The Art of Making Buttery Garlic Naan Bread

Who can resist the allure of warm, buttery garlic naan bread? These pillowy soft delights are the perfect accompaniment to any curry dish, and you won’t be able to stop at just one!

Buttery Garlic Naan Breads

A Twist on Tradition

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we love to put our own spin on classic recipes. Our garlic naan bread recipe offers a delicious twist on the traditional Indian flatbread. While naan bread is typically baked in hot Tandoor ovens, we’ve adapted our recipe to be cooked on a stovetop using a cast-iron skillet.

To achieve that addictive soft and fluffy texture, we combine yogurt and oil in the dough. And of course, we can’t forget the star of the show – minced garlic, which infuses the bread with a perfect garlicky flavor. You’ll be amazed as you watch the naan breads puff up into glorious, irresistible creations right before your eyes!

Holding a Garlic Naan Bread

The Difference Between Naan Bread and Pita Bread

While both naan bread and pita bread are made with a yeast-raised dough, there are some notable differences. Pita bread has a harder texture compared to naan. Naan, on the other hand, is made with a more enriched dough that includes ghee (clarified butter), oil, yogurt, and sometimes eggs. These added ingredients give naan its distinct texture.

Tips for Making Garlic Naan Bread

To make our super soft naan breads, start with a basic naan dough. Activate your yeast, mix the ingredients together, and knead until smooth. Let the dough double in size, then divide it into balls and roll each piece into oval shapes. The thinner you roll them, the more air pockets will form inside the breads as they cook.

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How To Make Garlic Naan Bread

Get your skillet nice and hot, then cook the garlic naan bread until bubbles form. Flip them over and cook until golden spots appear on the underside. Use a spatula to flatten the breads while cooking to ensure they cook through evenly.

Cooking Garlic Naan Bread

Once cooked, wrap the naan breads in a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm and soft. For an extra burst of flavor, brush the warm cooked naan with some melted garlic butter. Top with coarse salt and fresh chopped cilantro for an added touch of freshness.

Serve your garlic naan bread alongside Tikka Masala or Butter Chicken, or use them as a delicious substitute for tortillas in wraps or quesadillas. The possibilities are endless!

Buttery Garlic Naan Bread

Storing and Freezing Garlic Naan Bread

If you plan on storing your naan breads, let them cool completely to room temperature before doing so. To prevent condensation, do not brush them with garlic butter. You can store them in ziplock bags at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerate for up to 4 days. When you’re ready to enjoy them, heat them up on a pan over low-medium heat or in the microwave for 10 seconds. Brush with garlic butter and savor every bite!

If you want to freeze your naan bread, follow the same steps without brushing them with garlic butter. Store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw the frozen naan bread at room temperature and reheat in the microwave or on a skillet over low-medium heat. Finish off by brushing with garlic butter.

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Explore More Bread Recipes

If you’re a bread enthusiast like us, you’ll love trying out other recipes in our repertoire. Check out our Easy Flatbread Recipe (No Yeast), Artisan Bread Recipe, and Easy Buttermilk Cornbread for even more baking adventures.

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we’re passionate about sharing our love for cooking and all things barbecue. Visit us at Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more recipes, tips, and inspiration to elevate your culinary skills. Let the adventure begin!