Garlic Naan Bread Recipe
Learn how to make this Garlic Naan Bread on the stove or in the oven. A delicious and garlic-ky addition to your indian dinner.
I love bread! I also love garlic…so this combination is basically heaven. There is a restaurant nearby that makes the most amazing Garlic Naan Bread and I find myself craving it often. So I had to come up with a Garlic Naan Bread Recipe that I could make at home…whenever I wanted it!
The whole family enjoys this one and there is never any leftovers…which is unfortunate. It is easier to make than you might think! We love to eat it with our favorite Chicken Coconut Curry Recipe which I shared earlier. But you could always whip up a batch of this Naan to go with lots of other meals…or as a snack on it’s own.
We love to top it with some melted butter mixed with some garlic and a little bit of salt and some chopped cilantro. I like to cook mine on the stove top on a skillet, but it can be baked in the oven just as easily if you prefer that method. I like the flavor the skillet gives the bread on the areas that it browns!
Garlic Naan Bread
2 tsp active dry yeast
3 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
1 cup water, lukewarm
½ cup milk
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic, minced
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
⅛ cup melted butter
dash of salt
4 tsp cilantro, chopped
- Add water, sugar and yeast in a separate bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes until it is foamy.
- In a separate bowl add milk, garlic, salt. Mix in the foamy yeast mixture. Add flour a little bit at a time and mix together reserving about ¼ cup flour.
- Knead together in the bowl with your hands for 1-2 minutes. Dough should not be very wet. If needed add a little extra flour.
- Remove dough. Spray bowl with oil and then place dough back in bowl. Cover with greased plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1-2 hours.
- Let rise until the dough has doubled in size.
- Punch the dough down and knead together.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface with the remaining ¼ cup flour.
- Bread the dough into evenly sized balls.
- Roll out each dough ball into a flat round shape.
- Heat an iron skillet or heavy pan on medium heat.
- Mix together the melted butter, garlic and salt.
- Spread the butter mixture on the bread and cook on the skillet so that each side is browned.
- Sprinkle the top with the chopped cilantro.
- Serve warm.
Makes 7-8 servings.
Have you ever made a Naan bread before? This one has yeast in it, but don’t let that scare you away. The best way to allow the dough to rise for me has been to heat the oven to about 150-200 degrees and then turn the oven off. I place a bowl of boiling hot water in the bottom of the oven (on the bottom rack) and then put the dough in the oven. The dough should be covered with a greased sheet of plastic cling or wax paper over the top of the bowl (or a damp towel). This will allow the dough to rise evenly for about 1-2 hours.
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