cheese garlic naan
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cheese garlic naan

cheese garlic naan recipe with step by step pics - no yeast cheese garlic naan recipe on tawa. 
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: main course
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 8 naans
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


for the naan dough

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) OR 240 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) OR 125 grams all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk OR curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • 3 tablespoons oil OR butter
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water OR add as required

other ingredients for cheese garlic naan

  • 10 to 12 large garlic cloves OR 2 tablespoons garlic paste or minced garlic
  • 100 grams cheese OR 1 cup grated cheese
  • white sesame seeds as required


preparing naan dough

  • take 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) in a mixing bowl or pan.
  • add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • mix very well.
  • now add 3 tablespoons buttermilk or 3 tablespoons curd.
  • add ⅔ to ¾ cup water in parts.
  • mix well and then add 3 tablespoons oil or butter.
  • mix and begin to knead the dough.
  • knead to soft, smooth and pliable dough.
  • flatten the dough. brush some water or oil all over the dough. cover the bowl and allow dough to leaven for 2 hours.

rolling and stuffing cheese garlic naan

  • in a mortar-pestle take 8 large garlic cloves.
  • crush them to semi-fine or fine paste. keep aside.
  • make medium sized balls from the dough.
  • dust some flour on the dough ball.
  • roll in to a 5 to 6 inches diameter circle.
  • spread ½ teaspoon garlic paste. for a more garlic taste, you can even add 1 teaspoon garlic paste.
  • add 2 to 3 tablespoons grated cheese. you can even add 1 tablespoon and less if you want. but it will be like a cheese flavoured naan and not cheese naan. for a more garlic taste, you can even add 1 teaspoon garlic paste.
  • fold the edges from all around.
  • bring the edges in the center and then join them. press the joined edges back on the dough.
  • dust some more flour and roll the stuffed naan.
  • roll to 7 to 8 inches circle. 
  • brush some water on the side facing you.
  • sprinkle some sesame seeds all over and press them with the brush or with your fingers, so that they stick to the naan.

roasting cheese garlic naan

  • now place the naan with the sesame seeds side down on a hot tawa.
  • roast naan on a medium to high flame. it will begin to puff up.
  • when you see some blisters and the naan begins to puff up, flip it. cook the other side.
  • flip again when this second side is cooked.
  • flip a couple of times more for even roasting.
  • take the naan in a plate and spread some butter on top. this way make all the naans. you cans serve the naans hot or stack them in a roti basket or casserole and then serve later.
  • serve cheese garlic naans hot or warm.


  • you can use cheddar cheese or a mix of cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.


Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg