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homemade garlic naan

Homemade Garlic Naan

Soft and buttery Indian homemade Garlic Naan recipe will give you restaurant-style flavor at home. It's a simple and easy recipe without yeast. Best to serve as flatbread with the main course at dinner or lunch!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Indian, International, Pakistani
Keyword: garlic naan, garlic naan recipe, homemade garlic naan
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Resting Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 Persons
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Hinz


  • Iron Skillet


  • 3 cups All Purpose flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • tsp Baking soda
  • tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Yogurt
  • 100 ml Water
  • ½ tsp Sesame (Black & White)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • ½ tsp Freshly Grated Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Freshly Chopped Corriander


  • To prepare a dough: In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, garlic powder and yogurt, and oil.
  • Crumble the flour with your hands. Add water to knead the soft dough.
  • Rest the dough: Cover the dough and keep it in a warm place for 4 to 8 hours or overnight.
  • After resting, the dough will settle.
  • After resting the dough, take it out and knead for few minutes.
  • Roll the naan and apply sesame (optional). Apply water at the base of the naan.
  • Heat up the iron skillet (avoid nonstick) on the stovetop.
  • As it gets hot then place the naan on the heated skillet to cook.
  • Place on the iron skillet on the water base side. It will start cooking and forming bubbles.
  • Let it cook for few seconds.
  • Now flip the skillet and give direct heat from the fire burner.
  • Rotate the skillet in a clockwise direction so it gets an even mark from all sides.
  • As the naan is cooked removed it from the skillet using a tong as it will stick on the skillet.
  • Preparation of Garlic Butter:
  • In a bowl, add freshly chopped garlic, butter, and fresh coriander/cilantro and mix well.
  • Garlic Butter Application:
  • Right after cooking naan, apply garlic butter layer on naan. Cover it or directly serve.


  • Use an iron skillet to make perfect naan on the stovetop. It will help to stick the naan on the surface and you can easily flip and directly cook through burner fire. 
  • A Nonstick skillet will not help to stick the naan on the surface so the flip-over method will not be used. If you are using a nonstick skillet then cook from both sides on a skillet or you can use a tong to directly heat the naan from the burner. Results will be different on iron and nonstick naan. 
  • To make a soft naan, make sure to sieve the flour before making dough. Use baking soda and yogurt as they will work as catalysts to make fluffy naan.
  • If you are getting a hard time making fluffy naan then add a tsp of instant yeast in 3 cups flour.
  • Place the dough in a warm place to rise properly. Oven and microwave is the best place to keep the dough for settling.
  • Garlic butter brushing will make the naan soft.


Serving: 1naan | Calories: 290kcal