You need to try this Air Fryer Garlic Butter Naan! It is so easy to make and it has such a soft, tender texture. Use it to make pizza, as the bread to sandwich, dipping in hummus, or just eating it plain as a great snack.
No matter how you serve up this recipe you will enjoy it. It is so addictive, so be prepared to make another batch.
I made this one in a garlic butter flavor. Adjust the flavorings to make it more versatile for your needs.
🍽️ Why This Works
- Simple ingredients you might have in your pantry
- Soft and pillowy texture
- Easy to make
- Garlic butter… need I say more?
Step One: Add the yeast, sugar and warm water to a medium mixing bowl. Stir it lightly and allow the yeast to activate. You will know it is working when you see a bit of foam forming. Let it rest for about ten minutes.
Step Two: Add the flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt to the yeast mixture and mix with a dough hook attachment to the stand mixer. When a ball of dough forms, remove it from the bowl and knead it for two to three minutes on a lightly floured surface.
Step Three: Place the dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a towel and let it rise for about an hour. It should double in size.
Step Four: Divide the dough into ten sections. Then roll the dough out into round circles. As you can see in the images.
Step Five: Place one in the air fryer and cook it in the air fryer for nine minutes at 370 degrees. My air fryer could only fit one at a time. While the bread is cooking, make the garlic butter by melting the butter and adding the parsley and garlic, stir to combine.
Step Six: Remove it and brush with garlic butter. Repeat until all the bread is cooked.
Step Seven: Serve it up as a side dish, snack, etc.
Parsley substitutes can be used in this recipe!
If you don’t eat all the naan, you can absolutely store the leftovers. Just allow the bread to fully cool and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Reheat in the oven or microwave when you want one.
You can easily freeze this as well. Just place them in a freezer bag or airtight container. Place wax paper in between each one to prevent sticking. It makes it much easier to grab just one to reheat and serve.
Freeze these for up to 3-4 months. To serve, place on in the fridge overnight to thaw and then reheat in the microwave. I find it tastes just as good cold!
❗ Expert Tips
- You must allow your yeast to activate for ten minutes in the warm water and sugar. Otherwise, the bread dough will not rise.
- To speed up the rising of the dough, grease your Instant Pot. Place the dough in the Instant Pot, and place a glass lid on top. Select the yogurt setting, and let the dough rise 20-30 minutes. This extra heat keeps the yeast happy and working hard!
- Brushing with garlic butter is optional, but it will add a ton of flavor.
- You may want to double the recipe. I guarantee your family will love this as a snack.
You will know when your yeast is activated by seeing it foam up a bit. This means it is working and you can move to the next step. If it is not foaming, you will find it could be bad or the temperature of the liquid killed the yeast.
105-110 degrees is the ideal temperature when proofing the yeast. Anything hotter it can kill them, leaving your bread to fall flat.
Allow your naan to be a little thicker and it will offer more chew. Thinner naan will be a bit softer. You can also cook it an additional minute or two to adjust the texture as well.
Air Fryer Garlic Butter Naan
- 1 ½ tsp Active Dry Yeast
- ¼ cup Water warm
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 4 cups Flour
- ¾ cup Milk
- ¾ cup Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup Oil
- 2 tbsp Garlic minced
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tbsp Garlic minced
- 5 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Parsley chopped
- In a mixing bowl, stir the yeast, sugar and warm water together. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Foam will appear that indicates the yeast is working.
- Add flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt. Using a dough hook on your stand mixer to mix until a dough ball forms.
- Remove from bowl and knead dough for three minutes on a floured surface. Place the dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for one hour to double in size.
- Remove and cut dough into ten equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and flatten them on a floured surface to fit the size of your air fryer basket.
- Place the dough in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for six minutes, flip and cook for three more minutes.
Making the Garlic Butter
- In a bowl, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley.
- Brush mixture onto naan after removing them from the air fryer.
Ginny Collins is a passionate foodie and recipe creator of Savor and Savvy and Kitchenlaughter. Indoors she focuses on easy, quick recipes for busy families and kitchen basics. Outdoors, she focuses on backyard grilling and smoking to bring family and friends together. She is a lifelong learner who is always taking cooking classes on her travels overseas and stateside. Her work has been featured on MSN, Parade, Fox News, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and many local news outlets. She lives in Florida where you will find her outside on the water in her kayak, riding her bike on trails, and planning her next overseas adventure.