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Tajik Bread

A round loaf of bread that is extremely popular in both Tajikstan and Uzbekistan.
Course Bread
Cuisine Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting or Rising times 3 hours
Servings 8
Calories 291kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine



  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds for decoration


  • Heat up some water until very hot. Then mix with the cold yogurt. Mixing the two should result in a warm mixture. Stir in the sugar, yeast, and whole wheat flour. Let it rest for about an hour.
  • Next stir in the flour and salt. Knead the dough together until a smooth ball forms. Add a tad bit more flour or water as needed. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 500F. Prepare the egg and milk wash. Then, divide the dough into 8 pieces and press flat. Make the indentation in the middle with the bottom of a glass or I used my cookie cutter with out cutting it all the way through. If you use a glass, you can make your design with a fork. Dust with flour as needed.
  • Brush the top with egg wash, then sprinkle a few black sesame seeds in the middle,
  • Bake for approx 20 minutes but watch them. Enjoy!


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg