No yeast garlic naan
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No yeast garlic naan is the answer to all your "bread" prayers. The perfect accompaniment to your curry, this no-yeast, instant naan ensures you don't wait for hours when you are in the mood for some hot off the stove garlic.
Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • water (as much required to form a smooth dough)
  • pinch of salt
  • garlic cloves 8, chopped very fine.
  • sesame seeds - 2 tsp
  • freshly chopped coriander leaf - 2 tbsp.
  • ghee/clarified butter ( can sub with butter if you cant find ghee)
  1. Start by sifting the flour, baking soda and salt into a bow. Then make a hole in the center of the flour and add the yogurt and oil.
  2. Using a spoon or your hands, start mixing till it comes together. Add water little by little if it looks too dry.
  3. Once the dough has come together, it should be smooth and soft. Then cover it with a damp kitchen towel and let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  4. Pinch off tennis ball size balls from the dough. Dust with a little flour and roll the dough into a 3 inch disc.While rolling the disc, make sure not to press too hard.
  5. Then simply use your hands to pull the disc from both sides to make it into an oblong shape.
  6. Keep the remaining dough covered with the damp towel at all times to prevent loss of moisture.
  7. Once done, sprinkle some sesame seeds, garlic and freshly chopped cilantro. Press it with your fingers so that it sticks.
  8. Now, turn it over and brush water on the other side.
  9. In the meanwhile, place a flat pan/griddle/tawa on medium heat. Also, keep a lid ready. The lid should fit the pan to cover the flat bread.
  10. When the pan/griddle/tawa is hot, place the wet side of the flat bread on the pan and cover it with the lid immediately.
  11. The bread will start puffing up in few seconds. Let it cook for about about 30 to 40 seconds and then open the lid carefully.
  12. Drizzle ghee/clarified butter on top and turn the flat bread. Add some more ghee to the sides of the bread and let it cook for another 30-40 secs.
  13. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.
Recipe by La Petit Chef at