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This is a list of Pakistani breads.
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prepared from a
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of
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and
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, usually by
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. Throughout recorded history it has been popular around the world and is one of humanity's oldest foods, having been of importance since the dawn of
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is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is known for its richness and flavour.Taus-Bolstad, S (2003), Pakistan in Pictures. Lerner Publishing Group. Within Pakistan,
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varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country's ethnic and cultural diversity. Pakistani breads of Central Asian origin, such as
Naan Naan ( fa, نان, nān, hi, नान, nān) is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines mainly of West Asia, South Asia South Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geography, geographical and cultur ...
and tandoori roti, are baked in a
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. Naan is usually leavened with
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. Most flat breads from Pakistan are unleavened and made primarily from milled flour, usually atta or
maida
maida
, and water. Some flatbreads, especially
paratha A paratha () is a flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent, prevalent throughout the modern-day nations of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives and Myanmar, where wheat is the traditional staple. ''Paratha'' is an amalgamat ...
, may be stuffed with
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and layered with either
ghee Ghee (Sanskrit: Ghṛta) is a class of clarified butter that originated in ancient India. It is commonly used in cuisine of the Indian subcontinent, Middle Eastern cuisine, traditional medicine, and religious rituals. Ghee is made of butter, b ...
or butter.


Pakistani breads

* Afghan bread – the national bread of Afghanistan * Roghni Naan – When preparing the dough, flour is mixed with desi ghee and milk. The dough is garnished with sesame seeds before baking the naan. * Aloo paratha – The dough of bread is filled with potatoes' pure. The potatoes can include different kind of spices. * Bajre ki roti – This bread is made of pearl millet flour. It can be made as salt bread or sweet bread. For making sweet roti (bread), the dough is mixed with treacle (gur ka mail). * Bakarkhani * Bhatoora * Chapati * Kaak * Klonji naan – klonji seeds mixed with naan flour * Kulcha * Makki di roti – the bread is made with corn flour *
Naan Naan ( fa, نان, nān, hi, नान, nān) is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines mainly of West Asia, South Asia South Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geography, geographical and cultur ...
* Papadum * Phitti * Puri (food), Puri * Roti * Rumali Roti * Sheermal * Taftan (bread) * Tandoor bread


See also

* Pakistani breads * Chili parotha * List of baked goods * List of breads * List of Pakistani spices * List of Pakistani condiments * Lists of prepared foods


References

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