Butter Naan

Naan are refined wheat flour flatbread , usually made in Tandoor or oven . Naan , originated in South Asia are served with curry dishes and always brushed with butter or clarified butter(ghee) . The dough is made up of all purpose flour , yeast (can be replaced with baking powder) , sugar and salt and is allowed to risen for some time. So let’s start the recipe .yum



3 cup all purpose flour/maida+ 2 tablespoon more for dusting
2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
2 tablespoon yoghurt/lemon juice
4 tablespoon butter +2 tablespoon more to smear naans
Water as required
Salt to taste

Add the yeast in sugar and dissolve it in 1 cup warm water.


As the yeast proofs , take all ingredients in a bowl . Slowly add the yeast water and knead a smooth dough.


Cover it with wet kitchen towel and set aside for 2-4 hours. Let it rise .


Make equal sized round balls and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.


Roll one ball , dusted with dry flour , into a small round .Fold it lengthwise and again to form a disc. Roll this disc again . Heat a tava or griddle.

Dusted ball
Dusted ball


Folded again
Folded again

Transfer this naan over pre heated tava. Cook from this side for 1/2 minute and then flip it over.

On tava
On tava


Place this naan directly on flame with the help of tong and roast from both sides for 10 second with continuous fliping. Repeat the process with rest.

On flame
On flame


Apply butter over naans and serve with Amritsari Chole , Aloo or Shahi Paneer .


Serve them hot.
Serve-4. Cooking time -1 hour.
Note: Let the dough to rest for about 2-4 hours in a warm place.
You may prepare these naans in oven also. Set the temperature accordingly.

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52 comments on “Butter Naan”

  1. Very neatly explained sapana!!! Naan looks very yum, we always love it with some spicy paneer curry

  2. Sapna you made perfect restaurant style naan …
    They look tempting 🙂

  3. Oh this is cool…making it on the griddle..looks great with all that butter.

    1. Thanks Baishali ! Ya making on griddle is fun!

  4. I usually make mine with curd and a dash of baking powder. Will try your version too

  5. Meena B says:

    wow sapna i love naan bt the yeast is my enemy hehe looks perfect restaurant style

    1. 🙂 you may replace it with baking powder! Thanks Dear!

  6. Nilu A says:

    Butter naan looks simple and perfect.. Lovely clicks Sapana 🙂

  7. Prefect looking naan, who cant resist to them,u are just pulling me to make some.

  8. Srivalli says:

    Love naans and yours look very inviting..though surprising that you are yet to post this…love punjabi cuisine, so looking fwd to this theme.

    1. Thanks Valli ! I am a bit lazy in post like Indian breads ,so skip this !

  9. Very well explained and looking great…

  10. The butter melting on the hot naan – I love that pic..

  11. Sorry for not visiting ur space for past few days, But hereafter i won't miss here…loved ur step wise explanation dear..

    1. No problems. , thanks for coming back…

  12. looks perfect and very well explained 🙂

  13. perfectly cooked naan..yum
    punjabi thali is incomplete without naan. love the cuisine…

    1. I love that too ! Thanks Preeti !

  14. that should be so tasty!!!! very well written post!!!
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  15. Cathleen says:

    I LOVE butter naan, but I have never made it before. Definitely on my to-do list, this looks great!!

    1. Do try it…Thanks Dear!

  16. Reni says:

    Naan looks so perfect and delectable !

  17. looks perfect and tempting!

  18. my fave Indian bread and the step by step instructions are so helpful

  19. Manju says:

    Well explained haven't tried yeast version this sounds good.

  20. Butter Naan is my all time favourite specially made with tandoor… gas version is quite suitable for quick meal…

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    1. So true ! Thanks Preeti..

  21. Pavani N says:

    Your butter naans look perfect — restaurant style.. Good one.

  22. Chitz says:

    Looks like restaurant style butter naan 🙂 Yummy & tasty.. Perfectly explained..

  23. Bookmarking these are simple enough for me to make. Thanks

  24. Kalyani says:

    Naan and paneer butter masala – thats the combo we make at home :-)) totally loved ur version of making a triangle and flipping it over the flame.. will try this version soon !

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