Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread

2012-09-01
kuboos
  • Yield : 12
  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 35m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 50m
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Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread


Kuboos or Khubz is an Arabian pita bread/flat bread/roti made with wheat flour or all purpose flour. Before, kuboos was more familiar for malayalees who had a Middle East connection. But now it is in for everyone. Given here is an easy to make recipe. Khubz is usually baked in hot oven, but here we are going to prepare it in a flat non-stick pan.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour / Atta flour - 4 Cup
  • More wheat flour for dusting and rolling - ½ Cup
  • Warm water - ½ Cup
  • Yeast (Active dry yeast) - ½ Tea spoon
  • Sugar - 1 Dessert spoon
  • Milk - 1 Cup
  • Cooking oil / Ghee - 1 Table spoon
  • Salt – to taste

Method

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in ½ cup of warm water (make sure that the water is not too hot) along with sugar and let sit for 10 minutes until it is frothy.

Step 2

Combine wheat flour, yeast dissolved water and salt in a mixing bowl. Gradually add 1 cup of warm milk and mix it well with your hands until a dough consistency has formed. The dough should be smooth and firm but not stiff (add more milk or wheat flour, depending on the absorbency of the wheat flour).

Step 3

Place the dough on to a lightly floured working surface and knead it well (approximately 5 minutes) with your hand till it is soft and smooth. The perfect kneading makes the kuboos/pita bread soft and puffy when it is cooked.

Step 4

Return the ball of dough to a bowl and brush it with 1 table spoon cooking oil or ghee. Cover the bowl with kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Keep it in a warm place for minimum 2 hours and let rise until doubled in size.

Step 5

When the dough rises almost double in size, knead it briefly. Make 12 equal sized balls from the kneaded dough and keep it covered with the kitchen towel for another 10 minutes.

Step 6

Roll the balls like chappathi/poori to get round shape (almost double the thickness of chappathi/poori) using a roller/press by spreading wheat flour over it.

Step 7

Heat a flat non-stick pan on medium flame, place the kuboos on it and wait for a few seconds and turn it to the other side. This time you wait for little more time and turn it again. Now press it using a spoon as shown in the below figure so that it puffs up. Turn it again and press it. Remove from the pan when it puffs up.

Step 8

Keep it warm by covering it while cooking the remaining kuboos.

Step 9

Serve it hot with any gravy type curry.

Tip

Instead of cooking khubz in a flat non-stick pan you can also bake it in a pre-heated oven.

khubz dough

Kneaded dough

khubz preparation

Rolled dough

Pressing kuboos using a spoon to puffs up

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Nutritional Profile

Main nutritional contents are,

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Proteins

  • Calcium

  • Iron

  • Selenium


Measurements

1 Table spoon = 3 Tea spoons
1 Dessert spoon = 2 Tea spoons
1 Tea spoon = 5 ml
1 Cup = 236.588 ml

Author

Myself, Shaan Geo basically a Software Engineer started my career in IT Industry. I have had a passion for food and cooking from an early age. This habit made me keep an eye out for the new variants of food and the different cuisines where ever I go. According to me cooking is an equal-opportunity talent and I find that anybody can cook. It is not limited by the age, profession, caste, colour or creed of a person. What is needed is the love for cooking. For me passion for cooking does not stop in the kitchen, when I travel, I continue to be inspired by eating in some of the best restaurants around the world.

Comments on Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread

Comments (62)

  1. posted by smitha on January 17, 2013

    Generally i dont think we should add milk. bcos if we add milk it wont stay for more days

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on January 17, 2013

      Hi Smitha, You are right. Generally we won’t add milk in kuboos. But here I used milk for a better taste and softness. Definitely you can replace milk by water. Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback here.

        Reply
  2. posted by Drisya on January 20, 2013

    This is an easy way to make kubbus thanks a lot. Could you tell me whether the kubbus we get in the market is made of wheat flour or maida..

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    • posted by Shaan Geo on January 20, 2013

      You are welcome Drisya. In the market usually we are getting kuboos made of all purpose flour (maida). But kuboos with wheat flour is also available in some places. Thanks for the comment.

        Reply
  3. posted by drisya on January 21, 2013

    thank you. i will surely try your method for preparing it.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on January 21, 2013

      Hi Drisya, hope it comes out well for you. Thank you.

