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Qutab | Kutab | Azerbaijani Stuffed Flatbread

Qutab, Kutab or 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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Resting time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Breakfast, Flatbread
Cuisine: Azerbaijan, European
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8 flatbread
Calories: 244kcal


  • pan
  • Cast Iron Pan


  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt - ½
  • 3 tablespoon Oil
  • 3 cup Boiling water about 3 to 4 cups or as needed
  • 1 cup Paneer or any crumbled cheese
  • ½ cup Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Spring onion finely chopped with the greens
  • ¼ cup Mint leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup Cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes or as needed
  • Salt to taste


To make the Dough -

  • Boil about 4 to 5 of water in a pan.
  • In another pan combine the flours and the salt.
  • 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.
  • Now add the oil and knead the mixture into a soft dough. Sprinkle more warm water if needed.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

To make the Filling -

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions and spring onions until just soft and translucent.
  • Add the salt and crushed red pepper to this mixture and mix well.
  • 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 -

  • Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  • Dust each ball with enough flour and roll it into very thin circle. Place about 2 tablespoon of filling on one half of the rolled dough and cover it with the other half.
  • 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.
  • Let it cool a bit and then serve.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 288IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2mg