Naan: Wheat and oats without yeast

Naan final

About:

Naan is a leavened bread made using all purpose flour. It can be made using yeast and also without the yeast. Today’s recipe is without yeast. I mostly use whole wheat flour for all my rotis/Paratha but this time i used powdered oats with whole wheat flour.

I love that the whole wheat flour makes this a little bit chewier than normal but also makes it so much softer and yummy.

Yields: 4-6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 11/2-2 hours
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour-1cup
  • Powdered oats-1/2cup
  • Salt-1ts
  • Baking powder-1/2tsp
  • Baking soda-1/2tsp
  • Natural yogurt-1/2cup
  • Olive oil – for toasting naans

For topping:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sesame seeds

Procedure:

For the dough:

  • In a bowl, combine wheat flour, powdered oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add yogurt to the dry ingredients, add water little at a time and start mixing until just incorporated.
  • Now knead the dough for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to the greased bowl, wrap with the kitchen towel or cling film and let it rest for 1 ½-2 hours.
  • After resting time divide the dough into equal balls (depending on whether you want larger naans or smaller) and roll into a slightly oblong shape on a floured surface using a rolling pin about 4-6 inches.
  • Over medium heat, heat a tawa/skillet, brush the naan with some olive oil and sprinkle some sesame seeds, slightly press using a rolling pin.
  • Place the naan on to the hot tawa and cook for a minute or two, until you see bubbles starting to form.
  • Flip over and continue to cook on the other side for another 1-2 minutes until dark spots are formed.
  • Sprinkle some cilantro/coriander and transfer the naan on to the cooling rack.

Serve with Babycorn Mushroom gravy

Babycorn Mushroom gravy final

Note:

  • I ground oats in a food processor to the fine powder, oats can be replaced with wheat flour or plain flour can also be used alternatively.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 2, 2015, in Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Wonderful, saved this and will make it. I love that it doesn’t use yeast and the whole wheat and oat flour.

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  2. Looks too good Chitra, nice way to sneak in oats for daily food…

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  3. Without yeast! I wasn’t aware this was possible 🙂

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  4. looks fabulous. Without yeast, you’ve made it so well, kudos!

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  5. Wow that looks and sounds really healthy.

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  6. have always loved na’an. Thank you for the recipe!!!

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  7. Great change to the recipe xx

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  8. This looks great, Chitra. I love Naan!

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  9. Good tip on the ground oats. I’m going to have to keep this one in mind. Thank you

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  10. sarithakumbakkara

    Will try soon!

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