Barbecued garlic naan recipe

How to make garlic naan (Blue Ducks' recipe).
How to make garlic naan (Blue Ducks' recipe). Photo: Edwina Pickles

This garlic naan bread doesn't just taste good, it's useful to mop up anything left on the plate.


70g yoghurt
130ml warm water
10g yeast
pinch sugar
220g flour
2 pinches salt
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp ghee
salt flakes


1. In a large bowl, mix the yoghurt, water, yeast and sugar then leave for a few minutes for the yeast to activate.

2. Mix in the flour and salt, put the mixture in an electric mixer with a dough hook and mix on low for 14 minutes; it should look shiny and stick to the dough hook when it is ready. The dough can also be kneaded by hand on a floured surface for about 20 minutes.

3. Remove the hook, or if you kneaded the dough by hand, put it into a bowl. Cover the bowl with a wet cloth and let it rest for 20 minutes.

4. Flour a benchtop well and cut the dough into eight equal pieces – it will be quite moist. Using a rolling pin, roll each one up and down to about 5-7 millimetres thick to make a long oval shape, then put them on baking paper for easy handling.

5. Turn the barbecue on high. Mix the garlic and ghee into a thick paste. Peel the naan off the baking paper and barbecue for 1-2 minutes on each side, then brush with the garlic ghee.

6. Season with flaked salt and eat immediately.

Suggestion: Serve with the Blue Ducks' mixed grain dhal.