Homemade Buttery Garlic Naan Bread

This Naan Bread Recipe is a traditional flatbread that comes all the way from India. Now, I'm not an Indian Cuisine expert, but all I can tell you is that after making this naan bread recipe, you better get ready for your whole house to smell aMAZEing!

Ways To Serve Naan Bread

Naan bread is delicious on it's own, or you can substitute your traditional pizza dough for naan bread dough instead. Or, use it to make a sandwich wrap. Naan Bread is also wonderful when you pair it with a bowl of soup or stew, such as Chicken Soup, or Beef Stew. Say hello to another cozy, family favorite Fall Meal.

If you're a salad-kinda-gal, this bread recipe, pairs amazingly with Caesar Salad for that perfect, light afternoon meal.

But if you're planning to go traditional, then perhaps, serving this with a bowl of hot curry or stew will give you that nice spicy and homey feel as you curl up in a blanket as the temperature continues to drop outside.

How to Make Garlic Butter

My personal favorite, when it comes to Naan Bread, is dipping it into garlic butter. Here's how to make the most delicious garlic butter for your naan bread.

  • 2-3 garlic cloves peeled, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Chopped chives, parsley, or scallions for garnish, if desired

Add all of these ingredients into a small bowl, sprinkle additional salt and garnish if desired, and now you have the perfect dipping sauce that can be used for literally anything, like bread, pizza, or savory pastries, just to name a few.

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Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
50 minutes
9 Servings



  1. In large bowl, whisk together instant yeast and warm water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.
  2. Whisk in milk, egg, and salt. In three increments, carefully add your flour. Knead for 6-8 minutes by hand on a lightly floured surface or in a stand mixer.
  3. Place dough in an oiled bowl, if it's not already, and cover with plastic wrap. Allowing it to rise for about an hour, or until it doubles in size.
  4. Place dough on a floured surface and split the dough into 10-15 pieces. Rolling them into small balls, cover with a towel and allow to rise for another 15-20 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough balls into thin oval shapes.
  6. In a preheated skilled, cook each one for 3 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with Garlic Herb Butter, or eat plain.

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