Many of us might normally associate naan, a leavened oven-baked flatbread, with Indian food. However, the thin loaf is actually a popular bread in many cuisines.
Versions of naan can be found throughout Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and other Asian countries. It is traditionally made from an elastic dough that consists of dry yeast, all-purpose flour, warm water, sugar, salt, ghee (clarified butter used in traditional Indian cuisine), and yogurt.
In addition to plain naan, some popular varieties of naan include garlic naan (topped with garlic and butter), kulcha naan (filling of cooked onions), keema naan (filling of minced lamb, mutton, or goat meat), and paneer naan (filling of paneer cheese with ground cilantro and paprika).
Craving your own variety of naan? Check out our naan pizza recipe!
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