Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

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Valerie Hoffman Modified: March 24, 2022
Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

How To Make Garlic Naan Bread

You can never get enough of this soft and fluffy texture and buttery garlic flavor of traditional garlic naan bread originating from India.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Rise Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



For Naan Bread:

  • ¼cupwater,warm
  • 2tspgranulated sugar
  • tspactive dry yeast,or instant rapid rise
  • ¾cupmilk,warm
  • ¾cupplain Greek yogurt,or natural plain yogurt
  • ¼cupvegetable oil,plus 2 tbsp extra for cooking
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 4cupsplain flour,plus extra for dusting
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tspsalt

For Garlic Butter Topping:

  • 3tbspbutter,melted
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1tspcilantro,or parsley, freshly chopped


For Naan Bread:

  1. Combine together the water, sugar, and yeast. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble on to.

  2. Add in the milk, yogurt, oil, minced garlic, flour baking powder and salt. Mix until the dough comes together with your hands.

  3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Use floured hands to knead the dough until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Lightly grease the same mixing bowl with a small spray of cooking oil. Transfer dough to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for about an hour until doubled in size.

  5. When ready to cook, divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll into balls, then use a rolling pin to roll each piece of dough into a large oval, about 6-inches long and ⅛-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining dough.

  6. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Grease skillet all over with ½ teaspoon of the extra oil.

  7. Place one piece of the naan on the oiled hot skillet and cook until bubbles form on top, about 1 to 2 minutes. While cooking, brush the top with a little oil.

  8. Flip and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until large golden spots appear on the bottom.

  9. Remove from the skillet and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Repeat with the remaining naan, keep them wrapped in a towel.

For Garlic Butter Topping:

  1. Combine melted butter and minced garlic together in a bowl. Brush each naan with the garlic butter and top with any choice of fresh herb.


  • Calories: 299.23kcal
  • Fat: 11.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.69g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.34g
  • Fiber: 1.54g
  • Sugar: 2.63g
  • Protein: 7.67g
  • Cholesterol: 13.86mg
  • Sodium: 253.05mg
  • Calcium: 80.16mg
  • Potassium: 89.47mg
  • Iron: 0.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 37.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.39mg
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