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Authentic Recipe of Nan-e Taftoon. Delicious Traditional Iranian-Persian Flatbread.

It’s an authentic recipe for Nan-e Taftoon. This traditional soft bread is made of simple ingredients, including flour, yeast, and sugar.

Things to know about Nan-e Taftoon Recipe

Nan-e-Taftoon is a simple Iranian-Persian flatbread. It is usually cooked with whole wheat flour, yeast, and sugar. Modern versions may include eggs or yogurt. Authentic Taftoon bread is soft and delicious that is usually served with kebabs.

But you can also eat with different stews called khoresh, cottage cheese, or vegetables. Traditionally it is baked on the walls of a clay oven or tandoor. But you can also use an oven griddle or cast-iron skillet.

It is decorated with sesame seeds or nigella seeds while cooking. The soft texture and slightly sweet taste make it as exotic as it sounds.

Delicious Traditional Iranian Flatbread. Authentic Recipe of Nan-e Taftoon.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: تافتون‎‎ نان
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Main Cooking Method Roasting


Servings 5 Loaves
Calories / Serving 192 kcal


  • 1 2/3 cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seed
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  • Mix yeast and sugar in a little warm water.
  • Then mix salt and vegetable oil to it.
  • Gradually add flour to the mixture and knead until a soft dough is formed.
  • Place the dough back in the bowl, and cover with a kitchen towel. Leave to rise for 40 minutes.
  • Preheat a girdle pan over medium heat.
  • Divide the dough into small balls.
  • Roll each ball with the help of a rolling pin, into 4 mm (0.12 inch) thick bread.
  • Place the bread on the griddle, sprinkle some sesame seeds.
  • Flip the bread, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Continue flipping until small brown spots start to appear on the bread.
  • Remove from the griddle and wrap it in a kitchen towel.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Kosher Recipes


Calories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gSodium: 118mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 0.1IUVitamin C: 0.004mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Nan-e Taftoon Recipe, Traditional Iranian Flatbread, تافتون‎‎ نان
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Cooking tip for making Nan-e Taftoon

  • You can cook it in an oven griddle.
  • You can also cook it on a stovetop using a cast-iron skillet.
  • You can also cook it in a clay oven.
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What to serve with Nan-e Taftoon?

Serve with cheese bhurji, or meat khoresh.

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