Quinoa Garlic Naan

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Quinoa Garlic Naan
General Information
  • TypeBreads
  • DifficultyIntermediate
  • FlavorSavory
  • Estimated Time3 hours 9 minutes
  • Yield6 flatbreads

Ingredients

  • Red Quinoa Flour
    Red Quinoa Flour
  • all-purpose flour
    all-purpose flour
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Dry active yeast
    Dry active yeast
  • Water
    Water
  • Salt
    Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Red Quinoa Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of All-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup of Plain Yogurt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of Dry active yeast
  • 1/4 cup of Butter
  • 1/2 cup of Water (warm)
  • 1 teaspoon of White Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Salt

Directions

This garlic naan with quinoa is a healthy twist on a Persian classic. It can be enjoyed in a number of ways, from eating it like a wrap to using it as pizza crust to soaking it in some delicious, homemade stew. It is also soft yet sturdy enough to be turned into a healthy sandwich! Because it is enriched with quinoa flour, its nutritional content -particularly in protein - is much higher than in the traditional recipe. The addition of garlic butter gives this quinoa naan a delicious flavor and aroma.

  1. In a large bowl, place the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Set aside for 15 minutes.(15 minutes)
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. When melted and hot, add the minced garlic and remove the pan from the heat. Give it a mix and set aside.
  3. When the yeast mixture starts to foam up, add the quinoa flour, all-purpose flour, yogurt, salt, and one tablespoon of garlic butter. Keep mixing and kneading until you achieve a smooth and elastic dough ball.(10 minutes)
  4. Place the ball in an oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel, and set aside to rise.(2 hours)
  5. Punch the dough and transfer it unto to a lightly floured surface.(1 minute)
  6. Cut the dough into six pieces, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for 20 minutes.(20 minutes)
  7. After they have puffed up a little bit, roll each dough into a flatbread that is about 1/8th inch thick.(3 minutes)
  8. Heat up an iron cast skillet until it is very hot. Fry each flatbread for about three minutes per side.(20 minutes)
  9. Drizzle with leftover garlic butter and enjoy!

For extra flavor, you may add some finely chopped rosemary or other favorite herbs to your garlic butter.