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Air Fryer Naan


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Air Fryer Naan is soft, doughy homemade naan bread that is brushed with a delicious garlic butter. The garlic really makes this homemade naan bread perfect for dipping, pizzas or eating as it is.

We just love this homemade savory bread recipe. Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient that makes naan bread so flavorful and doughy.

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Air Fryer Naan

Naan bread is typically served with Indian food. Indian food surprisingly has many great nutrients that our bodies need for immune support, inflammation reduction, and even brain function.

Not only is Indian food packed with nutrients that our bodies need, so is garlic. Garlic can help reduce inflammation, and also lower blood pressure.

Why I Love This Recipe

Soft, doughy and slathered with flavorful garlic butter, this Air Fryer Naan recipe is going to become a staple in your kitchen.

  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Looks beautiful on a plate
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

Looking for a way to serve up your naan bread? Use it as a side for my Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Air Fryer Naan on a gray plate with a tablespoon of parsley on the side ready for garnish

Ingredients

You should have most of these ingredients already in your pantry or fridge. If you do need to run to the grocery store, have no fear these ingredients are easily found and budget friendly.

  • active dry yeast
  • warm water
  • sugar
  • milk
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • oil
  • minced garlic
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • butter
  • parsley
Air Fryer Naan ingredients in small bowls and saucers such as flour, parsley, baking powder, garlic, salt, butter, dry yeast, and yogurt.

Substitutions

Need to replace an ingredient or want to make this recipe your own? Here are some suggestions for you.

Sour Cream: Can’t find plain Greek yogurt? Sour cream will work just as well in your naan bread.

Garlic Butter: Leave off the garlic butter for plain air fryer naan bread.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Ready to whip up this delicious dish? You only need a few helpful tools.

How to Make Air Fryer Naan

Making this soft doughy bread does take a little bit of time, but it’s completely worth it. In order to have fresh homemade naan you only need these 6 easy steps.

Step 1: Bloom your yeast

In a mixing bowl, stir the yeast, sugar and water together. Let sit for 10 minutes. Foam will appear.

Dry yeast, water, and sugar combined in a mixing bowl.

Step 2: Make your dough

Add flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt. Using a dough hook, mix together until dough ball forms.

Step 3: Knead your dough

Remove from the bowl and knead dough for 3 minutes on a floured surface. Place the dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to double in size.

Dough in a bowl.

Step 4: Shape your dough

Remove and cut dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll pieces into balls and flatten balls on a floured surface to fit the size of your air fryer basket.

10 parts of dough shaped into a ball on floured flat surface.

Step 5: Air Fry your naan

Take flattened dough and place in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.

A piece of flattened dough inside an air fryer basket ready for cooking.

Step 6: Flavor your naan

In a bowl, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley. Brush mixture onto naan after cooking.

A stack of Air Fryer Naan viewed from its side, highlighting the tiny bits of garlic and parsley garnish.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Parmesan: Add one tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese to your melted garlic butter for a garlic parmesan bread.

Garlic: Don’t have fresh garlic on hand? Use jarred minced garlic instead.

A hand held piece of Air Fryer Naan showing some brown parts as it was air fried and highlighting tiny bits of garlic and parsley garnish.

Toppings/Serving Suggestions

Looking for a way to serve up your naan bread? I’ve got some suggestions for you.

Serve Air Fryer Garlic Naan bread with soups, hummus, chili, Indian food, or curry. I love to dip my naan bread.

Ready to get creative with your Air Fryer Naan? Turn your cooked naan bread into homemade pizzas, by adding on your favorite pizza toppings. You can even make tacos using this naan bread.

Top view of Air Fryer Garlic Naan on a gray plate.

Tips

Here are some helpful tips to make sure that your naan bread turns out perfect on the first try.

  • If your yeast doesn’t foam after ten minutes, your yeast may be stale. Try again with fresh yeast.
  • Use warm water, but not hot water. Try to get your water slightly warmer than room temperature, look for a water temperature around 105 degrees.

FAQs

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about naan bread.

How to store

Store naan bread in an airtight container for up to three days.

How to reheat

Reheat in your air fryer, by heating your air fryer to 350 degrees, and cook your naan for 2 to 3 minutes, or until completely warm.

Can I freeze?

Yes, Air Fryer Naan bread freeze beautifully, just be sure to keep your naan in an airtight container. You can freeze for up to three months.

A horizontal image of stacked Air Fryer Naan on a gray plate with blurred tablespoon of parsley garnish and air fryer on the background.

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Air Fryer Naan Recipe

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Air Fryer Naan

You're going to love this homemade savory bread recipe!
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Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Quick Bread
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 Naans
Calories 316 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Garlic Bread

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, stir the yeast, sugar and water together. Let sit for 10 minutes. Foam will appear.
  • Add flour, milk, yogurt, garlic, oil, baking powder and salt. Using a dough hook, mix together until dough ball forms.
  • Remove from bowl and knead dough for 3 minutes on a floured surface. Place dough ball in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to double in size.
  • Remove and cut dough into 10 equal pieces. Roll piece into balls and flatten balls on a floured surface to fit the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Take flattened dough and place in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Cook on 370 for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  • In a bowl, melt the butter with the garlic and parsley. Brush mixture onto naan after cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1NaanCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 457mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 2mg
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