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Buttery Garlic Naan

An easy 6-ingredient homemade Buttery Garlic Naan recipe. A soft and fluffy flatbread dough that turns golden brown in a skillet in minutes. A simple and flavorful appetizer bread to pair with Hummus, curry chicken, chicken kabobs, babaganoush, or bread dipping oils.

Buttery Garlic Naan with freshly chopped parsley and melted butter stacked on a wood tray. Homemade hummus is in a bowl in the background with parsley and a checker blue and white napkin.

A quick flat bread that requires no yeast or special equipment to make from scratch in the comfort of your own home. Making this classic Indian bread is simple and I find that it’s much quicker than making a trip to the grocery store. It’s packed full of buttery garlic flavor and deserves a spot on your next lunch or dinner menu.

Originating in Indian cuisine, naan is a flatbread traditionally cooked in a tandoor clay oven. The bread is rolled flat and cooked until golden brown. You’ll find it served in Indian and some Middle Eastern Asian restaurants with every meal.

Buttery garlic topped naan flatbread wrapped in a white and blue napkin with a bowl of homemade hummus and parsley leaves in the background.

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC NAAN

  1. Add flour, baking powder, salt, water, parsley, garlic, and olive oil to bowl.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. Knead until smooth.
  5. Form dough into a ball.
  6. Cut into 6 equal portions.
  7. Roll into a 6 inch by 6 inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  8. Cook over medium heat until golden brown.
  9. Garnish with extra garlic, parsley, and melted butter.
  10. Serve as an appetizer with my very Best Hummus recipe, or as a wrap with chicken, or beef.
Easy Naan - A stack of round garlic naan bread with melted butter and chopped parsley on top.

NAAN INGREDIENTS

  • FLOUR: All-purpose flour. Scoop flour into a measuring cup with a spoon then level it off with a butter knife. Lightly flour the work surface while working with the dough to prevent sticking.
  • BAKING POWDER
  • GARLIC: Plenty of freshly minced garlic infuses flavor into the dough.
  • PARSLEY: Adds a pop of color with a hint of savory herb that pairs wonderfully with garlic.
  • SALT: Flavors the naan.
  • OLIVE OIL
Garlic Naan - A stack of five naan flatbreads garnished with chopped parsley and melted butter. Served on a wooden tray with hummus in the background. Text in center reads Buttery Garlic Naan. Second image is a close up of naan.

HOMEMADE NAAN TIPS

How easy is the dough to make? It’s pretty easy and requires just a few minutes. The dough mixes in under 1 minute and only needs a few turns on a floured surface to form a smooth ball.

I don’t have a rolling pin. What else can I use? A glass cup works great. Simply pat the dough flat and roll the dough using a glass.

Store any leftover bread in a ziplock bag to prevent it from drying out.

HOW TO SERVE NAAN

Serve naan as part of a meal or as an appetizer. Use as a wrap for grilled meats such as kabobs and salads. Pair with sauces or dips like garlic aioli, homemade hummus, tzatziki sauce, babaganoush, cheese dips, or flavorful bread dipping olive oil recipes.

Buttery Garlic Naan

An easy 6-ingredient homemade Buttery Garlic Naan recipe. A soft and fluffy flatbread dough that turns golden brown in a skillet in minutes. A simple and flavorful appetizer bread to pair with Hummus, chicken kabobs, babaganoush, or bread dipping oils.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: Flatbread, naan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • tsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine and mix ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Lightly flour work surface.
  • Knead dough until smooth.
  • Cut into 6 equal portions.
  • Lightly flour surface. Roll dough into a round 6×6-inch circle using a rolling pin.
  • Cook on medium heat until golden brown.
  • Garnish with extra melted butter, minced garlic, and parsley.

Nutrition

Calories:126kcal | Carbohydrates:25g | Protein:3g | Fat:1g | Saturated Fat:1g | Sodium:390mg | Potassium:162mg | Fiber:1g | Sugar:1g | Vitamin A:3IU | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:61mg | Iron:2mg

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