Saturday, March 10, 2018

Qutab/Kutab/Gutab/Azerbaijan Stuffed Flatbread

This week's posts are going to be some delicious stuffed flatbreads from different part of the world. Yes this week's theme for blogging marathon is going to be Stuffed flatbreads from different countries. When its comes to stuffed flatbread, the only dishes comes to our mind is obviously Indian style of stuffed flatbreads like Stuffed Naan, stuffed rotis etc. But varieties of stuffed flatbreads from other Countries do exists eventhough they are quite unknown to us. However again Google master helped me a lot to find out three different stuffed flatbreads. My today's post for this week's theme is from Azerbaijan, Qutab is an Azerbainjanian stuffed flatbread. Easy to make this flatbread can be stuffed with different fillings.

Kutab, Azerbaijan Flatbread

The most popular Qutab is with cheese and herbs filling, but i want to prepare mine with meat filling to finish our dinner as a complete meal. Hence i stuffed this Azerbaijan flatbread with a meat filling, i opted for a minced mutton though beef is usually used in this flatbread. Trust me, this pan cooked flatbread with meat filling makes an excellent, satisfying lunch or dinner depending upon how you serve them. Everyone at home enjoyed this Qutab without any side dish as the filling i went for stuffing were very much prefect to enjoy these flatbread. This flatbread's meat stuffing is prepared with grounded meat along with either sour pomegranate paste/ fresh pomegranate seeds or else with pomegranate molasses. Am sure if i add pomegranate in filling, my family wont even touch this flatbreads, hence i replaced it with teaspoon of tomato paste.

Kutab, Qutab, Azerbaijan Stuffed flatbread

Recipe Source: Here & Here
For Dough:
2cups All purpose flour
Water for kneading

For Filling
1/4kg Minced meat (mutton/lamb)
1 Onion (big & chopped)
1tsp Cumin powder
1tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Dried mint
1/4cup Pomegranate seeds/1tbsp Pomegranate molasses (i used tomato paste)
Pepper powder

Take the flour, salt in a bowl, add the water gradually and knead everything as a soft dough.

Cover the bowl and keep aside for half an hour.

Meanwhile heat enough oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and saute for a while.

Add the tomato paste and cook for a while. Add the minced meat and saute everything until they changes their colour.

Add the salt, pepper powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and cook everything in simmer until the mixture gets well cooked.

Finally add the dried mint and toss everything well, put off the stove and let the mixture gets cool completely.

Now divide the dough into 5-6 medium sized balls.

Dust them with flour and roll as thin large circles or as like Indian rotis.

Drop enough filling to one half of the circle and spread it well, now bring the other half of the circle to close the stuffing.

Qutab, Azerbaijan Meat flatbread

Press the edges together nicely,keep aside. Continue the same process with the remaining dough.

Meanwhile heat a pan, once the pan gets hot, drop the prepared flatbread and cook in medium flame until they gets cooked. Dont use oil for cooking.

Enjoy warm with salads.


Renu said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so tempting and it's so nicely done. I will try the veg option, and also will add the pomegranate seeds for the crunch, at least for me if not for family :-)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Filling mutton minced is very tempting and the tomato paste makes it even more inviting with bright red color. Most of these flatbreads taste a lot like our stuffed parathas, don't they? Good one and looks forward to rest of the flatbreads for this week.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

The world is full of different kinds of flatbreads. Never heard of Qutab.I would love to try the one with the cheese filling.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya this is an interesting flat bread and I would definitely try the original cheese and herbs filling .

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

This looks so nice Priya. And with the meat filling it must have tasted awesome. I would love it with cheese and herbs as Vaishali suggested.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

I love this recipe and have this lined up..the flatbread has turned out so good!

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

They are looking so delicious. Just like our Indian paratha. Bookmarked.

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow the bread has come out so well and of course, I had no doubt our breads queen will always come up with something new :).. Qutab looks wonderful and the most popular veg version sounds interesting aks .

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

I would have loved the cheese and herb filling. I shall try it out sometime.

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Bread looks so soft priya!!! must be a lovely twist for meat eaters!!! i would love to try it cheese and herbs!!!
You are giving out lot of ideas for the September flatbread Mega BM!!!

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, those stuffed flatbread looks sooo soft and flaky. These are great to have for any meal of the day.

Sowmya :) said... Reply To This Comment

That flatbread looks so tempting....will try the cheese version plus pomegranate would be an interesting twist

Jyoti Babel said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of Qutab! But, I would definitely want to try the herb and cheese filling...

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

So soft and flaky... I agree with you. Even I have never explorer other cuisine flatbreads. With meat filling, this should be been great.

Bhawana Singh said... Reply To This Comment

great that to know about this qutab flatbread. Loved your tweak in the orihinal recipe to suit taste and need. Would love to try it vegetarian version.

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

I never knew that so many variations of flatbreads existed in the worlds. This look amazing.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

I remember looking into this bread for one of the previous mega BM themes but then it got shortlisted and I never made it. YOur version looks so delicious!