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Garlic Naan

Oven-Baked Garlic Naan

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 340 kcal


  • 300g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ a teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons plain yoghurt
  • 80 ml warm whole milk (approximately)
  • 60 ml warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Melted butter/Ghee
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves chopped


  • In a small bowl put 60 ml warm water. Add the active dry yeast and sugar. Give it a mix and leave it for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • In a large bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, and yoghurt. Add the yeast mixture that we have prepared.
  • Gradually add warm milk and knead.
  • Knead into a soft, smooth dough. In this process, you can put a little oil in the palm of your hand to make it easier.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and keep it in a warm place for about 2-3 hours or until it doubles in volume.
  • Divide the dough into small portions and form it into small balls. There should be approximately 7-8 balls. Cover them with a tea towel.
  • Roll a ball in the flour and flatten it with your hands. Then, with the help of a roller stretch it in a circle or oval leaving in a thickness of 2 millimetres approximately. If the dough sticks to the surface, sprinkle a little flour on the circle so that it does not stick.
  • Sprinkle a little garlic and chopped coriander on top. Press them lightly with the help of the roller.
  • Preheat the oven to the maximum. Put the Naans on the tray (I put three Naans) and place the tray directly on the bottom of the oven.
  • When the bottom of the Naan has browned and risen slightly, place the tray in the middle of the oven.
  • Let it cook for few seconds or until golden.
  • Take them out and cover them with a tea towel while we do the rest.
  • Brush with the melted butter and serve them hot.