Qistibi is a roasted Unleavened flatbread, a traditional dish in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, filled with mashed potato or herbs & cheese or meat.
Sift the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda in a bowl.
Add in the butter and gently rub it in the flour mixture.
Add the yogurt and milk to the flour and make a smooth dough.
Let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes.
Stir fry the chopped onion in little butter or oil.
Add salt, pepper, milk and butter to the finely mashed potatoes.
Add the onion to the potato mix and mix everything and let it cool.
Divide the dough into equal parts. No of parts depends on the size you want to roll in. I was able to make 8-9
Roll each ball into a thin circle around 7-8 inches in diameter, like a tortilla (as thin as possible)
Heat a pan on medium and cook the flatbread's for a min or two on each side until you see some bubble.s
Keep the cooked flatbread in a clean kitchen towel.
Repeat the above steps with the remaining dough balls.
Divide the mashed potato mixture into as many parts as you have the flatbreads.
Take one flatbread and spread the mashed potato on half side of the flatbread. i.e. a half circle. Spread the mix as evenly and as thinly as possible.
Flip the other half on top of this like a quesadilla.
Heat a pan and lightly grease it with butter or oil
Shallow fry on the side on slow to medium heat until golden brown or cooked from bottom.
Apply some butter on the top , flip and cook it on the other side too until golden brown.
Repeat the above steps for the remaining flatbread.
Serve Qistibi warm with some tea or sour cream or some tangy chutney.