naan recipe, how to make naan recipe

4.66 from 29 votes

easy naan recipe without yeast on tawa or stove top - soft textured delicious naan made with whole wheat flour (atta) and all purpose flour (maida).

Jump to Recipe

naan recipe with step by step photos – soft textured delicious naan made with whole wheat flour (atta) and all purpose flour (maida). in this naan bread recipe, i have used 2:1 proportion of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour, but you can use 1:1 or even 3:1.

naan recipe, how to make naan

if you are very conscious about eating whole wheat flour naan only, then you can check these two naan recipes made with whole wheat flour.

  1. whole wheat naan
  2. butter naan

i have one more recipe of naan where the naans have really puffed up like pita breads but they are made with all purpose flour (maida) and the recipe uses yeast. naan recipe shared in this post is made without use of yeast. you can make them on tawa or stove top or alternatively you can also cook the naan in a tandoor or bake them.

naan is one such yummy dish that make you forget about all purpose flour :-).  i do make whole wheat naan, but sometimes the family wants soft textured naans made with all purpose flour, the way they serve in restaurants. so the trick for me it to combine both whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. i have done this in naan recipes like naan like garlic naan and cheese garlic naan.

whenever we go to a restaurant then most of the time we end up ordering naan bread with a curry dish. knowing very well that it will be probably made with all purpose flour (maida) and not good for health. but what to do…. naan tastes so well with curry dishes that you end up loosening your guard about eating healthy food. once in a while we all like to relax our guard and relish fried food or other supposed to be unhealthy food.

preferably naan should be eaten hot. as once it cools down then it becomes dense, hard and loses its taste. atleast the restaurant ones become like that. not this recipe. the naan remain soft even when they become warm or cool down.

naan bread goes very well with curry dishes like:

this naan recipe has been adapted from the cookbook: “1000 great indian recipes the ultimate book of indian cuisine” by neeta dutta. i usually make naan with yeast, but wanted to try without yeast and this recipe was a success. after that made a few times too.

naan recipe, naan bread recipe
4.66 from 29 votes
print

naan recipe

easy naan recipe without yeast on tawa or stove top - soft textured delicious naan made with whole wheat flour (atta) and all purpose flour (maida).

course main course
cuisine indian
prep time 2 hours 20 minutes
cook time 30 minutes
total time 2 hours 50 minutes
servings 11 to 12 naan
rough calories per serving 176 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

dry ingredients to be sieved for naan recipe

  • 3 cups flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta) + 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) Or half-half of both or just 3 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • salt as required

wet ingredients to be mixed for naan recipe

  • 3 tablespoon yogurt (dahi or curd) dairy or vegan, (i used cashew yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoon milk (dairy milk or vegan option like soy milk or cashew milk or almond milk).
  • ⅔ or ¾ cup water or add as required
  • 2 teaspoon sugar or organic unrefined cane sugar

additional ingredients for naan

  • 3 tablespoon oil for kneading in the dough
  • 1 tablespoon mix of onion seeds (kalonji) and melon seeds (magaz) or sesame seeds
  • oil or ghee or butter as required for applying on the naan (optional)

how to make recipe

kneading dough for naan recipe

  1. mix water, milk and yogurt. stir in the sugar in the above mixture.
  2. sieve the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. mix the flour with the wet ingredients that we made first.
  4. knead to make a smooth dough. if the dough looks dry then add some water and knead again. the dough should be smooth and soft.
  5. cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes. after 10 minutes, add oil and knead the dough again.
  6. cover with the same wet cloth and keep aside for 2 hours, till the dough leavens and rises.

rolling naan

  1. make medium sized balls of the dough.
  2. roll in a small circle and sprinkle some onion seeds on the dough.
  3. roll into a four or five inches round circle.
  4. if you want you can stretch the dough to one side to give a tear shape to the naan.

making naan

  1. on a hot tava (griddle or stove top), place the naan

  2. partly cook both the sides of the naan on the tava.
  3. then place the naan with the help of tongs on fire
  4. and cook both the sides till they get browned and slightly charred.
  5. when done then remove the naan and apply some butter, ghee or oil on the naan. you can have them plain also.
  6. serve the naan hot or warm with any paneer or vegetable curry or even with dal.

recipe notes

  1. the number of pieces will vary depending on the size and thickness of the naan. approx 14 to 16 medium sized naans can be made.
  2. alternatively, you can also cook the naan in a tandoor or bake them. place the naan for baking on a greased hot tray or stone and bake in a preheated oven at your ovens highest temperature.

note: as a blogger, if you you want to use this recipe or make a youtube video, then please write the recipe in your own words and give a clickable link back to this recipe url on Veg Recipes of India. its a fair and ethical practice. for using our image please write to us. all our images and content are copyright protected.

