3 Different Types Of Naan Bread And Their History

Naan bread is a type of flatbread traditionally baked in a Tandoor – a cylindrical oven made from clay. There is no doubt that Naan bread is one of the most popular flatbreads served with any south Asian dish or any type of delicious food for that matter.

It is believed that the origin of naan bread dates to ancient times. During the 1500s, it is recorded that naan bread was integrated into the breakfasts of many different royals; A tradition that would remain a delicacy for the next two centuries. However, naan would eventually become a food staple that everyone could enjoy alongside their favourite dish. There are many different types of naan bread and different seasonings and spices are used to transform the flavours, such as turmeric, coriander and chilli powder. 

There are many different types of Naan Bread that you can taste and try, and out of those Naan bread, we bring you 3 different types of naan bread to try.


3 Of The Most Popular Different Types of Naan Breads


Plain Naan Bread

Plain naan bread is an oven-baked flatbread that’s a great companion to any south Asian dish. Pair our tasty Big Plain Naan with a dish of your choice or couple it with a dollop of butter and chai (sweetened milk tea) to enjoy a hearty traditional breakfast. The Big Plain Naan is a flatbread made from wheat flour and is thick on the outside with a fluffy inner texture and when it comes to different types of naan breads, plain naan is one of the most popular.

Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread

Garlic naan is not loved by everyone, but the person who loves the flavour of garlic cannot resist the mouth-watering taste of our Regal Big Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread. To complement the mellow and sweet flavour of garlic, our Big Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread feature light flakes throughout – a tart, citrus tasting herb that is related to the parsley, carrot and celery plant.

Peshwari Naan Bread

Unlike the Big Plain Naan or the Big Garlic and Coriander Naan Bread, Peshwari Naan Bread is sweetened and makes the perfect side when it comes to those spicier dishes. Peshwari Naan Bread can include a mixture of sultanas, almonds, coconut, and other sweet fruits. The sweetness of the peshwari naan bread balances out the hot spices used and, more so than other different types of naan bread, is more suited to meals that pack a lot of flavour.