Arabic pita bread is known in different names such as khubz, kuboos, khubez, etc. It has got an inevitable place in Middle Eastern cuisine. Khubz was traditionally cooked in tandoor (a cylindrical clay or metal oven used for cooking and baking). Mayonnaise and grilled chicken are the best combination with khubz. It is also used as wrap in Shawarma (another most popular Arabic recipe). This recipe features the most easiest and tastiest stove top version of khubz.
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- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Dissolve instant yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and keep it aside for 10 minutes. Make sure water is not too hot as it can hinder activation of yeast.
- Combine all purpose flour, wheat flour and salt in a large bowl.
- After 10 minutes, add activated yeast and oil to the dry ingredients and knead well to form a soft dough
- Grease the dough with oil and cover it with a plastic wrap or kitchen towel. Keep it aside for 2 hours.
- After 2 hours, when the dough has risen almost double the size, knead it gently for few seconds anf roll it into a log. Divide the log into 10 equal sized balls.
- Place this balls on a lightly floured working surface and roll into round shape using a roller.
- Heat a flat non-stick pan in medium flame and place this khubz over it. Once small bubbles starts appearing in the khubz, flip the other side to cook. Gently press the khubz with a spoon to get the pocket bread form.
- Transfer it to a plate and serve hot with your favourite chicken recipe and mayonnaise.
© 2020 Amy
Amy (author) on July 26, 2020:
Hi David, I am glad you loved the recipe.
David Jacob on July 24, 2020:
I am a great fan of middle eastern cuisine. Never thought making pita bread was this simple. Thanks for sharing :)