Savory naan is the second recipe in the series of our ‘no-fail’ homemade naan bread recipes. Like our classic naan recipe, this ‘savory homemade naan bread’ is completely wholesome. We do not need anything but whole wheat flour to make super soft homemade naan bread.
This savory version of our homemade naan bread is spiced and flavored by mustard oil, carom seeds (ajwain) and turmeric powder. Naan is a yeast bread and it requires three to four hours of waiting. So plan your time accordingly.
Our homemade naan bread recipe yields four medium sized naan breads, with 170 kilo calories in each. You can also choose to make two big naan breads. You will need the following ingredients to make our whole wheat homemade naan bread.
Ingredients, Measurements & Nutritional Value
|Water at 105-110 ºF or 40.5-43.3 ºC||– about 30 ml|
|Active dry yeast||14 grams|
|Mustard oil||1 tablespoon|
|Whole wheat flour||50 grams|
|Whole wheat flour||50 grams|
|Carom seeds (ajwain)||1 teaspoon|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Water at 105-110 ºF or 40.5-43.3 ºC||– 15-20 ml|
|Mustard oil||1 teaspoon|
|To Knead & Dust|
|Whole wheat flour||15 grams|
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- Fiber rich whole wheat reduces the risk of breast cancer by 41% in premenopausal women.Omega 3 fats in whole wheat reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Phytonutrients present in mustard oil either prevent or slow down gastrointestinal cancer.
- The B complex vitamins in mustard oil speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight.
- The essential oils in carom seeds offer relief from flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal pains.
Video Walk Through : Homemade Naan Bread – Savoury Naan Bread With Whole Wheat Flour
Instructions – Homemade Naan Bread – Savoury Naan Bread With Whole Wheat Flour
- Take a mixing bowl at room temperature.
- Add about 25 to 30 ml of water at 105 – 110 ºF or 40.5 – 43.3 ºC. A digital food thermometer is a must have for anybody working with bread. You won’t regret buying one.
- To the water, add one tablespoon of active dry yeast, one tablespoon of mustard oil and one tablespoon of honey. (Buy yeast that is not more than 15 days old. Older ones may or may not work. Do not compromise on this factor as it decides the quality of your bread.)
- Add 50 grams of whole wheat flour and mix for a minute. Cover and allow it to rest for 20 minutes.
- 20 minutes later, you will have a fluffy sponge.
Make Dough For Naan
- To the sponge add carom seeds, a pinch of salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and 50 grams of whole wheat flour. Go easy on the salt, because yeast is like a vampire. It does not like salt or light.
- Add hot water gradually and mix it in. The temperature of water should be around 105 – 110 ºF or 40.5 – 43.3 ºC. We used about 15 to 20 millilitres of water. You may require a few millilitres more or less depending on your climatic conditions.
- Knead the dough until it is is soft and non-sticky. If required use a few teaspoons of whole wheat flour to aid kneading. Kindly watch the YouTube video walk through above to understand the texture.
- Brush the dough with mustard oil. Cover and let it rest for 2 – 3 hours.
- 3 hours later, the dough would have doubled in size. Gently knead for 3o seconds.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and set aside.
Flatten The Dough
- Roll each dough portion into a ball using the palm of your hands.
- Dust the balls with some whole wheat flour and flatten them to a disk with your fingers on a rolling platform or board.
- Use a rolling pin and flatten the dough into a circle.
Make Naan Bread
- Set a skillet or griddle on medium heat for 5 minutes and grease it with any cooking oil.
- Transfer the flattened dough on to the hot griddle and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
- Once you see air pockets arising, flip it.
- Once flipped, cook for another minute and take the naan off the heat.
Serve our ‘savoury-whole wheat-homemade naan bread’ with any curry or use it to make sandwiches and wraps.
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