Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe | How to make Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

By Sonia Gupta  |  6th Apr 2018  |  
5 from 1 review Rate It!
  • Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe, How to make Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe
Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipeby Sonia Gupta
  • Prep Time


  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe Recipe

Pita bread is served in every meal in the Middle East. It can be used for dipping, or to make delicious sandwiches just like subways. My family likes to consume it as subway sandwiches. Homemade is always healthy as compared to market brought. But to make it more healthy, I bake Pita pockets with whole wheat and stuff these pockets with olives, zucchini, Cucumber, carrot, cottage cheese and lettuce.

Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

Ingredients to make Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour 300 gm
  • Instant yeast 1/2 tsp
  • sugar 1 tsp
  • salt 1 tsp
  • olive oil 1 tbs
  • water 200 ml

How to make Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe

  1. In a bowl, dissolve yeast with sugar and lukewarm water. Let the solution rest until yeast froths.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt, and activated yeast solution. Start kneading the dough.
  3. Initially, the dough will be sticky but after 5 minutes of kneading it will become soft, elastic and non-sticky.
  4. Add oil and knead for 1 more minute. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover it with kitchen towel/ Cling wrap. Let the dough rest until it doubles in volume.
  5. Once the dough doubles in the volume, punch it down to release the air. Now gently fold the dough and divide it into 6 equal portions.
  6. Roll each portion into a circular disc of 6 inches and thickness of ¼ inches with the help of a rolling pin.
  7. Meanwhile, keep the oven for preheating at 250 °C.
  8. Place the prepared sheets on a baking tray and bake in preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes or till puffed up.
  9. Place all the baked Pita bread on a wired rack, cover with a clean kitchen napkin and let them cool for some time.
  10. Just cut the baked pita bread into two equal halves. Open the pocket and choose your choice of stuffing to fill it.
  11. I usually stuff it with grilled cottage cheese and finely chopped fresh vegetable.

My Tip:

Pita bread can be stored for up to 1 week in a pantry or bread box, and up to 1 month in the freezer. Be sure to use ziplock bags when storing in the freezer.

Reviews for Middle Eastern Pita Bread Recipe (1)

Hema Mallik7 months ago

Tasty as well as healthy.