Naan is the Persian name of bread that is integrated into the culture of Persian people deeply. There are several types of flatbread which you can see on every Persian family table such as Naan Sangak, Barbari, Taftoon, and Lavash. You consume the Naan with breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. One of these flatbreads is “Naan Lavash” (نان لواش). It is a traditional thin, unleavened, and soft flatbread made with simple ingredients including flour, water, and salt in Tanoor. Lavash sheet measures between 25-35 inches long, 12-15 inches wide, and 1.5-3 thick that it depends on taste and whatever you will serve it with. Tanoor is a kind of traditional oven. It is a massive clay pot with a tall round wall, and we turn it on with charcoal or wood.
Naan Lavash’s place of origin is Armenia and Iran. But it is well-known in Turkey, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries.
Different types of Naan Lavash
As mentioned earlier, different types of bread can appear on the Persian table, which Naan-e-Lavash is one of them that the raw material of them is almost the same. So we have a variety of loaves of bread that have different names depending on their baking methods and some of their sub materials. The only thing that we want to mention here is that Naan-e-Lavash can be served simple.
Important Nutrition facts of Naan Lavash:
Naan-e-Lavash has a high value and quality. It is an energy producer dish because of its notable amount of carbohydrates obtained from flour with 82% per 100gr. It has a high calorie in a serving size of 1 piece (63gr) with 200 kcal. Also, it includes a protein with 14% per 100 gr, fat with 4% per 100gr, sodium with13 per 100 gr, iron with 17% per 100 gr, and fiber 7% per 100 gr.
There are so many benefits we can name for Lavash. Some of them are as follows. If you are on a diet program, Lavash is the right choice that we recommend for you since it contains low fat and no sugar in contrast to other bread. So you will not gain weight if you use Lavash in your diet. Lavash contains a remarkable amount of Protein and the muscles of body feeding protein to grow. Since we consume it daily, so it will help the body’s muscles to grow.
Fat and protein properties of Lavash can lead to longer satiety when you have little time for eating. So it will help you to do your activity without the feeling of hunger. Also, they nourish the body’s skin and launch the digestive system as well as maintain heart health. These two substances can boost the body’s immunity. So the body will be secure when the viruses and bacteria attack it and do not get sick.
The last significant benefit for bread that we should add here is its ability to reduce depression and excessive stress. These two disorders can lead to other dangerous diseases. So if you use Lavash daily, it would help your health a lot.
All kinds of slices of bread, as Naan-e-Lavash, in Persian recipes are available and suitable for vegetarians and vegans since all its row materials have a planet base like wheat flour, water, salt, and oil.
Serving style of Naan Lavash:
This traditional bread is very popular and suitable for breakfast. Also, we can serve Naan Lavash with a variety of Persian dish which we don’t serve them along with any kind of rice like polo, Chelo, and pilaf. The most important meal that you serve Naan-e-Lavash along with them is Adasi, Omlet, Kebab, different kinds of Koko, different types of soups, and so on.
If Naan-e-Lavash is served hot, it would be more pleasant. So if it gets cold, you could reheat it in the microwave.
What are the ingredients of Naan Lavash?
To make a simple homemade recipe of Lavash, you need some base ingredients including all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, water, active dry yeast, and olive oil. You can also add some sesame seeds to your recipe. But it depends on your taste, and it is an option.
How to cook Naan Lavash?
This easy recipe is so simple that every chief likes to test it at least one time. At first, you should sift the flour. Then you should mix sifted flour, salt, sugar, and active dry yeast. Then you need to knead the dough well for some minutes. After that, you have to cover the dough with some oil and plastic and wrap it. The dough needs to rest for almost 60 minutes until it doubles in size. You can repeat these steps four times to make elastic dough with less time of resting. After these steps finished, you should uncover it and knead the dough again. Now you can divide the dough to how many parts you want in a ball shape. The balls need to rise for some more minutes.
Finely you have to roll out the balls thinly on the tray. You can spread the sesame seeds if you like. Finely you can put the dough sheets in the oven that you have preheated to 430 F for 30 minutes. You should let it bake for 4-5 minutes. You have to repeat it for the balls that you have. It would help you to add that you just need to bake only one side of each sheet.
This recipe is adequate for four people. The preparation time of Naan-e-Lavash is 60 minutes, and its cooking time is 20 minutes.
- 3 cup sall-purpose flour, sifted.
- 1 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ ounce active dry yeast
- Olive oil to the required amount
- Grab a small bowl. Mix active dry yeast, water, and sugar in it. Stir until yeast dissolves completely.
- You need a large bowl. Sift the flour in it.
- Add salt to sifted flour and Combine. Add yeast mixture to it and mix them and make the primary dough
- Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes until it gets ball shape.
- Oil another bowl. Place the dough in it. Coat the dough. Cover it with plastic.
- Let the dough rise at room temperature in a warm place for one hour until it doubles in size.
- After one hour, uncover the dough. Knead it again for 5 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 430 F for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 4 parts and make the ball shape. Cover the balls and let them rest for some more minutes.
- Now uncover the shots. Put them on the baking tray. Roll them up.
- Spread the sesame seeds on them. Brush some oil on the dough's sheet.
- Put the plate in the oven. Bake them for 4-5 minutes.
- Take out the tray. Separate the baked Lavash sheets from the plate.
- Serve it warm.
- Some people like Lavash simple without sesame seeds. So when you make it, make sure that your gust or your family like it.
- If you serve it warm, it would be more pleasant.
- You can store the Lavash for several days. So put them in an airtight container in a dry and cool place or a refrigerator.