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Authentic Recipe of Tandir Bread. Delicious Azerbaijani Traditional Oven Baked Bread.

It’s an authentic recipe of home-baked staple bread of Azerbaijan. Tandir bread is baked in a hot oven and glazed with egg yolk and nigella seeds.

Things to know about Tandir Bread Recipe

In Azerbaijan, bread is always on the table. It is a staple in almost all types of foods. You can eat it with stews, cheese, herbs, and simple butter or milk. Azeri people consider it sacred, and a feeling of respect is attached to it.

There are many varieties of bread, but Tandi is the most favored and undeniably delicious of all. It is specially served at celebrations, weddings, and parties. Traditionally, it was baked in large clay ovens.

Freshly baked Tandir bread is aromatic, soft, and fluffy. With this recipe, you can bake it in your kitchen oven. Egg yolk is used to glaze the bread, but if you don’t prefer using egg, you can use yogurt as an alternative.

Delicious Azerbaijani Traditional Oven Baked Bread. Authentic Recipe of Tandir Bread.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Təndir çörəyi
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


Servings 1 Loaf
Calories / Serving 1389 kcal


  • 1 packet Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Water Warm (For the yeast)
  • 1 cup Water Warm
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 1 pc Egg
  • 1 tsp Nigella Seeds – Black Cumin – Kalojeera – Kalonji -Kalanji
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  • In a small bowl, bloom the yeast with water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Add in the bloomed yeast. Slowly add the water while mixing with your hand.
  • Fold and turn the dough. Knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, place in a clean bowl and cover with a kitchen towel.
  • Let the dough rest to rise for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  • On a floured surface, using a rolling pin, shape and stretch the dough to a long flatbread.
  • The bread should be about 14 inches (35 cm) and half an inch thick.
  • Transfer the shaped dough into a greased baking pan.
  • Using a knife, make crosshatching slashes on the dough.
  • Brush the dough with egg yolk and sprinkle with nigella seeds.
  • Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Ready to serve!

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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


Calories: 1389kcalCarbohydrates: 289gProtein: 42gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2356mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 12gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 18mg
Keyword Azerbaijani Traditional Oven baked Bread, Tandir Bread Recipe, Təndir çörəyi
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What to serve with Tandir Bread?

Serve with white cheese bread, meat stew, or cherry jam.

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Variations of Tandir Bread

You can use sesame seeds or poppy seeds instead of nigella seeds.

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