Sangak; An Iranian Bread

Sangak; An Iranian Bread


Sangak; An Iranian Bread

Sangak is a kind of bread baked on heated pebbles in furnace. People of Iran usually eat Sangak with cheese and vegetables. In the past, Sangak was being baked just for the nobles in winters and Ramadan month.


Some historians believe that Sangak dates back to Sassanid era when a doctor ordered to bake Sangak so that the king would be cured. Another proof has been written that Sheikh Bahaee baked Sangak by order of Shah Abbas for the first time. Borhan Ghate is the first written document about Sangak. It says that Sangak was baked first the time in the year of 1632. Note that Sangak is also baked with sesame.

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