Whole Wheat Naan
Whole wheat Naan is a healthier option for all Naan lovers. Naan is a much sought after dish during dine outs or parties, along with spicy curries or Paneer dishes. Naan made with white flour or Maida used to be the rage earlier, but with all the healthy new concepts, people are searching for healthier options and hence the whole wheat Naan is the new passion. And it does taste good!! Whole wheat Naan goes well with Butter chicken, Kadai Chicken, Paneer Butter Masala, Pepper Chicken, Nadan Chicken curry, Kashmiri Mutton Curry, Chinese Chilli Fish, Palak Paneer, Matar Paneer, Paneer Korma or any spicy curry and refreshes your taste buds, with new delightful flavors. This is a simple recipe and can be made on stove top, all you need is a good skillet. I have tried Whole wheat Naan with yeast and also this version. Both are good, but I have found this version with Baking Soda little more soft and fluffy. Well, be prepared for repeat episodes; you will get a lot of requests after the first time!!
|Whole Wheat Flour||: 2 ½ cup|
|Maida||: ½ cup|
|Sugar||: 1 ½ tbsp|
|Salt||: as required|
|Baking Soda||: ¾ tsp|
|Baking Powder||: ¼ tsp|
|Curd||: 2 tbsp|
|Warm Milk or water||: as required|
|Oil||: 1 tbsp|
|Butter||: for spreading|
|Coriander leaves||: little|
|Onion Seeds/Sesame seeds (optional)||: little|
Mix the whole wheat Powder, Maida, sugar, salt, Baking powder and Baking soda. Add the curd and enough warm milk and mix well to get a nice soft dough. Rub oil in your hands and knead the dough well. Keep it covered for 2 hours.
Make small balls and flatten with a rolling pin to make a small oval shape. Heat a skillet or thick bottomed Tawa on the stove. When it is hot, place the flattened bread and cover with a lid. Keep on low flame for 1 full minute. You will be able to see the bubbles on top. Turn it, cover and cook for 1 minute. Turn again and spread little butter, top with chopped coriander leaves and sesame seeds (optional).
Turn again and transfer to serving plate. Repeat the process till you are done with the dough. Serve hot with Paneer butter Masala or Butter chicken or Kadai chicken. Enjoy!!
- The dough should be soft and not hard.
- Using a little white flour helps to keep the elasticity of the dough.
- Adding Milk makes it softer. You can also add warm water.
- Naan tastes good when served hot. However, this Naan will remain soft even when it is cold.
Feast on the healthy Naan with any spicy curry. If you like this recipe please put your comments and share with your friends. Thanks and God Bless!!