Homemade Buttery Garlic Naan Bread
Ah, the aroma of freshly baked naan fills the air, conjuring memories of cozy family dinners and vibrant feasts with friends. There’s something magical about the way warm, pillowy naan bread puffs up in the oven, ready to be slathered with rich butter and aromatic garlic.
As you embark on this culinary adventure, gathering around the kitchen counter with loved ones, remember that making naan is as much a journey of the senses as it is a recipe. The anticipation builds as you combine the simple yet essential ingredients, creating a dough that will transform into the canvas for your culinary masterpiece.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
- In a bowl, combine the warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes until frothy.
- Add the yogurt, melted butter, minced garlic, and salt to the yeast mixture. Mix well.
- Slowly add the flour and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rise for an hour.
- Divide the dough into small balls. Roll each ball into an oval shape.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Brush the naan with water and place it on the skillet. Cook until bubbles form.
- Flip the naan and cook until golden brown spots appear.
- Brush with more melted butter and sprinkle with cilantro before serving.
Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8 pieces of naan
Indulge in the heavenly experience of buttery garlic naan, perfect for mopping up curries or savoring on its own.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 180
Ah, as you savor your first bite, close your eyes and let the flavors transport you. With each piece of this homemade naan, you’re not just indulging in bread; you’re partaking in a tradition of love, warmth, and shared moments that span generations. So whether you’re recreating the taste of your favorite Indian restaurant or introducing friends to the joy of naan, remember that the heart of this recipe lies in every soft, buttery bite.