2 minutes

Garlic naan recipe


  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
  2. 1 tsp sugar
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. 2 tsp active dry yeast
  6. 1/4 cup warm water (not hot)
  7. 3 tbsp plain yogurt
  8. 3 tbsp milk
  9. 3 tbsp ghee or melted butter
  10. 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
  11. Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Prepare Yeast Mixture: In a bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Sprinkle the yeast over the top and let it sit for about 10 minutes, or until frothy.

  2. Dough Preparation: In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, yogurt, milk, and 1 tbsp of ghee or melted butter. Mix until it starts to come together, then knead it into a soft dough.

  3. Rest the Dough: Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

  4. Roll and Shape: After the dough has risen, punch it down and knead it briefly. Divide the dough into golf ball-sized portions. On a floured surface, roll out each portion into a circle or teardrop shape, about 1/4-inch thick.

  5. Cooking the Naan: Heat a skillet or griddle on medium-high heat. Brush one side of the naan with water. Place the wet side down onto the skillet. Cook until bubbles form (about 1-2 minutes), then flip and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes or until golden brown spots appear.

  6. Garlic Butter Topping: In a small pan, melt the remaining ghee or butter and sauté the minced garlic until golden. Brush this garlic-infused butter over the hot naan. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, if desired.

  7. Serve: Serve your homemade garlic naan warm, ideally with your favorite curry or grilled meat.