Pita Bread Recipe

Introduction and Overview about Pita Bread Recipe

A simple and healthy pita bread recipe for delightful homemade soft pita bread made with milk. It suits many dishes, especially food from the Arab world and India. Pita bread is the bread from Arabic cuisine, but it is known as Arabic bread, Syrian bread, or Lebanese bread too.

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Pita Bread Recipe
Pita Bread Recipe

Prep Time

10 Mins

Resting Time

50 Mins

Cooking Time

8 Mins

Total Time

1 Hour 8 Mins








165 cal

Ingredients for Pita Bread:

  • 25 g of fresh yeast
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups rye flour (sifted: having been passed through a sieve)
  • 4-5 cups bread flour


  • Large bowl
  • Wooden spoon or anything to stir the dough
  • A rolling pin to flatten the pita dough

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Crumble the yeast in a dough bowl. Heat the water to 37ºC and mix the yeast with it.
  2. Add salt, sifted rye flour, and wheat flour. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
  3. Put the dough on floured work surface. Divide it into 12 equal pieces and shape it into round buns. Let these pieces rest under a cloth for about 20 minutes.
  4. Roll them into round buns “cookies” 10-12 cm in diameter. Place them on plates with floured baking paper. Cover and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 250ºC.
  6. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes. Your quick pita bread is ready to eat.

You can take it with Hummus, Tahini, Baba Ghannouj, or any kind of sauce you like. This can be filled with any kind of filling as vegetables, chicken, falafel, feta cheese, or whatever filling you want. Pita bread gives the best taste experience with chicken filling.

This recipe can make approximately 12 pita bread. If you want to change the number of bread, you’ll have the change the number of ingredients.

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Watch the YouTube video below to have a pita bread recipe with yeast.

Helping Video about Pita Bread Recipe

Video by: Natashas Kitchen

Pita Bread Recipe (2 Easy Ways)

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Pita Bread Recipe with yeast without oven


2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup of warm water for yeast
½ cup of warm water for the dough
Half tsp of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil


1: First of all, take ¼ cup of warm water and add sugar and yeast to it. Mix it very well. Cover and leave it for 10 to 12 minutes.

2: In a large bowl, add olive oil, salt, and flour. Mix them.

3: Now add your yeast mixture and mix it very well with your hands. Then add the remaining half cup of water slowly and knead for 10 to 15 minutes. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.

4: Cover the dough with a cloth for one hour or until doubles in size. Make 6 equal balls.

5: Now sprinkle some flour on the working surface. Take a ball and make a well-rounded thin sheet with the help of a rolling pin. If you find the dough too sticky, make use of flour to cover it. Turn all balls into sheets one by one.

6: Place a large, thick bottom, non-stick pan on medium flame. Place one sheet in the pan and start cooking. Flip the bread in about 8 to 12 seconds.

7: Cook both sides equally. When you see light brown spots, then turn the heat up and press the edges of the bread. Use a spatula for this purpose. This step will puff up your bread and will add a more taste experience.

8: Your pita bread will be ready after completely puffed. Cover it to keep it soft and enjoy it with chicken curry if you love chicken.

Soft Pita Bread made with milk


¼ cup of warm water
1/3 cup of warm milk
1 cup of all-purpose flour
½ cup of whole wheat flour
2 tablespoon olive oil
½ tsp salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 ½ tsp yeast
¼ tsp baking powder


1: In a large cup or mug, add yeast, water, sugar, and milk and mix them very well. Cove the mug with a cloth and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.

2: In a large bowl, add baking powder, salt, all-purpose flour, and whole wheat flour. Mix the dry powder very well to combine all the ingredients.

3: Add olive oil and yeast mixture to the bowl. Start kneading until smooth. This can take some time and effort, but don’t skip this step. Don’t make the dough very sticky.

4: Cover the dough and let it rise for an hour or until double in size.

5: This dough will make 4 balls. Make 4 balls and the rest of the procedure is the same as mentioned in the above recipe. After making the balls, go to step 5 in the above-mentioned recipe and follow the steps.