Peshawari Naan – Nuts Stuffed Indian Flat Bread

Peshawari Naan – Nuts Stuffed Indian Flat Bread

Peshawar Naan:(Pakistan Style)

Peshawar Nan. Lucknowi Naan. Naan Bread. Nuts-Saffron Naan Bread. Almon Naan. Pishtachios Naan.

Another exciting restaurant delicacy, I am going to rave about is – Peshawar Naan. I have been practically missing Delhi and Hyderabad (the cities of Nawaabs) speciality food here:( The cuisine of nawaabs will be always elaborate, tantalizing and rich.

I could never forget those days of sneaking out of my hostel, for whole-chicken tandoori(several times at Delhi & Hyderabad). At one point, I told my Dad, that we girls are taking a rented car to Sikanderabad, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra on a study tour. Dad’s exact expression was “Come on, give me a break, you are studying Science and what up with all this ‘sudden curiosity over Anthropology anyway”. I was simply passionate and gave hard time to my parents. Guess my destination was pre-disposed! No wonder, now I am completely metamorphosized from Biotechnologist to Anthropogist. Comeon, now don’t tease me asking ‘is it all because of food?’.


All purpose flour
Sugar 1 spoon
Yeast 1 spoon
Ghi/clarified butter
Nuts – Almonds, Pistachios, Cashew nuts 1 cup.


Sift the flour, bring them in a wide tray.

Heat 1 cup of water, maybe luke warm will do. Add sugar, salt and yeast to this. Leave it on the counter top for 10-20 minutes. Once the water gets frothy…add this to the flour and knead gently. Cover with wet cloth and leave the set-up for 7-8 hours.

Meanwhile, toast the nuts and grate them, I pounded them manually. Set aside.

You will see the dough has doubled in its volume. Now punch and divide them into equal parts. About ping-pong ball size will do.

Now roll them up, fill the grated nuts, fold them again and knead very gently this time. Repeat the same for all the remaining stuff.

Now place them in a well-greased tray, preheat your oven. Approximately 350 F, will do…bake them for 20-30 minutes.

Serve warm along with spicy mughalai curries. Enjoy.:)


30 Responses so far.

  1. meeso says:

    That looks and sounds amazing! My mom would love this!

  2. Tina says:

    Nuts looks soft and crunchy..

  3. looks yum with so many nuts…looks rich and delicious..

  4. Swathi says:


    Peshwari nan looks really good. Can you give to me.

  5. Subhashini says:

    Excellent dear.Looks perfect.even i got idea how to do in oven.

  6. Meena says:

    Yummy Naan…awesome!! never made this one at home before.

  7. says:

    The peshwari nan looks delicious and very royal.

  8. Dear Malar
    very nice dish,,,must learn to operate the oven
    Have a nice sunday

  9. I love any type of stuffed bread! Thanks for this recipe!

  10. Ms.Chitchat says:

    An interesting naan with dry fruits. Loved it and sure to find them in my kitchen soon.

  11. Priya says:

    Wowww my god, wat a delicious and nutty naan…looks awesome..

  12. BeenaShylesh says:

    wow nice naan.and healthy award waiting for u dear..

  13. Happy Cook says:

    When ever i make naan it never is that good and i have given up trying them. These look so so good and yumm.

  14. Perfectly baked naan, looks great, used to have this in a restaurant….

  15. Pavithra says:

    Looks scrumptious… and wonderful rich naan.

  16. Daisy Blue says:

    I love Kashmiri naan stuffed with our very own tutty fruity :) .. this should taste that way I guess

  17. ruchikacooks says:

    Gorgeous! I can have it with ghee aloo any day..

  18. What a great looking naan…looks perfect!

  19. Madhuri says:

    Wow Malar Nan looks very delicious and rich.

  20. Gita says:

    Naan looks awesome Malar…very rich with all the nuts…this must have tasted so good :)

  21. Sashi says:

    Wow looks tempting. that a very new dish for me and looks delicious Malar !!

  22. Parita says:

    Love the stuffing so rich and festive!

  23. Padhu says:

    Fantastic recipe .Thanks for sharing Malar

  24. that’s a royal, filling, rich and nutty dish that I have never tasted Malar!! I’ve heard about it though but never got that chance to taste it!! must be excellent with rich mughlai gravies, sure!!!
    so, it’s your interest in anthropology that made you explore new things and thus proves your excellence in cooking!!! sneaking out of hostels for chicken tandoori, hum, wonderful carefree days, reminds me of my sneaking outs for roadside parottas & kurma:)

  25. Sarah Naveen says:

    wow..fabulous recipe..looks so yummy!!

  26. Latha says:

    Awesome recipe….looks fabulous.

  27. Talk about rich… I would love to have some with creamy curry!

  28. Mimi says:

    Great looking naan!

    So… your Dad never realized you were doing research to be a food blogger, ha!

  29. Malar Gandhi says:

    Oi Mimi, food blog’ is hobby:) When I explored more about people, ended up knowing more recipes, he he:)

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