Zhingalov Khats ~ Armenian Flatbread

Zhingalov Khats - Armenian Flatbread

Zhingalov Khats or Zhingyalov hats are Armenian Flatbreads that are stuffed with finely diced herbs and green vegetables. It is a traditional dish of Armenians from Artsakh.

Zhingalov Khats are made with unleavened dough that is rolled out until it becomes paper-thin, then it is filled with the stuffing made of different greens, almost numbering to 7 different herbs. The important part of that of the stuffing is making the bland tasting greens or leaf vegetables into palatable stuffing along with fried onions etc. So along with Spinach, I added spring onions as well.

Once the flatbread is rolled out thin, the stuffing is placed on one bread and the stuffing is spread on top. Then another thin layer of disc is placed on it and sealed. These flatbreads are called as Khats or hats because it is cooked on a special griddle called the “Saj” or “Sajin”. The griddle looks like our inverted kadai. When I was reading about it, I was reminded of Ulte Tawa ka paratha. I wanted to make this for U, but thought I may not be able to get the kadai heat well.

However, when I found this recipe for Z, I couldn’t skip it. The dough is identical to the Lavash dough, the only difference being that this is stuffed and cooked for a longer time on the inverted griddle. So I got the small kadai I have and inverted it to cook this. The flatbread was having the inverted shape for a while. Maybe in the actual griddle, the flatbread retains the shape for a longer time.

You should read the original recipe I adapted, it has some interesting conversation about how this flatbread is traditionally made. While I am all for traditional recipes and traditional methods, I try my best to follow it in my everyday cooking in whatever way I could.

Finally, my Z was this interesting inverted flatbread for my A to Z International Flatbreads. If you are interested to know what’s Z for Street Food, Check my other space.

Zhingalov Khats - Armenian Flatbread

In A to Z International Flatbreads

A for Afghan Flatbread
B for Bale Hannina Chapathi
C Cascioni Romganoli
D for Dhal Puri
E for Emirati Khameer Bread
F for Focaccia di Recco
G for Gur aur Til ki Roti
H for Harcha
I for Injera
J for Janta Roti
K for Khobz al Tawa
L for Laffa Bread
M for Mitho Lolo
N for Nicaraguan Quesillo
O for Obi Non
P for Podpłomyki
Q for Qutab
R for Roat
S for Sheermal
T for Torta Al Testo
U for Ukkarisida Akki Rotti
V for Vastad Rotti
W for Warqi Paratha
X for Xaxaba Diphaphata
Y for Yufka
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Zhingalov Khats ~ Armenian Flatbread

For the Lavash dough

1.2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Honey
1/4 tsp Instant Dry Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
Water warm as required

In a bowl, take the flour, honey, yeast, salt. Slow add water and knead to a soft dough.
You can use your food processor as well. Knead for 10 mins and keep it covered in a oiled bowl until it doubles.

For the Stuffing

1 /2 cup Onions finely chopped
1 /2 cup Spring Onions / scallions
1 /2 cup Spinach finely chopped
Red Chillies Flakes
Salt to Taste
Butter

For the Stuffing

Heat a pan with butter, saute the stuffing till done, season with salt and red chillies.

Making the Zhingalov Khats

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, and roll into discs of 6 inch diameter.
Spread the stuffing over one flatbread. Now place another one over it and seal it on all sides.
Turn your kadai or wok upside down on the gas burner and heat.
When the kadai is hot, brush with oil and carefully place the sealed flatbread.
Cook on both sides and remove once when you find spots over the cooked flatbread.
Serve right away.

Zhingalov Khats

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Zhingalov Khats ~ Armenian Flatbread
Zhingalov Khats or Zhingyalov hats are Armenian Flatbreads that are stuffed with finely diced herbs and green vegetables. It is a traditional dish of Armenians from Artsakh.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Armenia
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
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For the Lavash dough
For the Stuffing
Course Dinner
Cuisine Armenia
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Servings
Ingredients
For the Lavash dough
For the Stuffing
Zhingalov Khats - Armenian Flatbread
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Instructions
For the Lavash dough
  1. In a bowl, take the flour, honey, yeast, salt. Slow add water and knead to a soft dough.
  2. You can use your food processor as well. Knead for 10 mins and keep it covered in a oiled bowl until it doubles.
For the Stuffing
  1. Heat a pan with butter, saute the stuffing till done, season with salt and red chillies.
Making the Zhingalov Khats
  1. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces, and roll into discs of 6 inch diameter.
  2. Spread the stuffing over one flatbread. Now place another one over it and seal it on all sides.
  3. Turn your kadai or wok upside down on the gas burner and heat.
  4. When the kadai is hot, brush with oil and carefully place the sealed flatbread.
  5. Cook on both sides and remove once when you find spots over the cooked flatbread.
  6. Serve right away.

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11 comments

  1. A bread with greens looks fantastic , making it on inverted kadai is a task by itself as one we are not used to and two we do not have the right kind of kadai .. also since the equipment is not what it should be the heat from gas is not sufficient . All said and done the bread does have a slight curvature .
    It has been an absolute treat to see these wonderful breads all April , I was wondering how many packs of Apf you must have used ! Lol

  2. This bread sounds like our rumali rotis na, this bread with greens sounds too good. Dunno whether i can make this flatbread this way as i dont have gas stove tip. Well done Srivalli. You did a tremendous job by running 26 days of flatbreads from around the world. Keep rocking gal.

  3. Zhingalov khats sounds so healthy and delicious with all those greens. Again a brilliant find, Valli. Love the process of making this bread, sounds unique and it’s like the combination of stuffed paratha and rumali roti. Kudos to you for posting such a wonderful 26 flat breads on this month. Now i knew where to search for unique flatbread when i will need.

  4. Adding greens to the bread sounds good. the method of cooking these is very unique. A fantastic find, Valli. You unearthed some fine flatbreads for this series. Kudos. Will definitely bookmark the roundup

  5. Zhingalov stuffed with spring onion and spinach sounds like a nice and interesting bread from Armenia. I always want to cook flatbread on open flame but here it is not possible. Loved all of your flatbreads in this marathon. Hats off to you Valli for doing this on two blogs.

  6. You managed to get the recipe name in Z. That is great Valli. The bread looks so good, and love that traditional way of cooking in inverted pan. Loved all your bread recipes this month.

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