        Reply
  4. posted by Leena S Jayan on March 11, 2013

    All your recipes are really good. Some of them I tried, my family liked it. Thank you.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on March 11, 2013

      Hi Leena, I am really happy know that you and your family liked my recipes. Thanks a bunch for your kind words of encouragement. Hope you will try more recipes. Have fun in the kitchen :)

        Reply
  5. posted by faijas on March 16, 2013

    I would like to try out this new recipe.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on March 16, 2013

      Hi Faijas, Thanks for the comment. Please do share your feedback if you happen to try this recipe.

        Reply
  6. posted by Suresh Babu on March 21, 2013

    Hi Shaan, your recipe is so attractive. because your preparation is differ from others. kindly suggest which curry is more tasty with special kuboos.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on March 21, 2013

      Hi Suresh, Thank you very much for the words of encouragement :) Kuboos goes well with gravy type curries like Chicken/Mutton curry, Egg curry, Potato curry, Mixed Veg curry etc.

        Reply
  7. posted by Shubha on May 3, 2013

    Hi Shaan, Thank you for posting this recipe. I always thought making Kuboos was a cumbersome job, tnx for a simple recipe, will definitely try it out.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on May 3, 2013

      You are welcome Shubha. Hope you will share your feedback after trying this recipe. Thanks for the comment. Happy cooking :)

        Reply
  8. posted by Seena on June 7, 2013

    This is a very nice recipe, I tried it at home.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on June 11, 2013

      Hi Seena, Thanks for trying this recipe and also for leaving your feedback here. Happy cooking :)

        Reply
  9. posted by Fouzia Razak on June 24, 2013

    Thanks for this simple recipe of Khubz. It really came out well. I made hummus along with it and everyone enjoyed that.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on June 24, 2013

      Hi Fouzia, It is pleasure to know that this recipe worked out well for you and all of you enjoyed it. Thank you very much for sharing your feedback.

        Reply
  10. posted by Febin on June 27, 2013

    Can we make the dough and keep it in the refrigerator for one or two days and take out after that? Because I have a small baby I want to make the dough whenever I get time… will it work?

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on June 30, 2013

      Hi Febin, I don’t think that it will work out because the dough become overly fermented, lending a sour taste. Thanks for the comment.

        Reply
  11. posted by Deepa on July 1, 2013

    Can we use baking powder instead of yeast?

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on July 3, 2013

      Hi Deepa, I haven’t tried this recipe with baking powder. Yeast and baking powder function in different ways. Baking powder rely on a chemical reaction whereas yeast is a microorganism. Usually we are using yeast for making foods in the bread category and it is a flavor enhancer too. So substitutions may not give you the end result that you want. If you got a chance to try it with baking powder please do share your feedback. Thank you very much for the comment.

        Reply
      • posted by Afeela on October 29, 2013

        I read a post about using baking powder, use only a half pinch of baking powder along with yeast only for more puffiness, if use more baking powder kuboos become crispy.

          Reply
        • posted by Shaan Geo on October 30, 2013

          Afeela, You can use baking powder in Khubz for making it more puffy. But it is not healthy, that is the reason why I avoided it.

            Reply
  12. posted by Sunand on July 7, 2013

    Thanks for this simple recipe of Khuboos, Am going to try now… :)

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on July 8, 2013

      You are welcome Sunand. Please do share your feedback.

        Reply
  13. posted by Sanam on July 7, 2013

    Thanks for the recipe… but I want to do it with 1 glass of wheat flour. So is that the same amount of sugar I would be using? or what is the amount of water and milk to be added then?

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on July 8, 2013

      Hi Sanam, Thanks for the comment. You can reduce the quantity of other ingredients proportionally.

        Reply
  14. posted by Reepa on July 12, 2013

    I was Searching, Waiting, searching, waiting…… for long time for this recipe. Lots of thanks and happiness.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on July 14, 2013

      Hi Reepa, I am also very happy to know that you found what you were looking for long time. Please do share your feedback if you happen to try this recipe. Happy cooking :)

        Reply
  15. posted by Sera on July 31, 2013

    This is what I have been searching for! I was born in UAE but I am Filipino by birth. This khobuz recipe looks simple to use! I’ll try it someday and let you know. Man I miss authentic khobuz used in shawarma. [Missing UAE because of the bread and food.]

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 2, 2013

      Hi Sera, I am glad that you found what you were looking for. Please share your comments if you got a chance to try this recipe. Hope it will bring your UAE memories :)

        Reply
  16. posted by Sundar on August 12, 2013

    I am a vegetarian who also does not take eggs in cakes, bread etc. I would like to know whether, by any chance, eggs are added in Kuboos produced in Kuwait or other parts of GCC. Thanks.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 12, 2013

      Hi Sundar, Usually we won’t add eggs in Khubz. I am not able give 100% assurance that all the kuboos producers follow the same method. Better you check with the list of ingredients mentioned in the packets.

