Garlic Naan

by Kate on April 1, 2014

Homemade Garlic Naan -

Naan is something I’ve come to love these days. I’ve always enjoyed it when I’ve eaten out or even store brought brands for snacking on. I love spreading naan with hummus and topping it with fresh veggies as a light lunch or afternoon snack. I also realized that naan makes an amazing pizza! Since that discovery, Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Naan Pizza has been in regular rotation ever since.

So what about making naan at home? Well, that’s what the ladies of First on the First and I set out to do this month. On the heels of that naan pizza, I already knew I didn’t want to just make plain ol’ naan. I knew there would be garlic in play. With my idea in mind, I set to work and guess what? Naan is ridiculously easy to make! If you’ve ever made any bread in the past, the technique is the same. Mix together a few ingredients, let them rise for a bit then shape them and pop them in the oven. Naan may be even easier to make than other breads since there isn’t a second rise time.

Homemade Garlic Naan -

Once baked, golden flat rounds of naan emerge from the oven fragrant with garlic ready to be devoured. They’re just as tasty at room temperature but warm, fresh from the oven these naan are truly something special. Serve these with your favorite dinner that has juices to soak up, make a pizza or just snack on naan as it is. No matter how you eat it, you’ll be sure to enjoy it.

These ladies also took on the naan challenge this month:



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Homemade Garlic Naan

1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 4 naan

Homemade Garlic Naan

Easy to make soft, pillowy homemade garlic naan, perfect for dinner, a snack or even making naan pizza!


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant or rapid rise yeast
  • 1/8 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, room temperature
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and yeast. In a large measuring cup, whisk together water, sugar, milk, yogurt, garlic and sugar.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and knead together until a smooth but sticky ball of dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a draft free are to rise at warm room temperature until doubled in size, approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the ball into 4 even pieces then shape each into a ball. Using a rolling pin, roll each ball to 1/4-inch thickness.
  4. Preheat broiler to 500 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Brush tops of dough rounds with half the melted butter then place rounds on prepared sheet, butter side down. Brush other side of dough rounds with remaining butter. Bake in preheated oven for 4 minutes, until golden. Flip and bake other side for approximately 3-4 minutes golden.
  5. Remove from oven, cool slightly. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.


Adapted from Weebs Does Food

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna (Hidden Ponies) April 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Yummm…love the garlic addition! This was such a tasty challenge 🙂


suzanne April 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Delicious bread, I love homemade naan!


Barbara | Creative Culinary April 2, 2014 at 9:14 am

I’ve found some naan at Costco that I really like but a friend has convinced me we need to try making it at home…well at least I do. She is Indian; it’s standard practice for her! Everything is better with garlic…sounds great!


Deanna Segrave-Daly April 2, 2014 at 11:21 am

I love naan and love baking bread so why have I never made it before? Looks better than anything I’ve ever bought – can’t wait to try this recipe!


Carrie @ poet in the pantry April 2, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Yours looks fantastic! It’s great when we stumble on an easy recipe that can become a regular in the rotation. 🙂


Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe April 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I love Naan but have never made it at home! Must try =)


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