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Garlic Naan Bread is a soft and chewy, garlicky and easy to make leavened Indian flatbread that can be served with any of your favorite Indian dishes. This can be cooked in the oven or on a cast iron skillet (tawa / tava)
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Keyword authentic naan, Best naan recipe, cheese naan, Flatbread, Indian Bread, Indian Recipes, Indian sides, keto naan, Lunch Box, Naan, naan and curry, Naan Bread, naan without oven, naan without yeast, paneer naan, Restaurant Style, Roti, simple naan, Soft and fluffy Naan, tawa naan, traditional naan, Vegan Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 7 naans
Author Kushi


  • ¾ cup Warm water (luke warm) (check tips)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 pack Active dry yeast, 7g (2 ¼ tsp)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Sour cream or yogurt
  • 3 cups All purpose flour or maida, plus more for dusting

For topping

  • 6 Garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoon Melted butter


Step I

  • In a large mixing bowl, add luke-warm water, sugar, and yeast and let the yeast activate for about 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, sour cream, and about 2/12 cup of all purpose flour or maida and then slowly add flour in increments and knead for about 5 minutes or until you obtain a smooth and supple dough. Cover and let the dough rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.

Step II

  • Preheat the oven to 500F or the highest setting possible in your oven. (Click on this link if you want to cook naan on tava - Tava Naan / Skillet Naan Bread)
  • Divide the dough into to seven or eight equally sized balls, and cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix together finely chopped garlic, coriander leaves and melted butter in a bowl.
  • Using light dusting of flour, roll out the dough into oval shaped naans of medium thickness (3 to 4 mm), like pita bread.
  • Transfer the rolled out naan to a baking dish (e.g. cookie sheet or pizza pan), and generously apply the garlic butter mixture on top of the naan.
  • Transfer the baking sheet into the oven and cook for 4 minutes or until golden brown spots appear, flipping it half way through. You can now keep it in oven under broiler mode for 30 seconds if you want it to get dark brown spots.
  • Garlic Butter Naan is now ready. Brush it with some more melted butter just before you are ready to serve. Serve with your favorite entree and enjoy!


  • If you love the rich naan flavor, then substitute water with warm whole milk or you can add ½ cup water and ¼ cup milk if desired. 
  • The amount of flour may vary depending on the weather conditions and brand.  the best way is to add flour in increments to get the desired dough texture. 
  • If you do not have an oven, you may cook the naans on stove top. Make sure the pan is hot before you place the naan. Here is complete recipe on how to cook naan in tawa or cast iron skillet
  • If you do not like garlic, you may completely skip and prepare butter naan instead!
  • If you do not have a large cookie sheet, you may cook the naans in batches of two. This is infact my preferred method. 
  • To make vegan naan, substitute butter with coconut oil and sour cream with dairy free yogurt. Coconut tastes the best.