100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread) | How to make 100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread)

By Namita Tiwari  |  15th Jul 2015  |  
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About 100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread) Recipe

Soft and delicious bread ideal for breakfast, brunch or dinner

100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread)

Ingredients to make 100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread)

  • 3 and ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 and 1/4 cup to 1 and ½ cup warm water (Quantity will vary)

How to make 100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread)

  1. Whisk together first three ingredients. Add oil and mix well.
  2. Take 1 ¼ cup warm water. Add honey. Stir. Add yeast and stir well.
  3. Take dry ingredients in a kneading plate. Add water and mix till you get a shaggy dough. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes. Cover and let the dough rest for 5 to 6 minutes. It will be easier to handle now. Add more water and keep kneading using heel of the hand to push the dough forward and then collecting with fingers pulling it in. Keep kneading till the dough becomes smooth and supple by adding more water if needed. Dough should be quite soft. Keep adding water to the point you can handle the dough. The stickier/softer your dough, the higher it’ll rise.
  4. Transfer dough to a greased bowl. Turn the dough around so that it is evenly coated with oil. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place till double – about 1 to 2 hours.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it into an 8 inch log. Place the log in a lightly greased 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch greased bread pan dusted with cornmeal. Cover the pan loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap.
  6. Allow the bread to rise for about 1 to 2 hours, or till the center has crowned about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
  7. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Bake the bread for 25 minutes or till the top turns golden brown and the bottom of the pan sounds hollow when tapped.
  8. Cool in the rack. Slice when cold or next day.

My Tip:

I kneaded the dough by hand. It requires a little muscle power but it is worth it.

Reviews for 100% Whole Wheat Bread (Atta Bread) (19)

Parul Srivastava3 years ago

Ya it is dense i have baked breads many times but this recipe is not worth trying i must say

Anjli Prakash3 years ago

I loved it

Amit Sawhney3 years ago

can we use a food processor to knead the douvh

Subhashini Sharma3 years ago

Which brand of instant dry yeast do you use.

Seema Thale3 years ago


Neelam Pandey Joshi3 years ago

can I make in a microwave which do not have preheating function??

shruti chandak3 years ago

hi cam it be done in a microwave

gayathri muthukumar3 years ago


Jyoti Sarda3 years ago


Priddhi Shah3 years ago

Hi. Dry yeast & flour measurement is not clear. Can u pls make it more specific

Amrit Singh3 years ago

wheat ,yeast nd water quantity not clear .

premila rajan3 years ago

also wheat flour?

Amy Kaul3 years ago

What's the qty of wheat flour? it says 3 and...

Suryakala Kurapati3 years ago

can I do this recipe micro convection. in which mode to do this

Gita Chhabra4 years ago


anamika mehta4 years ago

plz suggest if using fresh yeast than the measurement will varys

Sujata Limbu4 years ago

@Parvinder We cannot bake a bread in microwave so you will need an oven!

Varsha Shetty4 years ago

what is the measurement of milk powder ,salt , oil n honey . I didn't understand .

Parvinder Sahota4 years ago

Can we make this in microwave .