Soya Methi Garlic Nan


  • Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)- 1 cup
  • Soya flour-1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped fenugreek (methi)- 1/4 cup
  • Sugar-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-1/2 tsp
  • Finely chopped garlic (lehsun)- 8 tsp
  • Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
  • 1 tsp low-fat butter for brushing


  1. Combine the sugar, yeast and 2 tbsp of water in a bowl. Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes or till the yeast swells up.
  2. Combine the wheat flour, soya flour, yeast-sugar mixture, salt, oil and fenugreek leaves in a bowl and knead into a soft dough, using enough water until it is smooth.
  3. Cover the dough with a lid or wet muslin cloth and allow it prove till it increases in volume slightly (approx. 20 to 30 minutes).
  4. Divide the dough into equal portions.
  5. Press a portion of the dough flat on a rolling board and sprinkle 1 tsp of garlic over it. Roll out into an oblong of 125 mm. (5") using a little wheat flour.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the roti on one side till it puffs slightly and then turn over.
  7. Cook it on the other side till it puffs a little and then roast it on an open flame till it turns golden brown from both the sides.
  8. Repeat the steps 5 to 7 to make more roti.
  9. Brush each naan with 1/8 tsp of butter and serve immediately.

Fenugreek and soyaflour helps to lower blood glucose levels and thus excellent recipe for diabetics. Being cooked in very minimal fat this indian bread suits a low-cal menu as well.

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