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Qutab | Kutab | Azerbaijani Stuffed Flatbread
Qutab | Kutab | Azerbaijani Stuffed Flatbread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Qutab | Kutab | Azerbaijani Stuffed Flatbread is a popular breakfast recipe and the choices for filling can be unlimited. I made mine with Onion and Cheese filling with some fresh herbs and served it for weekend brunch. 

Course: Breakfast, Flatbread
Cuisine: Asian, Azerbaijan, European
Keyword: Azerbaijani Flatbread, breakfast, brunch, flatbread, onion and cheese stuffed flatbread, paneer recipe
Servings: 8 flatbread
For the Dough -
  • Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
  • All Purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 TBSP
  • Boiling water - as needed about 3 to 4 cups
For the filling -
  • Paneer - 1 cup or any crumbled cheese
  • Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Spring onion - 3 finely chopped with the greens
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
  • Cilantro - 1/4 cup chopped
  • Crushed red pepper flakes - 2 tsp or as needed
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 TBSP
To make the Dough -
  1. Boil about 4 to 5 of water in a pan.
  2. In another pan combine the flours and the salt.
  3. Slowly add the boiling water and stir with a wooden spoon. Keep adding water until a solid mass forms. At this stage cover the dough for few minutes to cool down enough to handle.
  4. Now add the oil and knead the mixture into a soft dough. Sprinkle more warm water if needed.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
To make the Filling -
  1. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions and spring onions until just soft and translucent.
  2. Add the salt and crushed red pepper to this mixture and mix well.
  3. Let this mixture cool down and then add the grated / crumbled paneer, chopped mint and cilantro and mix well to combine.
To shape and cook the Quatab -
  1. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  2. Dust each ball with enough flour and roll it into very thin circle. Place about 2 TBSP of filling on one half of the rolled dough and cover it with the other half.
  3. Seal the edges well and cook it on a hot cast iron or a heavy pan. Apply oil on both sides and cook until golden brown.
  4. Let it cool a bit and then serve.