Cook's Hideout: Garlic Naan

December 19, 2014

Garlic Naan

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 3/ Day 3
Theme: Recipes from Menu Card
Dish: Garlic Naan
For the final day of this week's marathon, I have a delicious 'Garlic Naan' recipe that would go great with any Indian gravy curry especially with this Amritsari Chole. Ordering breads at a restaurant is quite a task because there are so many varieties to choose from. But there's also a problem with restaurant naans, sometimes they get too hard and chewy making it difficult to eat.
Garlic Naan
I have found that homemade naans when made with a combination of all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour gives a nice soft texture to the naans. My mom loves my naans and always compares them with the restaurant ones, saying mine are so much better (yay!!)

Garlic Naan
I found the recipe on Sandhya's blog and loved the idea of brushing the naans with garlic oil/ ghee before baking. That flavored oil added so much taste to the naans and made them extra special. I served the garlic naans with Amritsari chole and some mango juice for a delicious and filling meal. 
Garlic Naan
Recipe adaptedfrom Sandhya's blog.
IngredientsMakes 8 medium size naans (Serves 3~4 people)
All purpose flour - 1cup
Whole wheat flour - 1cup
Yeast -1tsp
Yogurt - ½cup
Nigella seeds - 1tsp
Ghee or Oil - 2tbsp
Sugar - 1tsp
Salt - ½tsp

For Garlic Oil:
Oil/ Ghee - 2tbsp
Garlic - 2~3 cloves, finely minced
Cilantro - 2tbsp, chopped


  • Combine flours, yeast, yogurt, oil, nigella seeds, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add enough water to make a smooth and soft pliable dough. Cover and set aside for about 1 hour or until the dough is doubled in volume.
  • Make the Garlic Topping: Heat oil/ ghee in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and chopped cilantro; cook till garlic turns golden.
  • Preheat the broiler to High.
  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a round or tear shaped naans.
  • Brush the top with the garlic oil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Broil for about 2 minutes, then flip and broil for another 1 minute. Watch the oven like a hawk to make sure that the naans don't burn.
Garlic Naan
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 47.


  1. Garlic Naan and chole watelse, feel like inviting myself to ur place..

  2. A perfect garlic naan and a classic combo.

  3. That looks so wonderful ..Love to have a slice ..

  4. That is a feast Pavani! Love the idea of whole wheat flour along with the APF. Been a long time since I made naan at home.

  5. Your garlic Naans look so so good Pavani..great dishes you got to select from the menu!

  6. Ah I can get the aroma of this naan right here looks so good and so well teamed

  7. Combo looks very delicious. Great pics!


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