Homemade Garlic Naan Recipe {Indian Bread}
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Homemade Garlic Naan Recipe {Indian Bread}

Perfect Homemade Garlic Naan Bread! This restaurant style easy garlic naan recipe is a must-try recipe! Plus, you don’t need a tandoor (clay oven) to make it at home. You will get soft, fluffy texture with the right amount of garlic and cilantro flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6 garlic naan
Calories 271kcal
Author Kanan


For proofing the yeast:

  • cup Milk (Warm)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • (½ packet) or 1 ¼ teaspoons Active dry yeast

For the garlic naan dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups All purpose flour (Maida)
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic finely chopped or minced
  • cup Plain yogurt (curd or dahi)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Water or less or more
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

To sprinkle on top:

  • 3-4 tablespoons Garlic chopped finely
  • 3-4 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli flakes optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons Butter Melted, to brush on cooked naan


  • Proofing the yeast:
  • Warm up the milk in microwave or stovetop.
  • Add sugar and yeast.
  • Stir once and let it sit for 10-15 minutes or till it becomes frothy.
  • NOTE: If using Instant yeast then skip this step. Add yeast directly into the dough. Use warm milk to knead the dough.

Making garlic naan dough:

  • In a bowl, take all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and chopped garlic. Mix.
  • Add frothy milk, yeast mixture. Mix with your fingertips.
  • Then add yogurt and start kneading the dough. Knead into a smooth and soft dough.
  • You may or may not need to add water while kneading the dough. It depends on how thick or watery your yogurt is.
  • Now drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • Again knead for 2-3 minutes or till the dough becomes very smooth.
  • Cover it with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
  • Let it rest for about 2 hours or till it rises and get double in size.

Making garlic naan recipe on stove, tawa:

  • Punch down dough and divide into 6 equal balls.
  • Make a smooth ball and flatten it between your palm.
  • Then roll into 6-inch oval or round shape.
  • Sprinkle some chopped garlic, coriander leaves, and chili flakes.
  • Now lightly run the rolling pin couple of times, so it sticks to it.
  • Heat the cast iron tawa or pan on medium heat.
  • Once tawa is nice and hot, place rolled naan. Cook for a few seconds, you will notice the big bubbles will start to appear.
  • Once you notice the bottom side nice and brown, hold it with tongs.
  • Remove the tawa from the stove and put the rack.
  • lower the heat and cook the top side directly on the flame. Keep moving so it gets evenly cooked.
  • Cook till no more raw doughy part appears and there are few brown spots.
  • Remove it to plate, apply melted butter on top and serve hot.
  • Repeat the same process for rest.


Serving: 1naan | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.5g | Protein: 8.3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2.9g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.1mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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