Here are some interesting, fun facts about this bread we like to bake, and so many love to eat. There’s something enriching about knowing a little more about where a food hails from, what it’s traditions are, and how long it’s been around.
- First recorded in 1300 AD by the Indo-Persian poet Amir Kushrau
In 1926 Veeraswamy, Britain’s oldest Indian restaurant, served Naan on it’s menu
- During the Mughal era in India from around 1526 Naan accompanied by Keema or Kabob was a popular breakfast dish of the Royals
- In 1984 Honeytop Speciality Foods became the the first company in Europe to supply authentic Naan bread on a commercial scale. They introduced the first 13 week shelf-life flatbread.
- Naan is derived from the Persian word ‘non’ which refers to bread. It initially appeared in English Literature dating back to 1780 in a travelogue of William Tooke.
- In Turkic languages such as uzbek, kazakh & Uyghur the flatbreads are known as nan.