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Butter Garlic Naan Recipe | Soft Butter Naan (Without Tandoor)

Naan is one of the most popular Indian flatbreads and it is loved by people from different corners of the world. It is made plain or sometimes is topped with a few ingredients.

The fluffy and soft texture of the naan wins over the hearts. The smokiness adds to its flavor profile. It works as an amazing carrier for all the robust, zingy, and scrumptious North Indian curries.


This tandoor-prepared item can also be made without a tandoor, Yes! Get to your kitchen and dive into this cooking journey to make it and gobble it during your lunch or dinner.

Let us look through the list of ingredients and the procedure to make it.

Soft Butter Garlic Naan Recipe (without tandoor)

Madhushree Dutta
Recipe to make delicious Butter Garlic Naan at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to cook Indian-style Garlic Butter Naan easily.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Induction Cooktop
  • 1 Tawa


  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour or Maida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Castor Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2-2½ tbsp Sour Curd
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1-2 tbsp Garlic finely Chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds optional


Prepare the Dough

  • First, take a large mixing bowl and add all-purpose flour (Maida).
  • To this, add the castor sugar, salt to taste vegetable oil, and baking soda.
  • Mix and combine everything nicely.
  • Next, add the sour curd to the dry dough mix.
  • Slowly start to mix them.
  • Combine everything really well.
  • Heat the milk in a pan until warm.
  • Next, start to add the warm milk to the dough mix. Add slowly and consistently.
  • Keep on kneading the dough until soft and smooth. Do it for about 10 minutes.
  • After that, take some oil on the palm and grease the surface of the dough ball.
  • Cover the bowl with a wet kitchen towel and keep aside for about 1 hour. You can also let it rest for long.

Prepare the naan

  • After the dough has rested well, knead it once more for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Next, divide the dough ball into 8 small portions.
  • Make the portions into balls.
  • Next, take a rolling board and a rolling pin.
  • Spread some flour on the rolling board. Take a small dough ball on the board and start to roll.
  • Make it into a circular dish. You can even make it in an oval shape. Spread flour while rolling.
  • Put the finely chopped garlic, coriander leaves, and the sesame seeds. Roll it once again so that it sticks well to the dough.
  • Next, turn over the rolled dough and expose the other side of it.
  • On this empty surface apply some water. Spread it evenly but not too much. This will help to stick the dough on the tawa.

Make the naan

  • Now, take the tawa and turn on the flame. Keep the flame on medium.
  • Put the tawa on the flame and carefully place the watered side of the rolled dough on the tawa.
  • Slightly press it in the tawa to ensure that it sticks well.
  • When the upper part of the nun starts to rise well from all over, lift the pan and flip it upside down.
  • Move it slowly and steadily over the flame to cook the top part. Keep the flame on medium and make sure not to burn it.
  • Keep on moving it over the flame until the entire upper part and the edges are baked to perfection.
  • By now the nun will be baked well. Now, take it away from the flame and carefully separate it from the tawa by using a spatula. It will come out smoothly.
  • Spread butter as soon as you separate it from the tawa.
  • Repeat it with all the portions of dough.
Keyword Homemade Recipes, Recipes for Dinner


Ta-daa! The soft and delicious Butter Garlic naan is ready to be served.

Pair it with Chicken Butter Masala, Dal Makhani, or any other gravy of choice may it be veg or no-veg. Slice some raw onions or the pickled ones before serving. This will add a crunch to the dish.

Prepare it during your day off to relish the most out of the dish. Chow down!

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