Simple Garlic Naan Recipe (Traditional Indian Bread)
This Simple Garlic Naan is so quick to make and this Indian bread takes no baking. You can make this in a skillet or griddle on the stove top. Whilst the dough does have yeast in it I promise this is super easy to make and even if you have never made a yeast dough before you can learn how to make delicious Indian style bread at home. What is better than serving your curries with a homemade bread recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Proving Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
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For the naan breads
- 1 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp dried yeast
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- pinch sugar
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 3 tbsp oil
For the Garlic Butter
- ½ cup salted butter
- 2 tsp dried garlic flakes
- 2 tsp dried cilantro
To make the dough (STAND MIXER METHOD)
Set your stand mixer up with a dough hook.
Place the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on low to combine.
Pour in the water and oil and mix on low for 10 minutes until you have an elastic dough.
Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it to rise for 20 minutes.
To make dough (BY HAND METHOD)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
Add the water and oil, then use a fork or butter knife to combine all the ingredients, once you have a raggy looking dough, start using your hands to bring the dough together, until the sides of the bowl are clean.
Empty the dough on a floured board and knead the dough for 15 minutes.
Place in a bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave for 20 minutes.
To form and cook the dough
Once the dough has sat for 20 minutes, punch it back down and then divide the dough into three roughly equal balls.
Place one ball on a floured board and use your hands or a rolling pin to form the naan breads into oval/teardrop shapes (ensure they will fit in your skillet/griddle).
Put a heavy skillet/griddle over a high heat and allow it to get searingly hot.
Place the dough onto the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, it should start to puff up and charr lightly.
Flip the bread and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Remove to a plate and drizzle with the garlic butter.
Cover with foil and keep in a low oven whilst you prepare the other breads.
To make the Garlic Butter
Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.6mg