Saturday, March 6

Garlic Butter Naan - Simply delicious



NAAN' , a leavened Indian flatbread, is made with yeast and all purpose flour with/without flavorings and is made in tandoor. It bears a resemblance to pita, but is softer in texture. In Persia the word 'Naan' literally means "Bread".

Though i wanted to post this recipe for a long time, but as i could never click the step by step pictures, so couldn't post it till now. This time too ; its not all perfect but still better. First time before making these delicious garlic naan's ,I browsed the net a lot for all the possible ways of cooking them; in tandoor, oven or stove top. Tandoor one is obviously the best and the correct way, but that couldn't be done at home. And out of the other two, i felt that stove top one gave better results, more softer and more tandoor like cooked. So i made these naan over the stove and believe me, they come out perfect everytime.

I sticked to yeast as I simply love the dough getting double in volume and the aroma of yeast that fills the whole house. Also i wanted to make it as perfect as possible, we don't make them often at home , so whenever we make it should be a treat, all perfect... isin't it.



Ingredients:

All purpose flour 3 cups
Active dry yeast 1 tsp
Warm water 2/3 cup
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves(cilantro)
1/2 tsp Kalonji (onion seeds)
Salt to taste

Garlic-butter topping:
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp minced garlic

Method:

Take warm water; mix yeast, salt and sugar in it until the yeast has dissolved. Set aside for 10mins till the yeast gets activated(forms a froth).
Sift the flour and add coriander leaves , mix well.
Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture.
Mix well to make a soft dough. Add more warm water if required.
Knead for 3-4mins. Cover with a cloth or plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place for about 2 to 3 hrs till the dough doubles in volume.


Now punch the dough again for 2- 3 more minutes .
Make balls from the dough and roll them. Roll them into a oblong with a rolling pin dusting with flour.
Sprinkle kalonji over it, press a bit.(optional)

Cooking over stove top:



Heat the pan on high.
Apply a little water on one side of the naan (uncooked naan only) .
Put the naan on the tava(avoid non stick pan), with the wet side down. Press it slighly with a cloth or a napkin, so as to stick it on the pan.
Within seconds , you can see small bubbles, turn the pan upside down, so as the naan is over the direct fire.
Cook it rotating the pan a bit , so as to cook the naan uniformally all over.
Check for brown spots. The naan starts to fall down by its own when cooked.
Turn the pan again and apply garlic butter mixture over the charred cooked side.
Serve hot with any curry of your choice.



Tips:

Do not make them too thick as they puff up when baked.
For oblong shape, roll it circular and while putting on the hot griddle pull it from one side to get the shape.
If using oven, set to broiler and place the Naan on a baking sheet, top the naan with some butter and put it inside the broiler. Check for dark spots, turn and repeat the procedure.

62 comments:

Nithya said...

Looks so soft and nice.. yummm.. BTW superb clicks. :)

J said...

oh..thats perfectly made! seen update in ur blog after along time..do blog often..

Neha said...

Thanx nithya N J, it was really quick.. i was just lazy to post.... :)

Pari said...

Hi. The Naan has turned out really well. I also make by stove top method and love the texture. Keep posting!!

AshKuku said...

Oh! that is sheer elegance!!!!! Loved the texture & the feel of your prep.... Well prepared, Well Presented & Brilliantly Captured.....
KUDOS!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Angie's Recipes said...

I love garlic, but never tried them with naan before. I bet they taste especially good and aromatic.

simply.food said...

Your naan breads looks wonderful.Very soft and fluffy.

BangaloreBaker said...

I had seen this way of making naan on an Indian cooking show. Never tried it. Looks very tempting.

Neha said...

@ pari, yep stove top one comes out to be the softeset..

Thanx Ash, the step by step capturing is really a effort, kuddos to those who always do it...

@Angie's recipes, The garlic aroma is so nice, it makes us hungry..

Thanx simply food..

@ Bangalore baker, should definately try this is , its 2nd best to tandoor...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I will definitely try this soon..looks so yummy:)

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks perfect like the restaurant ones..good one...

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Excellent nan...looks perfect...

DEESHA said...

this is absolutely yummy

Tina said...

Wow...simply superb and delicious...

Reshmi said...

ohh looks restuarant style garlic butter naan...soft n tender...delicious....

