Taftan Recipe (By Chef Tahir)

Taftan is a leavened flour bread from Persian cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine (India), and Cuisine of Pakistan, with saffron and small cardamom powder baked in a clay oven. We used to have this in Karachi but I never see it anywhere in Lahore. Please let me know where I can get this. Meanwhile, I will make it at home and enjoy it. You can also make naan at home with this recipe link



Ingredients Of Taftan

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup powder milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cup plain flour
  • 2 tbsp. self-raising flour
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. yeast

Method Of Taftan

  • In a bowl, mix together 2  tbsp. of self-raising flour, 2 tbsp. of yeast, and 2 tbsp. of sugar and 3 tbsp. of Luke warm water. Leave aside for 4 -5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl mix the plain flour with 1/4 cup powdered milk, 8 tbsp. yeast, and water mixture. Knead for 10 minutes till a smooth dough is formed. Brush it with oil, cover and leave aside for 45 minutes.
  • Press the dough with your hands and divide it into six rolls. Grease a griddle. With the help of a rolling pin, roll out the 6 balls of dough. Place each disc onto the griddle, and brush oil on top.
  • Place the taftan in an oven for 30 minutes. Then place the griddle on a low flame and cook the taftan until it turns golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side.
    Brush oil and water l on top of each taftan and serve.

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