What do you do when you find your favorite naan shop closed on a Sunday morning?
You make your own naans!
The idea may seem daunting at first but I hope by now I’ve got you well acquainted with handling all sorts of dough. Be it: my foolproof recipe for pizza dough used to make not just this beautiful braided chicken bread but also these cute little mini pizza pies. Or this super easy and frugal recipe for flour tortillas which makes these BBQ taquitos all the more delicious. And how can we forget, my all-time favorite, the soft puffy puri…O’so good!
Homemade garlic naans are much easier than you think and irresistibly delicious! It’s the same foolproof pizza dough with certain key changes that makes it all the more yummy and garlicky.
The dough is incredibly forgiving. If it’s too dry, add more milk. If it’s too wet, add more flour. A soft dough is what you want in the end.
Softer the dough; softer and pillowy the naans are.
I cooked half of the naans on a grill pan, and the other half on a plain non-stick pan. It doesn’t matter whether or not you own a grill pan. Both result in gorgeous looking naans, and they taste just the same!
Cook for a minute or until you see bubbles starting to form. Flip and cook for 1-2 minutes on the other side until large toasted spots appear on the underside. Brush with butter mixed with chopped coriander.
Place the naan in a kitchen towel and repeat with the rest of the naans.
Then serve warm, sprinkled with some fresh coriander or sesame seeds.
And get ready, because these garlic naans will blow your mind! Buttery and garlicky, these naan are incredibly soft with all those giant air pockets.
You may never go back to buying store-bought naan again. 😉
Some of my favorite ways to enjoy these naans? Soaking up the masala from this Chicken Karhai or with this sumptuous kebab masala.
1 cup warm milk
2 tsp sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
4 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 teaspoons salt
3 Tbsp. melted butter or oil
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
Additional 2 Tbsp. melted butter mixed with 2 Tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, chopped
(optional topping: sesame seed)