Wednesday, 17 September 2014

QuroosAsal Khubz a Traditiona Bread from Oman

For the alphabet O we have a choice do it with Oman or OMAN in our Mega Blogging Marathon !!

Come on can we not have some more countries with O?
Cuisine of Oman is a mixture of several staples of Asian foods.  Food basically revolves around chicken, fish, and lamb, with rice as the staple food.   Omani food is a rich mixture of spices, herbs and marinades.
Omani food is different for different regions of Oman   but the staple food is curry, cooked meat, rice, and vegetables.  
Soups are also common and are usually made from chicken, lamb, and vegetables (e.g., smoked eggplant). (This I need to check).

 So far Oman I could not find any street food but then somewhere I saw this bread being made. It was a video of some fair and I loved this bread. I just caught the name Khubz, which is bread in Omani.

I searched and was lucky to find the Times of Oman featuring the bread called QuroosAsal
I quote here what Ms.S. Kamal has said in her write up,” Quroos, which means circle in Arabic language, is a bread baked by many tribal people to celebrate the birth of a child in the family. She said that many people in Oman as well as the Gulf mark the festive event by making the honey bread.”
But the actual recipe I got here

Loved it so much that I had to make it. The original recipe said use maida but I used whole wheat flour. I scaled down the recipe to get only two of these beauties. As you can see I need some practice before I get the perfect smooth layer. But that is for later.

Needless to say these were done in a hurry and were finished by yours faithfully for breakfast( but will taste yum with any curry) as I did not expect a warm reception from the family,for they seemed like Neer Dosa only made from wheat flour!!

Later when Apeksha, my elder one asked me what I am making for O I mentioned that I had finished making O!
“How did I not get a taste? When was this? Where was I?” She will make a great Police Inspector, I know!!
My sheepish replies did not satisfy her. Needless to say I need to make them again.


Recipe Source: Times of Oman and here

Ingredients for the QuroosAsal:
  • ½ kg whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  •  water as needed

For the filling:
  • Grated cheese Or Honey

  • Mix salt, flour and water (add water slowly as needed)into soft, sticky dough. 
  • Put flat dosa tava or griddle on low heat.
  • Coat griddle with the dough with one hand.

  • Spread the desired filling on the QuroosAsal. I used cheese.

  • Remove from the griddle after about 30 seconds. 

  • Makes about 30, enough for a meal for four.

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  1. We have this too in our cuisine nice to know that! the stuffing with cheese!

  2. The addition of cheese makes this dish more delicious.. Lovely choice Archana.

  3. Bread looks so soft and yummy. Just need a bowl of curry to finish them.

  4. I did not realize they were stuffed. Very nice find and well made.

  5. Apeksha will make a good detective! :)
    Quroosasal khubz looks good. Nice pick for Oman.

  6. Isn't it similar to our cheese paratha? Strange that there is so much similarity in cuisines.

  7. Cheese stuffed dosa from Oman! Man you guys have dine a thorough research !

  8. Awesome roti recipe from Qatar. Great find for the country I must say.

  9. wow such an lovely recipe choice and bread look fabulous with cheesy inside :) Make me drool here archana :)

  10. I am sure that the basic wheat flour crepes gets attention with that cheese stuffing. :)

  11. It is just like our instant wheat dosa but the cheese stuffing makes it quite interesting..

  12. Cheese stuffing make this bread much tempting.

  13. with the fillings must be so delicious

  14. The cheesy stuffing makes it so delectable.My kids love such dishes..

  15. Wow, melting cheese makes it more drooling!! :)


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