Pita | How to make Pita

By Anushka Basantani  |  8th Jul 2015  |  
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About Pita Recipe

Pita is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Pita has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Anushka Basantani is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Pita recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Pita is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 90 minutes. This is recipe of Pita is perfect to serve 4 people. Pita is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Pita. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Pita by commenting on this page below!


Ingredients to make Pita

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

How to make Pita

  1. In a large bowl, mix yeast with water. Let it sit for some time until the yeast is dissolved.
  2. Add 2 1/2 cup flour , olive oil and salt in the bowl. Mix the ingredients together.
  3. Sprinkle some flour from remaining 1/2 cup on a clean surface, turn out the dough from bowl. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.
  4. Let the dough rest for some time, then knead again.
  5. Sprinkle the oil in a bowl, keep the kneaded dough in the bowl and cover it completely with oil.
  6. Cover with a cloth or cling film. Let the flour rise until its double in size. Keep it aside for 1-2 hours.
  7. Deflate the dough on a clean surface and knead again. Turn and roll the dough frequently.
  8. Divide the dough into 8-10 balls. Roll the balls using a rolling pin.
  9. Sprinkle a little flour, if needed, to avoid sticking to the pin.
  10. Warm a flat pan, drizzle little oil. Lay a rolled-out pita on the pan, bake for 30secs-1 min until bubble start to form.
  11. Flip and bake the other side.
  12. Serve hot with hummus, tzatziki, lebnah or any dip of your choice.

Reviews for Pita (4)

Kanak Patel3 years ago

Looks really nice. Will using wheat flour yield same results?

Vandana Tiwary4 years ago

It is maida or wheat flour?

Vandana Goel4 years ago

I agree with devyani

Deviyani Srivastava4 years ago

Wow, i love pita bread but have been always buying it from the market, will try you recipe next time :)