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Whole Wheat Palak Naan #BreadBakers (Whole Wheat Spinach Flatbread)

Whole Wheat Palak Naan #BreadBakers (Whole Wheat Spinach Flatbread)

Whole wheat palak Naan has the nutrients and the natural colour of palak and made using whole wheat flour to pair with some rich gravies.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: FlatBread, Naan, Palak, Spinach, Wholewheat
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup Lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Cup finely chopped Palak/Spinach One can use the puree too
  • 0.5-1 Cups Lukewarm water Only if required
  • 1 tbsp Butter for dough
  • 2-3 cloves of minced/grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Nigella/Black Sessame seeds


  • Clean and Wash a medium size bunch of Palak/Spinach.
  • Finely chop them using a food processor or a chopper. Alternatively one can make puree too.
  • In a small bowl, add in 1/2 cup lukewarm water, sugar and yeast.
  • Keep aside for 10 mins for the yeast to bloom. If the yeast does not bloom, you would need to start again.
  • In a large bowl or your stand mixer add in the flour, salt, chopped spinach and yeast mixture.
  • Mix everything along and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
  • Since spinach already has water content you might not need any additional water. Add water only if required and a tablespoon at a time.
  • Slowly add the 1 tbsp butter and need it into a smooth and an elastic dough.
  • Cover it with a cloth or cling wrap and keep it aside for 1-1.5 hours.
  • The dough should rise if not double.
  • After 1-1.5 hours, divide the dough into equal lemon size balls.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the balls into desired shape. I rolled them into approximately 4-5 inch circles.
  • Keep them directly onto the baking sheet and keep them aside for at least 15 minutes. If you have time 30 mins preferable.
  • In the meantime preheat the oven to 200 Deg C or 400 F.
  • Once you are ready to bake, gently rub some water on the top of Naan.
  • Rub the minced garlic and sprinkle some Nigella seeds. Gently tap it.
  • Bake it in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start turning brown.
  • Rub some butter on top and Serve it hot with some yummy curry.


  • Baking time may vary as all oven's are different.
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