From the time when life started in this universe, each and every life form needs to have some sort of energy to move on and do things. That from the very beginning of time used to come from food.
Raw food was consumed at the start, but then as civilization started appearing on the face of the planet, so does the variety of food, its taste and quality as well as the food being in cooked form rather then raw.
Different cultures have different tastes that they cater for in food. Indo Pak Sub Continent is not an exception to the rule. From the time of Mughal rule on the subcontinent, tasty Mughal foods were introduced that was not only liked and loved by the people within the subcontinent area but as well appealed to the taste buds of people across the globe. One such Muglia food item was and still is the Naan.
Preparation and Dining
Naans are usually cooked in pre heated clay ovens that are known commonly as the “Tandoor”, but now a days even different baking methods are being used to cook Naan. After taming them out of the oven or the Tandoor, Ghee or butter is spread or brushed up on it to make it more scrumptious and delicious to devour. Naan is an item of food that is usually served hot directly from oven so that the taste of it is maintained even at the time of eating it.
A Naan can be eaten either alone, just with some sauce or yogurt and the most commonplace method is to eat it with some sort of a curry, that makes it more delicious to eat.
Naan was not the introduction of Mughals by any mean. Twelfth century has the mention of it in the name of naan e tanuk as well as naan e tanuri by the most famous Amir Khusro within his jottings.
The word “Naan” itself has been taken from the Persian word “Non” that means “to bread”. Different travelogues of renowned authors have got the mentions of Naan in them from the early times of seventeenth century.
Tastes and Naan Loving places
Different new recipes are being woven up now and then for Naans to be made more scrumptious. Minced meat, Potatoes, and various other food items are put inside the base of a Naan and then on it is cooked. Not only is it more delicious then the regular Naan but is more expensive because of extra food items other then flour used in its making.
Uzbekistan, Punjab and UP in India as well as Iran and Pakistan are the primary consumers of Naan. Various Naan varieties have been derived from the basic recipe of the Mughal times.
Not only delicious in every sense of the word, a Naan is what food is, especially for the people of subcontinent and it is a major item of food in diversified regions of the world in breakfast, lunch or even in dinnertime.
Foka is very foody, loves to eat and write about delicious foods.