Recipe: $2.50 | Per Slice/Serving: 20 cents | Yield: 12 (ish)
I think I've finally done it.
Whole-Wheat Naan!(The super easy version!)
In Peru, whole wheat flour was incredibly hard to come by - and about 20 times as expensive as the white stuff. So, we often made this recipe for regular skillet naan. And let me tell you, it is gooood. But as we gear up for real food in the states, and much cleaner eating for 2014, it's time to eliminate the white flour wherever possible. I've figured out a great whole wheat pizza dough recipe, and I even made awesome whole-wheat sandwich buns, but I was a little worried about the naan. For some reason, I just assumed it would be a big fat pain, but it totally wasn't. It was really easy, and the dough was nice and (pardon the term) supple and easy to work with.
My super picky semi-food-critic parents even liked it.
Here's an updated picture from December 2015. It's whole wheat atta flour in Japan, which is why it looks much lighter in color than the King Arthur flour!
When we make white naan, we skillet-cook it in oil and salt, and sometimes with butter. For the whole-wheat, it tastes much better with oil (garlic olive oil if you've got it), and without the salt. Add a little more salt to the dough or just before serving if you prefer. You could cook this in either olive oil or coconut oil.
And if you don't make your own garlic olive oil, you should start. Cause it's delicious.
*EDIT: The previous recipe called for ¼ cup milk. I have found this to be unnecessary; it can be replaced with more water. I have changed the recipe to reflect these changes.
100% Whole Wheat Naan
- 3 cups whole wheat flour spoon scoop and level* + ¼ cup extra in case it's too wet/for rolling
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package yeast or about 1 tbsp
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¾ cup warm water maybe a few extra tablespoon if too dry
- ¼ cup olive oil preferably garlic!
- ½ cup yogurt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder optional
- additional olive or coconut oil for skillet if desired, but not necessary*
- First, warm up the water until it’s lukewarm/tepid, but not too hot! Melt the honey in the water and add the yeast. Set aside for 5-10 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- When yeast is frothy, combine with olive oil, and yogurt, then mix wet ingredients into dry.
- Mix with a fork as well as you can, then turn out onto a floured cutting board or work surface and lightly knead for about 5 minutes. The dough will be soft and supple, and a little sticky. Place in a large bowl and cover with towel or plastic wrap and let sit for about 1-2 hours, or until 50%-100% larger in size. (NOTE: You can put this in the fridge overnight. Bring it back to room temperature before rolling it out - it is hard to work with when cold.)
- When the dough has risen, (and reached room temp) heat up your skillet. (With a bit of fat, if desired.)
- Cut the dough into 8-12 equal pieces, then roll one out into desired shape – oval, circle, etc.
- Once the pan is hot, place rolled out naan into pan, and cook until the surface has large bubbles, then flip and cook for a couple minutes more. You can probably cook two at a time.
- Once you remove them from the heat, you can leave them as they are, or season them with salt, garlic powder, or parsley!
- Enjoy with soup, curry, salad, chili, or make yourself an awesome panini! This recipe makes 8-12 large pieces. You can also freeze these and they’re awesome defrosted. I love them as the base for flatbread pizzas.
**My recommendation is to cook these babies with ghee! It's so super yummy.
Hello am I just imagining this or part of the recipe and pictures just disappeared? I looked at this recipe on 7/23/15 in the morning and saved it on my favorites, but when I went back to look at it in the evening, the ingredients, some of the pictures (pics of the cut wedges etc) all gone....
Yes! I am in the middle of updating my theme, and all of the recipes disappeared. So sorry for that! I had to convert it (temporarily) back to my old theme and I'm manually inputing all of the recipes again. This one is updated so you shouldn't have any issues! Please message me again if there's any other recipe you can't find and I will message it to you directly. SO SORRY for this inconvenience - but hopefully it will be taken care of within the next 24 hours. Thanks for commenting!
Whew thank you. I plan to make this tomorrow. Have all the ingredients ready!! This looks awesome!! I looked high and low for a recipe like this and I think this will be a keeper!!
Thanks so much! Hopefully if you return to the site tomorrow it will look completely different! :) We love this recipe - and I hope you do too!
Sounds delicious, can´t wait to try it!
Please do try it! It's one of our favorites! Sometimes I reheat it with crushed garlic for "garlic naan."