Monday, September 13, 2010

Buttery Grilled Naan

This is hands down the best homemade naan I’ve ever made and the recipe I’ll be using from now on. The only step I did differently was to briefly cook the naan on a parchment covered pizza stone until stiff so the dough was easier to place and flip on the grates. This step is optional of course.

I didn’t knead in the optional garlic, but left it in the recipe in case you wanted to give it a go.

Buttery Grilled Naan
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1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 ¼ teaspoons)
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted

1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes, until frothy. Stir in sugar, milk, egg, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a lightly floured surface, or until smooth. Place dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and set aside to rise. Let it rise 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in volume.

2. Punch down dough, and knead in garlic. Pinch off small handfuls of dough about the size of a golf ball. Roll into balls, and place on a tray. Cover with a towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

3. During the second rising, preheat grill to high heat.

4. At grill side, roll one ball of dough out into a thin circle. Lightly oil grill. Place dough on grill, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until puffy and lightly browned. Brush uncooked side with butter, and turn over. Brush cooked side with butter, and cook until browned, another 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, and continue the process until all the naan has been prepared.

Recipe from Pictures by Laura Flowers.


Cristie said...

Your naan is beautiful! I can't wait to give it a try. I have made it in a cast iron on the stove, but not outside on a grill. Love the tip about parchment covered pizza stone. Have a nice week.

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh my.... what a great shot - just look at all those lovelies!

What did we do before pizza stone days? I love mine!!


Pink Little Cake said...

I love naan. Great picture Laura. Now, please check your email, I am begging you.

Sue said...

I've never made homemade naan, but I'm sure it's much better than store bought, especially hot off the grill! You're so ambitious, Laura!

Susi's Kochen und Backen said...

I've not made homemade naan but this looks incredible and makes me confident it might even turn out for me :o)

Anonymous said...

I love naan! I made it once but doesn't look nearly as good as yours! I hope you try my stuffed tomato!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Looks so good. Your blog is beautiful and your photos are gorgeous!

VegeCooking Club said...

I've made my own grilled naan pizza but never grilled naan! Love me some naan.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Naan is hands down my favorite flatbread. This looks soft and delicious, Laura!

Monet said...

You know I am all about flatbread! I adore the way that your bread looked stacked one on top of the other. And naan is such a wonderful bread to serve with a thick and hearty stew...I love being able to dip the bread into the broth or sauce. Yum!

love lives in the kitchen said...

mmmm, that's the yummiest thing i've seen lately!
have a sweet day,

Paula said...

What a great blog!

This looks so delicious!

Have a nice time!

Unknown said...

OMG that looks lovely. I have been wanting to try naan.

Radhika said...

I have never seen such a perfect Naan on the web. A spicy curry will be a great accompaniment.

Chef Fresco said...

These do look so good! We love some Naan, but have never attempted to make our own. Bookmarking it!

Anonymous said...

I have been using this naan recipe from for a few years now! I totally agree...the best naan recipe I have found. Now I am craving chicken tikka masala and naan... :)

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, Laura! This looks DIVINE!!!

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