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Taftan, taftoon, taftun (Persian: تافتون‎, romanizedtâftun; Urdu: تافتان‎) or nân-e tâftun (Persian: نان تافتون‎) is a leavened flour bread from Persian, Pakistani and Indian (notably Uttar Pradesh) cuisines.[1] This bread is made with milk, yoghurt, and eggs and baked in a clay oven.[1] It often flavoured with saffron and a small amount of cardamom powder, and may be decorated with seeds such as poppy seeds.

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Alternative namesTaftoon
Place of originIran
Region or stateIran, Pakistan and India (Uttar Pradesh)
Main ingredientsFlour, saffron, cardamom

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  1. ^ a b Babbar, P. (1988). Rotis and Naans of India. Bombay: Vakils, Feffer and Simons Ltd.