Definition of naan
: a round flat leavened bread especially of the Indian subcontinent
Recent Examples of naan from the Web
For bread, our server recommended garlic naan bread ($4).
The slow-rise naan ($3) is served warm with a light gloss of butter and a sprinkling of sea salt.
The large menu is decidedly international, with a selection of dips and spreads, tossed salads, sandwiches, naan flatbreads and tandoori oven dishes.
Toast a few pieces of naan bread, spread on a thin layer of mango chutney, then spoon some leftover butter chicken on top.
Loren Grush at The Verge reports that the staff at the website likened the moon to half an avocado, a belly button, fresh naan bread, Gilligan’s hat, a space pimple and a hamburger tilted to 80 degrees.
Sada is comparable to naan (minus the leavening) and usually eaten at breakfast with a choka, which is roasted and ground vegetables or fish.
Order a basket of charred garlic naan bread ($2.25) to soak up the fiery curry.
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Origin and Etymology of naan
Hindi & Urdu & Persian; Hindi & Urdu nān bread, from Persian
First Known Use: 1828See Words from the same year
NAAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of naan for English Language Learners
: an Indian bread that is round, flat, and soft
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