Cheese Naan

By: Prasanna| Published: 4:43:00 PM

A new post ...and one of my most loved dish...Cheese Naan!

These days I love making cheese naan all the time. My daughter loves butter chicken that I make,and to go with it I make these naan. You can check my recipe of butter chicken too.

When I was in Goa,we had been for a family get together,where my niece told me to try this cheese naan.But with the name of it I was a bit reluctant as eating cheese was not my fancy!
I tried it for the first time and I think after that till date I have been eating only cheese naan's on every occasion.
Whenever I make them I click an instant picture from kitchen table and send it to my niece. 😁😁

You can actually make these naan in a multiple ways:naan topped with melted cheese,also you can stuff naan with cheese.
I have loved another dish of cheese was grilled cheese sandwich,you can check that recipe too.It's another hit at my place!

The best part of this naan was that no only the cheese part but the naan was so soft and thin,but they remained soft for a long time.All I did was cover the bread basket in which I placed the naan with a cheesecloth/muslin cloth!

Try making the naan at home and let me know if you did not fall in love with them too!
Step-wise pictures will be posted on my Facebook page.
Send me your feedback/pictures 😊 Enjoy !

Cheese Naan Flatbread Indian Vegetarian Cheese Naan


Cheese Naan
  • For the dough:
  • 2 Cups Maida/ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter,softened
  • 1/4th Cup Yogurt
  • For the Cheese Spread:
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter,softened
  • 4 Tablespoons Mozzarella,shredded(or any cheese of your choice)
  • 2 Sprigs Cilantro/Coriander,chopped
  • Additional:
  • Water for the dough
  • Tava/Flat Griddle/Tawa
  • water cook the naan
  • flour to roll the dough
  • rolling pin
  • butter(optional)
First make the dough.
In a mixing bowl,add all the ingredients mentioned under "for the dough".
Now slowly add water little by little to make the dough.
Knead the dough well till its soft and non-sticky.
Cover it with a damp cloth and keep it aside for at-least 2 hours.
In a smaller mixing bowl,add all the ingredients for the cheese spread.
First heat the tava/tawa/flat griddle on medium /high flame.
When it is smoking,reduce the flame to medium.
Pinch a dough ball and roll it on the kitchen counter.
Sprinkle little flour to roll it.
Roll the naan very thing(this is what I preferred).
Apply little water onto the side of naan facing you.
Flip and place the naan with water on the side on tava.
Apply little butter to naan and let it cook.
Flip the naan over.
Now when one side of naan is done,apply the cheese spread to naan.
Lower the heat a little and let the cheese melt.
Once done,serve this yummy and hot cheese naan with gravy of your choice.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 No

Cheese Naan Flatbread Indian Vegetarian Cheese Naan

  • This is not a leavened naan. I have not used yeast,baking soda.
  • I wanted to have soft,yet very thing and cheesy naan as an alternative to the thick naan we are used to eating in restaurants.
  • This naan will not turn dry/hard/crisp and break after cooking it.
  • I have made this naan using this method on multiple occasions and it remains fresh and soft for a long time. You need to cover it with a cheesecloth/muslin cloth till you consume it.
  • You can alternatively roll it slightly thicker to achieve your desired consistency.
  • The dough should be soft and yet dry or else it is difficult to roll it out thin.
  • Best place to roll naan is on kitchen counter instead of rolling board.
  • To spread the cheese mixture,once it melts you can spread it quickly with a spatula.


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback 😊

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    1. Sounds great, your recipe is very detailed, I will try doing this cheese, thank you!

    2. Oh yuuuum! I adore naan bread, I usually go for a garlic naan but your cheesy version looks totally droolworthy!

    3. I love to make my own bread, but I've overlooked naan and never tried - thanks for this recipe, you've encouraged me to give homemade a go.

    4. Never made a naan, but will do soon. Have pinned for later after our Easter trip I'll make these Naan and butter chicken. Oh yum!

    5. I love a good cheese out of the oven YUM. Can't wait to give your recipe a try.

    6. I have never made naan from scratch. We love Indian food, and buy naan all the time. After seeing this, perhaps I should really be making it at home.

    7. Oh I love naan! I swear I go to an Indian restaurant just for the naan! But have never tried making it at home..but this looks awesome going to have to try!

    8. I made this myself a few weeks back. Your naan came out better than mine. I will follow your directions next time.


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