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Garlic Butter Naan with Yeast and Yogurt

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This garlic butter naan recipe is garlicy deliciousness! It uses yeast as its raising agent and has yogurt too. Oh and it is infused with a tasty garlic-cilantro butter. Yum!
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Keyword garlic butter naan, garlic naan, naan
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Servings 10 small naan
Calories 258
Author We Trini Food


  • Tawa or large cast iron skillet


Naan Dough

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • cups warm water

Garlic butter

  • 125 grams butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic grated or chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves


  • Add yeast to ¼ cup of warm water.
  • Set aside for 10 – 15 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and sugar.
  • In another bowl, mix plain yogurt, oil and ½ cup warm water.
  • Add yeast and yogurt-oil mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Incorporate and knead to form a smooth, soft dough.
  • Add a little oil to the surface of the dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 2-inch dough balls for smaller naan or 3-inch dough balls for larger naan.
  • Place a tawa or large cast skillet on low to medium heat to preheat for 10 minutes.
  • Mix melted butter, garlic and cilantro together.
  • Dust dough ball, rolling surface and rolling pin with flour.
  • Roll out the dough in a circular or oblong shape (⅛th to ¼ inch thick).
  • Poke holes in the naan with a fork.
  • Place on hot tawa or skillet.
  • Brush the garlic-cilantro butter onto the naan.
  • After 30 seconds to a minute (when bubbles start forming), flip over the naan.
  • Brush the garlic butter on the other side.
  • After 30 seconds to a minute, flip again.
  • Continue until both sides are browned to your liking.
  • Remove from the heat and place on napkins.
  • Cover to trap the heat to keep it warm and pillowy soft.
  • Serve hot.