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Pita whole wheat bread

Pita Pocket bread

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This is a healthy way to include fiber in your diet. Make pita bread at home! This is super easy, very healthy and tastes so much better than the store-bought.

You can make pita bread either in the oven or on the stovetop, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both. In the oven, pitas puff up much more grandly and make softer pockets, but they stay pale-colored and fairly mild-tasting. On the stovetop, you lose some of the impressive puffing, but gain tasty and crunchy toasted spots on the surface of the dough. So enjoy either way of your choice.

Pockets of pita breads can be filled with your favourite fillings/salads and even Falafel (link).

I served this with Tindora and soya chunks gravy (link) and salad

Yields- 6 – 8 breads
Preparation time – 20 minutes
Baking time- 5-6 minutes/batch
Resting time-20-30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
  • Active dry yeast-2 tsp
  • Warm water- ¾ to 1 cup
  • Salt-to taste
  • Honey-1tsp

Procedure:

  • Combine 1/4cup water, honey, yeast in a bowl and let it rest on the counter for 5-10minutes
  • Sift in flour, salt together in a mixing bowl.
  • Form a well in the centre; add in yeast mixture and warm water until well combined.
  • Once combine transfer on to the lightly floured surface and knead for 4-5minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Now transfer the dough to the greased bowl and allow it to rest for 30minutes with a wrap on.(during winter it might require more resting time)
  • Pre-heat the oven at 220deg C. Line the baking tray and set aside.
  • After 30minutes punch down, knead lightly and divide to medium sized balls.
  • Dust some flour and roll each ball into a 5-6inch circle about 1/4inch thick and arrange on the lined baking tray without overlapping. (you might bake them at 2-3batches)
  • Bake them in the middle rack for 5-6 minutes, flipping half way. (don’t over bake just lightly brown will do)
  • When the pitas come out of the oven they will be hard, but they will soften as they cool.
  • Store them in an airtight container wrapped in a kitchen towel while they’re still warm.

Serving:

  • Slice the bread into two and stuff the pockets with a fillings and salads.
  • If using stove top make them similar way to Chapattis
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on September 25, 2014, in Indian, Main dish. Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Oh that does look good

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  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    I love pitas and nan. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for the recipe Chitra , always wanted to try this….

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  4. Yum, that looks amazing! I love pita bread, homemade sounds great 🙂

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  5. Chitra, the kneading … I’ve just been discussing this very thing with Prachi, who sent me the link to a video on the topic: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/videos/bread-101-basic-white-bread-kneading-techniques
    Question is, can this method be used in all forms of bread-making – specifically, of course, for this recipe of yours ?

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  6. Wonderful idea Chitra! I love pita bread!

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  7. nice one.. didnt know the recipe…

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  8. Love bread and I love your Pita, Chitra 🙂

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  9. Wondering your creativity and love to experiment! It looks like those sweet buns we prepare at home in our native…

    TC! Keep smiling 🙂 Happy cooking!
    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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  10. Very nice Chitra.. Have been looking for whole wheat version to pitas from lo g.. Saving the recipe.. 🙂

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  11. Homemade pita bread? Wow that’s awesome dear

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  12. Oh love homemade pita bread. Your pita looks perfect. Never tried on the stove top. Sounds like a great option.

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