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Neha
How are you?
Very nice nan...must start trying at home as soon as i am back...
Dont have a proper kitchen here in Milano , that is adding to the home sickness too
have a nice weekend

Curra said...

Me parece delicado y delicioso.
Have a nice weedkend

Ann Xavier said...

colourfull presentation.....yuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Ann Xavier said...

colourfull presentation.....yuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyy

meeso said...

Bread looks perfect and delicious!

Priya said...

Glad to see u back after a long...garlic naan simply rocks...

Aparna said...

superb naan.luvly clicks

beemac1980 said...

What an attempting looking nan. Gotta try it out!

ARUNA said...

Looks so yummy n pretty!

Cynthia said...

Perfection! Bookmarked!

♫ ♪ ..♥ .பனித்துளி சங்கர் .♥..♪ ♫ said...

Really Nice

♫ ♪ ..♥ .பனித்துளி சங்கர் .♥..♪ ♫ said...

Really Nice

Poonam said...

Welcome Back!!! U were missed.

Poonam said...

Thanks for the wonderful post. and Welcome back. U were missed a lot.

Neha said...

Thank u all for such a warm welcome. Missed u all too...

FoodLovers said...

lovely click ..nice one

jayasri said...

Wow, the click is so good, My Naan click is somewhere where you can't see!! :(, It looks so delicious dear

Awais said...

good yr i love naan

Awais said...

your food resembles like pakistani foods i will ask mom to try my buddies blog recipe i will wait for next one :)







p.s https://goolgeme.blogspot.com

Christine said...

The images looks good. The dish is so tempting...a must try. I think there's a similar recipe like this at Foodista (http://www.foodista.com) check it out sometime soon.

Cheers!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely garlic naan...

gerald said...

Looks like Yummy..I want to taste ASAP..

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Create. Snap. Eat. said...

Yummm-ay! My mouth is watering.

james said...

Hi..!!
WOW..its awesome..
very delicious..

Robert White……
Pakistani Food

Poonam said...

Perfect one!!!

Rachel said...

Perfectly done!

Toyin O. said...

Looks yummy!

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honey82 said...

Ciao Cara,complimenti..
bellissimo blog!!!;-)
Bacioni:-***

keri said...

This is pretty interesting to me. I have never had one. Never ate one! Thanks for the recipe!
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Kitchen Boffin said...

i love butter nans... but havn't tasted garlic nan yet.. thanks for sharing. looks delicious!

Chitra said...

Looks like we get in restaurants.thnx for sharing :)

Now Serving said...

Nothing makes my mouth water like a hot yummy garlic naan - yours has that effect on me for sure :) great pics.

Neenu Praveen said...

happy to follow u...g8 recipe...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

First time here...lovely blog with superb recipes...gladly following you....

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Now Serving said...

You got that right in your title dear = It does look simply delicious! Want some now!

aipi said...

Picture perfect..garlic naan is my ultimate fav :)


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Rachel said...

Just like the ones served at restaurants, Nice.

sumangala said...

Thanks for sharing this amazingly simple yet tasty recipe , I just stumbled on this site today. The recipe was so yumm... that I changed my plans for dinner and made this instead. I logged on again just to thank you.

Keep posting more such recipes. God bless you

valarskitchen-basics said...

Wow looks delicious... I am here for the first time and love following you.

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Jyothi said...

Not perfect? the photgraph sure does look perfect! :)

Loved the blog! And started follwing too! :)

Gargi Joshi said...

Very Delicious Naan

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks amazingly mouthwatering..tempting n yummy..
First time here..u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits..
Sanyukta
http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks soft and appetizing.

Saranya said...

Looks so tasty and delicious...

Prathima Shivraj said...

Garlic naan looks delicous.

Wonderful blog, happy to follow you. Do stop by mine when you are free.

Prathima Shivraj.
http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

garlutti said...

Hello .. is my third visit to your blog I keep for some time ... I love these recipes that do different .. from VIGO SPAIN invite you to share my recipes and blog ... good day and greetings MARIMI

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow this Naan looks too yummy! What a coincidence I too have a naan post in my blog. Made in a pressure cooker.
Will surely try this method next time. Do drop by my space when time permits. Thanks