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Uzbek Flatbread - Obi Non

Uzbek Flatbread - Obi Non

Obi Non, a disc shaped flatbread from Uzbek which is often enjoyed for dinner or supper with fruit or sweet green tea.

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Uzbek
Keyword Bread, FlatBread, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 breads
Author Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 -1.5 Cup Lukewarm water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Oil to grease the bowl
  • Sesame seeds of Onion seeds for sprinkling on the bread
  • 2 tbsp Milk (For brushing the obi Non)
  • 1 tbsp Butter (optional - For brushing the obi Non after baking)

Instructions

To make the dough

  1. Add about 1/2 cup of lukewarm water , sugar, yeast and mix everything together. Let the yeast bloom. 

  2. If the yeast does not bloom after 10 minutes, discard and start again.

  3. Once the yeast mixture has bloomed, in a big bowl or your stand mixer, add in the whole wheat flour, salt, yeast mixture and mix everything.

  4. Knead the dough by adding water slowly. You should require a total of 1 cup , plus a bit more or less depending on the flour. Knead the dough until it is springy and forms a smooth elastic ball.

  5. Cover and keep it aside for at least an hour and half or until double in size.

    Uzbek Flatbread - Obi Non

Shaping Obi Non

  1. Once the dough has double in size, punch the air out of the dough and knead it for a minute. 

  2. Divide the dough into equal size portions. I was able to make 6.

  3. Roll each dough into circular ball first, then flatten it using your palm, to form a disc. Then using your thumb, make a wide deep indentation in the center of the dough.

  4. Be careful not to poke a hole just an indentation, so that it is thicker on the sides and thinner in the center.

  5. Repeat the above steps for the remaining dough balls, and cover and rest them on a pizza tray for 25-30 minutes.

Baking the Obi Non

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Just before baking make patterns/indentation in the center with the help of a fork.

  2. Brush milk on all the dough balls and sprinkle with sesame or onion seeds. Very lightly dab them, so that they stick to them. Be careful not to deflate them.

    Uzbek Flatbread - Obi Non
  3. Bake them in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep an eye on the bread after 12-15 minutes. The bread should be golden brown and should sound hollow.

  4. Once baked apply some butter on all the Non's and let it cool on a wire rack.

  5. Enjoy this delicious bread with a bowl of soup.