Easy & Healthy Wheat Naan

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Wheat naan recipe with step by step photos. This wheat flour naan recipe gives you a nicely soft textured naan which you will like.

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Naan is one of the popular Indian flatbread. To make them the dough is leavened with yeast. Though there are recipes where you can make naan without using yeast. I have shared both the versions. This wheat naan recipe is made with yeast.

Few more versions of naan which you can easily make at home are:

Usually the naan is made with all purpose flour (maida). However for a healthy version you can use whole wheat flour (chapati atta).

It is served in most Indian restaurants and is served best with rich curry dishes like paneer butter masala, palak paneer, shahi paneer and chana 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

How to make wheat naan

1: first we need to proof the yeast. Mix ½ cup warm water, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp dry 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 give 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.

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2: add 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 tsp salt in a sieve.

whole wheat naan and salt

3: sift these into a large bowl.

whole wheat naan recipe

4: add 2 tbsp curd and 2 tbsp melted ghee or oil.

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

Making wheat 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 wheat flour naan on a greased tray in a preheated oven for 180 degrees celsius for 3-4 minutes. I did not have to turn them whilst baking. But if need be then do turn the naans whilst baking. Once they are browned and done, remove from the oven and apply some butter or ghee on them.

baking whole wheat naan

15: Serve them 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.

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Wheat Naan

4.77 from 13 votes
This Wheat flour naan is a crisp and light whole wheat naan recipe made with yeast.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course

Servings 8 to 9 naan


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee or oil
  • 2 tablespoon Curd (yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoon kalonji seeds (nigella seeds) or white sesame seeds or both
  • some butter or ghee for applying on the naan


making wheat naan dough

  • 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.
  • Sieve wheat flour and salt together.
  • Add curd, ghee and yeast mixture.
  • Mix and then knead into a smooth and elastic dough.
  • Apply oil or ghee to all the sides of the dough
  • 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.
  • Punch the dough and then knead for 5 minutes.

making wheat naan

  • Divide the dough into medium sized balls and keep aside.
  • Roll each ball into a 6 to 7 inch circles and pull from one side to give a triangular oblong shape.
  • Sprinkle kalonji or sesame seeds on top.
  • Roll over the rolling pin so that the seeds get embedded in the naan.
  • Bake on a greased tray in a preheated oven for 180 degrees celsius for 3 to 4 minutes or more till you see golden spots on the naan.
  • Alternatively, these can also be made without an oven. Just cook it the way you make phulkas or rotis.
  • Remove and apply some ghee or butter on top of them.
  • Serve the wheat naan hot with any rich curry dish.


  • If the dough feels dry, then add some more lukewarm water.
  • These naans can also be made without an oven. Just cook it the way you make phulkas or rotis.
  • 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 Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
Wheat Naan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 315mg14%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi thanks for the recipe.. looks great.. planning to try it tonight.. can we double the ingredients for making more?4 stars

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