If you are ever in need of something to scoop up your favorite curry sauce, Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan bread is what you should be making! Let’s dig in to the Two Cousins review and rating of this Indian flatbread!
What is Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan?
Naan is a fluffy flatbread that is cooked in a clay tandoori oven or on a hot griddle, which creates those characteristic bubbles that toast until golden brown. It’s a traditional part of the Indian food culture and it has taken the Western world by storm.
Trader Joe’s Garlic Naan is simply naan bread that has some fresh chopped garlic and cilantro sprinkled on top. The result is a nutty, deeply flavored topping for the naan that permeates the house when it’s been heated up.
TJ’s Garlic naan is fully cooked and flash frozen, which ensures that the naan is fresh and soft when heated up.
Homemade garlic naan only has a few simple ingredients and it’s nice to see that Trader Joe’s hasn’t complicated things with a ton of ingredients. Here are the ingredients:
Where In the Store?
You can find the garlic naan in the frozen aisle of Trader Joe’s alongside the frozen Indian meals.
How to Serve Garlic Naan
Since these naan are frozen, you’ll need to heat them up before serving them. Just pop them in the oven, toaster oven, or air fryer for a couple of minutes to let them heat through. Make sure you don’t overheat them though! The garlic will burn and the naan will turn out like cardboard (trust me on both of those!).
We also love it alongside a serving of roasted or grilled TJ’s shawarma chicken thighs and roasted cauliflower. This has been a frequent meal in our house since Riley started eating finger food at 9 months old. She absolutely LOVES the flavors of that chicken!!
This garlic naan? It’s just flat out delicious!
We loved it from the first time we tried it years ago and it was the inspiration for me to start making my own naan at home. When warmed up, the garlic gets a little toasty and the bread turns soft and pliable. As naan should, Trader Joe’s naan tears easily into pieces that are just right for scooping up rice or sauce – or both!
What I love most about this naan bread – aside from the fact it’s bursting with flavor – is that it’s just so easy to add to a meal. It’s one of those shortcuts that I can appreciate having in my back pocket when dinnertime gets a little nutso in my house.
And since Riley loves it too, we can usually use it as a bargaining chip to encourage her to continue eating her dinner. Ahhhh parenting!!
If you’re wondering how frozen naan compares to homemade naan, I can tell you that the two are pretty close. Don’t get me wrong: homemade naan are better than store-bought naan. My homemade naan are a little thicker and more tender because of it.
But, if you’ve never had homemade naan before, you’d be hard-pressed to think that Trader Joe’s frozen garlic naan are all that different. They’re a fantastic alternative to pick up if you’re not into making homemade bread or short on time and need a shortcut to get dinner on the table.
Buy It Again?
This garlic naan is one of those products with a designated home in my freezer. It’s one that I pop in my garlic fairly regularly when I’m planning to make Indian food or shawarma chicken for dinner.
You won’t be disappointed with Trader Joe’s garlic naan so don’t be shy in grabbing a package of your own the next time you’re there!