Whole Wheat Tawa Naan

whole wheat Tawa Naan
There are some ingredients which I have not tasted yet or tried in my kitchen ..... quinoa, couscous, macadamia nuts.  No particular reason.  Maybe, in future, I might try and share some interesting recipes with you. 
Yeast used to be one of those ingredients.  I am not sure why, but I was quite apprehensive about using yeast.  But not anymore.  Here is a Vegan Tawa Naan bread, made of fibre rich whole wheat flour.

Whole Wheat Flour/Atta - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Yeast - 1 tsp
Warm Water - 1/2 cup

How to cook Whole Wheat Tawa Naan:
  • In a mixing bowl, add yeast and warm water.  Stir with a spoon and set it aside for about 5 minutes.  Add little salt and whole wheat flour.  Add finely chopped or minced garlic, if you like Garlic Naan.  Knead to form a soft dough.  If the dough is too sticky, add few more tbsp of flour.  Cover the bowl with a plastic food wrap.  Let the dough rest in a warm place for 20 - 30 minutes or until the dough doubles up.
  • I generally use Atta, the whole wheat flour available in Indian grocery stores.  You can use White Whole Wheat Flour as well, which is readily available in Baking aisle of local superstores.
  • Punch down the dough and knead it again.  Divide the dough into 4 parts.  Roll each one slightly thick, with a rolling pin, dusting some flour.  Or you can spread the dough ball with your hands.
  • Heat a tawa/griddle for roasting the rolled naan.  I use a cast iron pan.  Grease the griddle with few drops of oil or butter.  Place the rolled naan on the hot griddle.  Flip the naan when it puffs up and roast for few seconds.  Now cook the naan on the direct heat/flame of the burner, just like a phulka.  Use tongs to move the naan and roast for few seconds so that brown charred spots appear and the Naan puffs up.  Brush hot naan with more butter or oil.
  • Alternately, you can broil the Naan in an oven.
Serve Tawa Naan with a curry of your choice.  We relished our Naan with good old Matar Paneer.  Top Naan bread with veggies and cheese and enjoy Naan Pizza.


  1. Wonderful naan, will make some soon. Happy new year wishes to you and your family.

  2. Healthy way to indulge naan. Looks great!

  3. Love your healthy twist in all your cooking. I 'm hooked on to your recipes... Thanks for sharing..


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