What is Iranian bread called?
There are four types of iranian bread which are more popular and mostly used by all people in iran (but we have many local breads in each city also ), these main breads include Barbari, Sangak, Taftoon, and Lavash. In this article, we are going to talk about these most popular types of bread in Iran.
BARBARI BREAD is one of Iranian deliciucs bread:
Barbari bread is the thickest flat bread with approximately 70 centimeters long and about 25 centimeters wide. It is usually prepared with refined flour, baked plain or with sesame seeds with a crisp crust and light airy texture.
The word “Barbari” means belonging to Barbar, and Barbar stands for a group of people who lived in the northeast of Iran, to be more precise the Hazara people living in North Khorasan Province. The bread got its name due to the place it was first baked in, and later brought to Tehran and become one of the most popular types of bread in the Qajar Dynasty.
Barbari bread calorie 150 calorie -no fat – 31% carbohydrate and 4 g protein
what is Iranian SANGAK BREAD:
Sangak is the healthiest type of bread among others because it baked with whole wheat flavor . It’s very common to have Sangak Bread with Kebab, Dizi, and Abgoosht. Sangak Bread is not only popular in Iran but also in Azerbaijan. (when you go to bakery for buying this kind of bread you should be careful about hot pebbles attached to the bread from the Oven ). Literally, Sangak means little stone (Sang stands for stone), the reason for that is the baking method of the bread which is baked in an oven, on a bed of small stones. It is a plain, and rectangular bread with different types of toppings such as sesame seeds, dried herbs, or caraway.According to historical evidence, it was first mentioned in the 11th century, which was traditionally the bread of the Persian army.It has 120 calorie •1 Sangak bread calories 120 Cal – 0 g fat •4 g protein and – 23% carbohydrate
TAFTOON BREAD In IRAN:
Taftoon, Taftan, or Taftun is leavened flour bread baked in Iran, Pakistan and India. Name of this bread is derived from “tafan” which stands for “heating”.It has been used and baked through history and was mentioned in Shahnameh ( by fedowsi ); the Iranian national epics, for the first time.The traditional way of baking the bread was baking in a clay oven called tanoor in Farsi. Usually, some bakers make some dimples all over the dough with fingertips.
Taftoon bread Calories: calories 259 •Carbs: 52g •Fat: 1g •Protein: 11g
LAVASH BREAD The most common Iranian bread:
Lavash Bread is very popular in Iran and its neighboring countries, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey.Lavash Bread, the preparation, and meaning of it was listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO from Armenia in 2014. However, after two years, in 2016, countries of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey were also added to the list of representatives.
Lavash Bread is usually very thin and circle shaped. Some bakers add sesame seeds or poppy seeds are sometimes sprinkled on before baking
lavash bread Calories: cal 130 •Carbs: 27g •Fat: 1g •Protein: 5g
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