Tawa Butter Garlic Naan (Garlic Flavored Indian Flat Bread Cooked On Gas Stove)

Naan is a leavened  oven baked  flat bread,popular  in India,Pakistan and west Asia. It is definitely the most popular bread  served in Indian restaurants. Traditionally, naan is cooked in a tandoor or clay oven.It goes well with any spicy North Indian curry like palak paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, Kadai Chicken  and many more.We sometimes  make this  yuumy curry at home but we enjoy these  curry with normal roti or chapati for not knowing the exact procedure of making naan at home. Few days  back,I cooked  Paneer  Peshewari , and thought of having it with some soft butter garlic naan..so  first time I tried  to make naan at home..I cooked it  in tawa and it came out  so well. I am not telling  that the taste was exactly  similar  to the  restaurant  style naan..but it was quite good.It is a hassle  free procedure of making naan at home. .as here no baking method is required.

Author - Moumita 
Preparation Time - 10 Minutes +Rising  Time
Cooking Time - 20 Minutes 
Servings -6 Pieces

INGREDIENTS  Flour - 2 Cups + 2tablespoons (dusting)
Lukewarm Water - 1/2cup+more  for kneading  the dough
Sugar - 1 tablespoon
Yoghurt -2 tablespoons 
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Kalonji or Nigella  seeds -1 tablespoons
Coriander Chopped -1/4cup
Garlic-1/4cup (chopped )
Butter - 2 tablespoons

METHOD  Add 1 teaspoon yeast and 1tablespoon  sugar into 1/2cup warm water.

 Mix well and keep to proof for 10 mins.

In a large mixing bowl take 2 cups of flour, add a pinch of salt...mix well...add  the yeast mixture and yoghurt .. mix well.

Knead the flour mixture  with yours hand into a dough...add more warm water if required  while kneading.

Now add a tablespoon of oil and knead this again for 2 minutes.

Cover the naan dough with a moist kitchen towel and keep aside in a warm place to rest for 1 to 1.5 hour.The dough will doubles as the yeast activates.

After 1 hour,Sprinkle some flour on the dough and  knead it for a minute. Now divide the naan dough into roughly equal size dumplings.

Mix the garlic,kalonji  and coriander in a bowl for the topping.

Put a tawa on gas stove and heat up the tawa in high flame. 

Take each dough dumplings on a plain surface..you can use kitchen  slab or rolling board. .(sprinkle flour  if required )  and roll into dough using rolling pin to make a oval shaped naan.

Take 1teaspoon of garlic,coriander and kalonji mixture and  spread on one side of naan . 

Using the rolling pin, roll once to press all the ingredients.

Flip the naan on its back, and apply little  water using hand.

Place the naan on hot tawa wet side down garlic side up. Gently press using hand  or spatula to stick in on tawa.Cook for few seconds on high flame.

Take the naan and stick to the hot pan on the water side.Let the naan cook for a couple seconds or until  bubbles will be appeared  on naan. Naan would be stuck to the tawa.

Turn the tawa upside down on gas flame as shown in photo.Move the tawa carefully on flame to cook naan until brown spots appear.

Take the garlic naan out  with a spatula and place it  in a serving plate and smear some butter.Cook remaining naan dumplings using above steps.

Serve garlic naan hot with some spicy curry  like 

Paneer Peshewari

Paneer Makhani

Paneer Butter Masala

Murg Palak 

Punjabi Dum Aloo 


  1. Hi Moumita, I tried to make naan last week and mine did not turn out so good, will try your recipe, looks delicious and perfectly cooked.

  2. Osadharon hoeche ei naan ta...je kono side dish die darun lagbe

  3. Once I tried Naan at home on stove top.But,I haven't tried this garlic flavored version.This sounds so flavorful.Thanks for the recipe...

  4. WOW! This looks so perfect and yum dear!

  5. Garlic nan looks perfect..I would like to invite you to my space for a guest post..Please revert back to kvitakrishnan@gmail.com with recipe and pics if interested.

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  7. This looks so perfect and yum dear

  8. A perfect naan.............looks awesome.

  9. Lovely bread.. I love the spice flavours in this naan bread..

  10. Hey Moumita,

    I am not very great when it comes to making naan but your recipe is inspiring me to try again. Yours look so inviting and wonderful.

  11. This is cool!! I have to try this!! Naan looks perfect!!

  12. Very well made naans. Like those we order at a restaurant and can never hope to make at home. Will definitely try this out

  13. inviting tawa butter garlic naan...feeling hungry ...

  14. This Tawa Naan recipe looks simple and delicious!! I will certainly give it a try. I usually make them in oven, but your recipes seems to yield a nice textured Naan.

  15. Nice blog !! then i found this blog, this is really nice and interested to read.
    Bread Baking Oven in India