What Is Naan Bread?
Naan bread, or naan, is a traditional Indian flatbread. It is cooked in hot ovens called tandoori. However, you can also cook it on the stove at home.
What Is the Difference Between Naan and Roti?
Naan and roti are both Indian flatbreads. However, there are differences in terms of the material used and the cooking method.
Naan is made with plain flour, and roti is made with wholemeal flour. Naan is leavened; while roti is unleavened bread. Naan is typically thick and chewy, while roti is thinner and lighter.
Naan is traditionally baked in a tandoori oven or pan-fried. Roti is usually cooked on the stove.
What To Serve with Naan Bread?
Naan is traditionally served with chicken, curry or appetizers. It also goes well with lentils and beans.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Naan:
- Homemade Chicken Tikka Masala
- Indian Curry
- Paneer Pakora
- Butter Chicken
- Chicken Shawarma
- Mango Chutney
How To Store Naan Bread?
Naan bread is ideal for freezing. Wait for it to cool completely after cooking. Then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to three months. Place in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for short-term storage.
To reheat naan bread, defrost it at room temperature for about an hour and then reheat it in the oven or in a hot pan.