Garlic Naan

We aren't fortunate enough to have an Indian restaurant nearby, so sometimes we need to whip up our own Indian food. This isn't quite as good as garlic naan from our favorite Indian restaurant, but it will do in a pinch. Especially dipped in melted butter!

Homemade Garlic Naan

makes 4 loaves
time: 3 hours (mostly inactive time)

  • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  1. In very large bowl, sprinkle yeast on top of water. Let sit 5-10 minutes until bubbly.
  2. Add 3 cups flour, salt, and garlic. Stir with wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add remaining flour. Stir until ball forms.
  4. Turn out onto well-floured surface and knead for 3 minutes.
  5. Grease bowl and return dough to bowl. Cover lightly with plastic wrap or damp towel and place somewhere warm to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 550 degrees and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Turn dough back out on floured surface and punch down.
  8. Cut dough into four pieces.
  9. Stretch each section of dough to roughly 6" by 8".
  10. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until bread is golden brown.
Dough before cooking - they don't need to be very precisely shaped 

 Beautifully browned!

Ready to be dipped in melted butter. Trust us - do it.



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