Fastest Way to Make Super Simple Garlic Naan Without Yeast 

My friend Nadee shared this Simple Garlic Naan recipe with me, and it is absolutely amazing. This naan is way softer and more buttery than any restaurant naan I have ever tasted. It is perfect for scooping up curry, and making it at home is super easy. Plus, there is no yeast needed!

This video below features the original garlic naan recipe that my friend Nadee sent to me.

Why I Love Making This Easy Garlic Naan

I often like making this yeast-free garlic naan because it is a bit quicker and easier and just as tasty as the traditional version. While yeast-based naan needs about an hour or more to rise, this one only needs 30 minutes, so it is ready faster.

This naan recipe is perfect for those times when I am craving naan but do not want to wait too long. Plus, the ingredients are simple and usually already in my pantry, making it super convenient whenever I need a quick, delicious side for my meals.

If you enjoyed this soft and chewy garlic naan, you will love this unique Stuffed Potato Cheese Bread here.

Fast and Simple Garlic Naan Recipe  

Recipe by Jen Evansy
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Course: Sides, AppetizersCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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This Simple Garlic Naan recipe is incredibly soft, buttery, and does not require any yeast. Perfect for scooping up curry, it is a breeze to make at home and tastes better than any restaurant version I have tried. Enjoy this delicious naan with your favorite dishes!

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  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp (8 grams) baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp (3 grams) salt

  • 2 tbsp (30 grams) olive oil or melted butter

  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) plain yogurt

  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) room temperature water

  • Garlic Butter:
  • 5 tbsp (70 grams) melted salted butter

  • 3 tsp (9 grams) minced garlic

  • 3 tbsp tablespoons (10 grams) chopped cilantro


  • To make this garlic naan, start by mixing 2 cups or 240 grams of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, half a teaspoon of salt, two tablespoons of olive oil or melted butter, and half a cup of plain yogurt.Mixing the ingredients
  • Next, using your hand, start mixing the ingredients while gradually adding half a cup of room-temperature water.Hand mixing and adding of water
  • Keep kneading the dough until you end up with a soft and pliable dough ball.Keep kneading the dough
  • Lightly coat the dough with some olive oil, then cover it with a plate or a clean kitchen towel. Let it rest for about 30 minutes.Cover with olive oil
  • While the dough is resting, take about 5 tablespoons of melted salted butter, add 3 teaspoons of minced garlic, and mix in 3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Give the garlic butter a good mix to combine everything thoroughly.Garlic Butter mixture
  • Next, divide the dough into 4 to 5 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball.divide to smaller pieces
  • Then, sprinkle some flour on your work surface, place each dough ball on it, and slightly flatten it with your fingers. Use a rolling pin to roll each piece into a thin oval or circular shape.flatten the dough
  • Next, heat a pan over medium-high heat and lightly brush it with oil. Place the rolled-out naan on the pan, and cook until bubbles form on the surface and the underside has golden brown spots. Flip the naan and cook the other side for another minute or until it also has golden brown spots.cook the dough
  • Then, place the cooked naan bread on a plate and brush it generously with the garlic butter that we prepared earlier.Brush with garlic butter
  • Serve the garlic naan warm and enjoy it with your favorite curry or as a tasty side to any meal.Serve the Naan

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  • Ingredient Substitutions: If you prefer a dairy-free option, substitute the plain yogurt with a plant-based yogurt and the butter with a plant-based margarine or oil.
  • Garlic Butter: For spicier garlic butter, you can add a pinch of red chili flakes or a small amount of finely chopped green chilies.
  • Cooking Equipment: Using a cast-iron skillet can enhance the flavor and texture of the naan, giving it a more authentic taste and even cooking.
  • Dough Texture: If the dough feels too sticky, add a little more flour (1 tablespoon at a time) until it becomes manageable. If it’s too dry, add a few drops of water until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Storing Leftovers: Store any leftover naan in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, wrap in foil and warm in an oven preheated to 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serving Suggestions: Garlic naan pairs excellently with dishes like butter chicken, lentil dahl, or even as a base for naan pizza. For an extra touch, sprinkle some sea salt or additional chopped herbs on the buttered naan before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Total number of serves: 4
  • Calories: 407kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 19g

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About Jen Evansy

Nutritionist, researcher, avid home cook, and writer interested in everything nutrition and food-related. Striving to inform, encourage, and inspire all the readers to make healthy and informed choices when it comes to cooking, food, diet, and nutrition.