Taftan, taftoon or taftun is a leavened flour bread from Persian, Pakistani and Uttar Pradesh cuisines, baked in a clay oven. This bread is made with milk, yoghurt, and eggs.

Ingredients to make TAFTAN

  • 3 cups – plain flour
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp – Curd
  • 2 tbsp – ghee
  • 1.5 tsp – Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup – milk
  • 1 tbsp – onion seeds

Steps to make TAFTAN

  1. Take 3 tbsp luke warm water in a cup. Sprinkle sugar and yeast over it.Keep aside for 10 minutes or till frothy.
  2. Sieve together flour and salt. Make a space in centre of flour.
  3. Pour curd, ghee, milk mixture into that space.
  4. Mix in dough, knead well till it becomes elastic.Add more milk if required.
  5. Grease a large bowl, place dough in it.
  6. Cover, keep aside for min 1 hours or till dough has almost doubled.
  7. Knead again, divide in 6 parts, make balls, cover.Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  8. Take one by one, press between palms and pat into a thick round.
  9. Keep edges slightly thicker.Pull a corner to get a drop shape.
  10. Brush with ghee, sprinkle onion seeds.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree for 12-15 mins.
  12. Serve hot.



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