Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pita Bread Pizza

Pita bread means, A small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling. In Arab world Pita bread is quite popularly known as Khubz (خبز)  (Quite similar to  Chapathi. But, chapathi cooked on a griddle and Khubz baked at Oven)

The famous Middle East  sandwich Shawarma (شاورما) is made out of Pita Bread or Khubz (خبز.)  (Meat, mayonnaise, finger chips and lettuces filled and rolled in a Pita bread is shawarma)

Though the pita bread is known for filling, I want to try an Arab – Italian fusion “Pita Bread Pizza’’  i.e  Pizza Toppings on Pita Bread !

Pita Bread Pizza was baked for we knead to bake 21 : Make your Pizza challenge

As usual, the making process is split in two parts, one is making the Pita bread (as a base) and the second part is topping. The Pita bread recipe source is from

Ingredients for  Pita bread :  2 cups of All purpose flour   ;     1 cup of wheat flour    ;   1 ½  tsp  Salt  ; 1 tsp  Honey   ;    2 tbsp of Instant yeast    ;    1 ¼ to 1 ½ cup of Water @ room temp.   ;    2 tbsp Olive oil.

Ingredients for  Topping  :  1/8 cup of Pizza sauce    ;   Bell pepper (green, yellow & red colour)   ;   1 Onion -1  (cut onion and bell pepper into thin dice shape)    ;       ½  tsp of Chili flakes   ;  ½ tsp of  Oregano    ;    ¼ cup of  low fat mozzarella cheese  ;   Olive oil for topping.

Procedure for Pita bread :  Mix all the ingredient (flour, salt, honey, olive oil) and add 1 ¼ cup of water stir/whisk well till all ingredients combine well and to form a ball. (if required, add extra water) and knead the dough about 10 minutes.

Kneading is important, to make a dough stretch and elastic so that the bread rise well in the oven. (very often, people ask me, how to make a chapatti puffy ?…….. “It’s quite easy all you need to do is, Knead the dough well”)

After knead, palace dough in a greased bowl, cover with damp cloth and allow it to rest about an hour or till become double in volume. Punch down the dough and divide it into 8 equal balls and place it in the same bowl and cover with damp cloth for about 20 – 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, Pre heat the oven with baking stone to 200ºC. Using the rolling pin, roll the ball shaped dough into thin circular shape. (like chapatti)

Place the pita (one by one) on the hot baking stone and bake about 3 minutes or puffy. (if you need a little dark texture pita, keep it in the oven for another 2 minutes . this is only require if you need to use the pita for filling / shawarma. For Pizza, we are going to bake again with topping)

Spread the sauce on the pita bread and arrange the peppers, onion, spread the cheese sprinkle chilly flakes, oregano and olive oil.

Keep in the 180ºC pre heated oven for about 35 minutes or till the cheese melts and bubbles. Serve it hot with tomato sauce. 


  1. Very tempting & lovely pizza......................must try this one.

  2. Pizza looks superb and i love the whole setup.

  3. I have to salute you again for making pita bread. For me, its pick up outside and eat at home. Lovely stuffing inside.

  4. loved it.. especially the third click. simply inviting..

  5. Lovely pizza,look at the veggies,so tempting

  6. I am drooling here....... Looks yummy and colorful 😃