Turkish Ramadan Pita Bread Recipe

Turkish Ramadan pita bread is a traditional soft, porous, leavened bread made of wheat flour and yeast, then topped with sesame seeds and black cumin seeds. It can be baked with or without egg but will be really delicious, either way. It is locally called Ramazan pidesi and is often eaten during Ramadan. Traditionally, it was only sold during the Ramadan month but today, it is baked and sold all-year round. This recipe will show you how easy it is to make this traditional bread. Enjoy this delicious pita bread on its own, dip it in curry or hummus or spread plain cream cheese on it.


• 1 ½ cups of regular flour
• ½ cup of whole grain flour
• 1 tbsp dry yeast
• 2 tsp sugar
• ¼ cup of water
• 2 tsp salt
• 1 cup of water
• egg yolk
• sesame seeds
• black cumin seeds


This recipe takes about 95 minutes to make. Serves 1 medium-sized pita bread.

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
Put flour in a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center of the flour.
Put yeast, sugar, and water into the well and mix just enough to melt sugar and yeast.
Add salt and water and mix until you get a soft but sticky dough.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for 30 minutes.
Transfer dough to a floured working surface and knead the dough for 1 minute.
Press to form a 1/2″ thick round dough. Make sure you flatten the dough evenly.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper, then dust with flour.
Transfer dough to the baking sheet and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
Using your fingertips, make deep incisions forming a circle round the dough about 1 inch in from the edge.
Then, inside the circle, make diagonal incisions in opposite directions to make a diamond pattern.
Lightly beat egg yolk in a small bowl.
Use a pastry brush to spread the yolk on top of the dough.
Sprinkle sesame seeds and cumin seeds on top.
Bake in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

Ideas And Tips:

• You may substitute the 1 cup of water with 1 cup of milk.

Turkish Ramadan Pita Bread Recipe
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