Turkish Bread

Turkish Bread

5 from 33 votes
Pillowy soft, fluffy, and just so good! This Turkish bread is known as bazlama and no flatbread recipe is quite like it. A side recipe that you will just have to have on your dinner table every time!

Bazlama is a Turkish flatbread similar to its Indian counterpart, naan bread. It is pillowy soft and delicious made with only a handful of simple ingredients that are guaranteed to be found in your pantry. A fluffy and easy pita recipe that can be cooked in minutes.

One of the easiest bread recipes out there! This flatbread recipe is sure to impress all your family and friends. Spread some butter or oil on this homemade pita bread and dip it in hummus for the perfect snack.

I absolutely love Turkish food and this Turkish recipe is no different. Out of all the different cuisines in the world, Turkish food is one that I love to explore the most. Its light use of spices yet powerful flavours makes Turkish food rival to all cuisines.

The best thing about this recipe is that it comes together very easily. You don’t need to knead it for long. The longest time is the time it takes to rise, but you can do whatever you want during that time.

Flatbread isn’t just a Turkish thing though. It’s been around for centuries in many different cultures. Who knows who actually came up with the first flatbread recipe? Nevertheless, each culture has its own version of flatbread. Each has its own slightly different characteristics, for example, my naan bread recipe!

The best thing about this recipe is that it goes with so many things. Usually, you would serve it with hummus. Personally, I love having it with curries. I know that’s less than the traditional way of eating it, but it just pairs so well! You could even use it as a base for pizza. There are endless ways of using this recipe.

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Turkish Bread

by Nabeela Kauser
Pillowy soft, fluffy, and just so good! This Turkish bread is known as bazlama and no flatbread recipe is quite like it. A side recipe that you will just have to have on your dinner table every time!
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Turkish
Servings 10 breads
Calories 230 kcal



  • In a large bowl mix the flour with the salt and yeast
  • Add the oil, warm water, and milk to the bowl then knead until a dough is formed
  • Cover with a cloth and leave to rise for at least 30 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and roll each piece into a dough ball
  • Roll out each dough ball to approximately 1cm thick
  • On a large crepe pan, cook the bread for a few minutes until bubbles start to form
  • Once bubbles form, flip over the bazlama and cook for a further few minutes
  • Remove from heat and brush with some butter or oil
  • Serve immediately alongside some hummus and enjoy!



Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 0.001mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Bread, Flatbread, Sides
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1 year ago

Hi. The bread looks great. I’m about to try it. Just to let you know, your video says 100g flour not 500g. You might want to correct that!

5 months ago

5 stars
Would vegan milk work?

2 months ago

5 stars
Not corrected yet. 500 Gr flour. Delicious and easy recipe.

1 month ago

Made it last night. It was wonderful. I mixed it and let it rise in my bread machine because I can’t knead. Truly lovely. Better than nan. I will never pay five bucks for nan again!

23 days ago

5 stars
I have made this a few times now. My husband and I love it! Although I do not get the same rise that I see in your video when I flip it over but it still tastes great!

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