How to make Taftan - This is an aristocratic naan with a royal pedigree. Flakier and lighter than its ubiquitous relative.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Persian

Course : Breads

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For more recipes related to Taftan checkout Baguette, Bread Rolls, Focaccia, Hot Cross Buns . You can also find more Breads recipes like Masala Puri, Chawal Ka Parantha, Jawari Bhakri, Bengali Luchi.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Taftan Recipe

  • Refined flour 1 3/4 cup

  • Milk 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 3 teaspoons

  • Yeast Dissolved in water 1 tablespoon

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Sift the refined flour into a bowl and add salt. Add the sugar, yeast and yogurt and mix well.

Step 2

Add two tablespoons ghee and knead well into a smooth dough by adding milk. Set aside the dough for fermentation.

Step 3

Brush oil on the dough and divide it into equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Roll out each ball of dough to a round shape that is thicker at the edges.

Step 4

Using only your finger tips press lightly to make groves all around. Place the taftan on a baking tray and sprinkle onion seeds on it.

Step 5

Cook in the preheated oven or in a hot tandoor for fifteen to twenty minutes, basting with the remaining ghee once halfway through the cooking. Serve hot.