Butter Garlic Naan Recipe – Garlic Flavoured Flatbread

Butter Garlic Naan is one of the most popular flatbreads which is served in most of the Indian restaurants. Traditionally baked in a hot Tandoor oven, this soft, smoky, leavened bread can be easily made at home using a hot iron griddle, on the stove top with almost similar result.  All Purpose Flour (Maida), Active dry yeast, Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Salt, Sugar, Garlic, Butter (Salted), Lukewarm Water, Garlic, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Butter (Salted)   3 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) 1-1/2 teaspoons Active dry yeast 1/4 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked Salt , as required 1/2 teaspoon Sugar 8 cloves Garlic , ground 2 tablespoon Butter (Salted) , softened Lukewarm Water , as required For the topping 6 cloves Garlic , finely minced 2 teaspoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped 1 teaspoon Mint Leaves (Pudina) , chopped 2 tablespoon Butter (Salted) , melted     240   30     To begin making the Butter Garlic Naan, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, sugar and yeast and stir to combine. Add the curd, butter, garlic paste and mix well. Gradually add the lukewarm water and knead it into a soft pliable dough.Knead for about 8-10 minutes on a flat, lightly floured surface. (Use the hook attachment for kneading, if using a stand mixer)Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Let the dough rest for 2 hours, till it doubles in size.Punch down the dough, once doubled and knead for a minute or two.Divide the dough into 6-7 equal portions and shape them into a ball. Pat or Roll out each ball to a 7-8 inch elongated, tear shape. (Keep the other dough balls covered while your roll out one.) Sprinkle some chopped garlic over the Naan and press well.Turn it over and brush this side with some water.Preheat an iron griddle over medium heatPlace the water brushed side on the hot iron griddle.Invert the griddle exposing the garlic side directly to the flame, without directly touching the flame.Move the griddle slowly so that the Naan cooks evenly.In about a minute, the Naan starts browning and you can see a few bubbles.Using a pair of tongs, take off the Naan from the griddle and cook the other side directly on the flame. Keep moving the naan for even cooking.Mix the coriander and mint with the melted butter. Brush the Garlic Naan with this herbed butter and serve Butter Garlic Naan with Punjabi Sabut Moong Ki Dal and Dry Methi Malai Matar, along with Beetroot Raita for a satisfying meal.