No-Yeast Whole Grain Butter Naan

As a follow-up to my two previous posts namely my Salmon Tikka Wraps and Tandoori Gobhi, I’ve got for you a Naan recipe that you can make to wrap these delicious fillings in!But mind you these are not your usual Naans.These require no yeast and are made using Whole Grain Flour!Healthy, soft and so so delicious, you’re going to love them them :)

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I’ve always wanted to make my own Naans but kept putting it off due to the yeast requirement, since I’ve never worked with yeast!Maybe one of these days I’ll surprise myself and bake my own bread,because  every time I see a bread recipe or those soft Dinner Rolls I’m tempted to try them,but then again the yeast comes into the picture.Maybe its not a big deal after all!Anyways on my quest to find an easy no-yeast recipe I stumbled upon this website called Sailu’s Kitchen that had exactly what I was looking for!

Whole Grain Naan 7I’ve used Whole Grain Flour instead of All Purpose Flour to make it more healthier.I get my Whole Grain Flour from my Indian Grocer.You can use any flour of your choice.Once ready the warm soft Naans just melt in your mouth and a knob of butter while serving does its magic!You can add any toppings of your choice once you’ve rolled these.You can use Cilantro or Garlic or Nigella Seeds or make a simple Butter Naan like I’ve done here.Serve these with my Cabbage Koftas or use these as a wrap for your tikkas or make Naan Pizzas!

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No Yeast Whole Grain Butter Naan


  • Whole Grain Flour-2 cups
  • Baking Powder-3/4 tsp
  • Baking Soda-a pinch
  • Salt-1/4 tsp
  • Sugar-1 tsp
  • Warm Milk-1/2 cup
  • Yoghurt-1/2 cup


  1. In a mixing bowl mix the flour,baking powder,baking soda,salt and sieve two times.
  2. Make a well in the center and add the milk, yoghurt and sugar and mix until it comes together to form a soft dough.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth and leave it for two hours.
  4. After two hours knead the dough again and cut into 6 equal balls.
  5. Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and start rolling the ball into an elongated or round shape.Could be small or large.
  6. Heat a pan on high.
  7. Brush one side with water and put it wet side down on the pan.Look for bubbles forming and gorgeous golden spots appearing on the side down.Flip it over.
  8. Do the same for the other side too.
  9. Spread a knob of butter/earth balance all over.
  10. Serve hot!


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  1. Isabelle Jaffe says

    Hi, there!
    I made your sweet potato parathas a few days ago (SO GOOD) so now I’m excited to try this recipe. I have some very watery yogurt–I make my own yogurt, and it didn’t set right this time, so it’s the consistency of milk. Would you suggest changing the recipe at all? Would it work to substitute the milk for yogurt (so double the amount of yogurt needed in the recipe)?


    • Soni says

      Thankyou so much!Yes you can just use Yoghurt and it reacts with the baking soda since there is no yeast in this recipe! You can start with 1/2 cup and use little by little as required. Hope it comes out good :)

  2. Trish says

    How exciting to find a recipe for naan! sometimes my grocery store had whole wheat naan, sometimes not. Now I can just make my own. do you grease the pan? I was thinking about using a cast iron skillet but maybe I should use a non stick instead?

  3. says

    Wow, Soni, can naan be really that easy to make at home? I LOVE naan and always order several just for myself to eat when I go to Indian restaurants. Yours look perfect! I’ve always been afraid to make it myself since I was convinced it would never be as good as those professionally made. I can’t wait to try this recipe. As for the yeast, don’t be scared. You’re such a pro in the kitchen, you’ll have no problem with it. Once you start baking your own yeasted breads at home, you’re going to wonder why you didn’t do it earlier!
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