Butter Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.
The word Naan is originally from the Persian and means bread. The name spread later in the neighbouring languages on the Indian subcontinent and among the Turkic peoples of Central Asia (in the Turkic languages also: Nan or Non).
Butter naan bread is a type of bread made with flour. It is a flatbread that is baked in the oven. Naan bread often looks like a tear drop but can have different shapes also. It is often covered in herbs and spices to change the taste.
Naan bread is made from basic bread ingredients like wheat flour, yeast, salt, and butter or ghee. It also is made with yogurt and milk. The yogurt is what makes naan bread taste so much different than other kinds of bread.
The dough patties or naan are baked in an open tandoor. From this natural baking method, which requires special care, comes the typical taste. But at home you can bake/make them in an oven also.
Typically, it is served hot and brushed with ghee or butter. It goes well with Indian curries.