This homemade naan recipe makes soft, chewy naan with a buttery taste. It is the best I have tasted outside of an Indian restaurant. Simply delicious eaten warm brushed with melted butter or served with your favorite curry.
- 1(.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1cup warm water
- ¼cup white sugar
- 3tablespoons milk
- 1large egg, beaten
- 2teaspoons salt
- 4½ cups bread flour
- 2teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼cup butter, melted
Step 1Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy.
Step 2Meanwhile, generously oil a large bowl.
Step 3Stir sugar, milk, egg, and salt into the yeast mixture. Mix in enough flour to make a soft dough.
Step 4Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth, 6 to 8 minutes.
Step 5Place dough in the prepared oil, cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Step 6Punch down dough on a lightly floured surface, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball; you should have about 14. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
Step 7Meanwhile, preheat a large grill pan over high heat.
Step 8Roll each piece of dough into a thin circle.
Step 9Brush some melted butter on the preheated grill pan. Place a few pieces of dough in the pan (as many as you can fit) and cook until puffy and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Brush butter onto the uncooked sides, flip, and cook until browned, 2 to 4 more minutes. Remove from the grill and repeat to cook the remaining naan.