Tajik Fatir Bread

A fluffy & buttery Tajik bread. Makes 2 loaves.


  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp psyllium husk (if using GF flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp nigella seeds
  • 1 egg


  1. Mix together the flour, psyllium husk, salt, water & egg. Knead for 5 minutes, and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Roll out the dough into a large, thin rectangle. Spread the softened butter on top of the dough.
  3. Cut the dough into 3″ wide slices.
  4. Tightly roll the slices into 2 separate rolls. Wrap with plastic wrap & let the rolls rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Flatten the rolls out with your hands & a rolling pin, until they are about 10″ wide.
  6. Using a fork, or your Central Asian bread press, pierce the loaves several times.
  7. Mix the egg & brush onto both of the loaves. Sprinkle the sesame & nigella seeds on top.
  8. Bake at 450 for 25 minutes.
    • Enjoy this bread with Qurutob — one of my favorite Tajik dishes!

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