3 Nov 2019

How to make Arabic Bread | Pita Bread |Kuboos

Arabic Bread | Pita Bread | Kuboos


Arabic Bread/Khubz is commonly known as pita in the west where it is usually thicker and in an oval shape. Traditional Arabic Bread is flat,  leavened, circular and usually about 10in/25cm in diameter although it can vary. It is baked at high temperatures causing the dough to puff and create pockets.


Pita is now the western western name for the Arabic bread.khubz{ordinary bread}, other breads of Arab or Egyptian, or Kumar {a Turkish lownword}properly meaning a bread cooked in ashes}, all baked in a brick oven. Pita can be used to scoop sauces or dips, such as hummus, or to wrap kebabs, to make shawarma, or falafel in the manner of sandwiches. Pita bread doesn't require fancy ingredients. Just a handful of basic ingredients in the kitchen.Flour,salt,sugar,oil,yeast,milk.You can simply eat your pita bread with anything really. Chicken curry, Chicken roast, Beef curry, Dal curry, North Indian curry, Panjabi curry, Chilly chickenGarlic mayo, Hummus.



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How to make Arabic pita bread?

What are the ingredients for Arabic Pita bread?


Ingredients


Warm milk-1/2 cup
Dried yeast-3/4 tbsp
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Water-1 cup
Olive oil-2 tsp
All-purpose flour/Maida-2 cup
Salt

Preparation


  • In a bowl Dissolve the sugar and yeast in lukewarm milk{make sure that the milk is not too hot}, set aside for approximately ten minutes until you see the foam rise.
  • After 10 minutes add 1 cup normal water, salt, olive oil and all-purpose flour, start kneading this mixture with clean hands. 
  • Make sure the consistency is good, the dough should be smooth and thick. 
  • Place the dough on to a lightly floured working surface and knead it well{approximateley 5 minutes}with your hand till it is soft and smooth. 
  • The perfect kneading makes the kuboos/ pita bread soft and puffy when it is cooked.
  • Place the dough in a large bowl coated with 1 tsp olive oil and cover it with cling wrap /lid and allow it to rise for about 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours you will notice that the dough has doubled.
  • At this point punch the dough down and kneaded gently.
  • Make 10 equal sized balls from the kneaded dough.
  • Roll the balls like chappathi/poori to get round shape{almost double the thickness of chappathi/poori}using a roller by spreading all-purpose flour over it.
  • Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame, place the kuboos on it and wait for a few seconds and turn to other side.
  • Now press it using a spoon as shown in the below figure so that it puffs up. Turn it again and press it and take it out.

Method

*In a bowl Dissolve the sugar and yeast in lukewarm milk.
*set aside for approximately ten minutes until you see the foam rise.
*After 10 minutes add 1 cup normal water, salt, olive oil and all-purpose flour, start kneading this mixture with clean hands. 


*Place the dough in a large bowl coated with 1 tsp olive oil and cover it with cling wrap /lid and allow it to rise for about 2 hours.


*After 2 hours you will notice that the dough has doubled. At this point punch the dough down and kneaded gently. Make 10 equal sized balls from the kneaded dough.

*Roll the balls like chappathi/poori to get round shape.

*Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame, place the kuboos on it and wait for a few seconds and turn to other side. Now press it using a spoon as shown in the below figure so that it puffs up. Turn it again and press it and take it out.




Serve it hot with Chicken roast, chicken chilly, hummus, beef curry, any gravy type curry.


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