Garlic naan recipe

Garlic naan recipe – The most ordered Indian bread in North Indian restaurants. This recipe gives PERFECT, SOFT and fluffy naan with right amount of garlicky flavor.

Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

In the restaurants, they keep just one dough for all the naan whenether is garlic naan or plain naan or any other verity. As per the order, they add different topping and cook in tandoor.

But here I have used garlic two times. First added some chopped garlic into the dough itself and then sprinkled on rolled naan.

Even though we are adding into the dough, It does not overpower the flavor of garlic. But this gives the perfect and right amount of its flavor.

Though you can skip adding garlic into the dough. But I would highly recommend.

As a topping, I have also added coriander leaves and red chilli flakes along with chopped garlic just like we get in restaurants here. If you don’t want the heat, spicy taste you can skip the chilli flakes.

Here in step by step photos, I have shown how to cook garlic naan recipe on stove top on tawa.

For baking this into the oven, you can follow the method I have shared here in plain naan recipe.

Check out other popular Indian breads
Tawa paratha // Bhatura // Poori // Phulka roti


How to make garlic naan recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Warm up the milk in microwave or stove stop. Make sure that milk is not cold or not hot. It should be just warm, otherwise yeast will not proof. In the warm milk, add sugar.

2) Also add yeast.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

3) Stir once and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

4) Meantime yeast will become frothy.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

5) In a bowl, take all purpose flour, baking powder and salt.

6) Add chopped garlic and mix.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

7) Add frothy milk, yeast mixture. Mix with your fingertips.

8) Than add yogurt and start kneading the dough.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

9) You may or may not need to add water while kneading the dough. It depends on the how thick or watery your yogurt is. Knead into smooth and soft dough.

10) Now drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

11) Again knead for 2-3 minutes or till the dough becomes very smooth.

12) Cover it with kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

13) Let it rest for about 2 hours or till it rises and get double in size.

14) Then punch it down and divide into 10 equal balls. Make smooth ball and flatten it between your palm.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

15) Then roll into 6 inch oval or round shape. Sprinkle some chopped garlic on top.

16) Also sprinkle coriander leaves and chilli flakes.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

17) Now lightly run the rolling pin couple of times, so it sticks to it.

18) Heat the cast iron tawa or pan on medium heat.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

19) Once tawa is nice and hot, place rolled naan. Cook for few seconds, you will notice the big bubbles will start to appear.

20) Once you notice the bottom side nice and brown, hold it with tongs.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

21) Remove the tawa from stove and put the rack. lower the heat and cook the top side directly on the flame. Keep moving so it gets evenly cooked.

22) Cook till no more raw doughy part appear and there are few brown spots.
Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

Remove it to plate, apply melted butter on top and serve hot.
Repeat the same process for rest of the gralic naan.

Serving suggestion: Serve garlic naan with rich gravy like shahi paneer, malai kofta, paneer pasandakaju butter masala. It can be served with dal e.g. dal fry or dal makhani.

Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)

Garlic naan recipe (How to make garlic naan recipe on stove top, tawa)
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Garlic naan recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Yield 10 no. (5 servings)
Calories 271 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For proofing the yeast:

  • cup Milk (Warm)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • (½ packet) or 1 ¼ teaspoons Active dry yeast

For the garlic naan dough:

  • 2 ¼ cups All purpose flour (Maida)
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic finely chopped or minced
  • cup Plain yogurt curd or dahi
  • 2-3 tablespoons Water or less or more
  • 1 tablespoon Oil

To sprinkle on top:

  • 3-4 tablespoons Garlic chopped finely
  • 3-4 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli flakes optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons Butter Melted, to brush on cooked naan

Instructions

Proofing the yeast:

  1. Warm up the milk in microwave or stove stop.
  2. Add sugar and yeast.
  3. Stir once and let it sit for 10-15 minutes or till it becomes frothy.
  4. NOTE: If using Instant yeast then skip this step. Add yeast directly into the dough. Use warm milk to knead the dough.

Making dough:

  1. In a bowl, take all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and chopped garlic. Mix.
  2. Add frothy milk, yeast mixture. Mix with your fingertips.
  3. Than add yogurt and start kneading the dough. Knead into smooth and soft dough.
  4. You may or may not need to add water while kneading the dough. It depends on the how thick or watery your yogurt is.
  5. Now drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil.
  6. Again knead for 2-3 minutes or till the dough becomes very smooth.
  7. Cover it with kitchen towel or plastic wrap.
  8. Let it rest for about 2 hours or till it rises and get double in size.

Making garlic naan recipe on stove, tawa:

  1. Punch down dough and divide into 10 equal balls.
  2. Make smooth ball and flatten it between your palm.
  3. Then roll into 6 inch oval or round shape.
  4. Sprinkle some chopped garlic, coriander leaves and chilli flakes.
  5. Now lightly run the rolling pin couple of times, so it sticks to it.
  6. Heat the cast iron tawa or pan on medium heat.
  7. Once tawa is nice and hot, place rolled naan. Cook for few seconds, you will notice the big bubbles will start to appear.
  8. Once you notice the bottom side nice and brown, hold it with tongs.
  9. Remove the tawa from stove and put the rack.
  10. lower the heat and cook the top side directly on the flame. Keep moving so it gets evenly cooked.
  11. Cook till no more raw doughy part appear and there are few brown spots.
  12. Remove it to plate, apply melted butter on top and serve hot.
  13. Repeat the same process for rest.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (= 2 naan without butter topping)

Nutrition Facts
Garlic naan recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 256mg 11%
Potassium 198mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 49.5g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 8.3g 17%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 9%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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