Monday, July 30, 2012

How to make Naan / Butter Naan at home:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 15:59 | |

Homemade Butter Naan :

Butter Naan, a butter flavored flat bread is one of the most extremely delicious dish of Indian breads. This is usually made in  tandoor,  can also be made on  stove  top  and  oven.  

Mostly, we get the chance to relish them in restaurants or in parties. Last week I tried it at home & it came out absolutely YUMMYY  with that melt in the mouth flavor..:)

It easily goes with any veg or non-veg gravy...!

Here is the easy step by step recipe on how to cook the  Butter Naan  at home...:)

·               Maida / All purpose flour           - 2 cups
·               Quick raise Yeast                      - 1 tsp
·               Warm water                               - 1 cup
·               Salt                                          - 1 tsp
·               Sugar                                       - 1 tsp
·               Milk                                          - small cup
·               Oil                                            - 2 to 3 tbsp
·               Ghee / Butter                             - as needed to make naan.


1.         Seive  Maida in any utensil and keep aside.
2.         In this recipe, we are using Yeast in the preparation of Naan. Yeast acts as a raising agent and makes Naan very soft & yummy.  

( click  Here  to view the homemade Naan without Yeast method  )

3.         Mix 1 tsp of Quick Raise Yeast in warm water. ( the water shouldn’t be too hot or cold )
4.         Add 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of sugar to it. Mix well.
5.         Blend in the warm milk and oil to it.

6.         Now pour this mixture to the maida flour.

7.         Knead it to very soft & sticky dough.
8.         The dough should be strictly smooth & sticky for to get soft tasty Naans.

9.         Now apply little oil on top of the dough and cover it.
10.      Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes in a warm place.

11.      You can see the dough has raised and still more soft & sticky now.

Apply little flour and knead it. Make equal sized balls of the dough.

12.      Take one ball of maida, apply dry flour and press it to round shape.

13.      Spread butter / ghee on it evenly. 

 ( to make  Plain Naan,  skip smearing  butter /  ghee  on  the  surface   &  proceed  the  same  steps )

14.      Fold the rolled Naan into half ( forming a semi-circle)
15.      Then again apply butter / ghee on the folded section.
16.      Now double this fold as it takes the shape of a triangle.

17.      Then apply dry flour to it.
18.      Roll it to thick triangular shape and make them ready. ( do not make it thin )
19.      For ease of cooking & to get very soft Naan, I prefer stove top method. ( also we can bake it in oven )
20.      Heat a girdle or tawa ( preferably cast iron one )
21.      Place the rolled Naan in the hot girdle to cook.
22.      After one side puffs up, flip the Naan over to the other side.

23.      Once it gets slightly golden spots, take out from the skillet.
24.      Place it on wire rack and put it on direct flame.
25.      Keep the flame in medium to low heat ( take care not to burn the Naan
26.      Flip it over and cook on both sides.

27.      Once we see brown spots on the Naan, remove from heat.

28.      Butter Naan is ready.

29.      Place it hot on a serving plate and generously dash butter on it.
30.      Cut into halves using a Naan cutter.

31.      Prepare all Naans in this same manner.
32.      Enjoy hot Butter Naan with  Chole  MasalaDal  MakhaniShahi  Paneer or  Paneer  Butter Masala.

Similar Recipes 

·       Garlic Naan recipe
·       Roomali Roti
·       Kulcha
·       Tortilla
·       Chole Bhature  &  Tandoori Roti


  1. Hi Jay ,

    Naan Looks AAAwesome !!!

    Neat presentation :)

    Keep on Dear..

    Requesting your regular support Jay:)

  2. Looks absolutely delicious... love your triangular shape of the naan..

  3. feeling hungry now....naan looks buttery and delicious :)

  4. A great one...would love to try this soon ;)

  5. awsome....wanna try this....nice clicks...

