Garlic Naan

Garlic Naan

5 from 2 votes
These buttery garlic naan breads will quickly become everyone's favourite way to eat their curries. This flatbread recipe is guaranteed to become addictive because it is pillowy soft, tender, and so simple.
Garlic Naan

Garlic naans are a delicious Indian flatbread recipe that is frequently served with curries. A delicious alternative to chapattis, these garlic naans taste so good.

I absolutely love curries as you can probably tell by the hundreds of curry recipes that I have on my website, so it seems only fitting that I share some more recipes of how to eat said curries.

Curries can be eaten with a variety of things, such as rice, chapatti, or even on their own. I have already shared my naan bread recipe on this website, but the garlic addition in this garlic naan adds that little bit more flavour.

To get that garlic flavour, I mince some fresh garlic and add it to the melted butter. It is important to ensure that you use hot, melted butter to get the maximum garlic flavour. This is because it helps the garlic to infuse faster to create a delicious aroma and flavour.

Traditionally, naans are baked in a tandoor. A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used to cook food at high temperatures.

They are very common in Southeast Asia and every household has one, including mine! However, in the Western world, they’re not all that common.

So, instead, I have adapted this recipe so you can make naan bread on a grill or griddle instead. It is important to ensure that you heat the pan to the highest temperature you can get it to reach before you add the naan.

The high temperature allows pockets of air to form within the naan, causing it to rise and puff up.

When the pan or grill is hot, brush the naan with the garlic butter mixture and add it to the hot pan. Allow for 2-3 minutes for the naan bread to puff up, then flip and repeat.

Flatten the naan bread with a spatula while they are cooking. This will help to ensure that the naans cook all the way through.

I like to wrap the cooked naans in a thick tablecloth while the rest of the naan bread is being made. This will keep the naans soft and moist until ready to serve.

Brush each freshly cooked naan bread with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh coriander. Serve with any curry for a delicious meal.

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Garlic Naan

Garlic Naan

by Nabeela Kauser
These buttery garlic naan breads will quickly become everyone's favourite way to eat their curries. This flatbread recipe is guaranteed to become addictive because it is pillowy soft, tender, and so simple.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Proof Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 367 kcal



  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Whisk well to blend the dry ingredients.
  • Gradually add warm milk and vegetable oil to the bowl, stirring the mixture until a soft and elastic dough forms. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for about 30 minutes in a warm spot.
  • Heat your grill to high temperature.
  • In a small bowl, mix minced garlic, chopped coriander and melted butter.
  • Divide the dough into four equal portions and roll each portion out into a thin circle.
  • Brush one side of each naan with the garlic and coriander butter.
  • Place the naans buttered side up on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to puff up and turn golden brown.
  • Flip the naans over and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the other side is also golden brown.
  • Once done, remove the naans from the grill and serve hot.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 693mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 239IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bread, Curry, Flatbread, Food, Garlic, Indian, Naan, Pakistani, Recipe
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