how to make naan recipe

1. add ¾ or ⅔ cup water (or as required), 2 tbsp milk and 3 tbsp yogurt in a bowl. add 2 tsp sugar.

making naan recipe without yeast

2. mix till smooth.

making naan recipe without yeast

3. sieve 3 cups flour (2 cups whole wheat flour/atta + 1 cup all purpose flour/maida or half-half of both or just all purpose flour), 1.5 tsp baking powder, a pinch or ¼ tsp baking soda and salt as required.

mix the naan flour

4. mix the sieved flour with the milk + yogurt + water mixture. knead to a smooth dough.

dough for naan recipe without yeast

5. cover with a wet cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes.

dough for naan recipe without yeast

6. after 10 minutes, add 3 tbsp oil to the dough for kneading.

dough for naan recipe without yeast

7. and knead the dough again.

cover the naan dough

8. cover with the same moist cloth and keep aside for 2 hours, till the dough leavens.

knead the naan dough

making naan

9. make medium sized balls of the dough. roll a small circle.

preparing naan recipe without yeast

10. sprinkle 1 tbsp mix of onion seeds (kalonji) and melon seeds (magaz) or sesame seeds on the rolled dough.

preparing naan recipe

11. roll into a four or five inches round circle.

rolling naan

12. naan bread ready to be placed on a hot tava or griddle.

rolling naan bread

13. place the naan on a hot tava or griddle. partly cook both the sides of the naan on the tava.

naan placed on tava

14. then place the naan with the help of tongs on fire and cook both the sides till they get browned and slightly charred. you can also cook them on the pan itself with or with out oil/ghee/butter.

making naan recipe

15. when the naan gets slightly charred and browned, remove the naan and apply some butter, ghee or oil on the naan. you can have them plain also.

serve the naan bread hot or warm with your favorite curry dish like: malai kofta or palak paneer or matar paneer or dals like dal tadka or dry fry or dal makhani. in the pics, the naans are served with methi chole (chickpea fenugreek curry).

naan recipe without yeast

dassana amit
Founder, Designer, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer ||

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.


Related Recipes

Collections

137 thoughts on “naan recipe, how to make naan recipe

Leave a Comment or Review

Your email address will not be published. We moderate all the comments and it takes 24 to 48 hours for the comments to appear. We thank you for your understanding. If you have made the recipe, then you can give a star rating with or without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Dassana you rescued my lunch plans today with this recipe.
    After the yeast I had on hand refused to activate, I did a quick search for a no yeast recipe. The naans turned out soft and delicious! Love that Maida could be replaced with healthier Aata. Tried with 1:1 ratio this time, plan to go full Aata next time!
    Such an easy recipe to follow- your step by step photos are a big help! I don’t know how you do it! Thanks for your efforts!

    • thanks amrita. even the atta naans are soft and taste good. do try with full atta next time. with yeast the atta naans are more softer. by now i have got used to taking step by step pics easily and effortlessly. thanks again.

  2. awesmee!!!!!!!!!!! i often love cooking..thank u and tis page was more useful

    • welcome vidhya. good to know this.

  3. Looks delicious, I will make it tomorrow to go with leftover dal which is currently simmering away for dinner . I just have a few questions :
    1. What flame for the pan – low, medium or high ?
    2. You say to partly cook the naan – roughly how long does this take for each side ? I want to be careful to do it right
    3. When it comes to putting it on the flame, what size flame- low, medium or high ? And roughly how many seconds each side?

    Thanks, I’ve printed off loads of your recipes and done many of them…they are always super tasty !

    • thanks a lot victoria. the following answers to your query. hope they help.

      1. keep flame medium-high to high for the pan.
      2. it takes about approx one minute for one side. given a rough time as time will vary with the thickness of pan and the intensity, pressure on flame. you just need to cook till you see a few small spots puffing up in the naan. the naan should turn opaque and not get browned.
      3. high flame and roughly time taken is till the naans puff up and you see some black blisters on them. cannot give the exact time in seconds as it will depend on the intensity of flame.

  4. Thank you so very much, we just had this with tikka masala, and it was delicious!

    • thanks libby for sharing the feedback on naan recipe.

  5. Hi,can we make them without baking powder and soda also?

    • priyanka, i don’t think so.

  6. i was looking for this thanks for the recipe

    • welcome namrata

  7. i love cooking…i always follow ur blog its great

    • thanks nidhi. nice to know this.

  8. Hi
    I wanna ask what if i skip melon seeds will it affect the taste of naan.

    • somewhat, but overall the taste will good. you can also add kalonji (nigella seeds).

1K Shares
Share1K
Pin200
Tweet
Yum
WhatsApp