Thursday 7 June 2007

Jeena's Wholewheat Naan Bread

This recipe worked a treat for me today. It is wholewheat naan bread that is as soft and fluffy as a white naan. It is healthy to eat with curry's,stews, soups or even opened up with a delicious filling added. This Wholewheat Naan Bread Recipe is simple and quick to make so why not give it a try. :)

approx 1/2 to 3/4 Sachet Yeast
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp White Sugar
Splash Milk
Hot Water
7-8 Tbsp Wholewheat Flour
3 Tbsp Plain Flour
3 Tbsp Yogurt
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda

Put a splash of cold milk into a cup.

Stir in your sugar then add enough hot water to warm your milk up.(you won't need much hot water here)

Add your yeast, stir then leave for a few minutes while you prepare your other ingredients.

Sieve your wholemeal flour into a bowl.

You should be left with some bran left over.

Do not discard the left over bran. Put it to the side for later.

Add your plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and stir.

Add your bran and stir.
By now your yeast should have fluffed up.

Take another cup and put your yogurt into it with a tiny splash of hot water to warm through the yogurt. Now add your yogurt to your flour. Also Gradually add your yeast mixture and stir well.

You may need to gradually add more flour if it is too sticky. Knead your dough for a few minutes preferably 5 minutes.

Grease your bowl then over and leave for 30 minutes or until your dough has doubled in size. If your room is quite cool make sure you leave it to rise in a warm place.

Once your dough has doubled in size it should feel soft and light and fluffy.

Shape your breads with your hands and place onto a greased and floured baking tray. Put into a hot oven at approx 220C for 10 minutes or until golden.

For a more pita style bread roll out with a rolling pin into a thinner shape.

Enjoy Jeena's Wholewheat Naan Bread with soup, curry, stew or fill it with your favourite yummy filling! I opened mine up and ate it with some leerdamma cheese and it was delicious.


FH said...

Looks delicious Jeena.Great as a dipper for saucy dishes:))

Bharathy said...

Nice post Jeena,I make nan but no yeast to frment,just kneaded with yoghurt and soda bicarbonate..Nan is an indian bread as well but we spread a little flatter..:)
Wonderfully illustrated,even the beginners can benifit from your recipes...keep it up,Jeena(are you an INDIAN...i doubt!)

Saju said...

I can almost smell the nan cooking! so yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeena the naan bread looks awesome! Thanks for taking the time to test it, I will try and make it soon!

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Asha thanks for visiting yes it is lovely dipped in a sauce. :)

Hi Barathy thanks for stopping by I'm glad you like the recipe. I'm not Indian I am English but I love using spices and like Indian style cooking :)

Hi Saju thankyou for stopping by do come back :)

Hi Carolina I'm glad you like my naan bread recipe :)

Raaga said...

Hmmm... that's a nice recipe for naan... one, its made with whole wheat flour and its baked :)

Prajusha said...

hey jeena,
naan looks nice.when i make,i don't use yeast . thanks for the great effort to try it..looks like u love indian food a lot.:)

Viji said...

This is healthy and nutritious Jeena. Great Post. Viji

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeena,

Is there a fat free alternative 2 this receipe, plus where can i find a good chicken balti receipe.

Thanks, loved the restaurant style chicken.

sil said...

Jeena, can you please tell me how i can do this recipe using Self raising flour and plain flour? will it come out well?

Anonymous said...

I am not much of a cook but this is encouraging enough for me to dare try.. Thanks for the step by step.

Lynne said...

Thanks for that the Nans were wonderful. I dont suppose you have a recipe for a stuffed paratha or a prawn puri. As i love these dishes but dont have a clue how to make them! I also made your lamb kebabs they too were amazing and very simple to make. Many many thanks Lynne x