How to make Pita Bread - SK Khazana -

Pita bread is a puffed up middle-eastern bread in which a pocket is created by steam while being baked

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Breads

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Pita Bread - SK Khazana

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Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pita Bread - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 4 cups

  • Refined flour (maida) for dusting

  • Fresh yeast 2 1/2 tablespoons

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) a pinch

  • Salt 2 teaspoons

  • Olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil for greasing

Method

Step 1

Take yeast, castor sugar and 2 tbsps warm water in a bowl and mix well. Set aside for 5 minutes to activate.

Step 2

Sieve the flour into a planetary mixer bowl, add salt and whisk well. Add activated yeast and sufficient water. Start the mixer and mix on slow speed to make soft dough.

Step 3

Stop the mixer and add olive oil and mix again on medium speed till the oil is incorporated.

Step 4

Dust some flour on worktop, transfer dough and knead the dough lightly. Shape into a roundel. Grease a bowl with a little olive oil, place the dough in it and cover with a moist muslin cloth. Set aside to prove for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5

Knockback the dough, dust the worktop with flour and keep the dough on it. Roll into a log and divide into 4 equal portions.

Step 6

Apply little oil on the worktop, dust some flour on top and roll each portion into thin disc.

Step 7

Grease a baking tray with oil and dust some flour and transfer the rolled discs on it. Cover it with a moist muslin cloth and set aside 15-20 minutes in a warm place.

Step 8

Preheat the oven to 200˚C.

Step 9

Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool down. Cut each disc into half and open out the pocket.

Step 10

Transfer onto a serving plate and serve as required.

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