Butter Naan Recipe | How to Make Naan (Tawa Naan)

Easy Restaurant style Butter Naan recipe (Tandoori Naan on tawa recipe) without yeast at home with step by step. Butter Naan (Tawa Naan) is a very popular Indian flatbread recipe. Traditionally Butter Naan made in tandoor (round clay oven). However, tandoor is not handy at home so this recipe made on Iron tawa/griddle.

Soft textured and delicious naan made with all-purpose flour. You can make naan on iron tawa using it upside down or otherwise you can also cook naan in tandoor or cooker by sticking it side or bake them in the oven, but never use nonstick tawa as it slips while reversing. But I prefer to use iron tawa as my attached photo in recipe.

Butter Naan Recipe

Furthermore, some tips and suggestions for perfect Butter Naan Recipe. Firstly, the key to a perfectly soft and chewy texture is by kneading it properly for at least 15-20 minutes. Basically the more you knead it to smooth dough, the butter naan would be softer. Secondly, once the dough is kneaded, then placed in a warm place for proper fermentation. Optionally you can also keep it in a preheated oven if you are living in a cold climate area.

Butter Naan Recipe | How to Make Naan (Tawa Naan)

Generally, naan should be eaten hot. As once it cools down, then it becomes dense, hard while chewing. Generally, the restaurant’s Naan becomes like that. But not in this recipe, the naan remains soft even when they become warm or cool down. It’s not become chewy.

Butter Naan Recipe | How to Make Naan (Tawa Naan)
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Butter Naan Recipe

Soft textured and delicious naan made with all-purpose flour. You can make naan on iron tawa using it upside down or otherwise you can also cook naan in tandoor or cooker by sticking it side.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Author: IndianVegRecipe Editorial
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 14 Piece of Naan

Ingredients

  • 4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tbsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • 0.5 cup curd or yogurt (fresh and thick)
  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • Lukewarm water as required
  • 4 tbsp butter (ghee)

Instructions

  • Firstly, take a bowl and add maida, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, curd, oil and mix well and start kneading the dough with lukewarm water for 10 minutes and lastly grease with few drops of oil.
  • Cover with a moist cloth and rest for 1-2 hours in a warm place.
  • After 2 hours, knead the dough slightly with few drops of oil to remove any air present in the dough.
  • Pinch a ball sized dough.
  • Gently roll to round shape using a rolling pin. Make sure you do not make too thin or thick and also keep the size in mind. It should not be larger than your tawa size.
  • Grease with water over naan.
  • Furthermore, slowly flip over and put it on hot tawa of water side of naan and slightly press so its stick to tawa.
  • Now after a minute, few bubbles started to seen on naan.
  • Then flip the tawa upside down and cook naan directly on flame till they turn golden brown. Make sure its bake properly from all the sides but try to don’t burn.
  • Gently scrape the naan from bottom and remove.
  • Also, brush with some butter / ghee. Finally, serve butter naan hot with your favorite curry like butter paneer masala.
Keywords: Butter Naan, Tandoori Naan
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Instructions For Butter Naan Recipe

1. Firstly, take a bowl and add maida, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, curd, oil and mix well and start kneading the dough with lukewarm water for 10 minutes and lastly grease with few drops of oil.

Dough - Butter Naan Recipe

2. Cover with a moist cloth and rest for 1-2 hours in a warm place.

Dough rest

3. After 2 hours, knead the dough slightly with few drops of oil to remove any air present in the dough.

Kneading dough - Tandoori Roti

4. Pinch a ball sized dough.

Pinch ball sized dough - Tandoori Roti

5. Gently roll to round shape using a rolling pin. Make sure you do not make too thin or thick and also keep the size in mind. It should not be larger than your tawa size.

Roll round shape - Butter Naan Recipe

6. Grease with water over naan.

Grease water over naan

7. Furthermore, slowly flip over and put it on hot tawa of water side of naan and slightly press so its stick to tawa.

Flip over stick tawa - Butter Naan Recipe

8. Now after a minute, few bubbles started to seen on naan.

Bubbles on naan

9. Then flip the tawa upside down and cook naan directly on flame till they turn golden brown. Make sure its bake properly from all the sides but try to don’t burn.

Flip tawa direct on flame

10. Gently scrape the naan from bottom and remove.

Scrap naan from botton

11. Also, brush with some butter/ghee. Finally, serve butter naan hot with your favorite curry like butter paneer masala.

Butter Naan Recipe | How to Make Naan (Tawa Naan)

Some Important Tips

  1. Applying water is mandatory. This helps naan to stick to tawa and can reverse the tawa and cook directly on the flame.
  2. Furthermore, roll to any desired shape. However, I like to keep it round as it looks similar to the one served in restaurants.
  3. Lastly, you can easily prepare butter garlic naan by mixing the chopped garlic to melted butter and then applying to the cooked naan or filled with chopped garlic in naan and roll it in round shape.
  4. For the healthier purpose, you can also use whole wheat flour for wheat naan or can use all purpose flour / maida and wheat flour in half portion.

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6 Comments Leave a Reply

  1. 5 stars
    Can I prepare the dough in the night and next morning make naan?

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Mona,

      If you prepared early then may Naan be soured due to curd. And no-one like sourness in Naan’s taste. Whenever you make naan then keep it till maximum 2-3 hours from kneading the dough. After that slowly slowly Naan pick the taste of curd’s sourness.

      Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this today. It was fantastic in first try. Recommended to other.

    Thank for sharing.

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you very much for your valuable comment Roshni…

  3. 5 stars
    Yummy! Looks Naan so delicious!

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you Sonal…

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