Homemade Garlic Naan Bread is fantastically flavoursome, great with your curry dipping in and soaking up all the sauce.
Not going to lie this is a long process, so if you are wanting some Naan quick your best to buy shop brought! You can still make it garlicky by doing the last step in this recipe mixing garlic and melted butter together to spread on top of plain Naan.
However, if you got time on your hands and like a challenge, and of course the benefit of delicious flavour and scent of home-cooked bread in your home these are for you!
National Curry Week 7th October
We made this curry for National Curry week which started on the 7th October along with our homemade Lamb Curry, Onion Basmati Rice, Mint Raita and last but not least our family and friend’s favourite Mango Chutney, and it was a true feast!
Naan Bread is a type of Indian bread that is very similar to a pitta bread. However, Naan bread uses yoghurt and milk in its dough which makes it softer and chewer than pitta.
Naan Bread, traditionally baked in a clay oven, incidentally, we don’t own a clay oven……. so we used a cast iron griddle which cooks them similarly. With the added benefit of authentic skillet lines in our naan bread.
Gia Garlic Puree is perfect for making these Naan’s.
Already pureed down really fine, no lumps. Mix with melted butter, then spread over the top of the cooked bread.
Available from most supermarkets. Perfect to save the time and hassle of chopping/pureeing the garlic yourself.
Enough chat. You ‘knead’ to get started now!
You may want to half the ingredients as this makes 12 Naans.
Homemade Garlic Naan Bread
- 60 ml Warm water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 14 g active dry yeast 2 sachets
- 180 ml Milk warm in microwave before adding
- 4 tsp Gia Garlic Puree or 8 cloves of garlic pureed so no big lumps
- 180 ml Plain Yogurt
- 500 g Plain flour
- unsalted butter melted for brushing
- Fresh coriander chopped
- Place the warm water ,sugar and yeast sachets in a bowl and leave to one side for 10 mins.
- After the 10 mins, whisk in warm milk. Then mix in the plain yoghurt.
- Sift flour in a mixing bowl making a hole in the middle for the yeast mixture to be poured in.
- Stir together until the dough is formed, then place the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes. Use extra flour on hands and surface to stop it sticking.
- Transfer the dough into an oiled bowl. Cover with a dampened towel at room temperature for 1 hr until fully risen.
- Once risen, place onto a floured surface, roll into a log shape and cut into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
- Turn on Oven to 60°CRoll one ball out to the size of your hand length and width roughly, do not do them all now. Roll the following one whilst the previous one is cooking!
- Heat a skillet/frying pan on medium heat. Brush both sides of the bread and the skillet with melted butter and cook Naan Bread 2 mins each side. Repeat for all Naan's one by one.
- As you cook each bread keep them warm in an oven at 60°c
- Before serving mix together Garlic Puree with the melted butter, brush it over each bread and serve with chopped coriander.
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