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Yeast Free Soft Garlic Butter Naan
Yeast Free Soft Garlic Butter Naan
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

You are going to absolutely love this recipe for Yeast Free Soft Garlic Butter Naan it is simple and quick to prepare, yeast free and pillowy soft.

Course: Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, DINNER
Cuisine: Indian
  • 4 cups / 480g of all purpose flour or cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda / baking soda
  • cup/90ml plain unflavoured yoghurt or buttermilk SEE NOTE 1 FOR SUBSTITUTE
  • 2 Tablespoons /30ml oil
  • 1 cup / 250ml warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic.
  • 2 Tablespoons / ¼ stick /30grams butter
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  1. Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda/ baking soda into a large bowl.

  2. In a separate jug, mix together yoghurt or buttermilk, oil, milk and crushed garlic.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients in the bowl and add the liquid ingredients from the jug into the bowl.
  4. Knead gently, for about 2 minutes bringing all the ingredients together and form a soft dough. Add a tablespoon of flour at a time if you find that the dough is too sticky. Cover the bowl and set aside for 20 to 30 minutes.
  1. While the dough rests, make the garlic butter by melting  butter with 2 cloves of crushed garlic

  2. Simmer on low heat until the butter is melted and remove from the heat. Add chopped cilantro if you prefer.
  1. After the dough has rested for 30 minutes, break it up into 12 equal pieces and roll into a circular or oval shape.
  2. Turn the stove up to medium heat and place a heavy based pan or skillet on the stovetop.

  3. Place the rolled naan on the hot pan and let it cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Flip over and cook the other side for 1 to 2 minutes as well. You will see that the naan bread puffs up slightly and it will get little golden brown spots as it cooks.
  5. Remove from the heat and brush both sides with the garlic butter. This will also keep the naan bread soft. Cover with a kitchen towel or paper towel as you cook the rest of the naan.

Recipe Notes
  1. If you do not have yoghurt then make your own by adding 1 Tablespoon/ 15ml lemon juice or vinegar to ¼ cups/ 90ml milk. Set aside for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.