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Calories in a tradition naan and fun facts with recipe

Calories in a naan are about 79-110.Very rich and tasty to die for!!

Naan – Crusty Yet Popular

Naan, a flat bread of the Southern Indian region is a flatbread made from flour that has been cooked on a hot surface. Naan was known to the ancient people of South Asia as Naan-Churna or “The Shredded Bread”. Naan can be of various types depending upon where it was invented. The most common type of naan available today is Naan-Oriented Fondue.



Description The dough of Naan is baked in a deep pan, which makes it crisp and light. Naan is also known as Naan-Churna and is generally baked in an iron or cast-iron skillet. Naan is usually made with flour, but sometimes includes rice and other grains too.

History   Naan originated in Tamil Nadu in India and is one of the oldest baked breads. It is believed to have been created around thousand B.C. History states that Naan was discovered by the people of Mohenjo-daro in the seventh century B.C. Records do not indicate whether it was made with wheat flour or not. However, the people of that era did describe it as a thin-crusty bread similar to unleavened bread. Records show that it was introduced to the West by the people of Mohenjo-daro sometime between the sixth and fifth centuries.

Tradition Naan has been in existence since quite a few years and there is no doubt that different versions of Naan are enjoyed by different parts of India. One of the famous varieties is Naan-Churna. This is basically a sweet version of Naan which is made from either condensed milk or condensed yoghurt and is flavored with cardamom, cumin seeds, cinnamon and/or cloves. This is considered to be one of the most popular varieties of Naan available today.

Types Of Fruits / Herbs When it comes to the taste of Naan, one can find it in all shades and flavors. It is available in sweet, dry, salty and spicy flavors. In addition to these, it also offers you the choice to add different herbs and spices to it according to your tastes and preferences. Some of the common ones include cardamom, cumin, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, ginger, Indian saffron, nutmeg, turmeric, cloves and walnuts.

Shopping For Naan You can easily buy Naan at any retail store or online. There are even some supermarkets that display Naan-stuffed olives and naan chips. If you are looking to buy Naan you need to make sure that you opt for the authentic variety. As the name suggests, Naan-Churna has a cooling flavor but its crunchiness can’t be matched by any other bread.


Our Recipe Of Naan

Ingredients for Naan:

* White flour (Maida) – 1/2 Kg
* Yeast (Khameer) – 1 teaspoon
* Nigella seed (Kalaunji) – 1 teaspoon
* Curd / yogurt – 1/4 cup
* Butter – 2 tablespoon
* Sugar (Chini) – 1 teaspoon
* Warm water – 1 cup
* Salt – 1 teaspoon

Method for Naan:

* Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and keep aside for 10 minutes.
* Sift salt with flour and add nigella seeds,curd/yogurt, butter and yeast mixture.
* Knead well until it forms a soft dough,coat it with little oil and cover with damp tea-towel or cloth.
* Keep the dough in a warm place for 2 – 3 hours till it is doubled in size, happens best in a warm area.
* Knead the dough again and divide into around 8 equal portions and flatten them a little .
* Mould into typical ‘pear’ shape naan and preheat oven to 450F and bake for 10 minutes.
* Brush with ghee or butter before serve.
* Enjoy Naan with any vegetable curries or any meat preparations.

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