        Reply
  17. posted by Rasheed on August 12, 2013

    I like your recipe and will try it.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 12, 2013

      Thanks Rasheed. Please do share your feedback after trying this recipe.

        Reply
  18. posted by Shahul on August 13, 2013

    How to make it in an OTG?

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 13, 2013

      Hi Shahul, I am sorry I haven’t tried it in OTG (Oven Toaster Griller). Hope it will work out. Try it in a preheated OTG. Please share your experience :)

        Reply
  19. posted by Merlin on August 19, 2013

    I tried your recipe and it was very tasty to have with Kadala curry. Good job. Thank you.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 20, 2013

      You are welcome Merlin. Happy to know that you enjoyed it. Happy cooking :)

        Reply
  20. posted by Chetna on August 25, 2013

    Hi, I tried kubus earlier in preheated oven. It takes long so I switched to hot ladle. I am glad to see that you advise on the same and that affirms my method. Thanks.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on August 26, 2013

      Hi Chetna, Thanks a lot for the feedback. Hope this information will help Shahul :)

        Reply
  21. posted by Reena Afsal on September 28, 2013

    One day evening suddenly I thought of making kuboos. Your 9 simple steps really helped me. My husband also had a passion to tasty food. He enjoyed well. Thanx a lot.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on September 30, 2013

      You are welcome Reena. It is pleasure to know that this place helps you to prepare kuboos and you both enjoyed it. Thanks a lot for the feedback.

        Reply
  22. posted by Afeela on October 29, 2013

    Hi Shaan, thanx for the recipe. Usaully I buy it from super market. Today I am going to make this. If it is success I will make it on Thursday for weekend party in park. Am staying in sharjah. Plz pray for the roti.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on October 30, 2013

      Hi Afeela, Thanks for the comment. Hope it will work out well for you. Please do share your feedback.

        Reply
  23. posted by Midhun on November 4, 2013

    How can we prepare garlic paste to serve with kubboos. pls tell me the recipe.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on November 4, 2013

      Midhun, Thanks for the comment. I will try to include the garlic paste recipe soon.

        Reply
  24. posted by Tania Sarkar on November 22, 2013

    All recipes are really nice & preparation also easy. Its similar some of our Bangladeshi food. I m trying to made it for my family & my malayali friends.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on November 22, 2013

      Tania, Thanks a lot for your kind words of encouragement and also for taking time to share your comment. It is nice of you cook for your friends. Please don’t forget to share your feedback.

        Reply
  25. posted by Kubra on December 4, 2013

    So thanks to giving the information of ingredients needed for making the kuboose and for the recipe and my doubt is whether the kubz is dangerous to health.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on December 6, 2013

      Kubra, Thanks for the comment. It is not dangerous if you use wheat flour for this preparation.

        Reply
  26. posted by Mohammed Haris on December 12, 2013

    Thanks Shaan for your recipes. I have started tying out those in my kitchen. Cooking is my passion and used to try something new each day when I am back from Office. These recipes will surely help me. I’ll let u know the feedback.. thanks :)

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on December 12, 2013

      You are welcome Mohammed. happy to know that you are very much interested in cooking and started trying these recipes. I am eagerly waiting for the list of items you tried from here, please do share your feedback :)

        Reply
  27. posted by Sheeba Kabir on December 24, 2013

    Hai Shaan, I was searching for a simple n easy recipe on kuboos. Right now I have got in to it. Thankz a lot. Am going to try it. I wl send u the feed back.

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on December 30, 2013

      Sheeba, I am happy that you found what you are searching for. Hope it will come out well for you.

        Reply
  28. posted by Manjunath on January 7, 2014

    Please suggest some good side dishes with kubooz

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on January 8, 2014

      Manjunath, It will go well with most of the gravy type curries. I usually have Kuboos with kerala chicken curry.

        Reply
  29. posted by Sheeba on March 24, 2014

    Can we use soda powder instead of yeast?

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on March 26, 2014

      Sheeba, I am not sure that it will work out by adding soda powder. Usually Kuboos / Pita bread is prepared using yeast.

        Reply
  30. posted by Prathi on April 10, 2014

    Love to eat…

      Reply
    • posted by Shaan Geo on April 16, 2014

      Thanks for the comment Prathi :)

        Reply

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