Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia
Naan in parts of the Indian subcontinent usually refers to a specific kind of thick flatbread (another well-known kind of flatbread is chapati or roti).
Generally, it resembles pita and, like pita bread, is usually leavened with yeast or with bread starter (leavened naan dough left over from a previous batch); unleavened dough (similar to that used for roti) is also used.
Naan is cooked in a tandoor, from which tandoori cooking takes its name.
This distinguishes it from roti, which is usually cooked on a flat or slightly concave iron griddle called a tava
Typically, it is served hot and brushed with ghee or butter. It can be used to scoop other foods or served stuffed with a filling