Thursday, August 8, 2019


Homemade Garlic Naan. Even if you’ve by no capability made bread at dwelling before, this soft, chewy, garlicky flatbread is basic to make and nicely value the effort. You’re going to love serving it together with your favourite Indian dishes.


Homemade Garlic Naan sprinkled with cilantro, on ideal of a striped blue and white towel.

If I might craft an idyllic model of myself– we’ll name her Dream Morgan– she’d be the kind of lady who awakened at the primary blare of her alarm, who began her day with a lengthy run (and loved it), who answered all of her emails in a well timed manner, and who by no capability as soon as permit a dish sit within the sink overnight. You know, in a correct world. She’d also be the kind of lady to labor over a mom dough and bake her own bread every week, plus a couple of further loaves for her neighbors.

But right right here we are.

Homemade Garlic Naan on ideal of a blue and white striped towel that rests on a wood table.

I spent seven years of my life flipping pretzels for a living– or no less than as so a lot “for a living” as you'll be able to get running part-time whereas going to school– which capability that I’ve been running with yeast and dough since I was nonetheless donning braces. Still, to me, homemeade sourdoughs and brioches are just like the “we desire to talk” of the culinary world. Crazy intimidating.

However, I may perhaps make a rattling nice flatbread with out breaking a sweat, simply due to the very fact it’s virtually impossible to do it wrong. And my favourite of all flatbreads? It’s naan.

Specifically, garlic naan.

Close-up of Homemade Garlic Naan that's sprinkled with cilantro.

If you’ve by no capability had it before, naan is a rather leavened kind of Indian flatbread that bears some similarities to pita bread. However, naan makes use of yogurt and milk within the dough, which makes it softer and chewier than pita. When slathered in a garlicky butter mixture, it’s considered one of my favourite elements of Indian cuisine.

I’ve all the time needed to make Homemade Garlic Naan so that I don’t desire to cross out to take pleasure in it (and I might serve it with a few of my favourite Indian-inspired recipes like Sheet-Pan Tandoori Chicken & Vegetables and Slow Cooker Indian-Spiced Lentils) however the reality that it’s customarily baked in a clay oven makes it sound further like a activity for Dream Morgan. Dream Morgan absolutely has a tandoor.

Recently, though, I discovered that you'll be able to nonetheless get the identical fluffy, rather charred effects with the assist of a hot skillet– no tandoor necessary. So lately I’ve been consuming a WHOLE LOT of naan.

Overhead shot of brushing Homemade Garlic Naan with garlic butter.

The recipe is basic and difficult to debris up. Even the messiest, most misshapen items of dough will nonetheless puff up and be delicious. And everything is pretty when it’s brushed with garlic butter. Everything.

So even when you’re afraid of baking your personal bread, this Homemade Garlic Naan is one recipe you ought to push your self to try. You’ll be so joyful you did when you’re utilizing it to sop up sauce, cradle your favourite sandwich fillings, or simply plain consume recent out of the pan. If you’re something like me, you’ll be doing so lots of the final one.

Hand conserving up a gentle piece of Homemade Garlic Naan.

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 Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins  Cook Time: 45 mins Yield: 12 naan flatbreads 1x


1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 bundle (2 1/4 teaspoons) energetic dry yeast
3/4 cup warm milk
3/4 cup plain yogurt
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 stick melted butter, for brushing
4 cloves minced garlic
Fresh cilantro, to top


In a tumbler measuring cup, combine the yeast, sugar, and water and permit sit till very foamy, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the flour and salt collectively in a huge bowl and create a nicely within the center.

Whisk within the nice and cozy milk and plain yogurt into the yeast combination till well-combined. Pour into the nicely within the dry ingredients. Stir till a dough is formed, then end up onto a lightly-floured floor and knead till smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer the dough to a large, flippantly oiled bowl and disguise loosely with a moist kitchen towel. Let rise at room temperature till doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead in brief right into a disc and cut the dough into 12 equal-sized pieces. Roll every piece right into a ball.

Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Roll every dough ball out till it's about 1/4 inch thick and approximately 6 inches wide. Brush the dough flippantly with butter and vicinity one at a time onto the hot skillet. Cook till huge bubbles kind at the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip the dough and prepare dinner the different part till golden, about 1-2 further minutes. Stack the cooked flat bread on a plate and disguise with a towel to maintain warm as you prepare dinner the remainder pieces.

Add the minced garlic to the remainder melted butter. Loosely disguise and microwave for 15 seconds. Brush the nice and cozy naan with the garlic butter (scooping out a few of the garlic to sit on top) and sprinkle generously with cilantro. Serve warm.SOURCE>>