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Butter naan Recipe | Butter naan without yeast and Without Tandoor | Homemade Soft Butter naan Recipe


Butter naan - Most demanding delicious soft butter naan without yeast and without tandoor

Butter nan is the leavened Indian flat bread made with all purpose flour or maida. It can be easily paired with any Indian or Chinese spicy veg or non veg curries. But butter naan with butter chicken is my favorite combo. I also love to try with chili chicken gravy. Please go through the following section. Some commonly asked questions and answers are explained. 

1. What is naan?

Naan is an Indian leavened flat bread made with all purpose flour or maida. These soft and chewy flat breads are baked in Indian  restaurants using a special kind of clay ovens called tandoor or tandoor oven. This is one of the most commonly ordered bread item in India.

2. Can we make naan without tandoor ovens?

Yes, of course we can. Here, through this post, I am trying to answer the same question. As I said earlier,  naans are cooked in large tandoor ovens in restaurants. But this method is not practical for home cooks. Luckily, we can use a pressure cooker or an iron tawa. Both methods are effective and the end product is much more softer and tastier than the restaurants type naan.

3. How the naan bread originated

Naan bread is an Indian version of pita bread. It was supposed to be originated around two thousand years ago after the arrival of yeast from Egypt. The Mughals served this bread with their kebabs and other side dishes.

4. Using yeast in naan bread?

We can make the naan bread dough with yeast and without yeast also. You can feel difference in texture, taste and flavor of naan in both cases. Today, the recipe shared here is naan without yeast. Do try at home and serve with any Indian spicy side dishes or kebabs.

How to make butter nan at home| Easy butter nan recipe without yeast and without tandoor | Butter nan on pan / Tawa

Most popular Indian leavened flat bread
Preparation time: 45 minutes| Cooking time: 10 minutes | Total time: 55 minutes


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup curd
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

How To Make Butter Naan

Preparation method with step by step phots 
  1. Take all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. 

  2. Put yogurt and eggs. Mix well so that every ingredient mix well. The egg is optional and it is used to build up its texture. The egg make the bread softer, but still if you don't like eggs, you can avoid.

  3. Then add enough water and make a soft dough. The dough will be soft and sticky at this stage. It is normal and never add any extra flour. The dough should be looser than a chapati dough and should stick on your hands.

  4. Transfer the dough on a flat dusted surface. You can use some all purpose flour for dusting. Then knead well with your hands for at least eight to ten minutes, till the dough turns soft and non sticky. Proper kneading is necessary for proper gluten development and also to get soft nan.  

  5. Once the kneading is over, keep the dough in a greased bowl. The pan should be greased well, so that the dough should not stick to the pan. Now apply some oil on the surface also, so that the surface of the dough does not dry while resting. Now you can cover the bowl either with a wet cloth or a plate. Keep aside for thirty minutes to one hour.

  6. After one hour, the dough will be smooth and stretchy. 

  7.  Make big lemon sized balls, fold the edges downwards, join and make a crack free bowl. 

  8. Again, leave the balls for fifteen minutes, the second proofing. After the resting time, roll thinly in round or tear drop shape. You should not use too much flour or oil to roll. 

  9. Then apply some water on top side of the nan. 

  10. Put on hot tawa keep the wet side downward. Wait till the bubbles start to appear. 

  11. Once the bubbles formed on top, tilt the pan so that the nan face the gas burner. Increase the flame to high and hold the pan just above the flame. You will see enlarged and beautifully brown colored bubbles. Then remove to a plate. If the naan is cooked perfectly, it will come out easily, otherwise cook the nan for some more minutes.

  12. Serve with butter chicken or chili Chicken. Enjoy... 

  Happy cooking


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