Taftan (bread)

Taftan or taftoon (Persian: تافتون, Urdu: تافتان) is a leavened flour bread from Iranian, Indian and Pakistani cuisines.[1] It is made with refined flour, milk, yoghurt, and eggs and baked in a clay oven.[1] It is sometimes flavoured with saffron and a small amount of cardamom powder, and may be decorated with seeds such as poppy seeds.[2]

Alternative namesTaftoon
Place of origin Iran
Region or stateIran, India and Pakistan
Main ingredientsFlour, saffron, cardamom

See also


  1. Babbar, P. (1988). Rotis and Naans of India. Bombay: Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd.
  2. nan taftoon recipe
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