Whole Wheat Garlic Naan (Indian Flat Bread with Garlic)

‘Naan’ is one of the most popular Indian flat bread. Whenever we visit restaurant or a Dhaba for lunch or dinner we never miss to order ‘Naan’. When we talk about ‘Naan’, the first thing that comes to our mind is ‘Tandoor’ (An earthen clay pot where Indian flat bread like Naan, Tandoori Roti, Tandoori Chicken etc. are made). But with very few ingredients ‘Naan’ can be made at home without a tandoor. I have made Butter Naan in oven but never made ‘naan’ on gas stove before.

This time I made ‘Naan’ with whole wheat flour or ‘Atta’. ‘No Yeast Whole Wheat Garlic Naan’, is the tastiest ‘Naan’ I have ever made at home. The basic recipe is adapted from Binjal Pandey, who is a great recipe developer and a blogger. I have made some changes in the measurement of ingredients, keeping the basic recipe same. It’s the easiest flat bread I have ever made. I always look for no yeast bread and flat bread recipes. This recipe is just perfect for me.

In my earlier recipe of ‘Butter Naan I had used all purpose flour and that was made in oven. Many of my readers asked me if I could share any ‘Naan’ recipe without using oven or tandoor…. So here it is. This is a easy to make ‘Naan’ recipe without using yeast or a tanoor.

  • Servings: 7-number
  • Difficulty: medium
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  • Cuisine: indian
  • Passive Time: 60 mins
  • Course: breads
  • Preparation Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 60 mins


1 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
½ cup All Purpose Flour
¾ cup Yogurt
¼ cup Milk – or as required
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
3 – 4 Tbsps Oil
6 – 7 tsps Minced Garlic
¼ cup Coriander Leaves – (Chopped)
All Purpose Flour – For Rolling
Amul Butter – For serving


  1. In a bowl mix in both the flours with baking soda and baking powder. Sieve the flour mix in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle salt and mix well.
  3. Beat the yogurt. Add oil, yogurt to the flour mixture and knead it, use milk or water as required and make smooth, soft, and little bit sticky dough. Apply few drops of oil the dough, cover it with a moist cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
  4. Take the dough, knead it again with a light hand and divide it into 6-7 small sized balls, cover the balls with moist cloth.
  5. Heat a griddle/tava on medium flame, take one dough ball, dust it with flour, roll it and make round or slightly elongated shape.
  6. Apply or sprinkle minced garlic and chopped coriander leave over the surface of disk and roll again like a shape of a roti.
  7. Turn upside down of the rolled circle. Apply a little water on it so that it can be easily stick on to the tawa.
  8. Place the moist side on the preheated tawa. After few seconds you will notice bubbles are coming out on naan surface, cook it for 1-2 minutes in low heat.
  9. Then turn the tawa upside down on the flame or with a help of a tong place the naan upside down on the flame. In this way the naan will be cooked from both the sides. Always keep the flame on low to medium.
  10. Now keep the naan in a casserole applying melted butter or serve it immediately with applying butter.
  11. Repeating same process make naan from rest of the dough balls.


~ If you are in hurry rest the dough atleast for 30 minutes, but for best result rest for longer time.

~ I used milk for kneading the dough. You can use only water or combination of water and milk according to your choice.

Recipe adapted from here


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