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Garlic-Cilantro Naan Bread
This is an excellent recipe for a very authentic Indian make-at-home naan, a soft Indian flatbread. This flavorful Garlic-infused naan bread, an Indian flatbread, can be made on the stove top is a cast iron skillet and served with a variety of dips and stews. Naan bread is one of my favorite Indian recipes. I’ve tried several recipes with different methods. I tried and tried until I mastered.
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- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 80
- Total Time: 85
- In a glass measuring cup, combine the yeast and sugar. Add the water and stir well. Let rest until foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture, eggs, yogurt, and 1/4 cup ghee or oil. Mix together with your fingers until a smooth dough forms, working in a small amount of additional flour if needed. Knead for 3 minutes.
- Oil a small bowl with the remaining 1 teaspoon ghee or oil. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat; cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
- Place a baking stone in the bottom of the oven and preheat oven to 400ºF. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and gently roll into balls. Gently roll each ball into a 6-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
- Brush each circle with ghee or vegetable oil (about 2 teaspoons total) and top evenly with 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro and 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped. Gently press the cilantro and garlic into the dough so they adhere.
- Bake dough on the baking stone in batches until just golden brown and puffed, 8 to 10 minutes. You should be able to bake two naan at a time on an average size baking stone. Serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 6