I've recently turned 30 and invited my friends to my place to an Indian/Singaporean meal. I served these mini garlic naans as an appetizer and they disappeared quickly. The original recipe didn't ask to sprinkle them with salt, but I did a batch with and without and preferred the salted ones. I also sprinkled some with fresh coriander (cilantro), although the original recipe only called for parsley. I have changed the baking temperature to 375°C, as one reviewer pointed out that the naans were done in about 8 minutes at a temperature of 375°F.
- Mix yeast, sugar and water in a bowl.
- Cover and leave undisturbed for 10-15 minutes.
- Mix flour and salt and sieve into a bowl.
- Make a well.
- Put into the middle the melted ghee or butter, the yogurt and the yeast mixture.
- Form to a dough. Knead on a floured surface for 10-15 minutes until the dough is smooth.
- Put into a big, oiled bowl, cover with a wetish towel and leave to rest for an hour by when the dough should have doubled.
- Knead for one minute.
- Cut into 32 pieces.
- Make balls and press them into 7 cm /2 1/2 in circles.
- Put on a lined tin.
- Mix 4 tablespoons melted ghee or butter with the minced garlic.
- Brush the unbaked mini naans with the butter - garlic mixture.
- Sprinkle with the herbs (mix them or keep them individual) and salt.
- Bake in a 190°C / 375°F oven for 5-8 minutes or until golden (mine took longer than 8 minutes).
- Serve your guests warm or cold as an appetizer.
I'm sorry I had to rate it 3 stars...I made them and they just won't WOW like the other reviewers stated. I expected a WoW and only got a 'meh'. Good recipe thou, they were cripsy on the outside and soft on the inside but def. didn't taste like naan but still was alright with my biryani.
I took these to a friend's BBQ along with a crockpot full of chicken tikka masala. Everyone really enjoyed it! It doesn't taste exactly like naan but it's still really yummy! They were all gone by the end of the evening! Thank you for the great recipe. We'll be making these again for sure. :)
Naan is a great flatbread to serve with any Indian/Middleeastern dish and this one is really good with the garlic! I plan to make this any time I am cooking and Indian dish at my house! I made half a batch and ended up freezing some to have with another meal. We give this 5 stars all the way!