A quick flat bread that requires no yeast or special equipment to make from scratch in the comfort of your own home. Making this classic Indian bread is simple and I find that it’s much quicker than making a trip to the grocery store. It’s packed full of buttery garlic flavor and deserves a spot on your next lunch or dinner menu.
Originating in Indian cuisine, naan is a flatbread traditionally cooked in a tandoor clay oven. The bread is rolled flat and cooked until golden brown. You’ll find it served in Indian and some Middle Eastern Asian restaurants with every meal.
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC NAAN
- Add flour, baking powder, salt, water, parsley, garlic, and olive oil to bowl.
- Mix until combined.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Knead until smooth.
- Form dough into a ball.
- Cut into 6 equal portions.
- Roll into a 6 inch by 6 inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
- Cook over medium heat until golden brown.
- Garnish with extra garlic, parsley, and melted butter.
- Serve as an appetizer with my very Best Hummus recipe, or as a wrap with chicken, or beef.
- FLOUR: All-purpose flour. Scoop flour into a measuring cup with a spoon then level it off with a butter knife. Lightly flour the work surface while working with the dough to prevent sticking.
- BAKING POWDER
- GARLIC: Plenty of freshly minced garlic infuses flavor into the dough.
- PARSLEY: Adds a pop of color with a hint of savory herb that pairs wonderfully with garlic.
- SALT: Flavors the naan.
- OLIVE OIL
HOMEMADE NAAN TIPS
How easy is the dough to make? It’s pretty easy and requires just a few minutes. The dough mixes in under 1 minute and only needs a few turns on a floured surface to form a smooth ball.
I don’t have a rolling pin. What else can I use? A glass cup works great. Simply pat the dough flat and roll the dough using a glass.
Store any leftover bread in a ziplock bag to prevent it from drying out.
HOW TO SERVE NAAN
Serve naan as part of a meal or as an appetizer. Use as a wrap for grilled meats such as kabobs and salads. Pair with sauces or dips like garlic aioli, homemade hummus, tzatziki sauce, babaganoush, cheese dips, or flavorful bread dipping olive oil recipes.
Buttery Garlic Naan
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup water
- 2 tsp parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1½ tsp olive oil
- Combine and mix ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Lightly flour work surface.
- Knead dough until smooth.
- Cut into 6 equal portions.
- Lightly flour surface. Roll dough into a round 6×6-inch circle using a rolling pin.
- Cook on medium heat until golden brown.
- Garnish with extra melted butter, minced garlic, and parsley.
Nutritional information is only an estimate and it’s accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.
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