Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread


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Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread

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पिटा ब्रेड, लेबनानी गेहूं का पिटा ब्रेड की रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread in Hindi) 

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pita bread recipe | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | with 22 amazing images.

pita bread is a famous Lebanese flat bread sold all over the world and we show you the Indian style pita bread recipe. A popular bread from Mediterranean cuisine, pita bread can be had as it is with Hummus or used to make tasty dishes like Falafel.

Our pita bread recipe is yeast leavened bread made with whole wheat flour. The pocket in the bread is created because of the steam. pita bread recipe is traditionally baked but we have here shared a pita bread on tava recipe where we have cooked it on a non-stick pan making it easier and quicker! This is an Indian style pita bread.

Notes on whole wheat pita bread. 1. The yeast will feed on the sugar and starches and release CO2, which will cause the dough to rise. 2. The frothy layer on top indicates that the yeast is activated. If the mixture doesn't foam, discard and start over with new yeast. 3. In a deep bowl, take the whole wheat flour. Ensure you make use of a big bowl as the dough will rise and you do not want it to get messy. 4. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove for 30 minutes or till the dough rises almost till double. Covering also prevents the dough from forming a dry layer on top.

See why this is a healthy whole wheat pita bread? Whole wheat flour used in making pita bread is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Whole wheat flour is rich in phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. We have used very little sugar in the recipe.

Likewise, it is also important to use olive oil to make pita bread, as it gives a mild but characteristic aroma to the bread.

Learn how to make pita bread recipe | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 pita breads
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Ingredients

For Pita Bread
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
Method
For pita bread

    For pita bread
  1. To make pita bread, combine the dry yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp of water in a bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes or till the dry yeast completely dissolves in the water.
  2. Combine all the ingredients along with the yeast-water mixture in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove for 30 minutes or till the dough doubles in volume.
  4. Knead the dough to remove the excess air.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions and roll out each portion into an oblong of 175 mm. (7”) length and 6 mm. (¼”) thickness using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the pita bread on a medium flame for 1 minute on both the sides or till small blisters are seen.
  7. Then, cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both the sides.
  8. Cut each pita bread into 2 halves horizontally and use as required.

Pita Bread Video by Tarla Dalal

Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread recipe with step by step photos

Like Pita Bread,Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread

  1. Pita Bread is a yeast leavened flat bread which is made with whole wheat flour and is served with hummus.It is a lebanese dish. It is commonly eaten is middle eastern countries. The bread is made like a pocket and is stuffed according to the preference. If you like pita bread recipe | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | here are some links of recipes made with Pita Bread :

Making Pita Bread Dough

  1. For preparing the dough for pita bread recipe | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | take dry yeast in a small bowl.
  2. Add sugar to it. The yeast will feed on the sugar and starches and release CO2, which will cause the dough to rise.
  3. Add 2 tbsp of water.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 minutes or till the dry yeast completely dissolves in the water.
  6. After 5-7 minutes, it would look like this. The frothy layer on top indicates that the yeast is activated. If the mixture doesn't foam, discard and start over with new yeast.
  7. In a deep bowl, take the whole wheat flour. Ensure you make use of a big bowl as the dough will rise and you do not want it to get messy. If you have a stand mixer, then make use of it to prepare the pita bread dough.
  8. Add the olive oil.
  9. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  10. Add the yeast-water mixture in the center.
  11. Mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water. We have used __ cup of water additionally. The quantity required will vary depending upon the quality of flour. If the dough becomes too sticky then add some flour.
  12. Place the dough in a large bowl greased with olive oil. Make sure the entire dough is coated with oil.
  13. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove for 30 minutes or till the dough rises almost till double. Covering also prevents the dough from forming a dry layer on top.

For Rolling Pita Bread

  1. After half an hour, the dough doubles in volume. Deflate the dough and knead the dough again to remove the excess air.
  2. Divide the dough into 3 equal portions.
  3. Roll out each portion into an oblong of 175 mm. (7”) length and 6 mm. (¼”) thickness using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.

Making Whole Wheat Pita Bread

  1. To prepare the pita bread | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and place the rolled pita bread over it. Alternatively, you can even bake the pita bread in an oven.
  2. Cook the Whole Wheat Pita Bread on a medium flame for 1 minute on one side.
  3. Flip it and cook on the other side till small blisters are seen.
  4. Then, cook it on an open flame till it puffs up and brown spots appear on both sides.
  5. Remove in a plate and our Whole Wheat Pita Bread is ready!
  6. You can serve the Whole Wheat Pita Bread warm or cut each pita bread into 2 halves horizontally and use the pita pockets as required.
Accompaniments

Baklava ( Lebanese Recipe) 
Lebanese Fresh Fruit Salad 
Lebanese Roll ( Wraps and Rolls) 
Lebanese Sizzler (Lebanese)
Lebanese Sizzler 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pita bread
Energy144 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates24.4 g
Fiber4 g
Fat4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.6 mg

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Reviews

Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread
5
 on 12 Jul 20 12:53 PM


can it be made in gas tandoor ?
Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread
5
 on 13 Feb 20 04:17 PM


Your ingredients don''''t include water!! Wouldn''''t you agree it''''s important when dealing with dough?! All you say is 2 tbsp water in your directions, but who knows whether it applies to the proportions in the ingredients section, plus this makes the automated quantities calculator pointless.
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Mam : Thanks for your response but we always mention water in the method. The usage of the water is mentioned in the step. Note that for the dough, we use the term enough water as the quality of the flour differs from each brand.
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15 Feb 20 09:05 AM
Pita Bread
5
 on 03 Apr 14 11:57 AM


OMG!!! I am so glad that i finally got the perfect, quick, easy and also a healthy recipe to make my very own pita breads at home... i am so satisfied with the accuracy of the recipe as they have turned out so nice & light... the pockets are perfect.. well guess its time for me to look up for your falafel and garlic sauce recipe... try this recipe to believe it..