Qurutob is a vegetarian dish that consist of layered crispy bread, yogurt, tomatoes and onion.
Dough for the bread
Flour as needed
1 1/2 cups-2 cups water
2 sticks butter
First mix water and salt slowly add flour until you form dough. Let you dough sit for about 20 mins till soft, make sure you cover it. Separate them in to 2 balls and let sit again for 10 mins till soft. On a floured surface roll the first dough out very thin. Melt 1 stick of butter till soft and rub dough with butter. Next cut dough into about 5 strips. Take the first strip of dough and roll it very tight. Take that first strip of dough and place it at the end of the 2nd strip of dough. Roll that piece in the 2nd strip of dough and very gently keep stretching the dough to keep thin. Take the 2nd strip and roll into the 3rd strip and so on until you have them all rolled into each other. Now place the dough up right so the swirly end is facing up. With your hand smash the dough down. Let this dough soften for about 20 mins so you can flatten it. Do same process with 2nd ball of dough.
Next grease your pan and preheat oven to about 350. If your dough is soft you can flatten it into a round shaped bread. Not to flat. Take a fork and poke holes in to the bread so it cooks through out. When oven is ready bake bread till the outside and the bottom are crispy and flaky. The center is softer.
Plain Greek yogurt large container
2 yellow onion
2 green onion
While bread is baking, in a saucepan take yogurt and cook it on med continuously stirring add about 1/4 cup water. Try not to make it to watery. Salt to taste. Make sure you keep stirring well because it will get chunky. Cook for about 30 mins.
When you bread is ready break it apart into smaller pieces on a large deep serving platter. When yogurt has thickened put it on warm. In a frying pan on med-high cook 3-4 tbsp oil and fry chopped yellow onion until soft. (salt onion a little) Now the trick to very yummy Qurutob is to keep your oil hot and pour your yogurt mix all over your bread platter. The oil in your frying pan should be soo hot that when you pour it on your platter you should hear a sizzle. After that dice some tomatoes, green pepper and cilantro to garnish the top.
Traditionally people in tajikistan eat Qurutob with their hands.
Send me an email if you have any questions this can be a difficult dish to make. Bazaarhona@gmail.com