Turkish flatbread

Turkish flatbread: Tasty side dish. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula

Turkish flatbread: Explore a whole new dimension of tasty meal options

Tired of the same old recipes? Try this Turkish flatbread recipe to unlock so many delicious meal options for your family.

Turkish flatbread

Turkish flatbread: Tasty side dish. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula

Looking for a mouth-watering side dish for the family? Try this appetising Turkish flatbread recipe. It will unlock a whole new world of tasty meal options for you. Preparing this delicacy for the family will not even take up to an hour and there is so much that you can do with it.

This flatbread almost reminds one of naan but it is not completely the same.

Preparation ideas for your Turkish flatbread

Serve this tasty flatbread stuffed with herbs or with roasted lamb or beef. You can also add some cheese and grill it to enjoy it as a delicious cheesy sandwich.

If you are looking for an alternative to wraps, this Turkish flatbread is a delicious option. You can also serve the flatbread with tzatziki sauce and hummus.

Looking for a breakfast version?  Stuff the flatbread with some eggs and bacon. There are just so many delicious ideas you can explore when preparing flatbread.

Let us know in the comments if you plan to prepare this delightful recipe.

Turkish flatbread recipe

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Msi Muzi Mathebula Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • cups warm water

  • 2¼ teaspoons active dried yeast (1 packet)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¾ cup Greek-style yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • Combine the yeast, sugar, and water into a medium-large bowl and stir well. Allow sitting in a warm place for 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast. The mixture will be foamy and bubbly when activated. Whisk in the Greek yoghurt olive oil and salt.
  • Add flour and parsley and stir with a wooden spoon or sturdy spatula until the dough comes together. Turn dough out onto a well-floured counter and turn to coat. Knead for 3-4 minutes or until dough is no longer sticky and springs back when lightly pressed. Sprinkle more flour onto the counter if the dough is sticky during kneading.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal pieces, sprinkle lightly with flour, and then cover with a clean kitchen towel. Allow resting for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat a medium sauté pan to medium-low heat. While the pan is heating, roll one of the dough portions into an approximately 7-inch circle. Brush the top surface lightly with extra virgin olive oil. When the pan is hot, pick up the first circle with your hand and place it in the pan, oiled side down. Lightly brush the top surface with oil. Allow the flatbread to cook for about 1 to 1½ minutes until the top surface is covered with bubbles and the underside is golden around the edges and in spots.
  • Flip to the opposite side and cook for another 60-90 seconds until a few small golden spots appear. Don’t overcook on the second side. Repeat rolling, oiling and cooking with the remaining portions of dough.
  • Sprinkle flatbreads with a bit more chopped parsley when finished, if desired. Stack flatbreads in a clean kitchen towel after cooking to steam a bit and retain softness.
  • When cool, store in a zip lock bag. Reheat in a pan without oil for a minute or two on each side OR wrap flatbreads in paper towelling and heat in the microwave on low power until warm


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