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Garlic Naan Recipe

Soft, puffy and airy Garlic Naan topped with minced garlic and melted butter. Make this skillet naan bread on stove top. The recipe is so easy, hassle-free and delicious!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Garlic Naan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 192 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 oz active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • oil for greasing the skillet
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted


  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.

  2. Transfer the all-purpose flour to a flat surface and make a well in the middle. Add the yeast mixture, yogurt, oil and 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 stove top or warm oven). The dough should double in size, about 1 hour.

  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll the dough to a 8” circle using a rolling spin. Sprinkle and press some minced garlic and chopped cilantro leaves on the top surface of the dough.

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

  5. Brush the naan with some melted butter and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Naan Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 pieces)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.