Our Garlic naan recipe is an easy naan that is homemade and topped with a garlic butter spread. Learn how to make naan bread at home with simple ingredients, and air fryer to perfection.
Use your Indian bread to pair with dinner, use to dip in your favorite creamy dip or hummus, serve as the bread in a gyro, and more.
Pillowy, soft, with a slight chew. You can’t go wrong with my popular air fryer Indian bread recipe.
Why You Will Love Naan…
- Homemade - made from scratch
- The air fryer toasts the bread wonderfully
- A garlic butter to spread on top
- Great to pair with dinner
- Delicious for dipping with hummus or other dips
- Stores well
- Greek Yogurt
How to Make
Full directions for this homemade naan bread are in the printable recipe below. Start by activating your yeast with the warm water and a little sugar. Once the yeast begins to foam you know it is ready.
Now in a stand mixer with dough hook add your dry ingredients, yogurt, oil, yeast mixture and milk. Mix until a ball forms.
Then you will want to knead the dough for 3-4 minutes.
Place the ball of dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow it to double in size. This takes around an hour.
Then you will punch down the dough, then cut into 10 pieces. The roll out into circles.
Air fryer your flattened Naan bread dough as directed until cooked. You will flip part way through.
Once done brush with garlic butter if you would like.
So for this homemade Indian Naan bread, you will want it to fully cool. Cover and place in the fridge for around 5 days.
I find reheating in oven or air fryer offers the best texture.
In terms of freezing you can totally freeze any bread you don’t want to eat right away. I have even made double or triple of the bread for freezing it! I've also done this with pizza dough for an easy pizza later in the month.
Place wax paper between each bread, this prevents all the bread from sticking. Freeze 2-3 months. Then reheat and enjoy.
Tips and Variations
- Make sure your yeast activates. Otherwise, the dough will not rise.
- Use warm water that is no hotter than 110 degrees. Too hot will kill your yeast.
- Brushing with garlic butter is optional.
- Consider adding some seasonings and herbs to dough to flavor your bread.
- Top with any of your favorite herbs or butter blend.
- For chewier texture allow your dough to be a bit thicker when you air fry.
Naan is a flat soft and chewy Indian-styled bread. You will find this bread is served a lot with Indian cuisine. Or dip bread in hummus, use for wrapping up gyros, and more.
For this recipe, yes yeast is used. Depending on the recipe, you will find some recipes that use it and others don’t.
It offers incredible texture to the bread in my opinion so I highly suggest this recipe.
Blooming of yeast means activating the yeast. Adding sugar and warm water to active fry yeast allows the yeast to activate.
Letting the mixture set 5-10 minutes you will find the mixture becomes foamy and rises. This means the yeast is ready to use.
This recipe for naan is not gluten free. Is naan vegan? Naan is not vegan either. You can make this recipe gluten free by using a gluten free flour blend.
No air fryer? No problem! Take one piece of your dough and place it in a warmed pan on the stove. Cook one side on medium heat for 4-6 minutes, then flip. You want each side to become golden brown.
Depending on thickness and temperature the cooking time will vary.