Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Garlic and Cilantro Naan Bread

Naan bread is one of Carlos favorite things to eat at an Indian restaurant. I think he like the chewy, perfectly blistered flat bread to be eaten with curries. Normal Naan bread in cooked in a tandoor oven but since we don’t have it, we just baked it in the oven. Naan also can be filled with potatoes or other type of fillings but we like ours with loads of garlic and herbs. I served these Naan with Chicken Tika Masala. I will post the recipe here later.


2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp oil

½ cup + 2 tbsp lukewarm water
½ tbsp yeast
1 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic – chopped
Some chopped cilantro

1. In a bowl mix the lukewarm warm, yeast and sugar together until combined. Set it aside until it turn frothy.
2. In another bowl, mix flour and salt together. Add in the yogurt and oil, follows by the yeast mixture. Mix until combined. Turn the dough into working table and knead until elastic and smooth.
3. Cover with a plastic wrap and set it aside to proof until double its size.
4. In the meantime mix the soft butter garlic and chopped cilantro together. Set it aside.
5. Line a baking sheet pan with aluminum foil. Put the oven rack to the center of the oven. Put the baking pan into the oven and pre-heat the oven to 400 degree F.
6. Divide the dough to six portions. Roll the dough out to oblong shape (don’t roll it out too thin)
7. Switch the oven to broil. Take out the hot baking sheet and drizzle it with some olive oil. Put the roll out dough onto the sheet (3 at a time) and put it into broiler.
8. Keep an eye on the bread and check to see if it puffed up and the surface turn brown. Filp the naan over and continue to broil the other side until lightly brown. Take it out of the oven and brush it with the garlic and cilantro butter.
9. Put it back to the broiler for another minute. Repeat the same process until you finish baking your naan’s. Serve with your favorite curries.


ann low said...

I love Naan with garlic and now there are new versions like cheese, mushroom etc. Your Nana looks so perfect, I must try to make this one day. Thanks!

Pei-Lin said...

Actually, I love my naan with garlic ... In fact, naan garlic is amongst my faves. Though I usually serve naan on its own, dipping in curries ain't a bad idea, eh?

MaryMoh said...

Perfect naan. Looks soft and delicious. I love it with curry...mmm

Ummi said...

Hello Gert, what a nice match-making dish, hehee..I never made this Nan bread...should give it a try one fine day..hahaa...long que in list and always lack of time...huhuuu..I've tried out your Japanese-Style Sweet Bun...so soft! Hope you don't mind I wanna CnP the recipe...thanks a lot Gert, muaahhh!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

First is Sonia's Penang CKT and now your Garlic Nann...think I have to go Murni's in KL to curb my craving very soon! Lovely Nanns by the way. ;)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good! Naan is a must have when we go to the Indian restaurant because my girls only eat naan dipped in curry.

tinyskillet said...

Mmm...you sure make it sound easy to do, with your good instructions. I love naan and with garlic and cilantro would be great!!

WendyinKK said...

Oh oh oh... I love this!!!!
Actually once I saw a recipe on Southern Pinch Biscuits,and the blogger made them look like flat breads, something like a darker naan and I made them to eat with curry. Hahaha, they were scones!!!! I thought it's bread like, but nope.. it's scone like. You'll see that in Sept. Yeah, made weeks ago, takes months to post.

I'll try this the next time I make curry. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

Girl Foodie said...

Ugh! My naan never comes out that pretty. I'm bookmarking this post to try next time I make a curry or some dhal. YUM!

mycookinghut said...

Garlic naan bread is always my favourite.. I remember I ordered this every time I went to Mamak's place for supper..

Lisa Ho said...

Thank you for sharing.. made Naan once and it turned out... hard like cardboard.. :(

Kitchen Corner said...

Oh, I love to eat naan bread too! But never tried to make it myself yet. Got to try it when I cook indian Jafrizi :) Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie said...

I have never made naan before. These look good, especially with the chicken tikka dish at the side. Looking forward to your recipe.

tigerfish said...

I love Naan bread too! Esp dipping in Indian curries.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I love garlic Naan with Tandoori chicken, I like to go to a restaurant in Shah Alam where they serve best Naan, must go to makan this weekend. Also I bookmark this recipe and will try very soon.

The Sudden Cook said...

Garlic naan is a favourite - love to eat it hot - cause as soon as it starts to get to room temp it gets a bit hard. The chicken tikka looks great - looking forward to the recipe.

Cheah said...

The naan looks so good, must try to make it one day. Chicken masala is perfect to go with it.

Whisk N Bake said...

Hi! Thanks for the recipe! I must try it out as Naan is our favourite when trying Indian food. Just one question - do you use all purpose flour or bread flour?

- M

ICook4Fun said...

Anncoo, yes there are a lot of version here too but I still prefer the garlicky ones.

Pei-lin, this naan taste great with curries.

Mary, yes these naans are really soft.

Ummi, hope you try to make the naan. Is pretty easy. Gald that you tried out the Sweet Buns.

Bee bee, yes wish I can trade the naan with Sonia CKT :)

LCOM, for us too :)

Lyndsey, actually it is pretty easy to make.

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, this naan is more bread like than scones. Maybe you can try this out the next time :)

Girl Foodie, I am sure you are going to like this. Hope you try it out someday.

Leemei, you can get lots of Indian food in England so it is very convinient for you :)

Ho Ho Ho, do try this recipe out. It product pretty light and soft naan.

Jeannie, I will post it up soon.

Tigerfish, ya this is great with curries.

Sonia, we too can get very good naan bread from the Indian restaurant but they are not cheap. It cost $1 each. So it is cheaper to make it myself :)

Sudden cook, You can always warm up the naan again in the oven and it will be soft again.

Cheah, thank you.

Michelle, I used regular AP flour.

Vincent, will check yout your website.

Jo said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous. I love naan and am a sucker for garlic ones especially (vampires beware!!). Yours looks especially good with chunks of it as well.

ReeseKitchen said...

WOW! Naans, very nice gert..:)
Have you try the one in KL, Murni? That's best!

vanillasugarblog said...

oh there is this curry naan bread i get a trader joe's that i have been meaning to recreate at home for some time now. if you go to trader joe's please try it, i think you might like it. i love it with hummus and chutney.

krilli said...

I've done this recipe on a skillet, and it's excellent. Super good.