Cheesy Garlic Naan


Garlic and cheddar cheese adorn this homemade naan. You won’t be able to stop eating this garlicky, cheesy naan!

The naan at Indian buffets is one of my favorite things to eat.

However, I’ve always been a fan of the cheesy garlic naan on the buffet, so I’ll have to pay for it separately.

That doesn’t always work out, so I’ve chosen to develop this cheesy garlic naan recipe and make it myself.

In contrast to traditional naan, which is already excellent, this cheese and garlic naan takes plain naan to a new level of deliciousness.

Garlic butter is smeared first, and then shredded cheddar cheese is sprinkled on top.

The cheese melts into a gooey, cheesy mass as the naan cook in the skillet.

In addition to serving them as an appetizer or as part of an Indian meal, handmade naan is quite easy to make.


Each serving of this recipe contains only 533 calories.


  • 4 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of melted salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ cup of warm water
  • ½ cup of plain yogurt
  • Oil


  1. Add the sugar, warm water, and yeast to a small bowl and mix well. Make sure everything is thoroughly combined by giving it a good stir.
  2. After around 10 minutes, the yeast should have foamed up, indicating that it is ready to use.
  3. On a flat surface, form a well in the center of the flour using your fingers.
  4. Mix in the yeast mixture and yoghurt, and knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until the surface is smooth and shiny.
  5. Take a damp cloth and cover the dough, allowing it to rise in a warm location (for example: beside the stovetop or warm oven).
  6. The dough should have grown in size after an hour. Make 8 equal parts of the dough. Use a rolling pin to make an 8-inch circle out of the dough.
  7. To prevent the dough from sticking to the skillet, heat the skillet over high heat and lightly coat the surface with some oil.
  8. To cook the dough, place it on a hot pan, flip it over, and cook the second side until it puffs up and bubbles and charred areas form. To finish the dough, simply follow the directions above.
  9. Add the garlic to the melted butter by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds. Make sure everything is fully combined by giving it a good stir.
  10. Brush the naan generously with garlic butter, then top each naan with some cheese. Serve immediately with chopped cilantro as a garnish.


Add an additional 2 tablespoons of flour if the dough is too sticky.

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