Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR YEASTED FLAT BREAD WITH NIGELLA SEEDS


This is a healthy version of flat bread that you can make and enjoy with delicious veg and non veg curries. Home made bread, fresh from the oven is irresistible. It has no preservatives too. Once you start baking your own breads you will never go for the ready ones bought from a store.
 You can also try out some variations each time you bake by sprinkling sesame seeds, flax seeds or some herbs for a change.


Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour .... 2 cups or as needed
Yeast .......................   2 tsps
Sugar .....................  2 tsps
Salt ....................... about 1/2 tsp
Olive oil or butter .... 2 tbsps
Nigella seeds ..........  2 tbsps  ( as needed )
Milk ....................... 3-4 tbsps for brushing

Method:
1. Take 1/2 cup luke warm water and add the sugar.
2. Sprinkle yeast granules, cover and set aside in a warm place until frothy.
3. Take the flour in a large mixing bowl.
4. Pour the activated yeast mixture little by litle and mix.
5. Add salt at this stage. Mix it.
6. Also add 2 tbsps of oil or melted butter.
7. Knead the dough well adding little luke warm water as needed.
8. Knead well until you get a soft and pliable dough.
9. gather it into a round ball shape and place it in the glass bowl.
10. Cover it with a cling film and set it aside for proofing until it is double in size.
11. Whole wheat flour takes longer time to rise. (about 2 hrs in summer and maybe more time in winter)
12. Knock the dough lightly to remove air bubbles.
13. Divide it into 5 or 6 pieces as desired and roll them out slightly thicker.
14. Brush the milk on the surface and sprinkle some nigella seeds.
15. Press them lightly so that they stick in the bread.
16. Set them aside on a parchment paper spread in a baking tray.
17. Keep them covered or in the oven (not heated) for 1 hour.
18. Now bake them in a pre-heated oven at 300 C for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.
19. Cool them and store in a zip lock bag or an air tight box.
20. Just before serving heat them directly over the gas flame on both sides using tongs.
21. Brush little ghee or clarified butter.
22. Serve them with any veg or non veg curry.

See the recipe video:


This recipe is part of the A-Z Recipe Challenge in a facebook group wherein we bloggers come together and choose  key ingredients alphabetically to make and post a dish every month. The alphabet for the month of April is "N" We have to select an ingredient with N and make our dish. I chose nigella seeds and made this bread.


38 comments:

  1. Whole wheat flat bread is really an healthy option than maida ones. I watched your video and you have explained it very well. Loved this flat bread with nigella seeds.

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  2. You know, Shobha-ji, I have this mind block against baking breads, but you make it seem so simple. I will try it for sure. I am sure the Nigella seeds on the flatbread added a lovely flavour to them.

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    1. Aruna, once you start baking breads you will get addicted. Must make an attempt

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  3. Wheat flour bread with nigella is definitely a healthy alternative to regular plain flour based bread. This bread combined with some paneer curry will make a lovely weekend feast and better than getting from take-aways!

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    1. Yes, it can be paired with any curry. Thanks

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  4. Using whole wheat bread is a good idea instead of the regular flour used generally for such yeasted breads.

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    1. Thanks Renu. Yes I try to avoid APF as much as possible.

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  5. Love that generous sprinkling of nigella seeds on the top. Making the naan completely wholewheat makes it so much better to eat...

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    1. Yes Rafeeda, I am trying not to use APF these days

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  6. Such a healthy flatbread! You have explained the process so well. I'm kind of scared of using yeast, but you make it look doable. The nigella seeds must have added such a beautiful flavour!

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    1. Priya don't be scared. Once you start baking breads there is now way you will stop. You get addicted to it

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  7. I love the flavor of nigella seeds. This is such a delicious flatbread. I love having it with soup and salad!

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    1. Yes dear . It can be paired with anything

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  8. Loved this healthy flavorful flatbread with whole wheat flour. Nigella seeds definitely made it flavorful. I love the flavour of nigella so saving the recipe to try sometime.

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  9. we love kalonji naan at home and this flatbread is so well done, shobha ! with a spicy gravy on the side, becomes a perfect sunday brunch for sure !

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    1. Thanks Kalyani. Yes it goes well with spicy gravies.

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  10. This healthy version of naan with whole wheat flour looks so scrumptious. Love generous sprinkle of nigella seeds on the top. Would love to enjoy with some butter chicken. I

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  11. I love everything whole wheat and nigella seeds are my favourite as well. Your recipe combines the two which is all the more reason to try it soon! Home baked is the best, hands down!

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  12. A healthier version of naan as you've used whole wheat flour. Like the addition of nigella as it adds so much flavour to the flatbread.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri. I try to avoid APF as much as possible

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  13. Really such a healthy flatbread.
    Wheat flour naan with nigella seeds is definitely a healthy way to consume as compared to non-healthy APF. Your detailed recipe so well. So true, when u start baking u become addicted, my personal experience is same!

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  14. Baking your own bread is always fun and this one with the combination of wholewheat and nigella makes its healthier option to try. Part it with baigan bharta and the lunch is sorted for me.

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    1. Thanks Paarul. Yes it can be paired with anything

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  15. I can imagine the wonderful aroma of whole wheat bread along with nigella seeds being cooked. Perfect with any curry. Bread has been cooked to perfection. Awesome click👍

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  16. Whole Wheat naan look super inviting.. love this choice of healthy flour to make naan.. Nigella seeds add a lot of flavour to this bread.

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    1. Yes Swati, whole wheat flour is a healthy option and I only bake with this these days

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  17. Whole wheat naans are so guilt-free. With flavorful Nigella seeds going in can imagine the taste and aromaof this naan. Loved the way you have explained it so well.

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    1. Yes these are definitely healthier than the maida ones. Thanks for the compliment

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  18. Everything about nigella seeds is pure pleasure to me. I am sure this bread will be exciting as well.

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  19. Love this healthy version of flat bread. I will surely enjoy with a delicious chicken or mushhroom curry. Home made are always best !

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    1. Go for them. You will surely like these breads

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