Can You Reheat Naan Bread in a Toaster?

Toaster Naan Bread

Have you ever wondered if you can reheat naan bread in a toaster?  Well, I do it all the time, so the answer is “yes”.

Naan bread comes in many sizes – and toasters do too.  If you’re cooking a curry for one then you don’t want to put the oven on just to reheat a naan bread (or half a naan bread), likewise, putting the oven grill on might be over the top for some ovens.

The toaster can be used to reheat your naan bread.  Shortly I hope to be buying a mini oven – so I will be able to toast a whole naan bread in one go, but, even with a cheap £5 toaster you can use it to reheat a naan bread.

Update: I bought the Lidl Mini Oven & Grill as it was for sale, I nearly missed spotting that!

Just this week I was making a chicken curry and rice and I’d already bought a pack of two naan breads, I used one to make a White Pizza, which is a pizza without tomato sauce.  That left one naan in the packet, which I could either freeze, or use.  I do prefer to use what I’ve opened.  You can’t continually throw everything in the freezer, you run out of space!

So, this time, I just wanted to add a piece of the remaining naan bread as a side dish. I used the toaster.

Depending on the size of the naan breads and the size of the toaster slots, you might have to work out where to slice the naan bread – but if you slice it into pieces you can toast the individual parts.

There is no specific time it takes.  To toast a naan can take 2-3 minutes in a toaster and you will probably need to turn it round, or turn it over at some point, so I do like to stand by the toaster and watch what it’s doing so I get it just right.

But it’s as easy as that!

  1. Cut the naan bread into pieces that will fit into your toaster slots, as neatly as possible as you don’t want random bits flapping around close to the elements.
  2. Put the slices into the toaster and check after 1-2 minutes or so to see how it’s doing.
  3. Turn the naan bread over/round in the toaster as you go, to make sure it’s all toasted just how you like it.
  4. Serve!

This is a great way to make a quick nibble or snack too: use the toaster to heat up half a naan bread and fill a little pot with dip or mango chutney!