Sausage and Mash Recipe I was looking to make a fairly quick and simple dinner…
I have made a couple of Naan breads in the past with a varied amount of success, I tried this Garlic Naan Recipe and it tasted amazing! It was also very easy to do and took very little time, other than the time needed for the dough to rise. You could follow this recipe and make a plain naan or any kind of topping you want, just omit the garlic from the recipe 🙂
In a bowl I added 150 ml of warm water, it’s important to make sure it’s not cold or else the yeast won’t activate. With the water I added the sugar to give it a little sweetness and add the tablespoon of yeast, this then wants to me lightly whisked together.
Leave this alone for around 15 minutes and you will notice it starting to foam on the surface. In a bowl add the flour, salt, oil and then pour in the yeast/water mixture. Get a wooden spoon and give this a good mix.
As I wanted a very garlic tasting naan I minced the garlic cloves and added this to the mixture and mixed them well in. If you find the dough to sticky then add a little more flour and get in there with your hands and start to knead.
I then floured the worktop and began to knead the dough for about 10 minutes, continuing to add a little flour if it became a little too sticky. Once done pop it into a bowl, cover over and leave in a warm place for about 1-1:30 hours. During this time it should have doubled in size, it’s actually an ideal time to start on the curry that you are having with it.
Turn your oven on to the highest setting to get it to temperature. Once it’s risen I floured the surface again, took the dough out and kneaded it again for 5 minutes. I then divided the dough into two balls and began to shape them.
They should have a thickness of roughly 1 cm, mine were nowhere near the shape of a circle or tear drop (as most recipes recommend) but I didn’t care as it looks more homemade 🙂 Again continue to add flour if it begins to stick to the surface, a little more flour doesn’t hurt.
Once in the shape I wanted, I mixed roughly 25g of butter with 2 minced garlics and spread this across the top of the naan with my hands. It makes it easier of the butter is very soft, you could even use melted butter to be able to fully spread it across.
I didn’t but it would be easier enough to melt the butter in a saucepan with the garlic, then simply coat the top with a brush. Put them on a tray and pop them in the oven for roughly 5 minutes or until cooked. I did cook mine using a pizza stone which gave them a nice stone baked taste and texture.
If you are using a pizza stone, don’t forget to pre-heat it in the oven for a hour so that it reaches the ideal temperate. Once cooked, remove from the oven and sprinkle some coriander leaves on. Enjoy hot with a nice tasty
This Garlic Naan Recipe has got to be the best naan I have made, the taste of garlic was amazing but it was not overpowering. The recipe was very easy to do and would make a great addition to any curry night! If you do make it or have any comments, i’d love to hear them below.
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)