Garlic Butter Naan

Butter Garlic Naan

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The Naan is perhaps the most ordered bread item at almost every restaurant in India. The Naan is perhaps the most ordered bread item at almost every restaurant in India. Various versions include Butter Garlic Naan, Wheat Naan, or plain naan. Just two of them would be enough to fill any person. The Naan makes for a perfect accompaniment along with almost any curry or gravy. A Tandoor is traditionally used to prepare Naans. However, most households usually do not have a setup for Tandoors. 

Naans are prepared in various ways. Dry (without butter for those who are conscious about weight), with just Butter and with Garlic Butter like this one. It is best served hot, right off the Tandoor, and in this case, “the Tawa”.

Accompaniments: All time favorite combinations of the Butter Garlic Naan are Butter Chicken and Mutton Curry. Click the Links for the respective recipes.

The recipe below is a simple and easy method to prepare a Naan at home using nothing but just a Tawa (flat pan). Check out a brief video of the technique of preparing the Naan embedded within this recipe.

Garlic Butter Naan

Butter Garlic Naan

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2-3 buds Garlic finely chopped.
  • 1 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 4 tbsp Melted Butter
  • Lukewarm water as required to knead
  • Salt- as per taste


  • Add all the ingredients mentioned above, knead the dough for 10 minutes.
  • Cover and let the dough rest for 2 hours in warm place.
    Tip: Use the microwave oven, while it is switched off
  • After 2 hours, knead the dough slightly to remove any air present in it.
  • Take a ball sized dough.
  • In a separate small bowl, melt some butter. Add chopped garlic and coriander leaves.
  • Using a rolling pin, gently roll the dough into an oval shape. The naan should not be too thin or thick. Also, it should not be larger than the size of tawa.
  • Grease one side of the naan with water.
  • Heat a tawa on medium heat. Once it is hot, place the moist side of the naan on the hot tawa and press lightly.
  • After a minute, lift the tawa and flip it upside down, to cook the naan directly on flame till it is golden brown. Keep moving the tawa over the fire so that it gets evenly hot everywhere. Keeping it propped and not moving around may burn it.
    You may check out the technique in this brief video.
  • Scrape the naan from bottom and remove it. Place on a plate.
  • Brush with the garlic, coriander leaf and butter mixture.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Please Note:
Keyword Bread, Butter, Flour, Garlic, Naan, Tandoori

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