I've turned the delicious Asian classic flatbread into a "real food" approved favorite in this Whole-Wheat Naan bread recipe that I adapted from Jo Cooks. It's simple to make if you're familiar with making tortillas.
I tried making whole-wheat naan, and it was so fun! And now I get to share the recipe with you. :) I found a reliable white flour recipe and made all the right modifications for this to be “real” and still yummy.
My kids scarfed them down so I’ll definitely be whipping these up again very soon. They really were not too hard to make at all (especially if you have experience making homemade tortillas)! Enjoy.
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This was delicious! Followed it exactly except we grilled it outside on the pizza stone. I went ahead and rolled all the pieces out, stacked and separated them by wax paper, and then covered with a moist towel so that it would be easy to just grill one after another. The naan bubbled perfectly! Went amazing with our curry veggies and chicken. The entire family loved it. Thank you!
Can I make these with white whole wheat flour instead of the pastry flour?
You can try it with regular, but I’d highly recommend finding the pastry flour for this recipe. Certain recipes just work better with the pastry flour. – Nicole
I applaud your receipe and I enjoy your site. But, this isn’t naan, this is a paratha. Naan doesn’t use yeast, is white flour & is made a stone oven. What you made is a paratha- whole wheat flour & is made in a pan. Indeed, this is tasty & made quite regularly.
LOVED the whole wheat naan. Thank you for such a great recipe – easy, great tasting, perfect to add into the weeknight rotation.
Can you freeze these once they’re made and cooked? Thanks :)
Yes, freezing these will be fine.
I would just use a bowl and a wooden spoon. Most bread doughs can be made by hand and I am pretty sure most people in India make it that way. The dough hook is just for convince. Though you will probably want to knead the dough a few times to thoroughly combine it.
Can I substitute plain whole milk yogurt for the Greek yogurt?
Can you do this without a stand mixer and use a hand mixer and no dough hook?
I think making it by hand would be better than a hand mixer.
I have everything, except Greek yogurt.
Can I substitute with sour cream?
I have not tried that yet myself … let me know how it goes!
Can I use a regular skillet in place of cast iron? Thanks!
Yes, you can try that – the nice thing about cast iron is it gets really hot and stays hot. Good luck!