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by dassana amit updated December 29, 2013

whole wheat naan: whole wheat naan recipe

whole wheat naan recipe - the naan is a beautiful leavened flat bread. this whole wheat naan recipe is made with yeast. i have already posted naan recipe made without yeast and garlic naan recipe. there is one more naan recipe with yeast where the naans have really puffed up like pita breads.

naan is served in most indian restaurants and is served best with rich curry dishes like paneer butter masala, palak paneer, shahi paneer, dal makhani and punjabi chole masala.

do i have to tell anything more about this bread? nah…. so directly moving to a wholesome healthy naan made from whole wheat flour.

whole wheat naan with yeast

lets start step by step whole wheat naan recipe with yeast:

1: first we need to proof the yeast. mix warm water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. cover and keep in a warm place for 10 minutes or so till the mixture rises. remember the water has to be warm. if you dip your little finger in water, it should not scorch or feel hot to you. it should given you a warm feeling without feeling hot. if the water is hot, it will kill the yeast and if its cool, the yeast won’t become active.

whole wheat naan recipe

2: add whole wheat flour and salt in a sieve.

whole wheat naan and salt

3: sift these into a large bowl.

whole wheat naan recipe

4: add curd and ghee.

add curd ghee for naan

5: add the yeast mixture.

add yeast for naan

6: mix to a soft dough and then knead for about 5 minutes till the dough is smooth.

dough for whole wheat naan

7: apply some oil or ghee to the dough from all sides.

apply ghee - whole wheat naan

8: keep the dough in bowl large enough to facilitate the doubling process. cover the bowl with a lid and keep it in a warm place for 1.5 hours or more till the dough has doubled in size.

naan preparation

9: after 1.5 or 2 hours, punch down the dough and then knead for 5 minutes.

knead the dough for naan

10: divide the dough into medium sized balls and keep aside. take one ball of the dough on a floured surface.

divide naan dough

11: roll the dough to a 6-7 inches circle.

naan dough

12: now from one side slightly pull the dough to give the naan its oblong triangular shape.

giving shape to whole wheat naan dough balls

13: sprinkle on top kalonji/nigella seeds and then with the rolling pin just roll on the naan so that the nigella seeds get embedded in the naan.

adding kalonji to whole wheat naan

14: bake the naan on a greased tray in a preheated oven for 180 degrees celsius for 3-4 minutes. i did not have to turn the naans whilst baking them. but if need be then do turn the naans whilst baking. once the whole wheat naans are browned and done, remove from the oven and apply some butter or ghee on the naan.

baking whole wheat naan

15: serve the whole wheat naan hot with any veggie or paneer dish like kadai paneer, matar paneer or even dal like dal makhani or dal tadka.

wheat flour naan

16: the whole wheat naans were incredibly soft from within and crisp from outside. not at all rubbery or hard like the restaurant naans.

wheat flour naan recipe

You might also love to check Garlic Naan Recipe, Naan Without Yeast, Kulcha, Chole Bhature, Easy Bhatura Recipe and Poori Recipe.

whole wheat naan recipe with yeast below:

whole wheat naan recipe with yeast
 
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crisp and light whole wheat naan
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Recipe type: breakfast, brunch, main
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee or oil
  • 2 tbsp curd/yogurt
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 tsp kalonji seeds/nigella seeds or white sesame seeds or both
  • some butter or ghee for applying on the naan
Instructions
  1. mix warm water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl.
  2. cover and keep in a warm place for 10 minutes or so till the mixture rises.
  3. sieve wheat flour and salt together.
  4. add curd, ghee and yeast mixture.
  5. mix and then knead into a smooth and elastic dough.
  6. apply oil or ghee to all the sides of the dough
  7. keep the dough in a large bowl covered with a lid in a warm place for 1.5 or 2 hours or more till the dough rises and doubles in size.
  8. punch the dough and then knead for 5 minutes.
  9. divide into medium sized balls and keep aside.
  10. roll each ball into a 6-7 inch circles and pull from one side to give a triangular oblong shape.
  11. sprinkle kalonji or sesame seeds on top.
  12. roll over the rolling pin so that the seeds get embedded in the naan.
  13. bake the whole wheat naan on a greased tray in a preheated oven for 180 degrees celsius for 3-4 minutes or more till you see golden spots on the naan.
  14. remove and apply some ghee or butter on top of the naan.
  15. serve the whole wheat naan hot with any rich curry dish.
Notes
tips for whole wheat naan recipe with yeast:
1. if the naan dough feels dry, then add some more lukewarm water.
2. these naans can also be made without an oven. just cook it the way you make phulkas.
3. i made the naans both in the oven and on fire and the ones cooked liked phulkas on the fire were much better as they got a burnt taste and flavor.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6-7 naans

