Butter naan

Main Dish
4 servings
35 min
2 hours
Very Easy
If you want to eat something different, then try this recipe.


Number of serving: 4
3 cups - all purpose flour

1 teaspoon - active dry yeast

2/3 cup - warm water

1/2 teaspoon - sugar

1/2 teaspoon - kalonji (onion seeds - optional)

1 to 1/2 tbsp - butter

few springs cilantro, chopped

salt to taste


  • Mix yeast, water and sugar in a bowl and whisk until the yeast has dissolved. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Sift the flour and add the rest of the ingredients except 1 tablespoon- butter and mix well. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture.
  • Set aside in a bowl and cover it with damp kitchen towel or plastic warm and keep it in a warm place until doubled in size - approx 2-3 hours depending upon the region you are in.
  • Now knead the dough for 5 more minutes and then divide the dough into small balls. Roll them with a rolling pin dusting with flour as and when required to avoid it sticking.
  • Shape it into an oblong. Set the Oven settings to broiler (in case you dont have Tandoor) and then place the Naan on a baking sheet, top the naan with some butter and put it inside the broiler.
  • The minute dark spots start appearing on the top, turn and repeat the procedure.
  • Serve immedietely with any gravy of your choice.


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