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Khubz Arabi (Bahrain flat bread)

Course Bread
Cuisine Bahrain
Servings 6
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • 1 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, pour in the warm water and add in the yeast, stir until the yeast is dissolved.
  • Add in the salt.
  • Start gradually adding in the flour and oil while kneading, you want to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Put the dough into a large greased bowl and turn dough to grease all sides.
  • Cover with a dry tea towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size about 1 ½ hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Punch dough gently
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal portions and shape them into smooth balls
  • Place on a floured work surface and dust tops lightly with flour.
  • Cover with a dry tea towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out each ball into a 6-inch diameter circle
  • Place on greased baking sheets
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bread puffs. Do not leave unattended while baking.
  • Enjoy!