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
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: breakfasts, brunch, main course
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 4 to 5
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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)


making dough for garlic naan

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

rolling garlic naan

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

making garlic naan

  • heat a tava or frying pan.
  • place the garlic and celery side of the naan touching the hot tava.
  • cook this side till browned and done.
  • now hold the garlic naan with a tong and place the uncooked side directly on fire.
  • roast this side on the fire till browned and done.
  • smear some oil or ghee on top of the naan.
  • cook all the garlic naans this way.
  • serve garlic naan bread hot or warm.