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Sep 25, 2014

Whole Wheat Pita Bread Recipe / Lebanese Pita Bread Recipe / How to Make Pita Bread on Tawa

I love love love pita bread..They are so easy to make, but can be had with pretty much anything. I already have a pita bread recipe made in oven, this one is my second version made in tawa, i love this version more than that. Because it can be made in minutes. So you dont have to wait for so many minutes near hot oven. The cool thing about this pita bread is it has puffs up when it is in oven or tawa and when it cools it gets a nice pocket in which you can stuff meat or anything in them. The famous pita stuffing is this falafil..

I made this pita bread using wheat flour and it turned out so good. Plus it is so healthy. You can make a huge batch of this and freeze them by placing wax paper or parchment paper inbetween them and you can warm it up in oven or microwave when you need them. 

I stuffed this pita bread with this spinach egg scramble and it is delicious. You can stuff it with some sliced up veggies and drizzle some tahini sauce or hummus over them. It taste divine. Or you can spread it with some garlic mayo and stuff it with grilled chicken slices, YUM YUM..

So give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 1 Hour or 2 Hours
Cooking Time : 1 min for cooking each pita
Serves : 5 to 6 pita


Whole Wheat Flour / Atta - 1.5 cup
Yeast - 3/4 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Warm Water - Little less than 3/4 cup
Oil - 1 tsp


Take yeast, sugar and few tblspn of warm water in a bowl and mix well. Leave it to activate for 5 mins.

Take wheat flour, salt and oil in a bowl and mix well.

Add in warm water and the yeast water and knead it to a soft dough.

Cover it with a cloth and place it in a warm place. let it rise for 1 hour or 2 hours till it is double in size. 

Now knock the air out, and knead it once. Cut it into a equal portions and shape them into rounds.

Take one round, dust it with more flour. Roll it into little thick  rounds.

Place it in hot tawa, cook for few sec till small bubbles forms on top, flip over and cook for few sec. Now flip the pita top side over hot tawa till it puffs up.

Now remove it to a plate. Cut it in half, and stuff it with any filling. 


Take all your ingredients

Take yeast in a small bowl

Add in sugar

Add few tblspn of warm water, let it activate

Now take wheat flour in a bowl

add in some salt

some oil

mix well

Now the yeast mix must be activated

Pour warm water into the flour

add in yeast mix

knead it into a soft dough

cover with a towel

let it rise

punch the air out

knead again to a dough

Divide it into equal portions

shape it into round

take a ball

roll it round, it should be thick

heat a tawa

place the pita bread
let small bubbles form

flip over

Now just like phulka put it on flame

It will slowly puff up

look how puffy it looks

Now put it back on tawa and cook for few more mins


You can cut it open 


Stuff it with any filling




  1. Thanks for the Recipe Aarthi, I pined it,
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/284500901435752643/ I might not be bales to try right away so. I so wanted to try this for long. You should think of adding pin it button here, it will give you more coverage and we can pin easily :)

    I have beautiful coasters set for giveaway specially for my Indian readers, you might want to check out :)

  2. Thts an innovative way to make the pitta bread. Love the phulka method. Kudos...

  3. Can the dough be kept in the fridge overnight and be used the next day?

  4. very nice recipe of pitta bread spl made of wheat

  5. very nice recipe of pitta bread spl made of wheat

  6. Hi Aarthi..

    I came across ur site yesterday when searching for Pressure cooker baked cakes for my sister as she does not have an oven & I had to literally smack my head for not finding this treasure earlier :)

    I love cooking and thankfully do a good job (or so I think as my 4yr old doesn't complain ;) ) I'm on the constant look out for new recipes or variations... You do an EXCELLENT JOB!!!!! If anybody asked me to explain cooking I wud just stare...but you are sooooo awesome with all the detailed pics... it is no mean task to spend so much of time and energy to help everyone and above all share such yummy recipes...

    Hats off to you :)

    I've only one question on this Pita bread... u have mentuioned that you can make in bulk and freeze.. how long can this be frozen???



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