If you’re a fan of Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine, you’ve probably come across naan and pita bread. Although they may look similar, there are a few key differences that set them apart.
Here at Stonefire®, we specialize in producing authentic and delicious naan bread, and our products highlight the unique taste and texture of naan compared to pita.
Firstly, naan and pita bread are made from different ingredients. Stonefire® Naan is made from flour, yeast, salt, sugar, eggs, ghee (clarified butter) and buttermilk. The dough is then singed in our patented tandoor tunnel oven, which gives it a soft and fluffy texture with bubbles and a slight char on the outside. In contrast, pita bread is made from flour, water, yeast, and salt, and is cooked in a hot oven, which causes the bread to puff up and form a pocket in the middle.
These differences in ingredients and cooking methods lead to different textures. Naan bread is soft, fluffy, and chewy, whereas pita bread is denser with a slightly crispy texture on the outside. Naan bread also has a buttery flavor due to the ghee and buttermilk in the dough, which adds an extra dimension of flavor compared to pita bread’s more neutral taste.
Naan can be used in place of pita bread for many dishes, adding a unique twist to traditional recipes. For example, instead of using a pita to make a gyro or falafel sandwich, you can use naan to create a delicious fusion dish. Naan can also be used to scoop up dips like hummus or served alongside Indian curries, Italian sauces or even chili.
While both naan and pita bread are delicious in their own way, naan bread has a softer texture and richer flavor profile that makes it a versatile option for any range of dishes. Whether you’re looking to switch up your everyday recipes or want to experience the authentic taste of Indian cuisine, Stonefire® Naan is an excellent choice that is sure to delight your taste buds.