Nan-e barbari (persian bread)

2 servings
20 min
25 min


Number of serving: 2
1/4 oz. dry yeast

1 teaspoon sugar

1 3/4 cup warm water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

4 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons black sesame seeds


  • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in 4 tablespoons of the water and set aside until it begins to froth (about 5-7 minutes).Stir in the oil.
  • Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and pour yeast mixture in the middle and add water and mix together till you form a ball.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it and knead dough for about 10-15 minutes till smooth and elastic.Then set aside , cover with a cloth and leave in a warm place for about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450F.After 2 hours, divide dough into 3 equal-sized portions.Lightly, flour a work surface and shape each one into a long , oval shape flatbread , about 1/4"thick.With your forrefinger press 4 ridges on the surface of the dough.
  • Brush the surface of each dough with the melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Put doughs on greased baking sheets and bake them for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm.


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