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soft and light garlic naan bread recipe - a leavened indian bread

4.93 from 26 votes
total time:
210minutes

garlic naan recipe on stove top and tawa with step by step photos – made this delicious garlic naan bread some days back. this recipe of garlic naan on stove top was requested by my dear reader suhani. the garlic naan was so good. it is exactly the way a naan should be. not at all chewy & hard the way we get in restaurants.

garlic naan, garlic naan recipe

the garlic naan is light, soft and the garlic enhances the flavor so much. along with garlic i added some celery too. instead of celery you can use coriander leaves. garlic and celery both blended well in this naan and made it an aromatic and strongly flavored naan and we enjoyed the garlic naan with some amritsari chole. another variation you can make is this cheese garlic naan recipe.

other naan recipes on the blog are:

garlic naan recipe

in this garlic naan recipe, i have used 50:50 of both all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. you can use 100% of either too. also i have used oil to make the naan, but you can use butter or ghee instead. i have adapted the garlic naan recipe from my whole wheat naan recipe post.

serve garlic naan bread with your favorite indian dal like dal fry, dal makhani or curry like palak paneer, chana masala, paneer masala, dum aloomatar paneer.

garlic naan recipe, garlic naan bread recipe
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garlic naan recipe

soft and light garlic naan bread recipe - a leavened indian bread
course breakfasts, brunch, main course
cuisine indian
prep time 3 hours
cook time 30 minutes
total time 3 hours 30 minutes
servings 4 to 5
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste or minced garlic (lahsun)
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1.5 or 2 teaspoon lemon juice OR 3 to 4 teaspoon curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • 4 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • ¾ cup water - add more if required
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped celery or coriander leaves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon salt or as required
  • extra oil or ghee for frying or smearing on the naan (optional)

how to make garlic naan recipe

making dough for garlic naan

  1. proof the yeast in sugar dissolved with 3/4 cup warm water.
  2. after the yeast proofs and rises, add all the flours, garlic paste, lemon juice or yogurt, salt and oil to the yeast mixture.
  3. knead to a smooth dough.
  4. add water if required while kneading.
  5. cover with a moist cloth and keep the dough to leaven for 1:30 to 2 hours.

rolling garlic naan

  1. when the dough doubles up, then make medium sized balls of the dough.
  2. cover and keep aside for 15-20 mins.
  3. in a plate or tray take the chopped garlic, celery leaves and nigella seeds. mix these well.
  4. take each ball on a dusted board and roll into a small disc of 2 inches.
  5. place this disc on the garlic-celery-nigella-seeds mixture.
  6. remove and keep on a dusted board
  7. now roll to a round of about 5 to 6 inches diameter,

making garlic naan

  1. heat a tava or frying pan.
  2. place the garlic and celery side of the naan touching the hot tava.
  3. cook this side till browned and done.
  4. now hold the garlic naan with a tong and place the uncooked side directly on fire.

  5. roast this side on the fire till browned and done.
  6. smear some oil or ghee on top of the naan.

  7. cook all the garlic naans this way.
  8. serve garlic naan bread hot or warm.

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how to make garlic naan recipe

1: in a large bowl or pan take ¾th cup lukewarm water. dissolve 2 tsp sugar in the warm water. then add 1.5 tsp dry active yeast to it and stir.

adding yeast for garlic naan recipe

2: dissolve the yeast and keep the mixture standing for 10 minutes or till the yeast froths up.

yeast for garlic naan recipe

3: the yeast has bubbled up.

yeast for making garlic naan recipe

4: add:
both the flours (1.5 cups whole wheat flour/atta + 1.5 cups all purpose flour/maida),
2 tsp garlic paste (or minced garlic),
4 tbsp oil (or ghee),
1.5 or 2 tsp lemon juice (or 3 to 4 tsp yogurt)
and salt as required to the yeast mixture.

adding flour to yeast for naan recipe

5: add water if required and knead into a smooth and soft dough.

dough to prepare garlic naan recipe

6: cover with a moist cloth and keep aside for 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours for the dough to leaven and double. the dough after leavening in the below pic.

dough preparation to make garlic naan reicpe

7: make medium size balls from the dough.

dough balls for garlic naan recipe

8: cover again with a wet cloth and keep aside for 15-20 minutes. after 15 minutes in the pic below.

garlic naan recipe dough preparation

making garlic naan

9: on a dusted rolling board take a ball and roll it into a small round of 2 inches diameter.

dough to make garlic naan recipe

10: place the round disc on to a tray or plate containing:
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic,
1 to 2 tbsp chopped celery (or coriander leaves)
and 1 tsp nigella seeds/kalonji.
all mixed together evenly.

