What is Naan?
Saying Naan in different languages:
French – Naan
Spanish – yaya
Gujarati – નાન
Hindi – नान
Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread usually found in the cuisines of Central and South Asia.
In a typical naan recipe it needs mixing white flour with salt, a yeast culture, and enough yogurt to make a smooth, elastic dough. The dough is kneaded for a few minutes, then set aside to rise for a few hours. Once risen, the dough is divided into balls, which are flattened and cooked. In Pakistani cuisine, naans are typically graced with fragrant essences, such as rose, khus, or with butter or ghee melted on them. Nigella seeds are commonly added to naan as cooked in Indian restaurants throughout the UK.
You can also make Naan Pizza. It is a type of pizza where naan is used as the crust instead of the traditional pizza dough. Chefs and some well-known companies offer recipes for people to make their own naan pizza at home.