wheat naan recipe, wheat flour naan recipe
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wheat naan recipe

Wheat flour naan recipe - crisp and light whole wheat naan recipe made with yeast.
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: breakfasts, brunch, main course
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 8 to 9 naan
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon melted ghee or oil
  • 2 tablespoon curd (dahi or 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 the wheat naan 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 wheat naans 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 the naan.
  • Serve the wheat naan hot with any rich curry dish.


  • If the naan 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.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 315mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.2mg