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butter naan recipe
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Homemade Butter Naan

Butter naan recipe, leavened Indian flat bread, very popular tandoori recipe made easily at home on tove top!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 7
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Harini


For yeast mixture

  • 1/3 cup luke warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast

To make dough for butter naan

  • 1 1/2 cups maida/all purpose flour + more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup warm milk or warm water
  • 1 tablespoon curd optional
  • Salt
  • soft or melted butter for brushing on naan or olive oil for vegan naan
  • Toasted sesame seeds


To activate yeast

  • Sprinkle yeast over 1/3 cup warm water. Add sugar and let the yeast to activate for 10 minutes.

To make dough

  • Take flour in a mixing bowl and add yeast mixture,milk,curd and salt. Mix well
  • Add water little by little and knead to a soft dough
  • Let the dough rest for 1.5 hours till it doubles in volume.
  • Divide the dough into 7 equal portions.
  • Roll a portion into a tear shaped naan, about 1/2 inch thick and brush with little water on one side.

Making butter naan

  • Heat a tava with handle and place the rolled naan, watered side down.
  • Cook for 10 seconds, invert the tava and cook the other side directly on flame till chars appear.
  • Brush with some melted butter and sprinkle sesame seeds. Serve butter naan hot with any spicy gravy.


1.You can add 1 tablespoon butter to the dough instead of milk.
2.Instead of sesame seeds you can add nigella seeds too.
3.You can cook butter naan on tava itself instead of cooking on flame.


Calories: 246kcal