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Grilled Garlic Naan

Grilled Garlic Naan
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Naan is a soft, savory Indian-style flatbread, which tastes amazing on its own or served on the side of a meal. It is traditionally made in a tandoor or clay oven, where it cooks quickly at a high heat. Luckily, if you have a grill, you can achieve a similar effect. The dough will take a little time to rise, but the grilling is quick - and the resulting bread very well worth the wait!  

    45 - 47 min
    6 min
    53 min


  • 1 package active dry yeast (.25 oz)
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp. white sugar
  • ¾ cup warm milk
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In one bowl, combine yeast, water and sugar; let sit about 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Whisk the milk and yogurt in with the yeast mixture until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the flour and salt; then make a ‘well’ in the center of the bowl and pour in the wet mixture. Mix together until a soft dough is formed
  4. On a lightly-floured surface, knead the dough for 5-7 minutes or until smooth.
  5. Place dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl; cover with a damp cloth and let rise for about an hour.
  6. On a lightly-floured surface, knead the dough again for a few minutes, then divide into ten equally sized portions.
  7. Roll each portion into a ball and place on a tray; cover tray with damp cloth and allow to rise another half hour.
  8. While the dough is rising the second time, preheat the grill to high and lightly oil the grate. In a small container, heat the butter and garlic until melted.
  9. Roll each ball into a disc.
  10. Grill each disc for 3 minutes on the first side, brushing the uncooked side lightly with the garlic-butter. Flip and grill for an additional 3 minutes, brushing the cooked side lightly with the garlic butter. Naan should be lightly browned on both sides when it’s done.
  11. Once all naan is cooked, sprinkle chopped cilantro on top and serve!