Preparation info
  • Makes


    large breads
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

  • About

There are a host of breads from India, some leavened like this naan, others not, like chapatis and parathas. Naan is the white bread of the Muslim north-west, of Punjab and Kashmir and, beyond that, Afghanistan and central Asia. The large breads in restaurants are cooked in tandoors - beehive domes arching over a charcoal brazier on the floor of the oven, with food being introduced through an opening at the top. When making bread, the cook slaps the sheet of dough on to the side wall. It ha