Garlic Naan is a pretty common name in a good Delhi restaurant's bread menu. It enjoys its popularity due to its crispness and a unique garlic flavor.
Here is USA, it is difficult to find a good desi restaurant serving the fresh, hot and crisp Naan's and hence have given birth to these experiments at home.
We have made Naan in cooker and on griddle in the past. This time, We gave the Oven a try and surprisingly, they did come out the way we wanted them to be after a few trials!
This is again a tried and tested recipe which you can use to bake your Garlic Naan in a conventional Oven or or "Microwave Oven (The Microwave with Convection)".
Is naan bread vegan? Naan bread may or may not be Vegan. It depends on the ingredients entirely.
This recipe uses yogurt as one of the primary input and hence is not Vegan.
If you are eating out in a restaurant, you should always ask the serving staff. Some of them might not use the yogurt while kneading the dough, but may add use butter or Pure Cow Oil (known as Desi ghee).
What is naan bread made from? Naan bread is made of All purpose flour (or Refined wheat flour), which in North India is known as 'Maida'.
Can we make this Garlic Naan on Tawa? Yes, you can. In-fact, you can use this same recipe for making the bread dough and at the time of cooking, skip Oven and use Tawa (or stove top) instead.
Add yeast and Sugar in warm water bowl. Mix it well and keep it aside for about 2 minutes. We will use it later.
add yeast water to make naan dough
Add All Purpose Flour, Curd and 1/2 Tsp Salt in a bowl. Mix well with the help of your fingers.
Add Baking Powder, half of the Coriander Leaves and Yeast water made in step 1 to the dough bowl.
Now knead the dough with the help of your hand until it gets smooth.
Add 2 Tbsp of Oil and knead it once again. You dough should be smooth not too hard, not too soft.
Now keep the dough in warm place for about 1 hour. This will help the dough fermented.
Rolling the Dough into Flat-bread
Mix 1/2 Tsp Salt, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala, chopped Garlic and left over Coriander Leaves in a bowl. We will call this Garlic Masala and use it later.
Grease the baking tray with 1 tbsp of Oil.
Now, grease your palm with Oil and take out a small portion of dough about 3 inch in diameter.
Roll it with the help of your palms before using the rolling pin. Recall the Dhaba guy clapping his hands to make a flat-bread? Also, grease the rolling pin with a bit of Oil and then roll this into a better flat-bread. You can give it an oval shape or a round one.
Once done, sprinkle the Garlic Masala prepared in step 1 all over the Naan.
Now, place it on the greased tray. Make more such Naan’s in a similar fashion before moving to baking them.
Baking the Garlic Naan
Pre-heat the Oven on 500 degree Fahrenheit or on the maximum heat that the Oven supports for 5 minutes.
bake garlic naan at home
After 5 minutes, place the baking tray inside the Oven. Let them bake for about 8 minutes on 500 Degree F or until they get golden brown in color.
After 5 minutes or When they achieve golden brown color, take them out of the Oven and grease with Butter. We are saying 5 minutes or until they turn golden brown primarily because each Oven has its own capacity to heat. New Oven might be efficient than an old one and hence might take lesser time than the old one to bake.You really know your Oven better than us and hence the time that we have specified is what our Oven took to bake this Naan. Your might be same, better or lethargic!
Garlic Naan are now ready to serve hot! Their best companion is off-course the evergreen Punjabi Dal Makhni and the Sunset Shahi Paneer.
Storage and Serving Suggestions
Bake the Naan bread fresh, to get the best taste and flavor.
We would not suggest to refrigerate it, but nobody can stop you, if you want to. They can eaten for about 3-4 days after re-heating in microwave, if you decide to preserve.
Garlic Naan Baked in Oven
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8 Garlic Naan Yield
Garlic Naan Bread Recipe - Oven Baked Naan [Pics]
Amount Per Serving
Calories182Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.