Guest Recipe: Lailah’s Garlic, Cheese & Spinach Naan

Guest Recipe: Lailah's Garlic, Cheese & Spinach Naan
Type: Guest Recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6-8
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp instant dried yeast
  • 500g bakers flour
  • 20g oil of choice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300g water
  • large handful of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • shredded cheese of choice
  • nigella seeds for sprinkling (optional)
  • butter or ghee for lathering
  1. Add garlic cloves to mixer bowl, chop for 3 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  2. Add yeast, bakers flour, oil, salt and water in that order to mixer bowl. Combine for 15 sec/speed 3/MC on. Then 6 min/knead/MC on. Dont leave your thermy alone during this step.
  3. Allow your dough to rest for 15 min in thermy, oiled bowl or thermo mat.
  4. Preheat a pan to medium heat.
  5. On a floured surface, cut your dough into 6 or 8 balls. Set aside, covered with a tea towel.
  6. On a well floured bench, take one of the balls and roll it out to the size of your hand.
  7. Place a small handful of chopped spinach and cheese in the centre.
  8. Pinch the sides up to enclose the spinach and cheese inside the dough ball.
  9. Turn your dough over, so the seam is on the bottom, and roll your dough out thin. Sprinkle with flour if needed. Sprinkle with nigella seeds if using.
  10. Dry fry the naan and once cooked lather in butter or ghee.
  11. Repeat process for remaining naans.
Big thank you to Lailah for allowing me to blog her fantastic naan recipe for my followers. Lailah has a fantastic Facebook Group here, where she shares some of the most popular bread recipes in the thermy community.

Bellini Users

At step 2 (if using an Intelli) use speed 6 for 10 seconds, then speed 1 for 2 minutes, then wait 1 minute. Repeat twice. If using a Supercook, speed 6 for 15 seconds, then speed 2-3 for 3 minutes, rest for 1 minute then repeat.


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  1. Marion says

    I made these with plain flour, fresh yeast and frozen (defrosted) spinach because that’s what I had at home. I also substituted 50g of the water for natural yoghurt. Even with so many tweaks, these were the absolute bomb and impressed our well culinaried lunch guests 🙂

  2. Danielle says

    These were so easy and really delicious. Whole family loves them. Will definitely make again. Served them with homemade chicken saagwala

  3. Lisa says

    Made these tonight to serve with my sweet potato soup and for the kids to have alongside their leftovers dinner after soccer training. Put homemade pizza sauce and mozzarella in the kids ones and called them insideout pizzas – complete hit! Spinach and tasty cheese ones to go with my soup. Thanks for such an easy, versatile recipe.

  4. Chris says

    Hi everyone,
    Probably a dumb blimey question but can these ban be frozen?
    Thanks for a great site with great people contributing to it. Once I get my head around this machine maybe I’ll end up doing a bit of contributing myself?
    Thanks and cheers

    • Anonymous says

      I haven’t tried it myself but there is a comment down further which says that she vacuum sealed and froze her naan bread to take camping. So I guess so. You can freeze regular bread so I can’t see why this would be any different.

  5. Louise Mcgrath says

    I made Lailah’s butter chicken and served it with this naan bread a few weeks ago. Whipped up the butter chicken again last night but without the naan bread and hubby said “this curry is amazing but naan bread makes everything better.” Luckily there’s heaps of left overs so there will certainly be naan bread tonight.

  6. Ann says

    Wow!!! We have a special Indian restaurant we go to because not only do they do great curries but they make the best naan bread…. Well they did. Then I tried your recipe Lailah, and they were just as impressive. I actually vacuum sealed my naan bread froze some and have some to take away camping,
    Thank you for broadening my culinary skills. Will be a regular in our van as we travel this beautiful country.. Thank you

  7. Julie says

    Gone! Literally put them out on a platter and they vanished! Delicious – made three varieties, plain garlic, with cheese and Spinach and Cheese. Thank you

  8. says

    Despite knowing that when I make naan I usually tantrum and throw dough around my “too small” kitchen, hubby still requests I whip these up to go with Nik’s curries. Totally worth it and really, really yummy!

