cheese naan recipe, no yeast easy cheese naan recipe on tawa (stove top)

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this delicious cheese naan recipe does not use yeast and can be easily made at home with readily available ingredients. 

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cheese naan recipe with step by step pics. this delicious recipe of cheese naan does not use yeast and can be easily made at home with readily available ingredients. these naans are also made on a tawa and not on oven. you can also make them in a pan. these cheese naans have a soft texture with a nice cheesy taste.

cheese naan recipe

soft textured naans is a favorite at home. at times i do make naans. for this cheese naan i have used a mix of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour (maida). however, you can use only whole wheat flour or all purpose flour (maida).

this is the 7th naan recipe on the blog. other 6 naan recipes are:

  1. cheese garlic naan – no yeast cheese garlic naan recipe made on tawa.
  2. naan recipe without yeast – easy naan recipe made on on stove top or tawa.
  3. whole wheat naan with yeast – crisp and light naan.
  4. butter naan recipe with yeast – soft whole wheat butter naans on stove top or tawa.
  5. naan recipe with yeast –  a really good naan recipe, fully puffed with a soft texture from inside. this is made with all purpose flour (maida)
  6. garlic naan – light and soft naan with garlic flavors made on stove top or tawa.

for the cheese, you can use cheddar cheese or a mix of cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. you can also use processed cheese.

serve cheese naan as a plain snack or with a side dish of any north indian dal or veggie curry. so you can serve with dal fry or dal tadka or paneer masala or mix veg gravy or veg kadai or matar paneer or veg korma and paneer kadai.

if you are looking for more cheese recipes then do check cheese balls, cheese paratha, cheese sandwich, paneer cheese toast and cheese corn balls recipe.

cheese naan recipe below:

cheese naan recipe
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cheese naan recipe

this delicious cheese naan recipe does not use yeast and can be easily made at home with readily available ingredients. 

course main course, side dish
cuisine north indian, punjabi
prep time 2 hours 30 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 3 hours
servings 8 naans
rough calories per serving 280 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for the naan dough:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) or 240 grams whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) or 125 grams all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk or curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • 3 tablespoons oil or butter
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water or add as required

other ingredients:

  • 100 grams cheese or 1 cup grated cheese OR add as required
  • nigella seeds (kalonji) as required, can also use sesame seeds
  • butter as required, optional

how to make recipe

making naan dough:

  1. in a mixing bowl or pan, take 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour (maida).

  2. then add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.

  3. mix very well with a spoon or spatula.

  4. add 3 tablespoons buttermilk or 3 tablespoons curd.

  5. then add ⅔ to ¾ cup water in parts.

  6. mix well and then add 3 tablespoons oil or butter.

  7. again mix and begin to knead.

  8. knead very well to a soft, smooth and pliable dough. add more water if required while kneading dough. 

  9. flatten the dough. brush some water or oil all over the dough. cover the bowl and allow to leaven the dough for 2 hours.

assembling, rolling and stuffing cheese naan:

  1. after 2 hours grate cheese and keep aside. you will need 1 cup grated cheese. you can use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or processed cheese.

  2. make medium sized balls from the dough.

  3. dust some flour on the dough ball.

  4. roll in to a 5 to 6 inches diameter circle.

  5. add 2 to 3 tablespoons grated cheese. you can even add less cheese if you want. but it will be like a cheese flavoured naan and not cheese naan.

  6. fold the edges from all around.

  7. bring the edges in the center and then join them. press the joined edges back on the dough.

  8. dust some more flour and roll the cheese stuffed naan.

  9. roll to 7 to 8 inches circle. brush some water on the side facing you.

  10. sprinkle some nigella seeds or sesame seeds all over and press them with the brush or with your fingers, so that they stick to the naan.

roasting - making cheese naan on tawa:

  1. now place the cheese naan with the nigella seeds side down on a hot tawa.

  2. roast naan on a medium to high flame. it will begin to puff up.

  3. when you see some blisters and the naan begins to puff up, flip it. cook the other side.

  4. flip again when this second side is cooked. you can flip a couple of times more for even roasting.

  5. take the cheese naan in a plate and spread some butter on top.

  6. then cut the cheese naans in two or four pieces if serving immediately. make all the cheese naans this way. you cans serve the naans hot or stack them in a roti basket or casserole and then serve later.

  7. serve cheese naans hot or warm with a dal or curry. 

how to make cheese naan recipe on tawa:

a) preparing naan dough:
1. in a mixing bowl or pan, take 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) and 1 cup all purpose flour (maida).

making cheese naan recipe

2. then add 1.5 teaspoons baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons sugar and 1 teaspoon salt.

making cheese naan recipe

3. mix very well with a spoon or spatula.

making cheese naan recipe

4. add 3 tablespoons buttermilk or 3 tablespoons curd.

making cheese naan recipe

5. then add ⅔ to ¾ cup water in parts.

making cheese naan recipe

6. mix well and then add 3 tablespoons oil or butter.

making cheese naan recipe

7. again mix and begin to knead.

making cheese naan recipe

8. knead very well to a soft, smooth and pliable dough. add more water if required while kneading dough.

making cheese naan recipe

9. flatten the dough. brush some water or oil all over the dough. cover the bowl and allow to leaven the dough for 2 hours.

making cheese naan recipe

b) assembling, rolling and stuffing cheese naan:

10. after 2 hours this is how the dough looks like. grate cheese and keep aside. you will need 1 cup grated cheese. you can use cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese or processed cheese.

making cheese naan recipe

11. make medium sized balls from the naan dough.

making cheese naan recipe

12. dust some flour on the dough ball.

making cheese naan recipe

13. roll in to a 5 to 6 inches diameter circle.

making cheese naan recipe

14. add 2 to 3 tablespoons grated cheese. you can even add less cheese if you want. but it will be like a cheese flavoured naan and not cheese naan.

making cheese naan recipe

15. fold the edges from all around.

making cheese naan recipe

16. bring the edges in the center and then join them. press the joined edges back on the dough. dust some more flour.

making cheese naan recipe

17.  now roll the cheese stuffed naan. roll to 7 to 8 inches circle.

making cheese naan recipe

18. brush some water on the side facing you.

making cheese naan recipe

19. sprinkle some nigella seeds (kalonji) or sesame seeds all over and press them with the brush or with your fingers, so that they stick to the naan.

making cheese naan recipe

roasting – making cheese naan on tawa:

20. now place the naan with the nigella seeds side down on a hot tawa.

making cheese naan recipe

21. roast naan on a medium to high flame.

making cheese naan recipe

22. it will begin to puff up.when you see some blisters and the naan begins to puff up, flip it.

cheese naan recipe

23. when you turn naan, it will be cooked and roasted well. cook the second side.

making cheese naan recipe

24. flip again when this second side is cooked. you can flip a couple of times more for even roasting.

cheese naan recipe

24. take the cheese naan on a plate.

cheese naan recipe

25. spread some butter on top.

cheese naan recipe

26. then cut the cheese naans in two or four pieces if serving immediately. make all the naans this way. you can serve cheese naans hot or stack them in a roti basket or casserole. later while serving you can cut them and then serve.

cheese naan recipe

27. serve cheese naans hot or warm as a plain snack or with a side dish of any north indian dal or veggie curry. so you can serve with dal tadka or matar paneer or mix veg gravy or kadai paneer or veg korma and paneer tawa masala.

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dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. thank you so much
    i love cheese naan and so does my son
    love ur recepies and tryed many
    all the best

    • Welcome Maria. Glad to know that you have tried many recipes from the blog.

  2. simple and easy