Thursday, March 14, 2013

Italian Garlic Knots / Garlic Knots Recipe

After some time Yesterday baked these flavorful, light, airy, chewy and delicious Garlic Knots. Nothing can beat the homemade fresh hot n flavorful bakes, these knots turned out so so good than to my expectation. It was very soft n flavorful even my 4 yr old loved it. The addition of Italian seasoning, garlic n oregano makes it more flavorful and tasty. I usually do yeast bakes on the day itself and never tried with refrigerated dough. Recently read this on a blog, that the refrigerated yeast dough(for any bread/bun etc.,) will give you a very soft, airy and delicious breads.

And for this Garlic knots also few recipes suggested to work with chilled dough which is easy to handle while u make knots. So with these in mind i refrigerated the dough overnight and am really happy with the result. But still u can make this Garlic knots as soon as the dough risen.

I added few tsp of chopped chillies to garlic butter, so few knots were little spicy n i loved it. On the whole it was a nice experience and i loved the aroma of garlic-butter-cilantro-chillies, too good. Give it a try..u will love it!
After referring many sites i myself tried it from the scratch and the recipe as follows..

  1. All Purupose Flour     2 1/2 cups + as need for dusting.
  2. Active Dry Yeast       one 1/4 oz packet
  3. Sugar       1/2 tbsp
  4. Salt          1/2 tsp
  5. Garlic Powder     1/4 tsp
  6. Italian Seasoning    1/2-1 tsp
  7. Oregano        1/2 tsp
  8. Olive Oil    4 tbsp +  few tsp for brushing
  9. Warm Water      1/2 cup + 3 tbsp
Garlic Butter
  1. Butter      4 tbsp
  2. Garlic     3 fat cloves(minced or finely chopped)
  3. Green chilli    2 no.s(finely chopped - optional)
  4. Cilantro /Parsley     1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  5. Salt      1 tsp or to taste.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add warm water, olive oil, yeast, salt, sugar and mix together to dissolve yeast and set it rest for 3-5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in an another bowl, sift flour, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, oregan mix well and keep ready.
  • Once the yeast-oil mixture turns frothy add flour mixture and mix together to a dough.
  • Then grease ur hands with oil and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes until soft n elastic.
  • Lay dough in a bowl greased with olive oil, then flip the dough, cover and let rise for 1to 2 hours or until almost doubled.( mine got doubled within 2 hours).
  • After rising if u want u can chill the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or u can proceed as such.
  • Punch down the air and knead the dough for few seconds and
  • Then divide the dough into two halves, while working with one half cover the other half with cling wrap n refrigerate until use.
  • Now on a floured surface, roll the dough using rolljng pin to10" circle, like we do for chapathi/rotis.
  • Then using pizza cutter or knife cut less than 1" vertical strips7-8 stripes.
  • Pick one stripe, roll the strip n stretch well n make knot as soon in the above pic or click here to watch a video on making garlic knot.
  • Once done making knots, brush knots with olive oil or melted butter and cover loosely with plastic wrap or cloth.
  • Allow to proof for 30-40 minutes.
  • At the end of proofing time, preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Then bake the knots for 12-15 minutes or until light golden bown.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a sauce pan, fry garlic till crisp n golden brown and add chillies n cilantro. Stir well.
  • As soon as the knots are done, brush with garlic butter or simply toss the knots with warm garlic butter.
  • Thats' it . Serve warm.

Adding garlic powder, oregano n italian seasoning is optional but sure it gives u nice flavor.
Instead of butter u can also use olive oil for entire recipe.
I baked my knots at 375 F for about 17 minutes.

Sending this to Vardhini's Bake Fest # 17 Happening @ A Homemaker's Diary and to Nithu's Event - Healthy Foods for Kids ~ Italian Dishes Happening at Nivedhanam.
And to Carole's Chatter - Food On Friday:Go For Garlic


  1. Looks superb and I am planning to do this when I find time :) super clicks too Sangee

  2. wow perfect with that marinara sauce. my kids are asking me to make garlic bread, would make this instead. lovely clicks too.

  3. the flavour of garlic....

  4. wow....garlic knots looks amazing......

  5. Kalakitinga akka..clicks supera iruku :) And nice delectable color combs.. I can smell the flavors and aroma here :)

  6. Those knots are stunning,damn cute and highly aromatic, beautiful captures Sangee.

  7. oh mine how easy is that...i love breads am sure will give try

  8. Hey Sangee!
    I admire your baking skills. These look awesome. Photography is equally great :)

  9. I am going to relocate to your place for all those yummy breads you have been cooking these days. Can't resist anymore...send me some:)

    I have moved my blog to a new domain:

    So, until everyone are going to get used to this new site, I am going to spam the comments section...pardon me:)

  10. Garlic knots came out nice,looks beautiful and makes me drooling,must be a flavorful one..awesome clicks..

  11. They look so cute, and definitely very flavorful..

  12. Beautiful pics and well explained recipe..

  13. Lovely recipe and you have clicked such nice pics!

  14. mm anything with garlic i loved it a lot.want some knots sangee,pls pass me some..looks flavourful n yumm!!

  15. Very cute rolls...thanks for the step by step pics. Makes it very clear how to form the knot.

  16. beautiful as usual :) like the composition dear..

  17. Oh wow supero super paaps... apadiye eduthu sapidanum pola iruku... must try this...

  18. I dig garlic bread... this is such a cute knotty one!

  19. Wowwww... looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. awesome step by step pics too.. thanks for sharing dear :)

  20. I have fall in love with your garlic knots.. They looks so yummy..

  21. wow....garlic knots looks amazing......

  22. Sangeetha, these look so perfect

  23. Wonderful garlic knots with refrigerated dough, perfect outcome Sangee

  24. That's awesome Sangee and as usual nice clicks.

  25. Lovely!! will give this one a try Sangee :) Love baking garlic breads/buns... time to try knots :)

  26. These knots look so lovely and soft and would have smelt great i am sure!


  27. how well you have done this. I am admiring the beauty of it. Nice pics too.

  28. Loved the knots, u rock sangee :)

  29. Super clicks sange...knots looks so so beautiful..Bookmarking this dear...

  30. I want to try this soon
    Love your clicks .

  31. lovely knots.. like ur clicks sangee.. seeing it again and again.. :)

  32. This is an awesome recipe! Love your pictures and explanation. Bookmarking this and I am going to make it soon :)

  33. Delish! They would be wonderful to go with some soup or stew!

  34. drool worthy recipe with those lovely clicks..happy to follow visit my blog when you are free..

  35. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to dishes using garlic. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

  36. Sangeetha, they look spectacular. Thanks for supporting Food on FRiday: Garlic. Cheers

  37. hi sangee..........inspired by ur garlic knots!
    check mine out at

  38. Hi Sangee,

    Garlic, Oregano of course it must have smelled good, this garlic knots looks naughty ;)

    Have a good day ahead!

  39. someone brought us some from a bakery in Newark n.j. with cappicola chopped up in the dough .........I plan to try it they where great

  40. hello,

    The knots became hard, i followed each n every step as mentioned above and the colour also was not like like in the picture.
    Please assisst.


    1. Because of over baking it turned hard, next time try baking in 375 F for same time. Each oven temperature varies, so try it accordingly. And same with the color too, in some oven even without egg or milk wash the bread gets nice golden crust but in some even with milk or egg wash only slight color.


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