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Whole wheat naan recipe | peshwari naan recipe

by Jeyashri suresh

whole wheat naan on stove top.

Naan generally when we go out and eat in restaurants will be in our order. No wa days we always order tandoori roti and sometimes kids order naan. Naan generally made with all purpose flour| maida. I have already posted Plain Kulcha recipe. I wanted to try naan for a long time and finally tried it with whole wheat naan. I tried this recipe from here. I have heard and read about this rich peshwari naan. So wanted to try this at home and it was a very successful attempt. Generally naan goes well with malai kofta, paneer butter masala and chole masala. 
Whole wheat peshwari naan

  Preparation Time : 15 mins+ 2 hrs resting time | Cooking Time : 5-7 Mins per naan |Yields: 12

    Whole wheat flour    2 and 1/2 cup
    All purpose flour | maida   1/2 cup
    Active dry Yeast    2 tsp
    Baking powder    1/4 tsp
    Salt     to taste
    Sugar   1/2 tblsp
    Warm Milk     1/4 cup
    Yogurt      3/4 cup
    Oil    2 tblsp
    Butter   to make naans
 For stuffing
   Pista   10
  Badam    8
  Dry coconut | kopparai    2 tsp
  Sugar   2 tsp  

whole wheat naan

  • Warm the milk. Do not make it hot, just luke warm is enough. Dissolve the yeast in the milk and keep it aside.


  • In a wide bowl add the wheat flour, maida, salt, baking powder and sugar. Sift this for even mixing.
  • Make a dent in the center and add the yeast mixture, yogurt and oil to this.
  • Slowly Knead this into a smooth dough. You can add little warm water to knead the dough into a soft pliable dough.
make dough
  • Keep this covered with a damp cloth for 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile take the nuts and the dry coconut. Pulse this in a mixie into a coarse powder. The stuffing i have done for only 2 naans. Rest all i made as butter naan only. So this stuffing will be for 2 naans only not for the entire dough.

filling for naan

  • After 2 hours, the dough would have raised .

dough raised

  • Punch down the dough and take a big lemon sized portion of the dough. Dust the rolling board with flour.

punch down

  • Roll this into a small disc and place 1 tblsp of stuffing(coarsely powdered nuts) into this.

put filling

  • Close this and ensure that it is perfectly sealed. Roll this gently into an oblong shape.

roll in naan

  • Heat a tawa and cook this on both sides in a medium flame.

cook on both sides

  • Apply butter once it is cooked on both sides.

peshwari naan

  • If not using stuffing, just go ahead to make plain butter naans.
naan- recipe
  1. Always ensure the yeast is actuve . Else it will not raise.
  2. Ensure that the milk is luke warm while dissolving the yeast. Hot milk will not make the yeast raise.
  3. You can add finely chopped garlic to the dough and make garlic naan.
  4. For stuffing you can add few raisins and fennel seeds.
  5. Instead of wheat flour you can add maida too.
  6. You can bake the naan too in an  oven.
  7. Any left over dough can be kept in the refrigerator and can be stored for a day.

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Akila Anandan July 24, 2015 - 8:03 am

Yummy.will try for sure

Nivedhanams Sowmya July 24, 2015 - 8:36 am

healthy and delicious naan!!! those serving plates and bowls looks so cute!!

Mythili Sivakumar July 24, 2015 - 8:38 am

Super healthy diet for kids and adults too. And a very good substitute for the Naan made of maida.

Amrita Roy July 24, 2015 - 9:37 am

Naans looks restaurant style...healthy version

Gayathri Manikandan August 7, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Looks like a healthy version of naan with lesser quantity of maida. A new mix of ingredients for stuffing.. Should definitely give it a try !!

Jaya Pradha October 22, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Yummy dish,nice presentation

Anupama kumar July 16, 2016 - 8:20 am

Can this stuffing be made for normal paratha or chapati ?

jeyashri suresh July 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Yes you can use it for sure

Diary October 17, 2017 - 4:57 am

Mam I am ur fan...simply superb recipe..ur my cooking guru

Padma June 20, 2018 - 10:34 am

Hi Jay..
Love your yummy butter naan

How to make naan in microwave..

Jeyashris Kitchen June 27, 2018 - 10:29 am

Thank you so much. I haven't tried in microwave.


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