Khobz al Tawa ~ Yemeni Bread

Khobz al Tawa

Khobz al tawa is a delicious bread from Yemen, it is especially popular in Aden and the southern areas. It gets the name tawa since it is cooked on a griddle or tawa. This is a layered flatbread with each layer greased with butter. Makes a wonderful bread to enjoy a creamy gravy.

When you stuff Khobz al Tawa is stuffed with egg and cheese, it’s called mutabak. With simple ingredients, it is nevertheless so delicious to enjoy with any side dish.

While I was checking out for flatbreads starting with K, I came across Kutti or Punjabi Choori, which is actually indian roti crumbled with sugar. Since I was working on a subtheme, having another sweet bread was out of question.

So I struck with Khobz al Tawa that seem to have been tried by all my BM friends. I wanted to pick up from my friends and settled on Sapana’s version. I also referred Queen of Sheba, one of the popular sites on Yemeni Recipes.

I served it with a creamy vegetarian gravy and mutton gravy for the nonvegetarians at home. Everybody loved how buttery it is.

Khobz Al Tawa is my pick for K in A to Z International Flatbreads. If you are interested to know what’s K for Street Food, Check my other space.
Khobz al Tawa

In A to Z International Flatbreads

A for Afghan Flatbread
B for Bale Hannina Chapathi
C Cascioni Romganoli
D for Dhal Puri
E for Emirati Khameer Bread
F for Focaccia di Recco
G for Gur aur Til ki Roti
H for Harcha
I for Injera
J for Janta Roti
How to make Khobz al Tawa

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Khobz al Tawa ~ Yemeni Bread

Ingredients Needed:

4 cup All Purpose Flour / Bread flour
1 1/2 cups Water
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Butter melted

How to make Khobz al Tawa

Take the flour in a wide bowl along with salt, and water. Knead a smooth dough, let it rest for 20 minutes.Make 4 balls from the dough .
Take on ball on the rolling board and roll it as thin as you can. You can also stretch it thin by tossing over the board.
Apply melted butter all over the thin rolled sheet. Fold it side by side applying butter on each side.
Once you made the square , let it rest for 5 minutes more and then roll it a little bit more.
Heat a Tawa and apply some butter over it. Transfer the rolled square over it and let it cook for 5 minutes. Flip the side and cook again.
Serve hot with any side dish or tea.

Yemeni Khobz al Tawa

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Khobz al Tawa ~ Yemeni Bread
Khobz al tawa is a delicious bread from Yemen, it is especially popular in Aden and the southern areas. It gets the name tawa since it is cooked on a griddle or tawa. This is a layered flatbread with each layer greased with butter. Makes a wonderful bread to enjoy a creamy gravy.
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Yemen
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Yemen
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Servings
Ingredients
Khobz al Tawa
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Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Take the flour in a wide bowl along with salt, and water. Knead a smooth dough, let it rest for 20 minutes.Make 4 balls from the dough .
  2. Take on ball on the rolling board and roll it as thin as you can. You can also stretch it thin by tossing over the board.
  3. Apply melted butter all over the thin rolled sheet. Fold it side by side applying butter on each side.
  4. Once you made the square , let it rest for 5 minutes more and then roll it a little bit more.
  5. Heat a Tawa and apply some butter over it. Transfer the rolled square over it and let it cook for 5 minutes. Flip the side and cook again.
  6. Serve hot with any side dish or tea.

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15 comments

  1. Khobz al tawa sounds almost like our flaky parottas na, lovely bread to give a try definitely. With simple ingredients, am sure this bread please some hungry tummies when served along with an interesting side dish.

  2. The Khobz sounds interesting with loads of butter. It definitely is another version of Lacha parathas, but in a different format:))The bread looks very flaky and I like the idea of roasting on a griddle..it gives the feel of a Indian bread.

  3. Yemen bread is interesting, it’s kind of look like vechu parotta in a way !!! Using butter in between each layer would enhance the taste and flavor i guess !!!

  4. Such a beautiful delicious Yemeni bread. I made a bread from Yemen recently and for that I was going through the cuisine. Looks like they have a huge list of amazing breads. This one is so similar to our parotta..

  5. The shape and ingredients, just reminds me of the veechu poratta also the Singapore fame roti prata… Love how the food connects everyone. Awesome Valli. Definitely it would be great bread with kurma or any rich creamy gravy.

  6. wow the parottas have out so flaky valli, perfectly made and how well explained with step wise.. oh wow my mouth is watering creamy vegetables sounds like a amazing combo to enjoy these flaky goodness.

  7. Many of the Swahili Arabs living in Mombasa had forefathers who came from Yemen many years ago. One of the most popular street food is egg chapati. The cooks or chefs will slap a dough on the work board to make the roti as thin as possible just the way you described for khobz al tawa. Before folding minced meat and egg is added and then the dough is folded over it. its cooked on a tawa and the roti is is flaky and soft.

  8. that is one flaky flatbread valli, i would love to roll it with some cheese and pickled veggies, must be amazing!! love the simplicity of such breads, just make and enjoy it with gravy or as a wrap! superb choice valli!

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