Armenian Zhingyalov hats are a traditional dish from the country of Armenia. The dish is made of flatbread filled with vegetables and herbs and is typically served with yogurt or sauce on the side. This recipe from Cooking County will give you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Zhingyalov hats at home!
How to Make Zhingyalov hats?
- ½ cup flour
- ½ cup wheat flour
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon dry yeast
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1 bunch spinach
- a small bunch beet tops
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch dill
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1 small bunch of sorrel
- 10 onion feathers (1 medium-sized onion can be used)
- 4-5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Black pepper and salt as needed
- Red pepper as needed
To make the flatbread, combine flour, sugar, dry yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Everything needs to be mixed. Make a smooth dough by adding the water slowly. Let the dough rest for at least one hour and a half.
When the dough is resting, chop all the vegetables finely. Pour them into a bowl, add vegetable oil and season the vegetables with red pepper, black pepper, and salt. Mix everything until well combined.
Note: Make sure to add salt to the greens. Adding salt will prevent the greens from releasing water.
After an hour, knead the dough for 3 minutes again. When the dough is ready, divide it into 15-20 equal pieces.
Sprinkle the work surface with flour. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into a flat cake the size of a regular plate.
Note: Make sure to roll the dough as thin as possible.
Put the filling with a slide in the center of the dough. Pinch the edges of the dough like a Russian pie. Press down with the edge of the brush to flatten the dough. You can also put the filling on one half of the cake, cover it with the second part and press the edges.
Take a nonstick or cast iron skillet, put it on medium heat and cook the flatbread on both sides until golden spices appear.
Make the remaining Zhingyalov hats as above.
How to Serve Zhingyalov Hats?
When the Zhingyalov hats are ready, place them in a dish, serve them with a sauce of your choice and enjoy!
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