Sangak (or nan-e sangak) (Persian: سَنگَک) is a plain, rectangular, or triangular Iranianwhole wheatsourdoughflatbread firstly made by Bahāʾ al‐Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al‐ʿĀmilī (also known as Shaykh‐i Bahāʾī, Persian: شیخ بهایی, Arabic: بهاء الدين العاملي). It is considered to be Iran's national bread in Iran.
Its name consists of two parts: 'Sang' in Persian means stone or pebble and 'sangak' means little stone. The reason for this goes back to the way this bread has been traditionally baked: on a bed of hot tiny river stones in an oven. There are, normally, two varieties of this bread offered at Iranian bakeries: the generic one which has no toppings; and the more expensive variety which is topped with poppy seeds and/or sesame seeds.
A very similar bread called kaak is made in Balochistan province of neighboring Pakistan. Kaak is normally served with whole roasted lamb or chicken called Sajji and is a staple of the cuisine.
Sangak bread was traditionally the bread of the Persian army. Each soldier carried a small quantity of pebbles which at camp was brought together with the "sangak oven" and formed to cook the bread for the entire army. It was consumed along with lambkabab.