I promise you this garlic naan recipe is BETTER than anything served at the BEST Indian restaurants!
Naan bread is an easy yeast bread recipe that is sure to become your new favorite. You will love the pillowy texture and soft texture of these naans bread!
Things About Garlic Naan Recipe
Crave It All shares a favorite Indian twist on garlic naan bread; a simple recipe that brings Indian flavor to your dinner table. We altered this naan bread recipe in order to be cooked right in a hot cast-iron skillet instead of cooking them in a hot Tandoor oven.
Besides adding minced garlic to the dough, we combine yogurt and oil for an addictive texture and wonderfully garlicky flavor.
It will amaze you to see them skyrocket into mouth-watering bread right before your eyes in just seconds!
The difference Between Naan Bread and Pita Bread
The Pita bread is a more substantial bread than Naan because we created its dough using a yeast fermentation process. Compared to pita bread, naan uses a fattier dough that includes ghee (clarified butter), oil, yogurt, and eggs to give it a softer texture.
Tips on How to Make Garlic Naan.
This dough a base for our soft naan bread, which is super nice and fluffy.
To begin, you’ll need to activate your yeast.
Put the ingredients in a bowl and mix until the dough comes together.
Transfer to a lightly greased bowl and knead until smooth. We can reuse the bowl in which you mixed the dough to save dishes.
Allow doubling. Cover with plastic wrap.
The thinner you roll them, the more air pockets will form inside them while cooking. Dividing the dough into ten balls, roll each piece into seven ovals roughly 6-inches long and about 1/8-inch thick.
buttery garlic naan bread is so soft and perfect for mopping up curries, it is hard to stop at one!
This Garlic Naan Bread recipe is better than the ones you’ll find at the BEST Indian restaurants! These pillowy soft naan bread are so addictive, you will love how quick and easy this recipe is to make! Your new favorite yeast bread recipe!
How To Store Garlic Naan Bread
Do not brush the garlic butter on the naan bread if you intend to store them. If you cook in a microwave, let that cool completely to room temperature to prevent condensation. Then put the vacuum sealer on the bag so that it can remain at room temperature for 2 days, or to refrigerate for 4 days.
Once you’re hungry, heat the potatoes from the frozen state either on a pan over low heat or in the microwave. Brush the potatoes with garlic butter and enjoy!
freeze naan Store in the freezer for up to 2 months — if you are storing it plain (no garlic butter). Fried naan bread thaws faster at room temperature, and heat on a low-medium heat in the microwave or over a skillet then brushed with garlic butter.
INGREDIENTS FOR GARLIC NAAN RECIPE
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast or instant (rapid rise)
- 3/4 cup warm milk
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or natural plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus 2 tablespoons extra for cooking
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 cups plain flour plus extra for dusting — 19 1/2 oz. or 560g
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
GARLIC BUTTER TOPPING
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
FOR NAAN BREAD
- Put the sugar and water together. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes, for as long as the mixture bubbles.
- Mix in the yogurt, milk, oil, minced garlic, flour, baking powder, and salt. Let it rest for several minutes before adding the remaining ingredients.
- Work the dough until smooth, using floured hands, about 3 to 5 minutes, turning the dough out on a lightly floured surface.
- Let rest at room temperature until doubled, about an hour, in the same mixing bowl. Lightly grease the bowl with a small spray of cooking oil. Place dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
- As soon as the dough is ready to cook, divide it into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a large oval approximately 6 inches in diameter and 1/8 inches thick. Re and repeat with the remaining dough.
- Grease the skillet with 1/2 teaspoon of extra oil all over. Heat the skillet over medium heat.
- Cook naan for 1-2 minutes in hot oil in a hot skillet until bubbles form on top. During cooking, brush the naan with oil for flavor.
- For another 1-2 minutes, flip and cook until large golden spots appear on the bottom.
- Keep the rest wrapped in a towel until we finish cooking. Remove naan from skillet and wrap it in a clean kitchen towel.
FOR GARLIC BUTTER TOPPING
We can combine the garlic butter with one cup of melted butter in a bowl. Brush the garlic butter on each naan and top with any fresh herbs you like.