Garlic Dough Balls

Garlic Dough Balls

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Garlic Dough Balls recipe - How to make Garlic Dough Balls

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 20 to 25 servings
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For The Pizza Dough
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water
3 tbsp oil

For The Garlic Dough Balls
10 grated garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
a pinch of salt
For the dough

    For the dough
  1. In warm water, mix sugar and yeast and let it rest for 2 minutes.
  2. Mix the plain flour and salt.
  3. Add oil and the water mixture to the flour.
  4. Knead for 10 minutes by hand till it becomes elastic.
  5. Place the ball of dough in a well oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or moist kitchen towel and let it rise for 1 hour or till it doubles in volume.
  6. Then punch down the dough and use as required.

For the garlic dough balls

    For the garlic dough balls
  1. Cut the pizza dough into equal pieces. Roll each piece into a log and cut into tiny pillows.
  2. Roll each piece between your palms to form small balls of dough.
  3. Place the balls in a well greased baking pan at least 1/4 of an inch apart from each other.
  4. Cover the baking pan and let it rest for 20-25 minutes. The balls will have puffed up.
  5. Meanwhile, mix grated garlic with melted butter.
  6. Preheat your oven to 200c/400f.
  7. Brush all the balls with the garlic butter (if any garlic pieces are left behind, place them on any of the balls).
  8. If you like, sprinkle your favorite herb on top of the balls.
  9. Bake them at 200 degree Celsius for 20 minutes or until the balls are golden brown and fully cooked through.
  10. Serve hot with any sauce of your choice or with some kind of soup for a whole meal.


  1. Make sure the mixture of yeast bubbles up when you mix it with warm water. This process is called “activating” the yeast

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This recipe was contributed by Aditya Vikram Shah on 20 Jul 2013
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