This is one of my favorites. It’s pretty easy to make, although might be time consuming for some. For the dough you will need:
1) 2 cups of flour
2) 1/4 tsp of salt
3) 1 tablespoon of oil [I used sunflower oil]
4) water as kneaded to make a soft and smooth dough
Add the salt to the dough and mix well. Then add the oil and mix in as well. Then gradually add water and knead and unit it is transformed into a smooth and soft dough. Soft means that when you poke it it does not bounce back. Cover the dough and let rest for 30 minutes.
When the dough has rested for 30 minutes, divide it into small balls. This amount should be enough for 12 small balls.
Using a rolling pin, open up the balls into small circles. Try to roll them out into approximately the same size. Place them on a well floured surface. Plan on stacking four on top of each other. Now before you stack them on top of each other, take one of circles and add one tsp of oil onto it. Smear it with a spoon. Then sprinkle a little dough. Then place another circle of dough on top of it. Continue until you have four. DO NOT OIL AND SPRINKLE FLOUR ON THE LAST ONE. Continue with the rest. MAKE SURE YOU COVER THOSE YOU HAVE COMPLETED SO THEY DON’T DRY OUT.Place a flat pan on high heat. The pan has to be very hot.
Now it is time to roll them out. Before you do so press with your fingers around the edges so that they all line up evenly or else you will end up have ones that are shorter than the others. Like this:
Then roll it out pretty thin:
Once you have it all rolled out beautifully, place it carefully on the hot pan. It will start puffing up in a few seconds. Flip on the other side and watch it puff up some more.
The layers will start coming apart. That’s when it is ready. Pull the layers apart with your hands. BE CAREFUL IT IS HOT. Continue until you are done with all the dough you have prepared.
The layers will be nice and thin like this:
Now for the egg mixture to put in between the thin layers that you just made with the dough. You will need:
1) 2-3 eggs
2) 4 green onions, finely chopped
3) a handful of cilantro finely chopped
4) green chilly pepper finely chopped –to taste. This will make it a little spicy.
5) salt to taste
Mix all these ingredients well together:
Now oil the pan with about a tsp of oil, then take one of the layers of the prepared dough and place it on top. Then oil the layer and spread some of the egg mixture on top:
Place a second layer on top:
Cook on both sides until well browned. [If you would like to use more eggs in between you may, but just make sure it is cooked well. Leave it a little longer that is. If you would like to make sure the egg is cooked, you can pierce the dough with a fork and if egg does not ooze out then it is cooked]. Serve hot with Yemeni tea. Enjoy!