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Taftan (bread)

Taftan nan 01.jpg
Alternative names Taftoon
Type Bread
Place of origin Iran
Region or state Iran, Pakistan and India (Uttar Pradesh)
Main ingredients Flour, saffron, cardamom
Cookbook: Taftan  Media: Taftan

Taftan, taftoon or taftun (Persian: تافتون‎) is a leavened flour bread from Persian, Pakistani and Indian (notably Uttar Pradesh) cuisines,[1] baked in a clay oven. 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


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