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How to Make Easy Garlic Butter Naan

Posted February 25, 2019 by Stephanie

Naan has to be the easiest bread to make. It’s so simple and satisfying. I love it with curry, I love it with dal, I love it just by itself but I especially love it when it’s been brushed with a generous amount of garlic butter.

If you haven’t made naan bread before, what are you waiting for! It’s a simple as stirring together the ingredients, waiting a while, the rolling it out. The naans get cooked in a hot skillet – no need for an oven –  and brushed with a glorious amount of garlic butter. Soft and fluffy with some nice crispy charred bits. Seriously so good.

How to Make Easy Garlic Butter Naan | www.iamafoodblog.com

How to Make Easy Garlic Butter Naan | www.iamafoodblog.com

How to Make Easy Garlic Butter Naan | www.iamafoodblog.com

Easy Garlic Naan Bread Recipe
makes 4 giant naan breads

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat leaf parsley or cilantro

viaIndian Simmer

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and yogurt. Set aside.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl or on a clean work surface. Make a well and slowly add in the milk-yogurt mix bit by bit, combining with the flour. Knead into a soft dough. Gather into ball and cover for 1 hour.

Make the garlic butter by melting the butter, along with the garlic over low heat. Stir in the cilantro and set aside.

Lightly dust your work surface with flour. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and use a rolling pin to flatten and stretch out.

Heat up a heavy bottomed or cast iron skillet (with a lid, preferably a glass lid) over high heat. Brush one side of the naan with water and place in the skillet, water side down.

Cover the pan and cook for 30 seconds, then check it to see if has started to bubble and rise.

Use a pair of tongs and take it off the pan and cook the uncooked side over direct flames until it starts to char. Alternatively, flip and cook the pan until it starts to brown.

When the naan is browned on both sides, brush with the garlic butter. Repeat with the remaining dough. Enjoy warm.


  1. ASP Bhatia says:

    Most easy recipe of garlic bread butter naan and gives a nice crispy taste with good aroma

  2. S P says:

    This recipe was really easy and my naan turned out fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. craig says:

    absent the garlic butter

    your dough is what I’ve used to reduce fat intake for biscuits (drop and rolled), fry bread and dumplings. it is also the basis of whatever quick bread I put together

    I hadn’t thought to roll it that thin…the naan was great!

  4. Justine says:

    Hi, just wanted to ask if I can keep the dough in the freezer for a while?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi justine, i haven’t tried freezing the dough before. if you want to make it ahead of time, make the naan, cook it, let it cool then freeze it. when you want to eat it, defrost the already cooked naan and warm it up :)

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