Wednesday, March 21, 2012

GARLIC NAAN


A  staple in most West, Central and South East Asian countries . Naan has also become popular in other parts of the world  especially in Arab states, Europe and North America. This  leavened flat bread  is cooked in tandoor by most North Indian restaurant around the globe.

Since tandoor is unavailable in most homes, the best alternative is  to bake them  in an  ordinary oven or stove top.  Naan comes in different flavors, by varying the toppings.

The recipe below uses only 3 cloves of garlic but you can add more if desired and  I have  cooked  them over the stove top without any topping.  If  topped with  one of the following, cilantro, sesame seeds, nigella seeds, chopped onion or minced garlic, it certainly  improve. the flavor. Below are a few tips for perfect naan:

1. Roll out each naan about 1/4 in thick and not very thick. It will expand during cooking.

2. Cook each naan on preheated cast iron skillet or heavy bottom  pan  using medium heat.

3. Rotating the naan using your hand or with the help of folded dish towel ensuring even cooking.

4. Flip the naan more than once to obtain nice golden color.

Chewy, tender and absolutely delicious paired with spicy gravy.  My son gulped all 4 pieces at one sitting!

GARLIC NAAN
Yield    :    4 Naan

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup warm milk
2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon yogurt
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
3 cloves garlic minced or to taste
butter/ghee for brushing

METHOD

Place flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl.

Gradually add the milk and yogurt, mix to form into a soft dough.

On  floured board, knead by hand until smooth for 10 minutes.

Transfer into greased and covered bowl, let rise until double for 1-1/5 hours.

Punch  the dough down, mix in the  minced garlic, knead  dough for 2-3 minutes,  divide into 4 equal balls.

Dust your board lightly with flour, roll out each ball into round or teardrop shape about 1/4 in thick..

Using medium heat, place a naan on heated  cast iron skillet,  constantly rotating the naan  with your hand or with cleaned dish towel until it puffs up, flip and cook the other side.  Flip once more, cook until you have browning on both sides.  Remove and brush with ghee/butter (optional).

Serve hot with your favorite gravy.

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42 comments:

Resh said...

great looking naan....;)

Christy Gerald said...

That;s abulous. Yumm aromatic Garlic Naan recipe Dear. Luks very inviting!

IeRA said...

sedapnya

cookingvarieties said...

hi treat and trick, how are you. i am back to blogging. naan is one food i like to know how to make. i think the cooking part need a lot of expertise. have a nice day

zareena said...

This is one of my favorites. Perfectly made naan.

sabar dubai said...

wow looks great...yummyyy

Chandrani said...

Naan looks yummy and perfect.

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Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful flavourd nan

Santosh Bangar said...

wonderful flavourd nan

i amsterdam said...

Hmmm it sure looks inviting.. must try it one day :)

Jaleela said...

my favorite , looking nice

Medeja said...

Naans.. yummy! Can you make for me and send them frozen :) I love them..

Chandra said...

You make this look oh so easy and delicious...If only I had a piece in front of me with a nice bowl of gravy! New to your blog and glad to have found your creative space on the web:D Happy Wednesday!

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Lisa said...

We LOVE naan! We buy the frozen ones, but I bet the homemade is so much better!

Suja Manoj said...

Love the flavor,perfectly made naan

jeyashrisuresh said...

i am yet to try out naans but i always mess up with yeast

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

Salam Kak.Will try to make this some day.

vineetha said...

Naans look so perfect...yummy :)

Charu Srivastava said...

naans luking gr8!!

Aarthi said...

garlic naan looks so flavourful

Julie said...

Great flavors n yummy naan!!
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kala said...

Gonna try this garlic naan soonn!!!!

maha said...

wow.looks really just mouth watering.perfectly done.......great job....
MAHA

Sobha Shyam said...

perfect n delicious naans..

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sm said...

mouth watering naan

Peggy said...

Your naan looks great!

Deana said...

That looks so good I have never made Naan before I think I'll have to try this recipe!

Rosita Vargas said...

Que rica receta para prepararla al desayuno calentitas me las sirvo con salsa de ajo,estupendos pancitos suaves y con bonito nombre no los conocĂ­a,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Danielle said...

I've never tried this, but it looks good!

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mjskit said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe for naan! I love naan but I've never had the pleasure of having garlic naan. AND, since I'm a huge garlic fan, I'm sure I would eat this for breakfast, lunch and supper!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

yum! looks abslouetly lovely

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

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easyfoodsmith said...

Love Naan bread for its versatility. It goes well with almost any dish! Delicious post!

Raji said...

I have never made naan at home ..but your recipe sounds simple and at the same time delicious too..would give this a try soon.

Savannah McQueen said...

I've never made naan but I think I will try this recipe soon. It appears to be a very easy bread to "bake." Would you consider adding this to my Feature Friday? Here is the direct url - http://www.savannahssavorybites.com/2012/03/albondigas-soup-and-feature-friday-blog.html
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Zainab said...

Omg!!!! Thts so yummy!! I always ate naan in those fancy restuarants but i m gonna make this one now!!!!

cookingvarieties said...

hi treat n tricks, wheee i find this naan so appetizing especially when you put garlic in it... eat hot with curry. great pic dear. have a nice day

Savannah McQueen said...

This naan was so good! I made it and my family consumed it in record time. I'm making more tonight to use as bread for my sloppy shredded ham. Thanks and if I had known naan was this easy to make I would have done it long ago.

Sowmya said...

Looks very fresh and delicious!

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Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

This is wonderful! I need to make this with the kids- love garlic and all kinds of add-ins. I'm sorry you couldn't view the photos on my post- I checked the different browsers and it seemed to work.

Savannah McQueen said...

Hi, I posted about this recipe today on Savannah's Savory Bites.

Six Sisters said...

We love Naan! Looks delicious! We loved having you at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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