Quick Pantry Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Burrata.
This homemade herbed garlic butter naan is a slight variation on an HBH classic. It’s extra soft, doughy, chewy, and brushed generously with caramelized garlic herb butter. Quite honestly, you’ll have a hard time finding a better naan recipe out there. The best part, this bread is so easy make, and pretty difficult to mess up. Serve alongside your favorite Indian dishes, with grilled meats, alongside hummus, or simply on its own…fresh off the skillet. You simply can’t go wrong with this naan.
This recipe has been a long time coming.
Those of you who read often probably already know that I am obsessed with my homemade naan. It’s truly one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever shared. And it is, without a doubt, the one I remake most often. Probably because it’s also my family’s favorite. With requests from my mom and little sister coming in often, very often.
This herby, garlicy naan is my homemade naan recipe from years back, but with the addition of herbs, garlic, and butter. It’s so simple, and pretty much perfect in every which way. I can’t believe it’s taken me so many years to create this recipe. But man oh man, I’m thankful I finally listened to all of you who said to make garlic naan, because it’s a game changer.
Just like with my plain naan recipe…which I still think you NEED, because sometimes garlicy, herby bread isn’t the best for everything…this naan is simple. You really can’t mess it up. That said, there are a few things you need to know.
First, the milk and the yogurt are a must. I’ve discovered that these two ingredients, which are not always traditional in naan, are really what make this recipe better than others. You can use a nut milk, and you can also use coconut yogurt, but I will not lie, it’s not exactly the same. If your diet allows, I highly recommend using whole milk and yogurt.
Second, a cast iron skillet (a screaming hot one), is really what you need to create the perfect naan. Yes, this can be made in a nonstick skillet, but you will not get all those lovely pockets of air and toasted bottoms. It just won’t happen. I like to use this Staub Skillet, which conveniently comes with a clear glass lid, perfect for knowing just when to flip. It’s practically dedicated to making naan.
Third, it’s important to roll your naan dough out pretty thin. It may not seem right, but a thin naan dough will equal a soft doughy baked piece of naan. As the naan cooks (on the screaming hot skillet), it will quickly puff. If the dough is too thick, it will just be dense and heavy, instead of airy and light.
Fourth, butter, yes, you need it. Brushing the naan dough with butter before cooking is the key to a beautiful golden naan. So is finishing each cooked piece of naan with a little garlic herb butter. The butter is essential for that melt in your mouth, roll your eyes back, delicious taste. Trust me.
PS. as my mom is reading this, I can guarantee you that her mouth is watering. I think naan might just be her favorite food. It may be hard for her to admit, but I kinda think it beats out chocolate…maybe.
And that’s honestly all you need to know. Your first piece might not look that nice, but you’ll get the hang of it. By the last piece of naan, you will be a pro.
The best part though? No matter how the naan looks, it’s still going to taste DELICIOUS. Truly, you can’t mess this recipe up. It always turns out good. And really, is anything slathered with garlic herb butter ever not delicious?
Answer? Nope, always delicious. Oh, just don’t burn the garlic. Then you could have an issue…
Now, what can you serve this naan with? EVERYTHING.
I’m talking butter chicken meatballs – yes, please. Or the vegan option, coconut butter cauliflower? For sure some sheet pan chicken shawarma. Oh, and definitely this sweet potato lentil soup with rice. Or any soup for that matter.
My personal favorite? Hot right off the skillet with a little extra herby butter and nothing else. Yes, yes, yes.
And with that, enjoy one of my favorite recipes of all time. Make it…make it today, tomorrow, and every day you can find the time. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie, naan makes the day better. So dramatic, but so true.
If you make this herbed garlic butter naan, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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hi! can non fat greek yogurt and 2%milk be used? if so, would it alter overall naan? ty 😉
That will be just fine for you to use! Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it turns out well for you! xx
I finally made the naan…but I had some problems. Despite following the recipe the dough as soo sticky. I had to keep adding more and more flower. Then the iron skillet…I have only electric, so the pan just doesn’t heat well and boy was it hot and burned! The whole house was filled with smoke! LOL…the next day I did it in my normal skillet and it was GREAT. Any tips on why my dough was soo wet?? Or is this normal? Thanks!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback! What kind of flour did you use? Did the dough rise correctly? Let me know, I think either of those could affect the wetness of the dough:) xT
I’ve made this recipe maybe 10 times every time amazing!!!! Thank you
But would like to try making the night before soooo….
If we pop it in the fridge to sit over night do we let it rise for an our after we pull it out?
So glad you have been enjoying this recipe! Yes, after you pull it from the fridge let it sit and rise for a little. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx
So excited to make this recipe. Can I replace the Greek yogurt with sour cream?
You bet, that will work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx
Delicious! I’ve lived in India and my husband is from Nepal…we were both pretty skeptical about how good naan at home could possibly be. This turned out incredibly well and inspired me to use the dough hook on my stand mixer for the first time ever (which made it so easy). Will add to my recipe book – Thanks!
Happy Monday!!💐 Thank you so much for making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was a winner! xx