Pita Bread # BreadBakers

Pita Bread is also known as Arabic bread or a Middle Eastern bread . This bread is a soft and leavened flatbread which is baked and it's  excellent sandwiches.

500 Grams All Purpose Flour
1 Sachet Instant Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 Cup Oil
Luke Warm Water as required to knead the dough

To make the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

2 Cups Boiled Chick peas / Garbanzo Beans - drained
2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Large Red bell pepper - roasted and cleaned
2 Tablespoons Water - used the water that chickpeas was boiled
2 -3 Tablespoons 
Tahini Paste - Homemade
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
½ Teaspoon salt
¼ Teaspoon Paprika powder
2 Cloves Garlic
Freshly squeezed  juice of  a Lemon

1/2 teaspoon Chilly powder
For the Pita Bread
Take a cup of luke warm water add instant yeast and sugar, mix it well and leave it for minutes to forth. Once it froths, the yeast is ready to use.
Take a mixing bowl ( I used a food processor to knead the dough) add all purpose flour , baking powder, oil, salt, mix it well, add the yeast mixture and mix it well adding more water as required to make a soft smooth dough. Oil a bowl and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with the plastic cling leave it rise for an hour or until it doubles in volume.

Once it doubles in volume take out it the dough and fold the dough. Roll the dough, make even size balls around 8 or according to the size you desire.

In the meantime , line and oil a tray with aluminium foil or parchment paper . Preheat your oven at 200 degree.
Press each dough with your palm to make a thick circle. Place them in the oven tray. Leave them to rise again for 15 to 20 minutes . 

Bake them in a preheat oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When its done take it out from the oven, brush them with butter or oil and the pita bread is ready to serve.
See how Soft and pillowy is the Pita Bread!
Serve with hummus or Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

To make the  Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Wash and dry the red bell pepper the oil it well and roast i on the gas flame or bake it for 15 to 20 minutes until burnt . I roasted the bell pepper on the gas flame.
Then place the pepper in a foil and warp it tightly for 10 minutes or until you are ready with the rest of the ingredients.
Take the bell pepper out of the foil and clean all the burnt skin and wash it under running water. Then cut it and remove the seeds. Chop it and keep aside.
In a food processor or blender, mix the chick peas / garbanzo beans, olive oil, red bell pepper, Tahini Paste - Homemade, lime juice, water, salt, paprika, chilly powder, blend until smooth , add water only if necessary , taste and adjust the seasonings.
Drizzle a little olive oil and ENJOY! with Pita Bread. It taste divine.

Labels : Breads, Pita Bread, Middle Eastern, Sandwiches, Red Bell Pepper Hummus, Chickpeas, Olive Oil, Red Bell Pepper, Paprika, Bread Bakers

Sending this Bread Bakers  event  our is Host: Wendy,   the theme is  "International Breads".  
Check the bread that our baker's have baked.

Apfelpfannkuchen (Apple Pancake)from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Auvergne Crown from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Bauernbrot from All That's Left Are The Crumbs
Bialys from Spill the Spices
Boule from Bread Therapy
Chilli and Coriander Scones from Sizzling Tastebuds
Dutch Tiger Bread (Tijgerbolletjes)from Baking Sense
Epi di Pan from Sara's Tasty Buds
Franzbrotchen from Gayathri's Cook Spot
German Soft Pretzels (Laugenbrezel) from Hostess At Heart
German Soft Pretzels from Herbivore Cucina
Kardemummabullar from Ambrosia
Pita Bread from Sneha's Recipe
Pletzel from Cook's Hideout
Pretzel bites from My Cooking Journey
Savoury Kugelhopf from The Mad Scientist's Kitchen
Slovak Bread Rolls(Rozky) from Mayuri's Jikoni
Whole wheat Pita bread from Sonlicious
Yemeni Kubaneh from Food Lust People Love

#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. absolutely divine Sneha ! a well done Pita bread and that hummus is the right dip to go with it :-)

  2. Just gorgeous Sneha and a bonus recipe of hummus too....thanks!!

  3. I want to grab a hunk of that pita bread and fill it with that beautiful hummus! I wish you were my neighbor!

  4. That looks beautiful sneha. I love the hummus too. It's yum.

  5. Every bread baker needs a good pita bread recipe! That hummus has such a gorgeous color!

  6. The pita bread looks great and with hummus its even more enjoyable.

  7. Wow, this pita bread is just perfect and would really go well with that hummus!

  8. Your pita bread turned out just perfect -- soft and fluffy.

  9. Hi Sneha,

    The Pita bread looks so beautiful. The pic with hummus is great.