Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread

how to make khubz at home

Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread

This Bread is sooo comforting! Making Wraps/ Shawarmas  or dipped in Hummus. Even with your favorite curries.

Khubz is the Arabian bread that is stocked up in Arab homes at all times.  If you live in Meditteranean or Gulf Countries it is available  and quite cheap…. but If you live somewhere where its not available- You can make your own quite easily.

It’ quite easy to make at home as well: I have played around with these recipes for a long time. And both methods – with and without yeast make a great home made Khubz made on a griddle pan.

Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread



Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread  With Yeast:

  • 1½ tsp yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 3 ¹⁄3 cups flour – ( half bread flour and half plain flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil + for brushing


  • Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water , and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the flour mixture with salt, Olive oil and add the yeast mixture.
  • Add just enough water, stirring with a wooden spoon till the dough holds together.
  • Knead into a smooth elastic dough and form into a ball.
  • Brush olive oil over the ball of dough to grease all over lightly.
  • Place in a deep bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth.
  • Allow to rise for 2 hours.
  • Punch down the dough lightly and divide into 8 smooth balls.
  • Flour work surface and roll out into thin rounds as large as possible.
  • Stretch a little with hands. There should be no holes.
  • Heat a griddle pan on low till quite hot. Place one Khubz at a time and wait till bubbles appear all over the surface  – about 15 seconds – 20 seconds.
  • Turn over and wait till bubbles are formed on this side too.
  • Press gently with spatula to help puff up the khubz. Flip over one more time if needed and press gently till puffed up nicely.
  • The khubz should be white with golden patches and soft and should fold easily.
  • Stack the cooked khubz over each other as they are made in a casserole dish and keep covered.
  • You can store cooled Khubz in a tight zipper bag in the fridge and reheat in the Microwave. (Sprinkle a few drops of water on the bread before doing so and microwave for 10 seconds or so only).
  • Lovely Khubz is now ready for making your wraps or dipping in your favorite spreads!

Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread  Without  Yeast:

Short Cut Khubz when you don’t have time or if you don’t like yeast!

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 pinches of salt.



  • Add all the ingredients together.
  • Add just enough water to mix and hold together.
  • Knead into a smooth and elastic dough. Should not be too sticky nor dry.
  • Cover with a damp cloth for 15 minutes.
  • Roll/ Stretch and Roast the Khubz as above.

Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread

Please leave a comment if you tried –  Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread

Both These recipes make equally good Khubz, I can never decide which is better. The one with yeast will have a slight yeasty smell, but will puff up even easier.
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3 thoughts on “Khubz – Arabian Pita Bread

  1. Hoping this turns out well. I wish in recipes like this you could give a hint on how much is “just enough water”. 1 teaspoon? 1 cup? I realize you can’t be exact but an average range would be helpful.

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