Pocket Pita Bread

Pocket Pita Bread

Pita is a soft, slightly leavened flat bread baked from wheat flour. It is used in many Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines and resembles other slightly leavened flat breads such as south Asian flat breads, Central Asian Naan and Pizza crust.

Pita bread is a middle eastern flat bread that puff up when baked in a hot oven, but collapse as they cool down, the pocket in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough, as the bread cools and flattens, a pocket is left in the middle.

You can make so many things out of this pocket pita bread such as falafel sandwich, pita bread pizza, you can stuff it with potato patty and with salads…..



Here is the recipe of Whole wheat Pita Bread


This recipe will make 7 pita


Active dry yeast – 1 packet

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

All purpose flour – 4 cup

Oil – 2 tbsp

Warm water – 1 cup



Preheat oven @ 450 degree F. Place Pizza stone in oven for 30 minutes.










1. Take warm water in a bowl. Add yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Let it sit for 10 minutes until water is frothy.


2. Take flour in broad bowl. Add salt and oil. Mix it well. Add yeast water and knead soft and sticky dough. Add more water if needed.

PocketPitaBread_3_5_6 3. Grease a Bowl with oil. Put dough in a bowl. Apply oil over dough. Cover it and let it rise for 1 hour. Rest it in a warm place. You will see the difference after 1 hour. The dough will rise almost double in size.


4. Dust the working surface and knead the dough again. And divide the dough into 7 equal parts.


5. Cover it and let it rest for another 45 minutes.


6. Take a rolling board, dust it with some flour and roll the ball like chapati. Not too thin like chappati.


7. Bake rolled pita into preheated oven at 450 degree F. for 7 to 8 minutes or until pita is golden brown in color.

8. Pita will puff like a balloon. Do the same process with remaining balls.


9. Cover it Immediately in kitchen towel.


Serve Pocket Pita Bread with Hummus or use it to make any sandwiches.

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  1. Aarsi
    Aarsi 21 February, 2015, 17:38

    If u don’t have the pizza stone?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 21 February, 2015, 18:25

      Hi Aarsi!!!
      If you dont have pizza stone, you can make it on cookie pan sheet. You can make it on stove top in griddle or tava also just like Phulka roti.

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  2. kavita
    kavita 3 April, 2015, 11:43

    amazing!!!!!!! very nice

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  3. SB
    SB 8 March, 2018, 10:21

    Please confirm, 1 packet of yeast is equivalent to 2 teaspoon yeast. Thanks

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