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Wholewheat Garlic Naan
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Wholewheat Garlic Naan

A leavened flatbread made without tandoor at home in the oven or on the cooktop with the goodness of whole wheat and garlic.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 8 minutes
Servings 7 naan
Calories 216kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cup whole wheat flour you can use 50:50 ratio of whole wheat flour and refined flour.
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup yogurt I have used homemade yogurt (curd)
  • 1/2 cup milk lukewarm
  • 4 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coriander finely chopped
  • butter for applying on naan
  • wheat flour for rolling naan
  • water for applying on naan while roasting

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Keep ready oil, curd, sugar, salt and baking soda in a plate.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Add sugar, salt and baking soda to the flour. Mix well.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Add one tbsp oil and curd and mix well.
  • Now with the help of lukewarm milk start kneading the dough. (My son helped me kneading the dough with his little fingers.)
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • The dough will look sticky. Knead it nicely for 5-7 minutes.
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  • Now smoothen the dough with rest of the oil. When pressed with the finger, the dough should come up back.
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  • Now covered the dough with a cling wrap or cloth and keep it in a warm place for 3 hours. I like to keep the dough in a microwave.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • After 3 hours the dough will be doubled in size. Smoothen it again. Make 6-7 equal size balls out of it.
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  • Now flatten one ball.
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  • Roll it inside from the edges as shown and make a ball from it.
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  • Press it lightly and bang it on the dish.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Similarly, make other balls from the dough and bang them in a plate.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Now dust the surface with flour and flatten the ball with hands and then with the help of a rolling pin, roll it into the circle or oval shape.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • After that take the rolled naan in your hands and pull it down from one side to give the shape as shown. This is plain naan.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • For garlic naan- spread the chopped garlic and coriander over the naan and with the help of rolling pin press them lightly so that they stick to the naan.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Put the rolled naan in a baking plate lined with baking paper or greased with butter or oil.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Bake them for 5-7 minutes in the preheated oven at 250 C. The bubbles will be formed over them.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Flip it over.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Bake it again for 2-3 minutes or until brown spots appear. Just keep an eye over it. My plain naan got more brown. After removing from the oven apply butter over it.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • For cooktop method. Roll the naan in the circle or oval shape. Apply good amount of water over the top surface.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Make sure the flat pan for roasting naan is heated up. Take the naan and place the water applied side on the flat pan. Lower the heat and cook the naan for 2 minutes . The bubbles will start to form.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • After 2-3 minutes, flip the pan upside down with the naan over the flame or heat. (mine is the ceramic cooktop and I have switched over to the maximum heat) try to cook on all sides moving the pan.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • The naan will be cooked when the brown spots appear. Remove from heat and remove it in a plate and apply butter over it.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • Serve it hot with thick gravy or dal or your choice. Or just sprinkle some chat masala over it and have it with raita or curd and pickle.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan
  • I had some dry garlic chutney and so I have spread on the naan with coriander and tried making a different version. You can try making it with chopped onions, sesame seeds, mint leaves, kalonji or any topping of your choice.
    Wholewheat Garlic Naan

Notes

Note:
I have used 100% whole wheat flour. You can use entire refined flour or 50:50 ratio of whole wheat flour to refined flour.
Kneading the dough is very important. Knead it more to get soft naan.  You can use a tbsp of more milk if you require while kneading the dough.
Do not shape into balls after the fermentation of dough like making a ball for normal roti. Flatten it and roll it inside from the edges as shown to make a ball for making naan. Make sure to bang the ball.
You can try making naan with different toppings and different flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4.7mg