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Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

Easy garlic naan bread recipe.
Simple and easy naan bread recipe. Garlic and cilantro give this a full flavor. Perfect with curry or masala.

When I was in New Zealand visiting Tilly I posted a photo of our lunch one day on Instagram. It was a fruit plate, hummus, and leftover naan bread from the night before. I had so many people message me asking for the naan bread recipe. I promised to share the recipe once I arrive home and now, here it is.

Easy garlic naan bread recipe.

This naan bread is simple to make. If you are new to making bread this is a great starter bread. While it uses yeast it is more of a flat bread and is cooked on a skillet rather than baked in an oven. You really can’t go wrong with this.

Naan bread is cooked on a skillet rather than baked in an oven.

Making Naan Bread for a Large Family

This recipe makes eight pieces of naan bread which means I have to double it for our family (and every piece always gets eaten). To speed up cooking, I do the first side in a pan and do the second on our electric griddle. This way I can have three pieces of naan cooking at once (I can cook two on the griddle). I keep them warm in the oven (at 200 degrees) while I finish cooking the rest.

Easy garlic naan bread recipe.
5 from 1 vote

Garlic Naan Bread

This is an easy Indian bread to make. Perfect with curry, masala, or hummus.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword bread
Prep Time 1 hour
Servings 8 pieces


  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 1/2-3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro


  1. Combine yeast, sugar, and warm water in medium sized bowl and leave for 8 minutes.

  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour and garlic salt. Set aside.

  3. Once yeast is bubbly stir in yogurt, oil and egg.

  4. Mix flour and garlic saltvwith wet ingredients. Add additional flour until dough is no longer sticky. Knead for aproximately 5 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

  5. Place dough in greased bowl and let rise for an hour.

  6. Heat skillet on stop to just medium heat (or just a bit hotter). Divide dough into eight equal pieces. Flatten out each piece with your hands.

  7. Melt butter and pour in chopped garic (fresh or from a jar). Chop cilantro if desired.

  8. When skillet is hot add a drizzle of oil. Brush naan bread with melted butter and garlic mixture. Fry on one side for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Flip bread and sprinkle with cilantro if desired. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until second side is browned.

  9. Serve warm with hummus, curry, or masala.

Naan Bread is Perfect for Curry, Masala, or Hummus

Divide the naan dough into eight equal pieces.
Flatten each piece of naan dough by hand.
Cook naan bread 2-3 minutes on each side.
Sprinkle naan bread with cilantro.

I enjoy making this to go along with chicken curry or tikka masala. I will be posting my recipe for Instant Pot Tikka Masala next week. Now here’s your challenge. Go ahead and make some naan bread this week. Then you are practiced and prepared for when you make masala next week. And if you do, be sure and leave a comment here or post a photo on my Facebook page. I’d love to see them!



  1. Nana Jo

    5 stars
    I made your garlic Naan bread recipe yesterday and it’s amazing! Hubby and I both loved it! I am going to make up a big batch of it when the grandkids visit next month. Thanks!

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