Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread

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Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread

 
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3-4
Cuisine
Arabian
 
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

  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.
  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).
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  8. Keep it warm by covering it while cooking the remaining kuboos.
  9. Serve it hot with any gravy type curry.

Tips

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

pita bread

Pressing kuboos using a spoon to puffs up

       

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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.

71 comments on “Kuboos / Khubz / Pita bread

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

    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.

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..

    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.

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

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

    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 :)

I would like to try out this new recipe.

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

    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.

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.

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

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

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

    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.

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?

    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.

Can we use baking powder instead of yeast?

    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.

      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.

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

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?

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

    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 :)

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.]

    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 :)

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.

    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.

I like your recipe and will try it.

How to make it in an OTG?

    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 :)

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

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.

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.

    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.

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.

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

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.

    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.

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.

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 :)

    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 :)

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.

Please suggest some good side dishes with kubooz

Can we use soda powder instead of yeast?

Good explanation.

Nice… our arabic bread.. we all enjoyed.. thank you sir for your simple recipe.

    You are welcome Ameena. Thanks for the feedback :)

Hi, my yeast is not getting frothy, so kuboos not increasing size. What should I do?

    Suda, If the yeast used is too old or if the water used to dissolve yeast is too hot, it will not get frothy. Hope this helps you.

Hi, What is the cheese given with kuboos. I asked the servant what is this cheese? He told that mix of cheese and garlic. Can you explain how to make that.

    Raja, Kuboos usually served with the white sauces like mayonnaise, garlic paste, hummus etc. I will try to include the recipes soon.

When I go to Lulu Mall in Edappally taste the Kuboos. I and my husband liked it very much. I think your recipe will help me for making Kuboos. Thank you Shaanji for sharing this recipe.

    You are welcome Rajalekshmi. Please try this khubz recipe and let me know which one you like most :) Thanks for the comment.

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