Bread is one of the oldest food prepared since ancient times. If East Asia consume rice as its staple food, the Europe, US, Middle East and North Africa have the staple bread. A Flour dough cultured and rise with yeast, bread is then baked in an oven. The common grain used as flour is wheat or bread wheat but may also used other wheat species like rye, barley, maize (corn), and oats and may be combined with wheat flour. Naan, generally means any leavened flatbreads that are popular in bread-eating countries particularly in India. It is an Indian bread made from white flour and free of yeast. Baked in a stone oven or tava and served hot brushed with butter or ghee, Naan is a popular breakfast food. It can be stuffed with raisins, spices, vegetables, cheese and meat.
Paratha is also a flatbread, but it is made from whole wheat flour. Pan fried in a tava, an Indian frying pan, it is an excellent accompaniment to Indian, Pakistani and Bengali cuisines. It can be round, heptagonal, square or triangular. A stuffed paratha can be eaten simply with a spread of butter on top, with chutney, with pickles and yogurt, or with meat or vegetable curries. Others roll it like a tube and dip into the tea. Yogurt is added to Naan to enhance its volume and thickness. Paratha, on the other hand, is soft and flaky. Both Naan and Paratha and all the other breads are good carbohydrate food. So try the recipes below that can give you enough energy for work and play.