Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

Comfortable fluffy naan bread, made at dwelling, is out of this world!
Brushed with melted garlic butter, nothing beats it for mopping up the sauce from a tasty curry.
In case you’re a bread fiend like I’m you are going LOVE this recipe.

Overhead image of a pile of garlic naan breads.

Bounce to:

I can not let you know how excited I used to be after I cracked this recipe.
Getting that excellent fluffy-yet-chewy end, the style that makes your eyeballs roll again into your head. Sure, I had that second.

It is the recipe that may make any curry superior.
After all I would advocate you attempt considered one of my many curry recipes to go together with it.
However actually, you possibly can even purchase a disappointing grocery store curry (sorry all supermarkets, however I’ve but to get one which I actually like) and this naan bread will idiot you into pondering it was all wonderful 😉

🔪 Tips on how to make this garlic naan

***Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this publish***.

  1. We begin by including the yeast to heat water and permitting it to foam. This may inform us is the yeast is energetic. You’ll want to use yeast that is in date and hasn’t been sat within the cabinet after opening for too lengthy (yeast sachets, moderately than a bath of yeast are finest if you happen to do not make bread that always).
  2. Combine the dough within the bowl of a stand mixer – it is a lot simpler than by hand because it’s fairly a sticky combination. For the dough we add bread flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, pure yogurt (the yogurt is what makes the bread extra fluffy), melted butter and the yeast combination.
  3. Knead the dough with the dough hook attachment for 10 minutes, then cowl and show the dough for 60-90 minutes – till doubled in dimension.
  4. Then we divide and roll out the dough. Use a rolling pin and loads of flour for dusting, roll each (this recipe makes 6) right into a tough teardrop form.
  5. Cook dinner every naan bread in a searing sizzling, dry pan, for about 3 minutes on both sides. Whenever you add the dough to the pan nothing will occur at first, then after a few minutes, large bubbles ought to begin to seem. They’re the bits that may get beautiful and brown if you flip the naan bread over within the pan.
Pile of garlic naan breads on a piece of parchment paper.

👩‍🍳PRO TIP Hold the naan breads heat within the oven on a really low warmth. Place the naans on a tray and place them on high of one another in a stack (this helps them to not dry out) within the oven, coated in foil.

As soon as the naan breads are prepared, generously brush them with garlic butter. This can be a combination of melted unsalted butter, minced garlic, salt and dried parsley.

A word on yeast

I exploit instantaneous yeast as a result of that is what I all the time have within the cabinet.

Technically you do not have to ‘activate’ instantaneous yeast in water, however I do anyway as a result of it makes it much less complicated having to change liquid quantities if I have been to make it with energetic or recent yeast.
Contemporary, energetic or instantaneous yeast can all be added to heat water to test if it is energetic – so I see it as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ instruction.

I’ve included some data within the notes part of the recipe card relating to yeast quantities if you wish to use energetic or recent yeast as an alternative of instantaneous.

Pile of garlic naan breads on a light background. Fresh herbs in the background.

🍽️ What to serve these naan breads with

I’ve received an entire category of curries that might be excellent!

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Pile of garlic naan breads on a piece of parchment on top of a wooden board.

Garlic Naan Bread

Comfortable, fluffy, do-it-yourself naan bread, brushed with melted garlic butter. Good for mopping up the sauce out of your favorite curry!

Prep Time 25 minutes

Cook dinner Time 35 minutes

Proofing time 1 hr

Whole Time 2 hrs

Course facet dish

Delicacies Indian

Servings 6 naan breads

Energy 353 kcal


  • Place the 2tsp of yeast in a bowl and add the ½ cup of heat water. Stir collectively and go away for five minutes, till foam seems on high of the water.

  • Add the 300g (2 ½ cups) flour, 1tsp sugar, ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, yeast and water combination, 150ml (½ cup + 2 tbsp) yogurt and a couple of tbsp melted butter to the bowl of a stand mixer.

  • Combine the dough collectively utilizing the dough hook till mixed. The combination will look dry at first, however will come collectively.

  • As soon as mixed, proceed to knead the dough with the dough hook for 10 minutes. By this level the dough might be fairly sticky.

  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cowl with a humid fabric or clingfilm and permit to show for 60-90 minutes, till doubled in dimension.

  • Mud the work floor with a superb sprinkling of flour. Divide the dough into 6 balls, mud each with flour and roll each out right into a teardrop form approx 18cm (7 inches) lengthy and about 12cm (4.7 inches) vast on the widest level.

  • Preheat the oven to its lowest setting (to maintain the naan breads heat).

  • Warmth a big frying pan (both a non-stick or a seasoned forged iron pan) over a excessive warmth. When extremely popular, place a naan bread within the pan and fry for approx. 3 minutes, till it puffs up.

  • Flip the naan bread over a cook dinner for one more 3 minutes till golden patches seem on the bread. You may cook dinner it for longer if you happen to choose darker patches (the pan could smoke a little bit if cooking for longer, so you might have to fastidiously wipe it out after cooking every naan).

  • In the meantime make the garlic butter by mixing the 5 tbsp of melted unsalted butter, 1 tsp salt, 2 minced cloves of garlic and a couple of tsp dried parsley collectively in a small bowl.

  • When the naan bread is cooked, place on a baking tray and brush the highest generously with the garlic butter combination.

  • Cowl the tray with foil and place within the oven.

  • Repeat, cooking every naan bread, brushing the highest with garlic butter and inserting on high of the beforehand cooked naan bread (retaining them in a stack will hold them good and tender). Every time you add a naan bread to the pile, re-cover the pile with the piece of foil and place again within the oven to maintain heat till all of the naan breads are cooked.

  • Serve along with your favorite curry.

✎ Notes

Can I make them forward?
Sure, make the naan breads, then cool them and place in an hermetic container or wrapped in foil. They need to be advantageous at room temperature for two days.
Reheat them by inserting on a baking tray in a single layer, coated in foil. Place in a pre-heated oven at 200C/400F for about 5-6 minutes till sizzling all through.
You can also make them forward, together with brushing on the garlic butter, or you can also make them with out the garlic butter and brush the garlic butter on after reheating. It is as much as you.
They are going to be extra buttery if you happen to brush the garlic butter on proper earlier than serving, however they style nice both approach.

Can I freeze them?
Sure, make the naan breads, then cool them and place in an hermetic container or wrapped in foil and place within the freezer.
Defrost in a single day within the fridge, then reheat as per the make-ahead directions above.
Can I exploit common energetic dry yeast or recent yeast as an alternative of instantaneous yeast?
Substitute the two tsp (7g) instantaneous yeast with 2.5 tsp (9g) energetic dry yeast.
Substitute the two tsp (7g) instantaneous yeast with 2tbsp (18g) of recent yeast.

Ingredient swaps
For plain or cumin naans:
As a substitute of brushing with garlic butter, brush with melted salted butter and sprinkle on nigella seeds or cumin seeds.

For chilli and/or coriander (cilantro) garlic naans:
Swap out the parsley for chilli flakes and/or freshly chopped coriander (cilantro)

Scale down the recipe
You may halve the recipe to make 3 naans or 4 small naans by halving all the substances (identical kneading and proving time wanted).
Dietary data is per naan bread.


Energy: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 9gFats: 16gSaturated Fats: 10gTrans Fats: 1gLdl cholesterol: 41mgSodium: 794mgPotassium: 177mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 466IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg

Key phrases bread, garlic bread

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