Garlic Naan Bread Recipe (2024)

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This Garlic Naan Bread Recipe is by far my favorite recipe for making homemade naan bread. It’s so soft and fluffy and fresh! Plus it’s pretty simple to make.

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And if your looking for a few amazing curry recipes to serve alongside this bread. Then I got you!

Your going to want to try my Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry,Lamb Curry or my Eggplant Curry.

Or the dozen more of my favorite curries listed at the bottom of this post.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD

  • Quick rise yeast, flour, yogurt, garlic powder, butter, water and some seasonings.

That green stuff onto of the cooked bread is dried fenugreek leaves and is used a lot in Indian dishes.

If you cannot get your hands on it you can always substitutefor cilantroif desired.

So if your wanting to serve something special tonight alongside one of your favorite Indian dishes.

Then this Naan bread is sure to do the trick for you!

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There is nothing like fresh naan bread to go alongside your favorite Indian dish.

Some of my favorite Indian dishes are Karahi Gosht, Chicken Karahi, Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry, Red Kidney Bean Curry, Butter Chicken.

I have also listed some other popular Indian dishes that I like at the bottom of this page.

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Whenever I make Indian food at home, which is a lot.

I tend to make either naan bread or steamed basmati rice to go along with.

This garlic naan bread recipe is even better than any of those naan breasts that I have tried in our favorite Indian Restaurants.

So, I must be on to something eh?

It’s not only technique that makes this naan so good, it’s the ingredients“fresh yogurt, butter and flour that make this naan somethingextra special.

Giving it a taste/texture that you’resure to love, not to mention the additionof ‘kasuri methi’ which is dry fenugreek leaf.

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However if you can’t get your hands on dried fenugreek leaves then you can substitute it with cilantro.Naan bread is best made in batches, that way if you have any leftovers however (i have no idea why you would).

It can be stored easily it in the freezer for another time all you have to do is heat it prior and it’s good as the day you made it.

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC NAAN BREAD AT HOME

Easy follow along!

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC NAAN BREAD

  • BOWL 1: In a large bowl mix together warm water, sugar and yeast, Allow it to dissolved, roughly 10 minutes.
  • BOWL 2: In another large bowl add your flour, Greek yogurt, garlic powder and salt
  • Then knead it all together with your hands in the bowl and once combined, remove from the bowl and shaped into a large ball.
  • Oil one of the bowl and place the big ball of dough back inside and sprinkle with some flour.
  • Cover it with a damp towel for 1 hour till your dough has doubled in size.

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  • Once the dough has doubled in size, flour your counter and place the dough on top.
  • Separate the dough with a pastry cutter into 6 pieces.
  • Roll each into a ball with your hands, sprinklewith flour then cover with saran wrap for 20 more minutesto rise some more.
  • Then you can roll each one out individuallyto make your naan breads.
  • Each bread is to be fried separately! Best fried in ghee butter for a more authentic taste!

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HOW TO MAKE GARLIC NAAN BREAD WITHOUT YOGURT

Simply do not add the yogurt, it will still be amazing!

Trust me I have tried both methods, the yogurt just helps it to be a tad more softer.

Cooking the Naan Bread

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  • Heat a your skillet over medium – heat and with a basting brush, season the skillet with some ghee/butter.
  • One by one, roll your dough out and place onto the skillet individually.
  • You will see tiny bubbles form on top the dough (see picture above) roughly around 1-2 minutes as the dough begins to take on a light brown color underneath, this is when you will want to flip the dough over.
  • However before flipping the dough brush with ghee/butter and add fenugreek leaves, then flip.
  • Cook on the other side for 1 minute or until golden and transfer to your serving plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.
  • REPEAT steps 3-5 till all pieces are cooked.
  • Serve warm.

Kasoori Methi = Dried Fenugreek Leaves.

Sprinkle some on your NAAN for that extra flavor

Leftover Naan: Double up the recipe if you want to freeze some for later. Naan Bread can be frozen easily by placing in a zip lock bag. Just place parchment paper in-between each one. This will sea in the freshness and allow you to remove each piece, one at a time as needed. (see pictures below

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You can freeze for another time, simply heat up in the microwave

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Yield: 3

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Greek Plain Yogurt
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tsp Quick rising yeast
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter or Ghee for frying
  • 1 tbsp Dried fenugreek leaves

Instructions

  1. BOWL 1: In a large bowl mix together warm water, sugar and yeast, Allow it to dissolved, roughly 10 minutes.
  2. BOWL 2: In another large bowl add your flour, greek yogurt, garlic powder and salt
  3. Then knead it all together with your hands in the bowl and once combined, remove from the bowl and shaped into a large ball.
  4. Oil one of the bowl and place the big ball of dough back inside and sprinkle with some flour.
  5. Cover it with a damp towel for 1 hour till your dough has doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has doubled in size, flour your counter and place the dough on top.
  7. Separate the dough with a pastry cutter into 6 pieces.
  8. Roll each into a ball with your hands, sprinklewith flour then cover with saran wrap for 20 more minutesto rise some more.
  9. Then you can roll each one out individuallyto make your naan breads.
  10. Each bread is to be fried separately! Best fried in ghee butter for a more authentic taste!
  11. Heat a your skillet over medium - heat and with a basting brush, season the skillet with some ghee/butter.
  12. One by one, roll your dough out and place onto the skillet individually.
  13. You will see tiny bubbles form on top the dough (see picture above) roughly around 1-2 minutes as the dough begins to take on a light brown color underneath, this is when you will want to flip the dough over.
  14. However before flipping the dough brush with ghee/butter and add fenugreek leaves, then flip.
  15. Cook on the other side for 1 minute or until golden and transfer to your serving plate and cover with a towel to keep warm.
  16. REPEAT steps 3-5 till all pieces are cooked.
  17. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 3Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 643Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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Below you will find some popular recipes from this blog that go great with this naan bread:

