Garlic Knots Recipe | How to make Garlic Knots

>>  Friday, April 17, 2015

There are times in life when you don't want to be in knots. Be it your thought processes or otherwise. However when it comes to food, many beautiful things come in knots, like these Garlic knots. Life is best described when you bite into a warm, flavorsome, addictive garlic knots. You will never want to be out of these knots.

I don't know when I was introduced to these, I guess the shaped buns have been for ever. The buns shaped as these are always served complimentary at buffets along with butter and they taste yum! I got to know about the garlic knots only after blogging. So its been that many years since I have been wanting to bake these myself.

Infact when we have a theme on complimentary food served by restaurant, this was supposed to be one of the dishes that I planned to showcase. We do have some restaurant offering these warm buns on the house and more than the other starters, these buns will be much on demand. 
Even though one can use the regular pizza dough for making this, I was planning to trying out my fellow BM's recipe, so took this opportunity to check out all the posts that have been shared till date. I settled on Priya Srinivasan's and went about making it.

This was also one of those fast moving dishes. If you noticed I clicked it from the plate I had baked, I could see that the kids were restless and if I had to do a setup, I might end up clicking a past story for you guys. I might have ended up saying, this plate you see, had some garlic knots that were so delicious that none could wait for the clicks to happen. Will share a picture when I bake it again, however I am not sure I might be able to capture it even then! Yea I can just imagine that line being written if I was not quick on my feet. I can hardly be quick on my feet, mentally I was goading myself.

Also there is this question of being mentally drained and out of ideas. At the critically moment, I was unable to imagine any specific plating other than Priya's picture coming to mind. So you see, looks like I tried to mimic her style here. I think her situation would have been the same as well, with two little ones around!
Garlic knots are made using parsley, it can be replaced with coriander. Though we do get parsley in our markets these days, these are always overpriced and I end up letting it sit for longer time than what I can make. So I don't go about planning to buy that most times.

Warm buns with the garlic coriander butter tastes awesome and you can't stop with just few! So for the third day, under Savory bakes, I have finger food with twisted looks for the last two days of the Mega BM.

Garlic Knots

Ingredients Needed:

All purpose flour - 1 & 3/4 Cup
Warm water 3/4 cup
Instant yeast 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Garlic butter for brushing the knots

Butter, unsalted - 5 tbsp
Garlic - 6 -7 cloves
Coriander, finely chopped - 1 /4 cup
Salt - 1 tsp

How to make the Garlic knots.

Take the flour, yeast, salt and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Mix well, then slowly add warm water and start kneading to a dough. Add oil at the end and knead for around 2-3 minutes. Transfer to the counter and knead for 10 mins or till the dough is very soft and smooth. 

Cover with clip warp and let it rest in a well oiled bowl until it doubles well in volume for around 60 - 90 minutes. 

Once doubled, remove the dough onto a well-floured surface. Punch it down to remove the excess air. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Work with one part of the dough, while keeping the rest covered in a bowl.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Roll the dough into a square of 6 inches and cut them into 1 inch strips each. 

Take one strip, roll it into a rope of 7-8 inches long. Using your fingers, make a circle, insert one end inside to make a knot and close. Continue with all the rest. Place each on a parchment laid baking tray. 

Let the knots rest for an hour or until doubled in size.  While the knots are resting, prepare the Garlic-butter. 

I used the garlic presser, which gets best results. Heat a non stick pan with butter, crush the garlic directly into it, add finely chopped coriander. Saute well for the spices to get mixed well. Switch off, and let it rest.

Preheat the oven to 220 C. Bake the knots for 13 minutes. Take it out of the oven, brush generously with garlic-butter and bake again for 5 minutes or until well browned on top.

Take it out of the oven, let it cool completely on a wire rack.  

Serve it right away!


Priya Srinivasan April 17, 2015 at 12:05 AM  

Ahh valli, thanks for the mention!!! oh yeah i can imagine the same scene, lovely knots, yeah i bet these are one of those fast moving dishes!!!

Usha April 17, 2015 at 1:20 AM  

Though you clicked the knots in the same tray that you baked in, your pictures look good. Yesterday I was in similar shoes, I was mentally drained and could not even think how I to plate teh bake and ended up clicking in the baking sheet. Pictures are so bad. That is going to be my Saturday's post, unless I change my mind.

Parsley is cheaper than coriander and still do not buy it. It always ends up in the trash can & now I feel it is waste to buy it just for the recipe when I can use coriander instead. Unless absolutely necessary, I stopped buying parsley.

vaishali sabnani April 17, 2015 at 5:55 AM  

Even I love these garlic knots , they are so addictive! Can't blame anyone they just disappear.

Pavani N April 17, 2015 at 7:50 AM  

Extremely cute -- those garlic knots look adorable. Couldn't help laughing out loud reading your 'this plate you see, had some garlic knots that were so delicious that....'--you sure have to be very quick on feet when you are making such tempting snacks for the kids :-)

Nivedhanams Sowmya April 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM  

These r addictive.. No surprise that they disappear quickly..

The Pumpkin Farm April 17, 2015 at 10:01 AM  

valli these are your best pictures too date...i loved the first pic...and the recipe and all the step by step is also amazing...i think the lighting for your first pic is something you should settle for, it has nice hue

Suma Gandlur April 17, 2015 at 10:07 PM  

I bet that must be hard when kids are hovering around the dish and one had to click them. Those garlic knots look adorable.

Varadas Kitchen April 18, 2015 at 7:44 AM  

This has been on my wish list for so long. The pictures look great even if they are in the baking dish.

Kalyani April 18, 2015 at 8:37 AM  

Ooh la la !! These disappear befor u say cheese .. I must refer this post to make those knots .. Lovely :))

Srividhya April 18, 2015 at 10:49 PM  

cute little knots. Perfect starters.

Priya Suresh April 20, 2015 at 12:55 AM  

Just cant take my eyes from this fabulous garlic knots, dangerously addictive they are.

Harini-Jaya R April 20, 2015 at 5:37 AM  

I made a whole grain version and we loved them. I can imagine the soft and flaky garlic knots that you baked !!

Nalini's Kitchen April 20, 2015 at 11:51 PM  

Flavorful garlic kiddo also loves the garlic flavor and rolls a lot..perfectly made

Gayathri Kumar April 23, 2015 at 3:09 PM  

The knots look absolutely inviting...

Archana Potdar May 3, 2015 at 9:16 PM  

Valli those pics are good. In fact I know what you mean when you say they disappear. I generally hide 1-2 theses days. Not always possible I agree but...
I will make these knots for the person with whom I tied the Knot. He will love them!

Sandhya Ramakrishnan May 4, 2015 at 7:43 PM  

Love garlic knots and I can eat this any time of the day. One of the best snacks and yours look so tempting :)

Saraswathi Tharagaram May 5, 2015 at 5:45 AM  

Fantastic knots which so fresh and flavorful!! And nice pictures too

Ruchi Indu May 9, 2015 at 8:48 PM  

The knots are looking lovely. Perfectly baked...

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