Regag - Emirati Flat bread

Regag - Emirati Flat bread 

Being born and bought up here in Dubai, UAE, I have always felt blessed. This country has been in my ups and downs. UAE has never missed an opportunity to make us proud! My grandparents, who along with their children lived in this beautiful has given the privilege and opportunity to my late grandmother to showcase her creativity! Her art work, which is a dancing ornament that the Arabs used to wear is still on display in the DUBAI MUSEUM.

Talking about heritage, I am here to share about one of my favorite Emirati dishes. The regag. We can find them easily in the heritage villages here in Dubai and other parts of the Emirates. The moment a plate of regag comes in front of us, it just vanishes in a couple of seconds. Not even kidding! The extremely thin bread is Crispy with an egg and cheese filling, which can be customized to our liking, be it, Nutella, cheese and honey, cheese and Oman chips etc. The options are endless! I cannot stress enough how good these are! As these are flat breads that are like insanely thin and Crispy, you feel like you haven't had enough. It's so good! I am telling you, you are missing out if you haven't tried it yet. And it is so easy to prepare, that's the best part! And there is this other delicious dish called the luqaimat, another one that I would die for. Will be sharing my recipe soon! So watch out for the recipe 😍❤️

I cannot stress enough how much I value this country and its traditions! UAE in itself is a world. There are all sort of people from different nations and that is what makes UAE stand out. And to be raised here is a blessing and a privilege that I, as a foodie consider. From my birth until now, I might have seen, tried and tasted different types of dishes from different cuisines which has helped me to mould the blog that you read now. UAE has now given me a career in the food blogging world, which I am sure I would have been if I were raised elsewhere. Alhamdulilah for all the blessings. And special mention to my grandparents and parents who have stayed strong and raised all of us here in all sorts of situations.

Coming back to regag, like I said, it is devoured either savory or sweet so here I am presenting a sweet version featuring Nutella and fresh fruits and the other, the traditional one, with egg, cheese and a drizzle of honey. Works best as a breakfast or a snack. Without further a do, presenting to you my National day special! 🇦🇪 ❤️ 

Ingredients : (makes for 2 ppl, 2 servings each) 

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • A cassette cover (to spread, optional) 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese (salted) 
  • Nutella
  • Fresh fruits 
  • Honey

Instructions :

  1. In a large bowl, mix warm water with yeast and sugar, allow to dissolve for 2 minutes*.
  2. Then add in all your ingredients, give a good mix and allow to rise for one hour. 
  3. After one hour, onto a lightly oiled cast iron tawa drop in a handful of the dough and spread using your hands, or use an old cassette cover or a dough scrapper if you are a beginner. Allow to cook on the top, spread in half of your whisked egg, allow to cook. 
  4. Next spread your cream cheese or any filling that you like and flip into half. Again flip it into half to get a triangle kind of shape. 
  5. Drizzle with your desired sauce, honey or melted Nutella. 
  6. Enjoy! 😋
  7. If making the sweet version just use Nutella to spread. And top or fill in with fresh fruits. And a drizzle of melted Nutella. 


Make sure not to use hot water*

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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