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Garlic Naan

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup warm/hot water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 cup all-pupose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic and cilantro



  1. Combine water, sugar, and yeast – stir until the yeast is dissolved. Let it sit for 10 minutes or until the mixture begins to rise.

    When the yeast is foamy, add milk, yogurt, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix the with a silicone tool it forms dough. It should be sticky.

    Divide into baseball size spheres

    Cover and let sit for 1 hour


  1. Tandoor

    1 hour before cooking: start the fire for your tandoor

    Raise the temperature to 750° – 900° F 

    Apply Dough

    Make into a flattened dough by patting down

    *Add garlic and cilantro 

    Hold cushion in manner you will use to apply to the tandoor wall

    Apply dough to other side of cushion (garlic/cilantro side touching cushion)

    Pat down side that will touch the tandoor wall with dabs of water

    Apply to tandoor wall (use glove if necessary)

    Watch as the bread bakes

    After about 60-90 seconds, remove with bread removal skewers and place on surface


  1. Apply dabs of butter or ghee to bread

    Let sit for 1 minute

    Cut into pieces and serve