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bindu May 31, 2013 1

how to prepare the naan without oven..i e in gas pl let me know tks

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dassana June 1, 2013 2

you can have a look at this post where the garlic naan is made on stove top – http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/garlic-naan-recipe/

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dinesh May 26, 2013 3

mouth watering recipe, Let me cook.

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Sonu February 28, 2013 4

Lovely click ..will surely try…Can I make the dough can keep it the refrigerator for few hours…???????

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dassana February 28, 2013 5

once the dough has leavened, you can wrap it in a cling film and refrigerate it.

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Rima Ghosh February 23, 2013 6

Hi Dasana,i tried sm of ur other recipes ,they all turnd out fantastic.tody i ws trying out ur naan recipe bt dnt knw why th yeast didnt out forthy.For 1cup warm water i micro it high power 30 secs thn i add th yeast it rises vry well n th recipes turn out extermly well.,same i did with half cup water micro high power 30 sec,may b th water bcm hot.pls cn u help me.ur recipes r really fantastic,n thnksfr making it so easy by gving pics.will b waiting fr ur reply.

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dassana February 26, 2013 7

hi rima, i also microwave the water. for 1 cup of water, 25-30 seconds is fine to make it warm. half cup of water must have got a little hot. the yeast cells must have perished due to the high temperature and as a result there was no frothing. the temperature should be 40 to 46 degrees C/105 degrees F to 115 degrees F. if possible, you can use a thermometer to check the water’s temperature. i just dip my finger in the water. if it feels warm or lukewarm, then i add yeast. if it feels even slightly hot, then i let it cool for a minute or so. hope this helps.

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suhani March 1, 2012 8

u were right that they didnt turn the way you hv made but still they were very tasty ..also i dont have microwave so i tried it in the upside down cooker. so none the less they were good enough..once again thanks for ur alternate recipe..

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dassana March 1, 2012 9

welcome suhani.

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suhani February 25, 2012 10

thanks Dassana..will surely try it with your optional recipe..

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suhani February 24, 2012 11

hey dassana can i make these naan without yeast..

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dassana February 24, 2012 12

dear suhani, you can make naan without yeast, but not exactly this recipe. some changes you need to do to make naan without yeast. i have never made naan without yeast, so i don’t know how they will turn out. but you can try.

for 2 cups of flour (use either wheat or maida or half half both)

you will need:

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 5 tsp curd
  • 2 tbsp oil or melted ghee
  • method:

  • seive the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • mix together milk, sugar and curd very well.
  • now add this milk-sugar-curd mixture in the flour.
  • add 1/2 cup water and knead to make a smooth dough.
  • add more water if required.
  • keep the dough covered with a moist.
  • cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • add the oil now and knead again.
  • divide the dough into 6-7 balls.
  • again cover these balls and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • roll and make naans as mentioned above in the recipe post.
  • bake in a preheated oven for 3-4 minutes or more for 180 degrees celsius.
  • let me know how the naans turn out.

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    chinmayie @ love food eat February 24, 2012 13

    I am craving dal and naan right now! looks so tasty :)

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    Maria February 24, 2012 14

    Amazing one more of yours I am gonna try for sure. For triangular shape just apply ghee and give 3 folds into triangular shape. That way you can just roll them and it forms a triangular shape on its on :)….thanks for sharing this!

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    dassana February 24, 2012 15

    thanks maria for sharing this tip.

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    Anamika @ madcookingfusions February 24, 2012 16

    Yummy….loved all the clicks Dassana. Naan with Dal Makhani is one of my all time fav combo….Your Naan’s look really nice and crisp!! Will try your version.

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