What is Naan?Cafe Lotus' Naan  Naan Explained food 13

Is it a Chapati? Is it a Pita? Naan of the above!

Never tried it before? Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread native to India. It resembles pita bread but unlike pita, it has yogurt, milk, sometimes eggs or butter which makes it softer than the pita bread. Our bakers shape it into a ball and slap it on the walls of our tandoor (clay oven).

Traditional Naan consists of flour, salt, yeast and yogurt to make a smooth and elastic dough. After cooking, it can be served with a filling or it can also be dipped in different sauces. It even makes a good substitute for a pizza dough. It’s a good appetizer or snack and it comes in many flavors such as:

  • Pesto
  • Garlic
  • Keema

And even more flavors here.

We also serve gluten free Naan! All Lotus Family restaurant menus are over 95% gluten free. A gluten free diet excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in many grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale.

Feeling hungry already? Grab some naan at our Organic Indian Cafe in Fairfax! Come to Cafe Lotus for authentic, home-style Northern Indian cuisine with organic and fresh ingredients including meats, produce and dairy.