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Whole wheat Naan Recipe — No Yeast (Step-by-step Recipe)

by Rachna

Delicious hot naan that is served in Indian restaurants along with curries is delectable and really takes food to the next level. Somehow, we only have naans when eating out. But, it is super easy to make naans at home. Trust me, it is a real crowd pleaser.

Also I am happy that this wholewheat naan recipe uses no yeast so you can make it with the commonly available pantry items in your home.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

Here is my whole wheat naan no yeast recipe:

Ingredients:

1 cup wholewheat flour

1 cup all-purpose flour or maida

½ cup thick yogurt

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

Sugar 1/2 tsp.

½ tsp. salt

2 tbsp. Cooking oil

Butter for applying on naan

Warm water to knead the dough

For garnish

Chopped cilantro, nigella seeds, minced garlic, fresh herbs like parsley, butter

Recipe:

Mix together whole wheat flour, processed flour, salt, sugar, minced garlic (optional), baking powder and baking soda in a shallow thali or plate.

Add ½ cup thick yogurt and knead to a grainy mix. Now add the oil and knead further. Now using warm water little by little make a soft dough. Make a ball of dough. Brush with oil and cover with a damp cloth. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

After 30 minutes, gently knead the dough again for 30 seconds and form small balls. You will get about 10 naans with this recipe.

Now with the help of a rolling pin, roll out each naan in a slightly oval shape using dry flour. You can roll it out thick or thin. Once rolled out, sprinkle some nigella seeds if using and press lightly with rolling pin.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

Now heat an iron skillet or tawa till medium hot. Apply water to one side of the rolled naan. Lift it up gently and put in on the skillet with water side on the tawa.

It will instantly start puffing up. After about 30 seconds you can turn the skillet upside down and cook the other side directly on the flame till it gets brown spots.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

You can also roll out the naan a bit thin. In this case cook one side on the tawa or pan. Then turn the other side and cook cook the other side on direct flame like you do for roti.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

Your naan is ready to serve. It is very soft. Immediately brush with melted butter. You can also sprinkle some finely chopped cilantro and serve with the curry of your choice.

whole wheat naan no yeast recipe

Easy peasy. Your wholewheat naan is ready. It tastes just like what you get in Indian restaurants.

Pro Tips:

You can use only processed flour too in the recipe but using whole wheat flour gives it more flavour.

You can use any garnish of your choice. If using garlic, you can add finely minced garlic to the dry ingredients while kneading the dough.

While kneading the dough, don’t knead it slightly hard like you would for pooris. This dough needs to be soft.

Iron skillets work the best. In case you are using non-stick tawa, use the second method of rolling out thinner naan and then cooking the second side like rotis on flame.

Whole wheat naan No yeast skillet recipe

Rachna Parmar
This fluffy and tasty whole wheat naan is a without yeast recipe that can be made on a tawa or skillet or home. Really delicious and easy to make. Do try.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Rotis | Parathas, Side
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 10
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour or maida
  • ½ cup thick yogurt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic optional
  • 2 tbsp. Cooking oil
  • Butter for applying on naan
  • Warm water to knead the dough

For garnish

  • Chopped cilantro nigella seeds, minced garlic, fresh herbs like parsley, butter

Instructions
 

  • Mix together whole wheat flour, processed flour, salt, sugar, minced garlic, baking powder and baking soda in a shallow thali or plate.
  • Add ½ cup thick yogurt and knead to a grainy mix. Now add the oil and knead further.
  • Now using warm water little by little make a soft dough. Make a ball of dough. Brush with oil and cover with a damp cloth. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, gently knead the dough again for 30 seconds and form small balls. You will get about 10 naans with this recipe.
  • Now with the help of a rolling pin, roll out each naan in a slightly oval shape using dry flour. You can roll it out thick or thin.
  • Once rolled out, sprinkle some nigella seeds if using and press lightly with rolling pin.
  • Now heat an iron skillet or tawa till medium hot. Apply water to one side of the rolled naan. Lift it up gently and put in on the skillet with water side on the tawa.
  • It will instantly start puffing up. After about 1 minute you can turn the skillet upside down and cook the other side directly on the flame till it gets brown spots.
  • You can also roll out the naan a bit thin. In this case cook one side on the tawa or pan. Then turn the other side and cook cook the other side on direct flame like you do for roti.
  • Your naan is ready to serve. It is very soft. Immediately brush with melted butter.
  • You can also sprinkle some finely chopped cilantro and serve with the curry of your choice.
  • Easy peasy. Your wholewheat naan is ready. It tastes just like what you get in Indian restaurants.

Notes

You can use only processed flour too in the recipe but using whole wheat flour gives it more flavour.
You can use any garnish of your choice. If using garlic, you can add finely minced garlic to the dry ingredients while kneading the dough.
While kneading the dough, don’t knead it slightly hard like you would for pooris. This dough needs to be soft.
Iron skillets work the best. In case you are using non-stick tawa, use the second method of rolling out thinner naan and then cooking the second side like rotis on flame.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Whole wheat naan No yeast skillet recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Your wholewheat naan is ready to serve. I like to serve with these curries:

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Parul June 1, 2020 - 12:18 am

5 stars
Sounds doable! I’ll try this and let you know Rachna!

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Rachna June 1, 2020 - 11:30 am

Thanks Parul!

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