Butter Naan

Serves: 2; Preparation Time: 15min

Dough Raise Time: 2-3 hrs

Butter Naan

Naan is an “Indian bread” variety, which originates from India, where it is prepared typically on a traditional “Tandoor oven”.  It is now a worldwide popular bread.

Naan could be prepared either with butter or could be given a twist by adding leafy vegetables/ garlic/ sesame seeds/  cashews & raisins, etc. Additionally, any ingredient that intensifies the taste, could also be added to it. 

Varieties of Naan : Cheese Naan, Chopped Coriander leaves Naan, Mint Leaves naan, Garlic Naan, Kashmiri Naan (dry fruits stuffed), Butter naan, plain naan, and so on.


  • All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup (medium size)
  • Rapid raise Yeast powder- 2 teaspoon
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Yogurt – 2 tablespoon
  • Warm milk – 1-2 tablespoon
  • Salt as per taste

Other ingredients:

Chopped mint leaves (for Mint leaves naan) is purely optional. In this recipe, Mint leaves just for the mint flavour.


  • Take a mixing bowl, add 1 cup all purpose flour and salt. Mix with a spoon.
  • Add 2 teaspoon yeast powder, 1 teaspoon sugar, 2 tablespoon yogurt. Mix well by adding warm milk if needed. 
  • The dough must be very soft. It will be sticky initially. Knead well. 
  • Once the dough is ready, cover it with a cloth and allow it to rest for 2-3 hours. After 2-3 hours, the dough becomes double the size as the yeast helps in raising.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions. Shape them into round shaped balls.
  • Flatten it with hand or a rolling pin. DO NOT  make it very thin. Stick chopped mint leaves on the naan. 
  • Heat a pan,on a medium flame. Put the prepared naan and cook it on both the sides. Once the brown spots starts appearing, take the naan onto a plate and apply butter on both the sides. 
  • The fluffy “BUTTER NAAN” is ready to serve.
Fluffy butter naan

Butter Naan can be eaten with any spicy gravies. 

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