfill your temptations for a delicious meal.

This korma recipe is also perfect for dinner. You can make a big bowl of this dish and serve it with naan, salad, and mint raita.

13.  Red Lentil Dahl

Red Lentil Dahl

This is a one-pot meal and gets ready within 30 minutes. Red lentil dahl is a flavorful dish made from red lentils, baby spinach, tomatoes, coconut milk, garam masala and all the spices and herbs present on the recipe card.

Moreover, this is a budget-friendly dish and can be enjoyed with naan bread.

14. Bombay Aloo

Bombay Aloo

Also known as Bombay potatoes, Bombay aloo is a delicious Indian dish that features potatoes flavored with spices. It is one of the most wholesome dishes to serve with naan bread.

The recipe also has ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, and tomatoes to give you a dish you can enjoy on a sunny lunchtime. We love how easy this recipe is and can be made with most ingredients already present in your pantry.

15. Spicy Roast Chicken

Spicy Roast Chicken

Do you plan on making spicy roast chicken? If yes, serve it with naan bread and woo your guests with a wonderful meal.

Spicy roast chicken requires you to have whole chicken, oregano, dried basil, oregano, paprika, pepper, black pepper, salt, and vegetable oil. You can also serve a bowl of raita and a fresh salad with this dish.

16. Potato and Vegetable Curry

Potato and Vegetable Curry

This is a perfect dish for people who want to avoid chicken or all types of meat. Potato and vegetable curry is creamy and rich and ideal for a cold winter night. It tastes great with homemade naan bread.

You can customize the ingredients according to your taste. For instance, add all the vegetables you like instead of following the recipe card entirely.

17. Tandoori Chicken Tikka Kebab

Tandoori Chicken Tikka Kebab

Serve naan bread with homemade chicken tikka kebabs. The recipe for these yummy kebabs is mentioned in the tagged article. Ensure that you marinate the chicken properly before cooking and grilling.

18. Sage Lamb Kofta with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Sage lamb kofta

Koftas are small balls made from ground lamb, spices, and onions. These meatballs are then served with a delicious yogurt sauce featuring mint, dill and cucumber.

Try the dish at home and enjoy it with warm naan bread.

19. Lamb Bhuna

Lamb Bhuna

This hot and delicious lamb meat curry is slow-cooked to perfection. The spices are fried gently before tomatoes, meat, and other ingredients are added to a pot and then simmered properly. The final dish contains tender meat, and creamy gravy served with naan bread.

20. Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

You can also eat naan bread with one of the most creamy toppings, baba ganoush. This is a Lebanese dish that is absolutely delish. The pair can be served as an appetizer.

Final Words

Now that you know what dishes taste great with naan bread, it is about time you try them each. Also, share your cooking experiences with us.

What To Eat With Naan Bread

  1. Aloo Gobi
  2. Chicken Curry
  3. Chicken Tikka Masala
  4. Chana Masala
  5. Daal Makhani
  6. Butter Chicken
  7. Mutton Curry
  8. Beef Curry
  9. Chicken Vindaloo
  10. Palak Paneer
  11. Rogan Josh
  12. Chicken Korma
  13. Red Lentil Dahl
  14. Bombay Aloo
  15. Spicy Roast Chicken
  16. Potato and Vegetable Curry
  17. Tandoori Chicken Tikka Kababs
  18. Sage Lamb Kofta with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
  19. Lamb Buna
  20. Baba Ganoush

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naan bread side dishes

What To Eat With Naan Bread

Pair your homemade naan bread with 20 side dishes including curries, kebabs and dips. Find the list to pick your top options.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: naan bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 Naan Bread


  • Make Naan bread at home or buy one.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat naan bread with chicken curry, beef curry, mutton curry, chana masala, palak paneer, chicken korma, red lentil dahl, baba ganoush, chicken tikka masala, lamb bhuna or potato and vegetable curry.
  • Serve and enjoy a perfect meal 🙂
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