Turkish flat bread: the method to make it perfect!

By Cookist

Flatbreads are a staple on tables across the world! You can make flatbread in different ways. Some are made without yeast, while others include yeast and are left to rise. This Turkish flat bread is also known as Bazlama and is made with yeast which not only gives it great flavor, but also a wonderful chewy texture. Flatbreads are super easy to make and can easily be cooked on the stovetop without the need for an oven. And adding the yogurt to the dough makes it more pliable once cooked. Enjoy it with your favorite curry, or with a simple spread of hummus. You’ll love this easy recipe!


How To Make Turkish Flat Bread

This flatbread recipe comes together quickly! Start by adding the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the yogurt and water, and mix to form a smooth dough.

Cover the dough with oil, and place it in a warm, dry place to rise until doubled in size (this will take about an hour).

Once the dough has risen, divide it into eight balls. Flatten each dough ball, and fry in a medium hot pan until golden brown and cooked through.

Brush the flatbreads with a bit of butter, and stack them on a plate while you cook the rest.


If you want to make smaller flatbreads, you can do so by diving the dough into 12 pieces.You can also use this dough to make pizza!Cook the flatbreads until you start to see bubbles forming on the surface before flipping them over.Use full-fat Greek yogurt for best results.A heavy-bottomed pan (like cast iron) will work best for this recipe as it retains heat well. This is necessary for the thick flatbreads to be cooked thoroughly.

How To Store Turkish Flat Bread

Store the flatbreads in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can also store the uncooked dough in the fridge for about 3 days. Alternatively, the dough balls can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just make sure to wrap them tightly with plastic wrap.

1.1K (8 1/2 cup)
Warm water
1 tsp
dry instant yeast


Add the flour, salt, and yeast to a large mixing bowl.

Add the yogurt and water.

Add the vegetable oil and mix it into a smooth dough.

Coat the dough with a bit of oil, then cover it with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

Oil your hands, then bring the dough together.

Divide the dough into eight balls. Then let the dough balls rest for 15 minutes.

Roll each dough ball into a circle.

Bake the flatbreads in a pan over medium heat.

Turn the flatbread over and bake until cooked through.

Coat the flatbreads with butter, stack them on a plate, and cover them with a tea towel until you’re ready to serve them.

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