WHOLE WHEAT AND CORIANDER NAAN




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This recipe is for my sister. I tried explaining this recipe to her so many times and just grew tired :( My little sis though very smart is still not able to grasp when I say what she needs to do with the yeast when we talk over the phone. She too has a very good blog, do check her blog. It is an interesting blog overall. I am not including her blog link here since I didn’t ask her permission for this but she is sure to get mad after reading this and will post her comments here in the comments section. You can follow her link from there ;)

Coming on to the recipe, I am also a relatively newbie with rotis and naans. I make chapathis very often for lunch and sometimes naans made with whole wheat flour. I usually make naans on stove top rather than oven. I feel the naans turn out softer that way. I have used white whole wheat flour here. White whole wheat flour is good for baking, especially when mixed with yeast. This is the basic recipe I follow for making naan. I usually use milk for raising the yeast rather than adding sugar to warm water. This is healthy and the naans are also very soft when milk is added to the dough. For garlic and butter naans, I usually coat the naan with low-fat butter and sprinkle some crushed roasted garlic chips in the end.
INGREDIENTS:
1. White whole wheat flour, around 2 cups.
2. Yeast, 1-1/2 teaspoon.
3. Salt, ½ teaspoon.
4. Oil, 1 tablespoon.
5. Milk, 1 cup. (Nonfat milk too works perfect here).
5. Cilantro, ½ cup, chopped.
PREPARATION:
Warm the milk in microwave or stove top. The milk should just warm enough to the touch. Very hot liquid can kill the yeast and if cold liquid is used, the yeast will not raise. Add the yeast to the warm milk, mix it well, and lit it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, milk will appear frothy. Meanwhile mix the 1-1/2 cup of flour and salt together. Add the chopped cilantro and pour the milk over the flour and start mixing. Add extra flour if the dough is too sticky and then add a teaspoon of oil and knead the dough for 10 minutes. The dough should be soft and pliable. Add another teaspoon of oil on top of the dough, cover it with a wet cloth and let it sit for 1 hour. After 1 hour, the dough should have raised about half of its original size. Punch it down and knead for another 2 minutes. Then heat a flat-bottomed pan, and start rolling the dough into flat chapathis by taking small balls of the dough. When the pan is hot (it should on high heat), put on a rolled naan into the pan. Flip it after 10 seconds once bubbles start forming on the surface. Add a teaspoon of oil and flip it again after 10 seconds. Keep flipping the naan until it is well done on both sides. Then repeat the same procedure with the other rolled out naans. Serve hot with any curry. TBXGVFEEDPSX

39 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Naan looks wholesome! Definitely healthier version of the good-old whote-flour naan!

Rachana Kothari said...

Thats so healthy and yummy!!! Would love to try it out!

Viki's Kitchen said...

I too should thank you for this naan recipe along with your sister:) Never thought its easier to try in stove top. I will try this real soon n let u know dear. Btw, naan looks extremely soft and shaped like the restaurant version. I can finish up that bowl of curry with these soft naans:)

Swapna Sree said...

Wheat Naan looks so smooth and yummy,,,your version sounds great and healthy

Usha said...

Looks delicious ! I have made with whole wheat flour but never with white wheat, great idea, I make it on the stove top instead of the oven too, works really well :-)

Nithu Bala said...

Lovely Naan recipe..

PALATABLE said...

Healthy and delicious naan, love this combo....

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Gulmohar said...

I've never tried to make naan usin whole wheat...that too on stove top...great job..It looks soft and perfect.Should try your version next time..thanks.Will come back to catch up with your sis ;-)

Nandini said...

Naan looks fantastic Gita!
Never tried with wheat flour and stove top sounds easy!
Aromatic naan looks soft and with those slurpy kadala or rajma(?) Curry makes me salivating :)

Uma said...

perfect naan Gita! looks so yummy.

sangi said...

Happy holi dear
n tnx 4 the gr8 idea

Sushma Mallya said...

Heathy and full of flavours...even i love adding coriander to naan..looks good gita and very happy holi..

kitchen queen said...

a very nutritious and healthy naan and very tempting.

BeenaShylesh said...

naan looks perfect......

Priya said...

Naan looks fantastic and love the addition of coriander in this Naan Gita, awesome work dear...

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

nice one..........

Parita said...

Thats one healthy naan gita! Fantastic recipe, thanks for sharing!

Sowmya said...

wow...homemade version...looks absolutely perfect n smooth...i never thought of doing naan @ home...will try this real soon...thanks for the recipe dear..

Deepa G Joshi said...

such a healthier version of naan..nice and delicious

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Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Une recette que je vais essayer car j'adore les naans.
Bonne semaine.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious naan dear...

Shri said...

Oh wow!!That is very healthy!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a wonderful idea! looks and sounds very nice!

Sarah Naveen said...

Such a yummy and perfect Nan..So healthy too

Vrinda said...

Recipe sounds excellent Gita...will giv a try...

Pavithra said...

have never tried naan at home.Your's look easy as well as healthy. will definitely give it a try soon .

Padma said...

Naan looks perfect and colorful with the coriander leaves..

Vani said...

A stove top naan made with whole wheat - nice!!

Devasena Hariharan said...

COme out well Gita. What you can do is add grated carrots and onions to it.........

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Really nice! thanks for this wonderful recipe of naan dear!

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.
Coriander naan is absolutely new for me. Looks yummy and tempting. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Fulfilling and an aromatic naan... Save some for me am coming!!!

Siddhi S said...

wow wheat naan is very healthy one...corainder vl gv a nice flavour...thnx fr sharing such lovely recipe gita

Malar Gandhi said...

Stove top naans sounds so nice and easy to me, never tried that way...if you assure its raising good and turns soft, then I am going to try that for sure:):)

Jagruti said...

Whole wheat naan looks so yummy and healthy!! would like to try one day...wish me luck:P

kothiyavunu said...

Naan looks fantastic and soft!!Healthy version..never tried with whole wheat..will give a try..Thanks for sharing gita!

Pari said...

Hi. I love the stove top naan better than the grilled. The naan must be flavourful with the coriander.

Cham said...

Looks so pretty this healthier version!

Liby Mary said...

Made these yesterday... Turned out wonderfully.. Tasted better than the usual ones made with maida... Saved some dough in the fridge, and made it for lunch today.. Still turned out soft and yummy.. Total hit with the family..Thanks for an awesome healthy recipe...
Liby