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Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

Garlic Naan Bread Recipe

2019-08-26
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Garlic naan bread recipe – naan bread is a traditional Indian flat bread. This version of homemade garlic naan bread is soft, buttery and garlicy. Follow this recipe to learn hoe to make easy and delicious restaurant style naan bread.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
12
PREP TIME
1½ Hours
WORK TIME
45 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
Indian
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS
  • 4 cups (500g) All-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons active-dry Yeast
  • 3/4 cup (185g) Plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) warm water
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) Warm milk
  • 8 cloves minced Garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons Butter for brushing
  • Coriander for garnish
DIRECTIONS

1. In a bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and water. Let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the flour and salt together in a large bowl.

2. Add yeast mixture to the flour, then add warm milk, oil and yogurt. Stir until a dough is formed, then turn out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead until smooth, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer the dough to a large, lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel or clean film. Let rise for 1 hour at room temperature, until doubled in size.

3. Meanwhile minced the garlic and roughly chop the coriander.

4. Punch down the dough and turn out onto the counter. Shape into a ball and divide into 12 equal-sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.

5. Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Roll each ball into 1/4-inch (1/2cm) thick. Sprinkle some minced garlic and chopped coriander, lightly press. Cook until large bubbles form on the surface, about 1-2 minutes. Flip, press gently, and cook until bubbles on the bottom are charred, 1 to 2 minutes more.

6. Brush naan with butter, stack on a plate and cover with a towel to keep warm as you cook the remaining pieces.

COMMENTS (14)
  • y
    yomi
    7/28/2020

    how does it look so good?

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    ian
    11/10/2020

    Hi Cooking Foodie. Once the dough is made and rolled into individual balls can some of them be frozen and used at a later date?

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    The Cooking Foodie
    11/10/2020

    Yes, you can freeze the dough.

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  • L
    Liz
    11/30/2020

    Does it work without the yogurt? Or is there an alternative?

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  • M
    Myla
    12/15/2020

    you can use just as much sour cream or sour milk, you can't notice the difference

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  • A
    Ariana
    12/18/2020

    Do we have to use Yogurt but if we don't will it turn out bad

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  • Q
    Quinn
    12/21/2021

    Ariana, I have made this recipe without the yogurt and instead used a combination of cream cheese, whipping cream, and normal milk. I personally could not tell the difference between the naan bread with yogurt. I hope this helps!

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  • P
    Peggy
    3/5/2022

    I've made this recipe several times and it comes out beautifully! Thank you

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  • N
    Nada Hajjar
    4/12/2024

    Using yogurt is best for calorie count and flufiness

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    Indumini
    1/27/2023

    Hi, is it ok if I let the dough rise overnight?

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  • N
    Nahuel
    3/26/2023

    Hi. The recipe was great! Perfect company for a Tikka Masala. After cook, can I freeze them? Again, thanks for the recipe.

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    The Cooking Foodie
    3/30/2023

    Glad you liked it :) Yes, you can freeze them

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  • H
    Hasyim
    6/21/2023

    If we want to make it from wholemeal flour, can we use all wholemeal flour or still have to mix it with all purpose flour?

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  • S
    Simon
    7/21/2023

    Very nice bread, thank u

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