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No Yeast Garlic Naan

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Making this No Yeast Garlic Naan at home is actually a lot easier than you think! There is no need to rush to the restaurant everytime you crave a garlic naan with your favorite choice of curry or daal.

For those of you who don’t know, Garlic Naan is a type of flatbread which is very popular in North India, to be specific, and can be enjoyed with a variety of things, including daal, curry, or even kebabs. Typically, garlic naan is one such recipe that is thought of as something that can be only eaten at a restaurant because it is cooked in a tandoor and uses yeast, both of which are not usually available in Indian homes. These naans are then stuck to the walls of the tandoor, i.e., a clay oven in which heated coal is placed to cook the naan bread, giving it a smoky flavor.

However, my Indian flatbread recipe calls for neither the tandoor nor the yeast. We shall be using different ingredients than the yeast to make it puffy, and tawa to cook it instead of the tandoor.

Here’s what you need:
  • 3 cups of maida (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Melted butter
  • 5 to 6 Garlic cloves
How to make it:
  • In a big bowl, add in the flour, baking powder, and sugar and give it a mix.
  • Afterward, add in the oil and milk.
  • Mix it and knead it for 5 to 7 minutes till it becomes absolutely soft and pillowy.
  • Cover it with a wet cloth or clingfilm and let it rest for about half to 1 hour.
  • After one hour, you can take out the dough and add the garlic. Kneed it once again to mix it.
  • Now is the time to roll the naans. Make balls out of the dough and start rolling them with a rolling pin.
  • Once you have rolled the naan into your desired shape (mostly oval), it’s time to top it off with some of the coriander leaves and some more garlic. Roll over the naan again to stick the coriander & garlic to the dough.
  • Now, take a tawa and let it heat up on the stove. In the meanwhile, cover the front of the naan with oil and the back of the oil with water. The water will help it stick to the tawa.
  • Afterward, place the naan on the tawa and let it roast for about 1 minute or so.
  • Then you have to hold the tawa from its handle and invert it facing the stove. Let it roast for about 30 seconds.
  • Once you feel it has roasted well on both sides, take it off from the stove.
  • Your very delicious no yeast garlic naan is ready! Look at that texture!
  • Cover it in loads of butter and serve with your favorite gravy.

No Yeast Garlic Naan

Recipe by Anjali Giri

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of maida (all-purpose flour)

  • 1 cup of warm milk

  • 1 tbsp of sugar

  • 1½ tsp of baking powder

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 2 to 3 tbsp of oil

  • Fresh coriander leaves

  • Melted butter

  • 5 to 6 Garlic cloves

Directions

  • In a big bowl, add in the flour, baking powder, and sugar and give it a mix.
  • Afterward, add in the oil and milk.
  • Mix it and knead it for 5 to 7 minutes till it becomes absolutely soft and pillowy.
  • Cover it with a wet cloth or clingfilm and let it rest for about half to 1 hour.
  • After one hour, you can take out the dough and add the garlic. Kneed it once again to mix it.
  • Now is the time to roll the naans. Make balls out of the dough and start rolling them with a rolling pin.
  • Once you have rolled the naan into your desired shape (mostly oval), it’s time to top it off with some of the coriander leaves and some more garlic. Roll over the naan again to stick the coriander & garlic to the dough.
  • Now, take a tawa and let it heat up on the stove. In the meanwhile, cover the front of the naan with oil and the back of the oil with water. The water will help it stick to the tawa.
  • Afterward, place the naan on the tawa and let it roast for about 1 minute or so.
  • Then you have to hold the tawa from its handle and invert it facing the stove. Let it roast for about 30 seconds.
  • Once you feel it has roasted well on both sides, take it off from the stove.
  • Your very delicious no yeast garlic naan is ready!
  • Cover it in loads of butter and serve with your favorite gravy.

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