Garlic Naan is probably the most favoured Indian side ordered for enjoying a favourite main curry. If you are a fan of garlic, garlic naan is the right Indian bread for tasting any main dish on your curry night. Garnished with fresh coriander leaves, and coated with inviting butter or ghee, this naan bread is infused with loads of freshly ground garlic.
Probably it is the highlight of your curry night to tear a garlic naan piece and scoop the gravies of your liking spicy main curry with it to savour. It is not uncommon to go for a second garlic naan to finish that beloved vindaloo or a madras main. Garlic naan is such an addictive side for most curry lovers.
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Garlic Naan Bread
Similar to other types of naan breads, garlic naan is also prepared with yogurt or milk for soft and fluffy with alluring buttery taste. You can replace the dairy products with plant based milk or yogurt and use coconut oil instead of butter or ghee.
It is hard to find a vegan garlic naan in curry houses though.
Garlic itself is a good antibiotic and fresh coriander in garlic naan is another added advantage for our health. A usual naan bread is made from refined white wheat flour, so just be mindful to enjoy a garlic naan in moderation.
It is advisable to go for whole wheat garlic naan, if you are a health conscious folk.
It is not as hard as you think to make a garlic naan at home. If you already know a bit of baking, then it is much easier. It is as good as making a plain naan, but also requires adding finely grated fresh garlic to the dough while kneading.
Garlic naan preparation also involves coating the rolled dough with loads of freshly ground garlic butter before cooking both sides on a hot griddle. Or in a tandoor if you have one.
You have three options to enjoy a garlic naan. Order a freshly prepared garlic naan from a curry house for no or least hassle. Or buy it from a supermarket to heat and eat at home. Finally prepare a garlic naan from scratch at home.
We tried all three options and found that the tastiest one is to prepare at home - using the only best ingredients and following our easy recipe. The second best option is to enjoy freshly made in your favourite curry house. Supermarkets heat and eat one is your last resort if comfort and saving money are your priorities.