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Cheesy Garlic Naan Recipe

Cheesy Garlic Naan – homemade naan topped with garlic and cheddar cheese. Cheesy, buttery, garlicky naan that you can’t stop eating.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Cheesy Garlic Naan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Proof Time 1 hour
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 533 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 oz active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Some oil, for greasing the skillet
  • 4 tablespoons melted salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, add the sugar, warm water, and yeast together. Stir to combine well. The yeast should be activated when it becomes foamy, about 10 minutes. Transfer the flour to a flat surface and make a well in the middle. Add the yeast mixture, yoghurt, and oil, knead the dough until the surface becomes smooth and shiny, about 10 minutes. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise in a warm place (for example: beside the stovetop or warm oven). The dough should double in size, about 1 hour.

  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll the dough to a 8” circle using a rolling pin.

  3. Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) over high heat and lightly grease the surface with some oil to avoid the dough from sticking to the skillet. Place the dough on the skillet. When it puffs up and bubbles and burnt spots appear, flip it over and cook the other side. Repeat the same until all dough are done.

  4. Mix the melted butter (warm it up in the microwave for a little bit) and add the garlic. Stir to mix well.

  5. Brush the naan with the garlic butter generously, then top each naan with some cheese. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If the dough is sticky, add extra 2 more tablespoons of flour to bind the dough.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Garlic Naan Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 533 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 294mg13%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 260mg26%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.