Omani bread is called khubz ragag, it is delicious and different.
It is made with just three simple ingredients, flour, water and salt.
The dough is made either really sticky or really wet almost like a pancake batter.
The result either way is a super thin and lovely bread that is almost lace-like.
It is cooked on a stainless griddle that is round and quite large over a flame.
If you make the sticky dough, you use the palm of your hand and simply press the dough until it just barely sticks to the hot pan. This takes some practice.
Alternatively you can make the dough thinner and pour the the dough and use a scraper to spread the dough into a circle. This is the method I used and was happy with the results after a few tries.
In Oman they use a paint chipper to remove the bread from the griddle.
We loved the bread with the beaten rice dish called madrouba.
This bread in Oman is often also served for breakfast with some cheese and egg, or mayo and egg. I am sure it would be delicious with just about anything.
Omani Bread (Khubz)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup water +/- depending on how you plan to cook it
- 1 teaspoon salt
Mix together the flour and salt and slowly add water.
If you are making the dough to cook by placing the dough on the hot griddle with your palm, make it very sticky,
Alternatively, if you are making the dough to pour and spread, then you want the batter to be thin enough to pour so add more water as needed and combine well.
Heat a hot griddle, to medium high heat. (please note a non stick surface does not work for making this bread, use stainless or cast iron.
Once you make a circle with the dough, use a scraper or paint chipper as soon as the bread crisps on the bottom to loosen and remove.
Remove and serve warm