What Is Naan?

Naan is a leavened bread made from maida, an Indian white flour that is very delicate and powdery, similar to pastry flour. It is eaten most often with curry, used instead of a spoon to sop up all of the sauce and to pick up vegetables (and meat). It is often seasoned with nigella seeds — black seeds with a slightly astringent flavor that can be found in Indian grocery stores and are sometimes mistakenly called "onion seeds," "black sesame," or "black cumin."

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So the next time curry is on the menu, and steamed basmati rice just seems like a tired option, try naan as a delicious alternative.

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