Yeasted Jowar Naan #BreadBakers

Making this month's bread with ancient grains was really tough, since  the choice here is limited. What I could think of making is bread from Jowar / Sorghum. Again when I was surfing, came across recipes of sorghum bread using xanthan gum which is not available here. Searched for subsitutes found that Guar Gum could be used which is available here but could not find it in the market.  

Decided to try an yeasted  sorghum naan, which turned out good, but can be eaten when fresh just out of the oven, since this has no gluten it tends to crumble and dry out. It had an excellent taste but has to eaten with a gravy dish. Used boiled potato to try and bring some binding / gluten which did help in making this easy to form the naans.

I made this for our Sunday Lunch with Dal Sultani , we just enjoyed this combo. We loved this healthy bread, which I, again say can be eaten when fresh only, since one remained, checked in the evening it turned dry and crumbled. Bake the naan as per your need. If the dough is extra,  refrigerate it and use it when required.

I wish to thank Robin, for this great theme and hosting this event, in this challenge learned a lot about ancient grains.


2 Cups Jowar / Sorghum flour - Freshly ground
1/2 Cup Oats flour
1 Medium size potato- scrubbed n cut into half
2 Teaspoons Yeast
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Warm Water
1/2 Cup Water + 1/4 teaspoon salt to boil the potato
1 Tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds


Boil the potato in the pressure cooker for 3 whistles.  Cool,  skin and grate the potato and mix it with the water that it was boiled in.  Keep aside.

Seive the flours. Add the yeast sugar and salt. Mix well,  add the potato starch and  water, a little at a time, knead to a soft dough.  Grease a bowl keep aside it to double in size.

When the dough doubles, punch the dough. Divide the dough into four parts. Place a greased parchment sheet on a baking tray make teardrop shaped naan (1/2 inch thick). Lightly moisten the naan with wet hands, then sprinkle black sesame seeds.

Keep it covered for 15 to 20 minutes to rise again.  Then bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 200 degrees. 

The bottom side when baked..

Take this hot naan dip each piece into bowl of Dal Sultani..... Enjoy .

Labels : Jowar, Naan, Bread Bakers, Breads

This month's BreadBakers' theme is Ancient Grains, hosted by Robin at A Shaggy Dough Story. Ancient grains are generally accepted to mean grains that have remained largely unchanged/un-hybridized over the last several hundred years, which means NO MODERN WHEAT. Here's what our creative bakers came up with.
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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. I love the look of these and bet they tasted great, crumbly or not. Hope you enjoyed the challenge!

  2. Jowar naan must be difficult to handle the dough. Looks good and if its crispy, then hubby will love it.

  3. I want to reach into that bottom photo and grab a bite! Looks delicious!

  4. I have only made Naan once and was pleased with how they turned out. Yours look lovely and there is nothing better than fresh from the oven bread.

  5. Your naan looks perfectly delicious, and I am sure it was delicious!

  6. Wow, sorghum naans is such an innovative idea. They must have tasted great.

  7. what a unique naan - must have tasted great too!

  8. Crispy, flaky naan yumm.........