Tasty Qutab Snack with Herbs and Cheese

Tasty Qutab Snack with Herbs and Cheese

Tasty Qutab Snack with Herbs and Cheese

Course: Appetizers and SnacksCuisine: AzerbaijaniDifficulty: Easy


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This is the perfect snack ever! Period. It is healthy, tasty, easy to make and the ingredients are very accessible for a regular American or European person! So don’t let the Uzbek name of this traditional Qutab patty scare you! You’ll have a blast cooking it and, most importantly, your family will love it!

Not gonna lie, it contains quite a lot of calories due to being fried on an oiled pan. It’s made using butter and cheese, so Qutabs are not for the diet times! But they are an amazing alternatives to boring sandwiches when you are going out to a picnic with your family and want to bring something to eat with you. You can go even further and offer this delicious snack to your kids to bring it to school. If your son or daughter have tried it before, they won’t be able to say no, believe me.
Where does this dish come from? Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation, part of the Turkic world and has a lot of amazing cuisine wonders. We already did Plov here, and Qutabs is the second unusual, but mouthwatering dish you can try making at your home and surprise your loved ones.


  • 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) water (boiling)

  • 15 g (0.5 oz) dill

  • 15 g (0.5 oz) cilantro

  • 20 g (0.7 oz) green onions

  • 120 g (4.3 oz) Gouda or Edam cheese

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 small pinch of salt

  • 40 g (1.5 oz) butter

  • 160 g (5.7 oz) white flour


  • In a large bowl, mix flour with salt
  • Add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil to the mixture
  • Pour boiling (or nearly boiling) water in there.
  • Knead the dough until it becomes sticky, you can add some flour if the dough is too sticky. Let the dough rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the herbs
  • Mix herbs with cheese. Set aside.
  • Form a sausage out of the dough and cut it into 6 pieces. All pieces should be about the same size.
  • Roll out each piece of dough with a rolling pin. Do not make the dough too thin to avoid cracking when frying.
  • Add a mix of herbs and cheese to one half of the dough circle
  • Carefully pinch all edges to close the Qutab
  • Grease the frying pan with butter and fry the Qutabs until golden brown on each side.
  • Serve hot. You can add any aromatic herbs you like to your recipe. If you don’t like cilantro, substitute, you can use parsley. Or you can use cilantro and parsley together!

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