Naan

Asian flatbread

Naan bread is a type of bread made with flour. It is a flatbread that is baked in a tandoor. Naan bread often looks like a tear drop. It is often covered in herbs and spices such as garlic to change the taste.

Naan Bread
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Annapurna Naan in Indian cuisine
Place of originSouth Asia, Central Asia
Region or stateIndia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
Main ingredientsFlour

Naan bread is made from basic bread ingredients like wheat flour, a leavening agent (either yeast, yogurt, baking powder, or all), salt, and butter or ghee. It also is made with yogurt and milk. The yogurt is what makes naan bread taste so much different than other kinds of bread.

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