|Alternative names||Eish fellahi|
|Place of origin||Egypt|
|Main ingredients||Barley, corn, wheat and ground fenugreek seeds|
In Asyut it is often made with barley, corn, or a mixture of barley and wheat. In Akhmim it is commonly made with corn and fenugreek, whereas in Qena, further south in Upper Egypt, it is exclusively made with barley.
Ball-shaped lumps of dough are placed in an oven, traditionally with a wooden ladle with a long handle referred to as maghrafa (Egyptian Arabic: مغرفة), and then flattened with the bottom side of it. The loaf is removed when it turns brown and crusty.
- Mehdawy, Magda; Hussein, Amr (2010). The Pharaoh's Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Egypt's Enduring Food Traditions. American Univ in Cairo Press. ISBN 9789774163104. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
- "Bataw or Zallout Bread". Slowmed. Retrieved 26 June 2018.