Garlic Naan is a leavened Indian bread , topped with minced garlic. Naan is prepared using mixture of whole wheat flour and refined flour. Can also  use 100% whole wheat flour for making Naan. Yeast is either added or curds,salt and sugar is added to dough to ferment ,that is for yeast development . In this recipe I have added Yeast to make Naan. Also im using stove top method to make Naan.  As I love garlic flavour , I’m making garlic Naan . You can totally skip garlic , if you want to make plain Naan.

 
Garlic Naan
 

One good thing about this naan are its not at all chewy. These naans are soft and tastes delicious when served with any spicy rich curry. Here I have used Whole wheat flour  and Maida/Refined Flour in 50:50 ratio. But you can use 100% whole wheat flour also. In my next post on Naan , I’ll share you on how to make Naan without yeast and also with 100 % Whole wheat flour.Here I’m sharing the Naan recipe using stove top method alternatively you can use in Tandoor or Convection Oven also.

Garlic Naan goes well with both vegetarian and Non vegetarian rich gravies. My personal favourite combinations are Paneer Butter masala , Chana Masala , Dry Peas Masala , Pindi Chole , Shahi Paneer Masala, Dal Makhani, Kolhapuri Egg Masala, Mutton Kheema Masala , Chicken Butter Masala  and Chicken Tikka Masala. Everything tastes so good that, you actually forget whether it’s from restaurant or from your kitchen. 

RECIPE CARD FOR GARLIC NAAN

Garlic Naan Restaurant Style

Garlic Naan is a Indian leavened bread made with whole wheat flour ,yeast and minced garlic for garlic flavour
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Bread
Servings: 7 Makes
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

Yeast Solution

  • 1/3 cup Luke Warm Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Tsp Sugar
  • 3/4 Tsp Instant Yeast or 1 Tsp Dry Active Yeast

For Dough

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Refined Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Paste or minced garlic

For Rolling , Dusting and Garnish

  • 2 Tbsp Water for brushing
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Kalonji / Onion Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Garlic , finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or as required
  • Wheat flour for dusting

Instructions

  • Take 1/3 Cup of warm water, add sugar ,salt and yeast and keep it aside undisturbed for 10-15 minutes to proof yeast.
  • Mix wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt ,1 Tsp Garlic paste/chopped,1 Tbsp oil and froth yeast solution and prepare the dough by adding remaining warm water .
  • Knead well to get smooth, pliable dough. Apply another Tbsp of oil knead finally and cover it with a muslin cloth and set aside for minimum 1.30 -2 hrs for the dough to proof double in size.
  • Once it’s double in size, punch the dough to release air and once again knead well and divide into 6 big lemon size balls and keep it aside for another 10 minutes.
  • Mix chopped coriander leaves, chopped garlic and kalonji.
  • Pinch a big lemon size portion of dough, between the palms, flatten the dough and press one side on the mixed  coriander, kalonji and minced garlic .
  • Then dust some flour on the work top, and roll out in oblong /tear shape. Evenly brush water to the top surface of the rolled Naan. 
  • Heat tava / griddle, once it is hot, place the wet side on hot tawa /griddle. It bubbles/puffs and brown spots start appearing on bottom side.
  • Then with help of a tongs place the uncooked top side directly over the flame and cook till brown spots appear. Cook on both sides.
  • Once cooked, apply some butter over it and serve it.

Notes

  • You can also convection mode in Oven. For this Preheat oven to 220 Deg Celsius and cook for 6-7 minutes or till brown spots appear on top.
  • Cook on both sides over direct flame till you get charred brownish black spots appears.

Step by Step Directions on making of Garlic Naan:

Take 1/3 Cup of warm water, add sugar and yeast and keep it aside undisturbed for 10-15 minutes to proof yeast.

Garlic Naan
Mix wheat flour, all purpose flour, salt ,1 Tsp Garlic paste/chopped,1 Tbsp oil and froth yeast solution and prepare the dough by adding remaining warm water .

Knead well to get smooth, pliable dough. Apply another Tbsp of oil knead finally and cover it with a muslin cloth and set aside for minimum 1.30 -2 hrs for the dough to proof double in size.Garlic Naan
Once it’s double in size, punch the dough to release air and once again knead well and divide into 6-7 big lemon size balls and keep it aside for another 10 minutes.

Garlic Naan
Mix chopped coriander leaves, chopped garlic and kalonji.

Pinch a big lemon size portion of dough, between the palms, flatten it and press one side on the coriander, kalonji and garlic as shown in picture.

Then dust some flour on the work top, and roll out in oblong /tear shape. Apply some water to the top surface of the rolled Naan. 


Garlic Naan

Heat tava / griddle, once it is hot, place the wet side on hot tawa /griddle. It bubbles/puffs and brown spots start appearing on bottom side.

Garlic Naan

Then with help of a tong place the uncooked top side directly over the flame and cook till brown spots appear. Cook on both sides.


Garlic Naan

Once cooked , apply some butter over it and  serve with any rich curry .

I served it with with Paneer Butter Masala.

Garlic Naan

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