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Garlic Naan
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Garlic Naan - Perfect Homestyle Recipe!


Naan Dough

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon(!) Salt
  • ½ teaspoon(!) Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons(!) Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil (Or Olive Oil)
  • ¾ Cup Milk

Naan Toppings

  • Sprinkle of Finely Chopped Garlic
  • Sprinkle of Finely Chopped Cilantro
  • Few dabs Melted Butter


Make Dough

  • Clean off your kitchen counter - we'll make our dough on there. Make sure its completely dry after you wash/clean.
  • Start by adding 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour. Then add Salt (½ teaspoon!), Baking Powder (½ teaspoon!) and Sugar (2 teaspoons!). Give it all a mix.
  • Then use your fingers and make a small well in the center. Add in Vegetable Oil (2 Tablespoons) and some of the Milk (note: don't add in all of the ¾ cup of milk at once).
  • Start to mix everything and knead the dough. You can add in the rest of the ¾ cup of milk as you start to knead.
  • Continue to knead until the dough stops sticking to your hand - the dough ball will start to feel smooth.
  • Place the dough into a bowl, cover it - and let it rest for 10-15 mins.
  • After 10-15 mins, rip off a piece of the dough and roll in your hands into small golf-sized balls. It should produce ~9 of them.
  • Now, let these dough balls rest for another 10 minutes.
  • (While you wait, chop a few cloves of garlic - as well as some cilantro for topping. Make sure you chop the garlic especially into FINE pieces. Next, put some butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave. Set aside for next step)

Prep Naan

  • Use a roller and flatten each dough ball into an oblong shape.
  • Sprinkle on some finely-chopped garlic and cilantro. Then use the roller and gently press the toppings into the dough.
  • Then use a brush and gently dab - don't brush across - some melted butter onto the naan pieces.
  • Next, use a fork and gently poke around the dough.
  • Repeat these steps for each ball of dough.

Cook Naan

  • Take a small bowl and fill it with water - set aside.
  • Place a stainless-steel wok or frying pan on a high heat. (Note: Do NOT use a non-stick frying pan).
  • Important: Wait until the pan gets very hot (almost smoking hot).
  • Once the pan is hot - pick up one of the naan pieces and place it - topping-side down - onto your hand. Dip your finger into the water and dab it across the back of the naan.
  • Then carefully place the naan onto the frying pan (water-side down). Then use your fingers to gently press the edges of the dough onto the frying pan - so that it sticks.
  • Then immediately flip the frying pan over - upside down. And move it across the open flames - back and forth.
  • Let the dough cook until you start to see bubble rise from the naan.
  • When you see some darkening on the bubbles, flip the frying-pan back over and set it onto a cool part of your stove. Use a spatula and carefully nudge the naan off the bottom of the frying pan.
  • Then use a metal utensil and briefly place it directly over the gas flames. Give it a flip - this direct contact on the flames gives a beautiful color.
  • Finally, gently dab a bit of the melted butter over the naan pieces! It's ready to eat - congrats!
  • (Note: It's perfectly normal for some of the ingredients to fall off or to char during this process! Don't feel discouraged.)