Garlic Naan

    2 hours 7 minutes

    Enjoy this delicious homemade naan bread flavoured with garlic with your favourite Indian curry and raita!

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    Makes: 12 naan

    • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dried yeast
    • 225ml warm water
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 800g strong bread flour
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
    • 50g melted butter

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:1hour30min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours7min 

    1. Combine the yeast, water and sugar in a large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, till bubbly and frothy.
    2. Stir in milk, egg, salt and enough flour to make a soft dough (you may not use all of the flour). Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.
    3. Punch down dough, and knead well. If you wish to make garlic naan, knead in the minced garlic now.
    4. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, cover with a cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
    5. During the second rising, preheat grill.
    6. Roll out a ball of dough into an elongated oval. Place on an ungreased baking tray and cook under the grill for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush butter on both sides, then return to the grill and cook the other side for another 2 minutes, or until firm and golden. Repeat with remaining dough.

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    Great recipe, easy to make and is yummmmmmyyyy! Huge hit with the family! I have made it a couple of times now and pre cook the minced garlic in a bit of oil until half cooked then add to dough as the garlic was a bit too hot and raw for the kids otherwise. I also cooked mine on the pan.  -  25 Nov 2012


    Used Atta flour [(bought from Aldi as a special international foods item one time) (it needed more hydration & a lot more kneading by the KitchenAid to get to the less rubbery stage)], Light Natural Yoghurt instead of milk (& Xylitol instead of sugar), only about half a tsp of ground salt (as I added about 50g of salted butter, melted to the mix & had pre-browned the garlic in butter) & cooked them on a pizza stone on the charcoal bbq (with a hood) & I was really happy with the results - the best of the 2 or 3 I've tried. I would use a lot more garlic next time as the flavour was a little too subtle for me but a very nice, soft, pliable bread which we wrapped a gourmet sausage, lettuce & tomato in - even the 'VERY hard-to-please partner' loved them! This one's a keeper.  -  04 Feb 2016


    Exactly what I was looking for for my curry night, made dough in bread maker, added everything except garlic, cooked garlic in pan with butter then pressed some garlic into each naan before I pan fried them. I made extra large naans - delicious!  -  17 Dec 2013