553.Multi grain garlic naan

April 12, 2016mayurisjikoni
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A healthy take on naan

As much as we all love naan with our curries, naan is made from refined flour (plain flour, all purpose flour) which is not that healthy. During the process of refining the flour, the husk and bran, the most nutritious part of the wheat grain and rich in fiber is removed. What is left the white part which is carbohydrate, without any vitamins or minerals. Bleaching chemicals are used to make the flour more white. Consuming white flour on a regular basis along with sugar is bad for the body. Weight gain, insulin resistance and diabetes may result in over consumption of white flour. In order to enjoy naan but in a more healthy way, I make it using multi grain flour. I make my own mixture at home as we don’t get it in the shops here. I use about 8 different grains to make my multi grained flour. I use this flour daily for rotis and parathas. The recipe for the multi grain is given below. When Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories set the theme of using garlic in our bake for the month of April, I kept on thinking about garlic bread. I’ve already baked breads using garlic. So had to clear my head and think of other options. Made egg curry a few days ago and multi grain naan. That’s when the tube light went on and I decided on my bake for April. Naan with garlic are just awesome, tasty and add a whole new dimension to the boring plain naan.
So without much rambling, here’s the recipe for multi grain garlic naan.





Makes 10-12 naans

Multi grain flour :

6 cups whole wheat flour
½ cup finger millet flour (ragi, wimbi)
½ cup barley flour (jowar, jau)
½ cup soya bean flour
½ cup oat flour
½ cup millet flour (bajra)
½ cup green gram flour (moong flour) or can add chickpea flour
½ cup amaranth flour (rajgira, terere)

Mix all the flours very well in a large container. Store in an airtight container. I prefer to sieve the mixed flour for an even mix.

For the multi grain garlic naan :
4 cups multi grain flour
2¼ tsp instant dry active yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup warm milk
1½ tsp salt
¼ tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
¼ cup yogurt (at room temperature)
4 tbsp oil
extra flour for dusting and rolling
extra oil for greasing

For topping :
some water for brushing
4-6 tbsp butter
6-8 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
3-4 tbsp black sesame seeds or nigella seeds(kalonji)

  1. Mix flour, yeast, salt, soda bicarbonate and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Rub oil into the flour.
  3. Mix milk and yogurt together.
  4. Using the milk yogurt mixture form a dough.
  5. Dust the worktop or board with flour and knead the dough till becomes smooth. (About 5 minutes)
  6. Put the dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let the dough rise till its double the size. This takes about 1-1½ hours.
  7. Knead the dough gently. Divide it into 10 -12 parts.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  9. Grease a baking tray with oil.
  10. Roll the dough parts into balls. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Dust the worktop with a bit of flour.
  12. Take one ball and roll it out into a round or oval shape about ¼” thick.
  13. Scatter the garlic slices and black sesame seeds (or nigella seeds) over it and gently roll over it once twice, lightly.
  14. Roll out the remaining dough and place on baking trays.
  15. Brush the top of naans with water.
  16. Place the rolled naan in the hot oven and bake for 5-6 minutes. Half way through, flip the naans over.
  17. Remove the naans from the oven. Bake the remaining naans.
  18. Just before serving, switch on the broiler (grill). Let the naans bake for 2-3 minutes till its light brown on top.
  19. Brush with butter and serve immediately.
  • Roll out all the naans before baking. Its easier to keep an eye on the baking and broiling.
  • You can add fresh fenugreek leaves to the dough.
  • Top the naans with chopped chillis instead of garlic or add both.
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  • beena stephen

    April 12, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Perfectly done healthy naan

  • Amrita Roy

    April 12, 2016 at 11:38 am

    you made the naan totally healthy

  • Smruti Shah

    April 12, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I loved the multigrain flour used to make naan. Lovely shift from APF!! Amazing Mayuri 🙂

  • Karen Kerr

    April 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    After I'm done eating all of my white flour naan, I'll have to give yours a try, lol!!! Nice combination of grains!!

  • Sharanya Palanisshami

    April 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

    well made mayuri

  • Sharanya Palanisshami

    April 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

    wow mayuri , naan with multigrain flour , must try soon………

  • Cindy Kerschner

    April 13, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I love the multi-grain touch!

  • Wendy Klik

    April 14, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Great idea making a multi grain Naan. I can't wait to try it.

  • Holly @ abakershouse.com

    April 14, 2016 at 4:24 am

    You've made a healthy naan that looks great and must have tasted so good too!

  • Ayshwarya Singh

    April 14, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Thanks, this year you get lot of opportunity and share more foodie blog and its recipe. kabab restaurant in south delhi

  • Pavani N

    April 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Wow, your multi grain flour sounds amazing Mayuri and the garlic naans look delicious.

  • Georgina K.

    April 15, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Oh my Mayuri not only does your garlic naan look fabulous it is also super healthy. I love it! I must give it a try once I round up all the different kinds of flour. Not sure if I would get all of it here.

  • Swathi Iyer

    April 16, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Multigrain garlic naan looks delicious love it.

  • Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas

    April 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    These naan bread's look so yummy, especially with those big pieces of garlic.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Thank you Beena.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Amrita, and it tastes great.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks Smruti, I use the mixture of flour for my daily rotis and parathas too.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks Karen, loved the theme.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Sharanya.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks Cindy.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Do let me know how it turns out Wendy whenever you try it out.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    It does taste great Holly.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Try it Pavani, though it doesn't taste like the plain flour ones, its a wonderful healthy option.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Georgina. You could perhaps try it out with the ready made multigrain flour that other bakers use for breads. I mix mine as we don't get ready made multigrain flour in Mombasa.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks Swathi.

  • Mayuri Patel

    April 19, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Yes Laura, we Indians do love our garlic and onion and all the other spices 🙂

  • sneha datar

    April 22, 2016 at 7:02 am

    An healthy and soft multi grain naan.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    April 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    These naans look so very healthy and delicious. I love your multigrain flour mix, it must be great for parathas too.

  • Linsy Patel

    May 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Is it soft? Would love to try this some time.

  • Linsy Patel

    May 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Is it soft? Would love to try this some time.

  • jayashreetrao

    April 3, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Love this naan using mukti grain flour, looks good and better than all purpose flour for health too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 3, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree. And yes multigrain is much healthier than maida.

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