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Restaurant Style Garlic Naan Bread Recipe (Oven Baked)

Indulge in the perfect blend of pillowy softness and savory garlic goodness with this restaurant style garlic naan recipe—crafted to elevate your taste buds at home!

Garlic Naan Recipe

Are you familiar with naan? If not, you have to give it a try. Naan is a traditional Indian flatbread and I absolutely love it!

This yummy flatbread is a staple side dish in Indian restaurants. It is the perfect vehicle for soaking up all those delicious sauces!

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Even if you don’t want to spend the money to eat out, you can still enjoy the flavors of India by making your own “take-out” at home. Today’s recipe for garlic butter naan is as great place to start.

It is perfect for serving with butter chicken, tikka masala, dal makhani, or any of your favorite Indian dishes. You could even make a tandoori chicken naan pizza. And it is easier to make than you might think. So good!

Garlic Naan Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10

Garlic Naan Recipe

‌Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast (I prefer to use instant yeast over the traditional variety.)
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or natural plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tbsp extra for cooking
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting — 19 1/2 oz. or 560 g
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Garlic Butter Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Directions:

1. Begin by combining water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes, until it starts bubbling on top.

Garlic Naan Ingredients

2. Next, add milk, yogurt, oil, minced garlic, flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix everything together using your hands, until a soft dough forms.

3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands until it becomes smooth, typically taking 3 to 5 minutes.

Garlic Naan Ingredients

4. Lightly grease the same mixing bowl with a little oil to prepare for the naan.

5. Place the dough back into the greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise at room temperature for approximately an hour, until it doubles in size.

Garlic Naan Ingredients

6. Once it has risen, divide the naan dough into 10 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.

7. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball into a large oval shape, about 6 inches long and 1/8 inch thick.

8. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

9. Place naan on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

10. Bake for 8-10 mins, until it starts to puff up and turn golden.

11. Flip the bread and bake for another 8-10 mins on the other side.

Garlic Naan Ingredients

12. Once cooked, brush the naan with melted butter and garlic.

13. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  • If your yeast mixture doesn’t get bubbly, the yeast is dead. Throw it out and buy fresh yeast.
  • Instead of using an oven, try cooking your homemade naan in a cast iron skillet.
  • While best eaten the day it is made, leftover naan can be stored in an airtight container. It can be warmed up in a hot skillet or in the oven before serving the next day.
Garlic Naan Recipe

FAQ:

  • Can I make this recipe using a stand mixer and dough hook attachment? Sure!
  • Will using whole wheat flour, instead of white flour, affect the final results? Yes, the bread will not be as soft and pliable.
  • How important is fresh garlic in this recipe? Can I used jarred instead? You bet! You can also substitute 1 tsp of garlic powder.

The next time you are in the mood for Indian cuisine, include this delicious restaurant-style garlic naan with your meal. Try it with this chicken tikka masala recipe or, for something different, make these Caprese pizzas.

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Garlic Naan Recipe

The Best Garlic Naan

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Indulge in the perfect blend of pillowy softness and savory garlic goodness with our best garlic naan recipe—crafted to elevate your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or natural plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tbsp extra for cooking
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Garlic Butter Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Instructions

1. Begin by combining water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes, until it starts bubbling on top.

2. Next, add milk, yogurt, oil, minced garlic, flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Mix everything together using your hands, until a soft dough forms.

3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it with floured hands until it becomes smooth, typically taking 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Lightly grease the same mixing bowl with a little oil to prepare for the naan.

5. Place the dough back into the greased bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise at room temperature for approximately an hour, until it doubles in size.

6. Once it has risen, divide the naan dough into 10 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.

7. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball into a large oval shape, about 6 inches long and 1/8 inch thick.

8. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

9. Place naan on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

10. Bake for 8-10 mins, until it starts to puff up and turn golden.

11. Flip the bread and bake for another 8-10 mins on the other side.

12. Once cooked, brush the naan with melted butter and garlic.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 350mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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