  6. Feeling hungry to see this buttery naan. Perfect presensation Jay. Super tempting!!!

  7. Beautifully made naan without oven.. Love it dear...

    Event: Dish name starts with N

  8. Perfect looking Naan..Nicely explained..

  9. looks appetizing, makes me want to try it myself.

  10. Your butter naan is very handsome looking, Jay.

  11. You make it look so easy Jay!! Want to try soon now :)

  12. Looks really nice Jay!delicious chole to go with it.

  13. Super Jay !! Looks so good and makes me feel hungry !!

  14. This is torture jay..I need them badly.

  15. Nice preparation dear..naan looks perfect and delicious!

  16. Naan looks so soft and yum.

  17. utterly butterly delicious naan. love it a lot and it seems to me everytime i come here that i have come to jay's restaurant

    wonderful pics and presentation and method..

    i had tried naan but not on wire rack or this much butter

  18. I am coming over jay...YUM!

  19. Yummy Naan Jay... I am a big fan of this.. Can u pls parcel it for me... :)

  20. Beautiful bread, fantastic color. I love naan and this looks pretty simple..
    Take care,

  21. Jay! I love butter naan...thanks for the recepi..look delicious

  22. naan on wire rack !! wow looks super tempting

  23. impossible to resist to this. I am mad about naan and would love to try making my own. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow, that seriously looks amazing! Perfect looking naans, bookmarked!

  25. very neat and clear explanation.. naan looks super soft and yummy..

  26. Hi JAY,
    the naan looks perfect and tks for the easy tips on making it...

  27. You have a very impressive blog,nice naan recipe...

    I too have just opened a blog . Do visit it ......

  28. Extremely delicious dish indeed , no doubt about that ! :D

  29. That's yummy meal making channa today too

  30. Absolutely delicious, perfect, easy....... Just loved it. Drooling over the pics....

  31. wow...buttery, soft & perfect!!!! Cant wait to try this out :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  32. Jay superb explanation with pictures... tempting naan...

  33. Ohh...I love naan with curry. That was a great tutorial. Many thanks!

  34. thanks for sharing step-by-step :) looks awesome..

  35. great stove top butter nan!!
    ♥ your SBS pictorial presentation!!i too will try this soon..

  36. It looks soo perfect!!

  37. Never seen anything so gud! Simply perfect Jay :-)

  38. look wonderful... bookmarked it :)

  39. Looks so if ordered in a restaurant...awesome

  40. Thanks for your precious time & lovely feedback friends..:)
    It really motivates me a lot...
    Enjoy your stay..!

  41. The naan looks superb. Perfectly done.
    Love Ash.

  42. Jay, I love Naan bread! Thanks for the recipe.

  43. looks straight out from tandoor, hard to believe its made on a griddle, delicious

  44. Jay these are yum. i would love to have them with dal too.

  45. looks so perfect and delicious, i should try naans this way :)

  46. This is perfect! I've been wanting to make naan at home for the longest time..Thx for the step by step pictures!

  47. Naan looks awesome... what are the chances of the same post on the same day.... :-)

  48. Gosh this Naan looks out of this world good!! I would just eat it plain... no curry needed. :)

  49. I just bought Naan. I must say I like the makes me want to try...

  50. Wow, my family loves butter naan...and we make these twice in a month. You naans are just fantastic....

  51. How delish does this look! Mouthwatering Jay!

  52. Hi Jay
    After so long..
    Looks so soft and yummy.
    i have to catch up with your older posts.

  53. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, this looks so dark good and I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it, but i am too lazy to cook :p


  54. I've always wanted to try Naan ... Thx for posting :-)

  55. Looks terrific! I love naan, but have never made it at home. And, as you show, it's so easy! I really need to do this - thanks.

  56. Delicious, I have the same rack, going to try this out soon..

  57. I love naan, Jay. My daughter loves naan. My grandsons love naan. Yep, we all love naan! Love your beautiful photos, too.

  58. Hi!
    I love Butter Naan!This looks absolutely delicious!!


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