Garlic Cilantro Naan

April  7, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes 6-8 pieces
Author Notes

I love naan, and adding some tasty garnishes only makes it better. You can easily make this without the garlic and cilantro, if you wish. —Erin Jeanne McDowell

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound all purpose flour (454 g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (15 g)
  • 1/4 cup cup cilantro, roughly chopped (24 g)
  • 1 (7 g) package yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (226 g)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt (76 g)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (15 g), plus more for brushing
  • kosher salt, as needed for garnish
  1. In a medium bowl (or use a mixer with a dough hook) combine the flour, salt, garlic, cilantro, and yeast. Add the water, yogurt, and butter slowly and mix to combine. Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes (3-4 in a mixer).
  2. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl and allow to rise until double in size, about 45 minutes - 1 hour.
  3. Divide the dough into equal pieces (6-8 depending on the size you want). Use flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.
  4. Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat. Brush the rolled out dough with the butter, and cook until browned lightly on each side, 1-2 minutes per side. Finish with a sprinkling of salt. Keep warm until ready to serve.

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AntoniaJames June 1, 2010
"Ahhh, that's GOOD!!" said Mr. T, after biting into this delicious bread the other night. That sums it up perfectly. I served this with my Mulligutawny, the recipe for which I'll be posting soon. We'll definitely be making this naan again soon. Thanks for posting this!! ;o)