Taftan (bread)

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Alternative names Taftoon
Type Bread
Place of origin Iran
Main ingredients Flour, saffron, cardamom
Cookbook:Taftan  Taftan

Taftan, taftoon or taftun (Persian: تافتون‎) is a leavened flour bread from Persian cuisine, cuisine of Pakistan and cuisine of Uttar Pradesh,[1] baked in a clay oven. It is a Persian word.

This bread is made with milk, yoghurt, and eggs.[1] It often flavoured with saffron and a small amount of cardamom powder, and may be decorated with seeds such as poppy seeds.

See also

  • Lavash, another Iranian bread very similar to Taftan, but thinner
  • Shirmal, another Iranian bread very similar to Taftan, often with added fruits and murabba.
  • Sangak
  • Barbari bread


  1. ^ a b Babbar, P. (1988). Rotis and Naans of India. Bombay: Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd.