Making Iranian Bread in Manoush Cuisine

About Iranian Bread

Bread is called نان (nān) in Persian, which has been borrowed as Naan in English.

There are 4 major Iranian flat breads:

Nan-e barbari thick and oval-shaped, also known as Tabrizi Bread or Nan-e Tabrizi, for its origins in and links to the city of Tabriz.
Nan-e lavash thin, flaky and round or oval, and is also the oldest known bread in the Middle East and Caucasus.
Nan-e sangak Triangle-shaped bread that is stone-baked.
Nan-e taftoon Thin, but thicker than lavash, soft and round.

And 9 leavened Iranian breads:

Nan-e Shirmal Made like barbari, except with milk instead of water, in addition to a bit of sugar, and is eaten during breakfast or with tea.
Nan-e Gandhi Sweet bread made like taftoon, and is eaten during breakfast or with tea.
Nan-e gisu a sweet Armenian bread, and also is eaten in the morning or with tea later in the day.
Nan-e dushabi bread made with grape syrup
Nan-e tiri like lavash
Nan-e tokhme-ru breads with sweet-smelling seeds on them
Nan-e khoshke-shirin sweet brittle bread baked in gentle heat
Nan-e khoshke-tanur brittle bread baked in gentle heat
Nan-e kopoli any kind of thick bread


Second only to rice is the production and use of wheat. There are said to be more than forty types of wheat breads from very dark to very light. From crisp to limp, and at least one type of flat bread will be a part of every meal.

Nan-e lavash is an example of the thin crisp bread with good keeping qualities, while nan-e sangak is a fresh yeast bread, baked on hot stones and eaten while still warm.

Also check:

History of Iranian food

History of Chelo Kabab

Iranian Wedding Planning

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