How to make Lavash -

A thin flatbread usually leavened, traditionally baked in a tandoor but can be baked in an oven too

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour, Fresh yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Breads

For more recipes related to Lavash checkout Naan, Baguette, Bread Rolls, Pita Bread . You can also find more Breads recipes like Thepla - SK Khazana Makkai Di Roti Herb Cheese Bread Khoya Parantha


Lavash Recipe Card


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 : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lavash Recipe

  • Refined flour 2 1/2 cups

  • Fresh yeast 5 grams

  • Castor sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Milk 1/3 cup

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Oil to spray

  • Milk wash as required

  • Black sesame seeds to sprinkle

  • White sesame seeds to sprinkle

  • Hummus to serve


Step 1

Take yeast in a small bowl, add 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp warm water, mix well and set aside to activate.

Step 2

Sift refined flour into a large mixing bowl, add salt and remaining castor sugar and mix well. Make a well in centre and add the yeast mixture. Add a little water and mix well. Add milk and into stiff dough. Add butter and knead till well incorporated. Cover with a moist muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 20-25 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 180˚C.

Step 4

Knock back and divide the dough into equal medium sized equal balls. Spray oil on work top and roll out each ball into a thin sheet. Prick it with a fork. Cut the sheet into triangles.

Step 5

Spray oil on a baking tray and sprinkle flour. Transfer each dough triangle on the tray. Brush the triangles with milk wash. Sprinkle black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds on the triangles.

Step 6

Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Step 7

Bring the tray out of the oven, transfer the lavash into a serving bowl and serve with hummus.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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