The Best Flatbreads of the Middle East: a blog about the variety of flatbreads across the middle east
There are numerous styles of flatbread made in the Middle East. However, there are some that are more common than others. I will start with the most common ones, then move to those that are less common but more famous, and finally, I will introduce the most famous varieties of all. This post will deal with the most famous flatbreads of the Middle East. These include pitas and tortillas. In fact, they are quite similar!
The first one on my list is pita bread. Pita is a thin, round loaf of bread that has been flattened into a thin disc shape. It can be eaten either hot or cold, but its primary use is as a sandwich wrap for anything from cheese and olives to meatballs or even pizza. The other thing that makes it unique is its texture: it’s soft and doughy in the center, but has a crusty outside.
This is my blog about the variety of flatbreads across the middle east. I’m hoping to document flatbread recipes from all over the middle east, and explore their significance to the people who eat them.
My interest in flatbreads began when I was studying abroad in Morocco. I arrived in Morocco with a vague knowledge of couscous and tajine, but once I arrived, I was struck by how important bread is to every Moroccan meal. Bread serves as both plate and utensil for many dishes, and every meal begins with freshly baked bread. While in Morocco, I also encountered other types of flatbread that were delicious and new to me, like m’semmen (a pancake-like dish) and batbout (a thicker, more hearty type of flatbread).
I’ve always enjoyed cooking for friends and family, so as soon as I returned home from my study abroad trip to Morocco, I began making flatbreads every week. What started out as a small hobby has now become a large part of my life; I’m always looking for new types of flatbread to try!
I love flatbreads. There are so many varieties of flatbreads across the Middle East. I would like to introduce you to some of them and how you can make them at home!
I am a bread lover, I enjoy eating fresh bread with a variety of dips or with cheese and olives as an appetizer. I had never thought about making my own bread until I came to the US, everything here is so processed and artificial that made me want to start making my own bread.
I hope you enjoy exploring this ancient world of breads with me!
For many people, flatbread is the taste they associate most with the Middle East. Flatbreads can be both soft or crispy, and are usually eaten warm. They’re easy to make and are the perfect accompaniment to soups or stews, or as a wrap for sandwiches.
There’s a dizzying variety of flatbreads in the middle east, including pita breads that puff up like pillows, unleavened cracker-like breads, paratha-style flatbreads fried in oil and even grilled breads. Here are some of my favorite recipes for middle eastern flatbreads.
I love flatbread!
I love flatbread so much I quit my job and started this blog. My name is Garam and I have a passion for flatbread. Flatbread is delicious, it’s also incredibly diverse and the history of flatbread is fascinating.
I’ve travelled all over the Middle East trying different kinds of flatbread so that I can share the experience with you. If you’re new to this blog, start here. Otherwise, check out my latest posts below:
In the Middle East, you’ll find a wide variety of flatbreads.
Some, like pita bread, are made with yeast and have a strong bread-like flavor. Others, like cracker bread, are unleavened and have the crunchy texture of a cracker. Still others, like lavash or markouk bread, are thin and can be used for making wraps.
Each flatbread has its own unique taste and texture. And even in countries where the same type of bread is baked, you can find regional variations in taste and shape.
In this blog I will show you how to make many different kinds of flatbreads from all over the Middle East.
A flatbread is a bread made with flour, water, and salt, and then thoroughly rolled into flattened dough. Many flatbreads are unleavened, although some are leavened, such as pita bread. There are many other optional ingredients that flatbreads may contain, such as curry powder, diced jalapeños, chili powder, or black pepper. Olive oil or sesame oil may be added as well. Flatbreads can range from one millimeter to a few centimeters thick. It is folded and layered round flat breads. The most common type of flatbread is a tortilla , which is made from maize (corn), but many kinds of flatbreads exist in various parts of the world.
Garam means “heat” or “warming” in Hindi and Urdu . Garam refers to the warmth in body or mind that is created by the spices. Garam masala (hot spices) is a blend of ground spices common in India, Pakistan, and other South Asian cuisines. It is used alone or with other seasonings. When used alone, garam masala is added to food at the end of cooking. When used with other seasonings, it is typically added