Wheat Naan (Indian Bread) - Baked on Stove - No Oven. Recipe Video

Enjoy wheat naan with any Indian curry, sabji and daals.


Preparation Time2 Hr 30 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In2 Hr 45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest GroupHealthy,


 Wheat flour/Whole wheat flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Yogurt1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Extra virgin olive oil5 Tablespoon
 Flour1 Cup (16 tbs) (For dusting)
For the yeast mixture
 Yeast1 Tablespoon
 Warm milk/Warm water3 Tablespoon (or milk and water combined)
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
For serving
 Butter1 Tablespoon (or more as needed)
 Cooking oil spray1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 341 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.5%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g12.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.6 mg

Sodium 396.7 mg16.5%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g18.9%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 7 g14.4%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C 0.04%

Calcium 9% Iron 13.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

1. Cooking spray - for greasing the insides of the bowl (where the dough rests for fermentation)
2. Roller pin & board


1. Take a small bowl, dissolve a tablespoon of yeast in water or milk. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let it stand for about 10 minutes till the yeast rises.
2. In a large mixing bowl take the wheat flour and the all purpose flour. Mix it and add baking powder. Mix again to combine the baking powder well into the flour.
3. Add the yogurt and olive oil and combine well using your hands. Add the yeast mixture, small portions at a time and knead the dough.
4. Once the dough is kneaded, transfer it to a bigger bowl/pot, sprayed with some cooking oil on the inside surface. Sprinkle some of the left over yeast mix on top of the dough resting in the bowl.
5. Cover the bowl/pot and let it sit for 90 to 120 minutes.

6. After the naan dough has doubled itself, take medium size portions of it in the shape of a ball and roll it using a roller pin. Dust the dough frequently while rolling.
7. Take a pan and heat it on medium and put a rolled dough on it and bake, flipping sides till cooked. Finally move the naan on to a rack directly above a high heated stove and toast it flipping sides for a couple of minutes.
8. Once done, spread a little butter on the surface of the naan immediately while hot.

9. Serve immediately with any Indian main dish of your choice.

When using the flour, a combination of whole wheat flour, wheat flour(chapati flour) and all purpose flour may be used.
An alternative option to making the naan is by baking it in the oven at high temperature.

Editors Review

If you like eating Indian bread, then do try this out. Chef Bhavna shows how to make Indian bread from wheat. In India we call it naan. The naan can be served with any curry. So do try this amazing recipe and do watch the video.