Whole Wheat Naan on Tawa without Yeast
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Naan is made using maida and yeast, I changed my traditional recipe to whole wheat flour and it turned out equally soft and fluffy.
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8 small naan
  • Whole wheat flour - aata - 1 ½ cup
  • Sooji - 1 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Cooking soda - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Fresh curd - ¼ cup
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Water - ⅓ to ½ cup or more
Instructions ( 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
  1. In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour.
  2. Add suji, baking powder, and cooking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Mix well the flour using whisker or hand.
  4. Add curd and mix well with flour.
  5. Add oil and again give a nice mix.
  6. Now add water gradually and knead soft and smooth dough.
  7. I required more than ⅓ cup of water. Quantity of water will vary based on the wheat flour.
  8. First, make a little tight dough then add water and make a soft dough.
  9. The dough should not be stiff and very sticky.
  10. Apply ¼ tsp of oil.
  11. Cover the dough with wet kitchen napkin or muslin cloth.
  12. Give the rest of 2 hours.
  13. After 2 hours, knead the dough for 1 min.
  14. Divide dough into 8 equal portions.
  15. Roll them into the desired shape and apply water on the upper side of naan.
  16. Meanwhile heat the iron tawa ( Big no to non-stick tawa ) on medium heat, to check if tawa is ready to sprinkle the few drops of water on tawa, water should sizzle.
  17. Put water side naan over tawa, once the naan starts bubbling, turn the tawa over flames keeping about 1 -2 inch away from the flames to cook the naan from the top.
  18. Once naan nicely browned, remove, and spread the ghee or butter over. Here your whole wheat Naan is ready!
Recipe by Zeel's Kitchen at https://www.zeelskitchen.com/recipe/whole-wheat-naan-without-yeast/