adding nigella seeds to garlic naan dough

11: remove.

garlic naan recipe preparation

12: now place on a dusted rolling board.

garlic naan recipe preparation

13: now with a rolling pin, roll the dough disc into 4 to 5 inches circle.

making garlic naan recipe

14: you can make round shaped or tear shaped garlic naans.

giving shape to garlic naan

cooking garlic naan on tawa

15: place the side with the garlic and celery facing down on a hot tava/griddle or frying pan.

placing garlic naan on tava

16: when the base is browned and cooked completely, lift the garlic naan with tongs from the pan and place the uncooked side on fire. you can also cook the garlic naan on the tava/griddle itself, like we do for chapatis. you can also add oil or ghee to the tava when cooking the naans as we do for parathas. anyways you cook, they taste delicious. i tried all the methods. the final pics have the garlic naan cooked on tava only.

making garlic naan recipe

17: roast the uncooked side of garlic naan on fire till browned and some black spots appear. this is how we love naans at home, a bit charred. keep on a plate and smear with oil or ghee.

garlic naan recipe

18: cook each garlic naan like this one by one. stack them up to be served later in a napkin. cover the naans in the napkin so that they remain warm. you can also serve the garlic naan bread straight away.

cooking garlic naan on fire

19: serve garlic naan hot or warm. these garlic naan were very soft, so they did not become hard once they got cold. serve garlic naan with your favorite indian dal like dal makhani, rajmadal tadka or curry like paneer butter masala, chana masala, kadai paneer.

garlic naan, garlic naan recipe

dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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117 comments/reviews

  1. Hi dear,thank you for all the amazing recipes.I’ve been wanting to try the garlic Naan recipe and was wondering if I can freeze the dough right after making it and then thaw it and use it later.

    • simone, you can freeze the dough. naan dough freezes well. later you can thaw and make naans.

  2. Hi dassana after keeping it for 2 hrs dough was too much soft is it should be the same way

    • dough is soft and it will become more soft as it gets leavened. after 2 hours, if not using the dough, then refrigerate it.

  3. HI dassana can I refrigerate leftover dough and use it next morning for making pizza base. Bdw thank you so much for the recipe

    • you can do this way. welcome pratiksha.

  4. Dear Dasanna!
    Thanks for this recipe! I´ve made it a couple of times and it always turns out awesome! My boyfriend eats more than half the stack in a heartbeat everytime. And it´s made on an electric stovetop!
    Love from sweden

    • Welcome Ulle. Glad to know this. Thanks for this positive feedback.

  5. Hi Dassana, can i make this without yeast too? I have tried your other naan recipe without yeast so can i make this one also without the yeast- please advice. Thanks

    • yes you can pallavi. you can use the same no yeast naan recipe and just add garlic in the dough.

  6. Super yumm recipe..turned out grt…u ‘ve taught me how to make naan at home…tnxxxxx a ton …love ur blog…

    • thanks divya and nice to know. happy cooking.

  7. Hello Dassana, tried making garlic naan today…. The yeast I used didn’t froth well & hence the dough didn’t rise well too. Still the naans were appreciated by the kids…. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe…Any particular brand of yeast you would suggest?

    • i use the gloripan/mauripan yeast. i still have a stock in the fridge. see if you can get online. i have used both their dry active yeast as well as instant yeast. both were good.

  8. Dear Dassana,
    I tried many of your recipes and love your blog a lot…cooking became a passion for me now a days and this is absolutely bcoz of you only …Thank you so much dear 🙂 and today i tried ur garlic naan and kadai paneer, though it take some time for me to prepare the garlic naan as it was my first try it was yummy…thanks once again 🙂

    • thank you jayanthi for your positive and encouraging words. you are always welcome.

  9. This recipe came out perfectly. I have tried out so many of your recipes and go through your blog whenever I find myself running out of ideas on what to cook. Thank you for your detailed explanations and pictures and mostly for the sheer variety of recipes.

    • your appreciation means a lot to us thankyou so much for your kind and positive words. god bless you.

  10. Hi Dasanna , I am one of the silent follower , reading through your blog taking inspiration in cooking ( as I love cooking )yesterday I made Garlic Naan with the help of this recipe and my husband was totally surprised – he couldn’t imagine how can naan be made on Stove top 🙂 . May daughter loved it too.I also made Beetroot rice with Mint Raita and everything was a hit.I wish I could attach pics 🙂 Thank you & you are absolutely wonderful in writing recipes , I just feel like I am talking to my mom when reading as its so detailed.
    I wish good luck and look forward for trying more & more recipes from your blog.

    • so nice to read your comment renuka. thank you very much. i feel motivated and encouraged to share more recipes when i get to read comment like yours. wish you too good luck 🙂

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