How to prepare Pita Bread
- Wheat flour / Atta flour – 4 Cup
- More wheat flour for dusting and rolling – ½ Cup
- Warm water – ½ Cup
- Yeast (Active dry yeast) – ½ tbsp
- Sugar – 1 Dessert spoon
- Milk – 1 Cup
- Cooking oil / Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water along with sugar and allow them to sit for 10 mins until its frothy.
Combine wheat flour, yeast dissolved water and salt in bowl. Gradually add a cup of warm milk and combine it well with your hands until you get a dough consistency. Dough must be smooth and firm but not too much stiff.
Place the dough onto a lightly floured working surface and knead it well for 5 mins with your hands until you get smooth and soft. Perfect kneading makes the kuboos or pita bread soft and puffy when its cooked well.
Now return the ball of dough into a bowl and now brush it with a tbsp of cook oil or ghee. Cover the bowl with a towel or plastic wrap. Keep them in a warm place for 2 hours and allow them to rise until its doubled in size.
When the dough rises almost in double size, knead it well. Make them into 12 equal sized balls from kneaded dough and Keep it covered with kitchen towel for another 10 mins.
Now roll the balls like poori or chappthi to get round shape using a roller or press it by spreading wheat flour over it.
Now heat a non stick pan on a medium flame, place kuboos over it and wait for a second and turn them to other side to cook well. this time you wait for little more time and turn once again. Now press using spoon when its puff up. remove them from pan when its puff up.
Keep it warm by covering it while cooking the remaining kuboos.
Serve it hot with any favorite gravy.