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Authentic Recipe of Roht. Delicious Afghan Traditional Sweet Bread.

Roht is a classic Afghan sweet bread. This classic bread is a delicious combination of two types of flour, yeast, yogurt, and cardamom.

Things to know about Roht Recipe

Roht is a classic Afghan side dish for evening green tea. People buy it from neighborhood bakeries ‘Nanwaee’ or cook it at home to enjoy with family or serve to guests with traditional tea, which they refill as soon as they finish a cup.

Roht is thick, soft, and sweet and it is cut into triangle slices like a pizza. Bakeries use a lot of yeast and sugar for the airy light texture of the bread. The yogurt also adds to the soft texture and cardamom gives a refreshing aroma.

You should try this delicious Afghan bread with some melted butter as a dip and green tea with cardamom.

Delicious Afghan Traditional Sweet Bread. Authentic Recipe of Roht.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: روت
User submitted Recipe
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Spice Level No Spicy Recipes


Servings 2 Pieces
Calories / Serving 1658 kcal


  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour – Plain Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 packet Yeast
  • 1 cup White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Nigella Seeds – Black Cumin – Kalojeera – Kalonji -Kalanji
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  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar, cardamom, and salt.
  • Add the butter and knead for 5-10 minutes or until a smooth dough is formed.
  • Cover with dish cloth. Keep it in a warm place and let it rest for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 218 C / 425 F.
  • Divide the dough into two parts.
  • On a floured surface, pat the dough into a round flat shape.
  • Transfer the dough to a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Poke holes or make patterns on the surface. Sprinkle nigella seeds and spray with water.
  • Leave to bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Slice like a pizza and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegetarian Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Kosher Recipes


Calories: 1658kcalCarbohydrates: 237gProtein: 25gFat: 74gSaturated Fat: 45gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 586mgPotassium: 601mgFiber: 16gSugar: 101gVitamin A: 2158IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Afghan Traditional Sweet Bread, Roht Recipe, روت
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Cooking tip for making Roht

You can keep it in an airtight bag and store it in the freezer for longer shelf life.

What to serve with Roht?

Serve with hot green tea.

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