Take water in a bowl and warm it up slightly. (* Note- The water needs to be warm, not hot) Add in the sugar and let it dissolve. Then add in the yeast. Leave it aside for 10-15 mins till it froths up. (* If the frothing doesn’t happen to discard the yeast)
In a large vessel take the whole wheat flour and add in the salt, oil, and herbs *if you like.
Finally, add in the frothed yeast and mix the flour with a spatula.
Gradually add in the water and start mixing the dough. Knead it, till it is soft and pliable.
Cover it with a damp muslin and leave it aside for about 2 hours till it doubles in size.