  9. Jackie says

    These were delicious and easy to make! Our dinner guests devoured them and hubby disappointed when there weren’t any left! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  10. Kirstin says

    I didn’t think it would be possible to make naan at home that tasted so good. I actually crave it. And hate sharing it. It’s so damn delicious.

  11. Michelle williams says

    This knocks the socks off the plain naan we used to enjoy with all of nikalenes recipes. This is my ” go to” recipe. Love it

  12. Kelly Thomas says

    So easy and fast and yummy! And a great way to use up silverbeet in the garden…And let’s be honest, when has silverbeet ever been exciting? This is now my go-to side to accompany/jazz up a soup dinner.

  13. Micaela says

    Who knew making naan could be so easy?! Love this foolproof recipe, have made it over and over again, a delicious addition to Nik’s curries!

  14. Holli Harrison says

    Loved this recipe. So easy and so delicious. I’m going to make these every time I cook a curry. Amazing. Thank you! X

  15. Binksy says

    Soooo good and easy to make! Perfect with the Butter Chicken for us, will be a regular in our house wth Skinnymixer’s curries – thank you!!

  16. Jodie says

    These were amazing. Kids loved them and made me promise to make them with every curry. So easy to make. Made me feel like a chef!!

  17. Sammie B says

    Yay! I’ve been looking for a naan bread recipe forever that works every time! This is fantastic. No more making curry and buying naan bread from the local Indian take away. The recipe is so easy to follow and full proof! I can add almost any filling to it and flavours. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  18. Heather says

    I couldn’t keep up with the demand on this naan bread. We were all shocked at how good it was. Store bought Indian is a thing of the past in this house.

  19. Bec says

    This naan is seriously amazing and so easy to make! I will admit I changed it slightly ? I like my garlic to be a bit more ‘knock ya socks off’ so i rubbed a whole crushed clove of garlic over each bread at the end of step 6. Soooooo good!

  20. Heather says

    I loved these. They were soooo tasty. I made them about a month ago and making again tonight because the kids and husband keep asking me to make it again. Only thing I did different was put the butter on first because I hadn’t read it properly but they were still a huge success ?

  21. Jen says

    These were delicious. Put Biocheese with the spinach in the first one to make them dairy-free for my youngest who can’t have dairy, then as per recipe for the rest. Love recipes where it’s so easy to cater for and please everyone

  22. Jenni says

    Made these for the first time tonight and it won’t be the last! Everybody loved them. Thanks for great recipe.

  23. Karise says

    I’d love to know if anyone has tried these gluten free too. I’m still trying to find a decent gluten free substitute for “bakers flour”.

  24. Jodi says

    I made these to go aside the butter chicken. I found they lacked flavour so I changed it up a bit and minced some garlic and smeared that over then followed the rest of the step. The mini foodies (3 & 7) said the ones with extra garlic had heaps more flavour and make more of those ones. Can’t wait to have more time to experiment more with different flavours.

  25. Claire Cooper says

    These are so easy to make and just devine! I’ve made a few naan breads and this by far is the best!

  26. Emma says

    Made three batches today!! My kids ate the first for lunch just by themselves. My dad and kids ate the second batch with Greek Lamb and lettuce and I made my brother some too. Froze the last couple uncooked ones for an easy meal during the week. Thank you!!

  27. Joanna says

    Made these tonight, it’s just me so I halved the recipe, made them to the stage of just dry frying but only cooked 1 for tonight and froze the rest. A great addition to my curry meals! Thanks Nik and Lailah

    • Anonymous says

      I made these last night for a friend who is celiac. I used gluten free flour. I smeared garlic paste inside with some chopped coriander and cheese and she said they were fabulous. The dough took a bit of working to get it to pull together but once I threw it on a webber bbq it toasted up nicely . Really yummy with the ghee butter!

  28. Rachel Welton says

    These are amazing – tasty – fool proof – delicious!! Thankyou for a wonderful recipe!!

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