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Eggplant Curry

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Lamb Curry

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Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

  1. Red Kidney Bean Curry
  2. Indian Chicken Curry (Murgh Kari)
  3. Cheese Butter Masala (Paneer Makhani)
  4. Red Bean Curry (Rajma Masala)
  5. Durban mutton curry
  6. Easy Chicken Biryani
  7. Karahi Gosht
  8. Chicken Karahi

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Easy Red Lentil Curry

Lentils never tasted so good!

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Easy Indian Lamb Curry

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CHICKEN AND SPINACH CURRY {CHICKEN SAAG}

Skip the takeout tonight!

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Easy Red Kidney Bean Curry

Vegetarian Indian Curry made the right way!

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Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

Authentic and easy to make!

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FAQs

Is naan bread healthier than white bread? ›

While it may contain more carbs and sugars, it earns its reputation as a healthy alternative with its relatively generous amounts of protein and fiber. Despite its high carb content, naan can be considered a more nutrient-dense alternative to white bread and pita.

Why does naan need yogurt? ›

Naan has a thicker, fluffier texture because it is made with yogurt. Pita is thinner bread made with less ingredients (flour, water, salt, etc) and no yogurt. Naan is cooked in a skillet while Pita is usually baked at very high temperatures in the oven.

Is garlic naan authentic? ›

In Indonesia, naan is popular in Indian Indonesian and Arab Indonesian communities as well as in Malay, Acehnese and Minangkabau communities–with other variants of roti like roti canai. This dish is usually locally known as roti naan or roti nan and cooked using Indonesian spices, such as garlic with a local taste.

What is naan garlic bread? ›

Crave It All here sharing our recipe for garlic naan bread; a favorite spin on a traditional flat bread from India. Normally baked inside hot Tandoor ovens with charcoal or wood fire, our naan bread recipe has been altered to cook them right on the stove in a hot cast-iron skillet.

Can I eat naan during weight loss? ›

Naan breads --made of refined flour--are to be avoided as they can promote weight gain. While filling up your plate, try to focus more on the veggies, preferably green vegetables instead of starchy veggies. Vegetables that are cooked in a cooker, instead of being deep-fried, are always a better option for weight loss.

Is naan bread good for gut health? ›

Naan made from whole grain, sourdough, rye, or other grain alternatives is richer in dietary fiber than those made with enriched flour or refined grains. Fiber helps to maintain bowel health and regulates bowel movements.

Why do you sprinkle water on naan bread? ›

you put it on naans to keep them soft.

Is yeast or baking powder better for naan? ›

Naan is essentially a leavened flatbread, which means it contains some form of raising agent to provide its airy texture. Hence for this naan, the raising agent we will be using is yeast. Other variations do exist which may utilise self raising flour or baking powder/baking soda.

What goes well with garlic naan? ›

Classic curries and soups

One of the most popular Indian delicacies that we know of; curries are creamy with the right amount of spicy, curries pair perfectly with warm, fluffy naan.

What does naan mean in English? ›

: a round flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent.

Does Trader Joe's have garlic naan? ›

No Indian meal is complete without a bunch of naan bread.

Should you toast naan? ›

The toaster can be used to reheat your naan bread but it's not the best method to do so. The naan gets really dry and there's no way that you can add water to the naan before toasting. That said, it's really quick and a decent option when a toaster is all you have to reheat the bread.

What do you eat with naan bread? ›

The Five Best Dips To Pair With Stonefire Naan Dippers®
  1. Thai Eggplant Dip. Bring two different regional cuisines together when you serve this delicious, creamy, Thai Eggplant Dip with our Naan Dippers®. ...
  2. Green Goddess. ...
  3. Roasted Beet Hummus. ...
  4. Pulled Mole Roasted Chicken and Roasted Garlic Hummus Bowl.

What is the difference between Afghan naan and Indian naan? ›

Afghan naan is different in shape, texture, and taste from Indian varieties. While the main ingredient – wheat flour – is the same, Afghan bakers hand-shape the dough, rather than rolling it out, and their use of a tandoor results in large, pillowy rounds.

Is naan bread full of carbs? ›

Naan Bread (1 piece) contains 45.4g total carbs, 43.4g net carbs, 5.1g fat, 8.7g protein, and 262 calories.

Which Indian bread is healthiest? ›

From health perspective, flat breads made of whole wheat flour (roti/paratha/chapati/phulka) are better than the ones made with all-purpose flour (naan & kulcha).

Is naan better than rice for weight loss? ›

And for God's sake, decline the naan bread, which can have as much as 650 calories per portion. Next, get your rice boiled and avoid the pilau - you're saving more than 200 calories.

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