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Naan bread brushed with garlic butter and topped with fresh chopped cilantro | craveitall.com
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Soft Naan Bread

Soft Naan bread with golden brown spots just like the best Indian restaurants. The BEST easy recipe out there! Perfect to mop up curries.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
RISE1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: naan bread
Servings: 10 serves
Calories: 289kcal



  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast, or instant (rapid rise)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, or natural plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons extra for cooking
  • 4 cups plain flour plus extra for dusting -- (19 1/2 oz. or 560g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped cilantro or parsley



  • Combine together the water, sugar and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture begins to bubble on top
  • Add in the milk, yogurt, oil, flour baking powder and salt. Mix until the dough comes together with your hands.
  • Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Use floured hands to knead the dough until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Lightly grease the same mixing bowl with a small spray of cooking oil. Transfer dough to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest at room temperature for about an hour until doubled in size.
  • When ready to cook, divide the dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll into balls, then use a rolling pin to roll each piece of dough into a large oval, about 6-inches long and 1/8-inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Grease skillet all over with 1/2 teaspoon of the extra oil.
  • Place one piece of the naan on the oiled hot skillet and cook until bubbles form on top, about 1-2 minutes. While cooking, brush the top with a little oil.
  • Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until large golden spots appear on the bottom.
  • Remove from the skillet and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Repeat with the remaining naan (keep them wrapped in a towel while you work).


  • Combine melted butter and minced garlic together in a bowl. Brush each naan with the garlic butter and top with the fresh herb of your choosing.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g