naan lavash

soft, puffy bread with beautiful brown blisters

prep: 20'
cook: 10'
8 medium-sized naans

Iranian dishes are usually served with either rice or bread. Naan goes especially well with stews, kebabs and kukus. As a child, whenever it was my turn to pick up the bread from the bakery, my grandmother would hand me a red and white cloth to wrap it in. When the baker handed it to me, I would stow it away, swaddling it tightly in the cloth - but not before tearing off a share to munch on my way home.

ingredients

  • 225g (1 3⁄4 cup) plain flour
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) olive oil
  • 125ml (1⁄2 cup) very hot water
  • 2g (1 tsp) ground coriander seeds
  • 1g (1⁄4 tsp) baking powder
  • 1g (1⁄2 tsp) salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • cumin seeds

preparation

  • place all the ingredients except for the garlic clove into a bowl and mix thoroughly
  • knead for 2 minutes then rest for another 15
  • divide the mixture into 8 balls and using a rolling pin, roll them out as thinly as possible onto a lightly- floured surface
  • drizzle a small amount of oil into a thick-bottomed frying pan and place on a low heat
  • fry the lavash on a low heat, flipping when bubbles form, then wrap them in a kitchen towel to stop them from drying out
  • before serving, grate the garlic cloves, mix with some olive oil and rub onto the hot bread
  • optionally you can add some cumin seeds or ground cumin to the oil mix and give the bread a brush with the mix

  my recipes

You can find many recipes on the website. Most recipes use Persian cooking essentials like indigenous herbs, spices, nuts and fruits. You can also find 50 recipes in my cookbook.

  join a workshop

Please contact me with the following:
  • public, private or online workshop
  • your location
  • your preferred date
  • amount of people
  • dietary requirements
All workshops are held in Belgium or The Netherlands and participants get a €5 discount on my cookbook.

  order catering

If you wish to organise a casual luncheon, a business gathering or a joyfull wedding in Belgium or The Netherlands, please take a look at the catering options and contact me to see how we can turn your event into a memorable happening.

  cookbook

All 50 recipes in my cookbook have 5 major ingredients, carefully chosen to respect the original dishes on which they are based. You can easily order my cookbook on several webshops or come pick it up. Participants to a workshop get a €5 discount.

  discover Iran

Many cities in Iran are on the UNESCO heritage list. Read some culinary travel stories on how I experience my country or learn more about its culture and history.

  food photography

My professional approach of food photography makes your recipes and food products shine in cookbooks, product packaging, online use, catalog or menus.

  updates & contact

Just follow me on Instagram to view my latest updates. In case of any questions or reservations please do not hesitate contacting me by filling in the form.