Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taboon/Jordanian Taboon Bread ~~ Jordanian Cuisine

As per Wiki ,Jordanian cuisine is a traditional style of food preparation originating from Jordan that has developed from centuries of social and political change with roots starting in Paleolithic period. Jordanian cuisine goes from baking, sautéeing and grilling to stuffing of vegetables (grape leaves, eggplants, etc.), meat, and poultry, apart from thisr oasting or preparing foods with special sauces plays an important role in this cuisine. Since Jordan is one of the largest producers of olives in the world, olive oil is the main cooking oil in Jordan. Herbs, garlic, spices, onion, tomato sauce and lemon are added to bring the typical flavours in Jordanian foods. Jordanian food can vary from extremely hot and spicy to mild.The most common and popular appetiser is hummus, which is a prepared out of chick peas blended with tahini, lemon, and garlic. Ful Medames is another well-known appetiser. A successful mezze must of course have koubba maqliya, labaneh, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh, olives and pickles.The most distinctive Jordanian dish is mansaf, the national dish of Jordan,a symbol in Jordanian culture for generosity.Eventhough simple fresh fruit is often served towards the end of a Jordanian meal, there is also dessert, such as baklava, hareeseh, knafeh, halva and qatayef a dish made specially for Ramadan . Drinking coffee and tea flavored with na'na or meramiyyeh is almost a ritual here.

Taboon, Jordanian Pita Bread, Laffa Pita, Jordanian Pita bread

Today am taking you all to Jordanian cuisine, as am running a month of blogging marathon with theme as world cuisine starting with Alphabets. For the alphabet 'J', i opted for Jordanian Cuisine, i have tasted few Jordanian dishes through few of my friends here but somehow this cuisine is not that much familar for me, however i loved learning this taboon bread. Actually this taboon bread is a pita like flat bread, usually Jordanian people cook them in traditional taboon oven for making their wraps.This taboon bread is also known as Laffa bread, which is wrapped with different filling like baba ganoush, hummus etc and its a street food there. While searching for this taboon bread, i find this post here which goes for stove top method, immediately i tried making this taboon bread at home. They came out simply spongy,delicious,almost like Indian rotis but bit puffy since yeast is used in this bread.This bread can be prepared in large quantity and can be stored in fridge for further use.

1cup Whole wheat flour
4cups All-purpose flour
2 tsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
1tsp Instant yeast
1tbsp Olive oil
1+ 3/4cups Lukewarm milk

 In a large bowl take the lukewarm milk, flour,  sugar, salt, olive oil and yeast.

 Knead the dough on a floured board until the dough turns soft,smooth and non sticky.

Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover and let the dough rise for one hour.

Turn the dough down, then divide it into 8-10 balls, let it rise for 10 minutes.

Roll each ball with a rolling pin into circles.

Heat a flat frying pan in high heat.

When the frying pan becomes hot, drop the  rolled dough and fry until you see the brown spots.

Turn the bread on the other side and cook,  remove it when both sides are cooked equally.

Repeat the process for the remaining bread doughs.

Serve immediately with any filling or store in fridge once it cools completely.


  1. There are so many types of bread in the world! This one looks lovely.

  2. soft soft paratha kinds, thats what i can relate this recipe to :)

  3. Bookmarking. This bread looks similar to our parathas..and good that we can store it. Its fluffy and I feel like making a roll and eating it.

  4. Just noticed I made this bread for I :) you bread looks too tempting and love the way you made them thin aks :) super soft bread isn't it :)

  5. this looks so similar to parathas... except that it is yeasted... awesome selection akka...

  6. That's a wonderful bread Priya..

  7. Love this bread Priya...looks very good :)

  8. Love homemade breads! These look great, Priya.

  9. Nice bread and as you said, it is similar some of our Indian breads. Nice pick for the country.

  10. Indeed, it really does remind me of your delicious Indian bread!
    Love your creative new International foods you prepare and others sharing!

  11. Such a soft and delicious looking bread.

  12. Bread varieties are indeed endless! Nice one!

  13. Wow that's amazing:-) you rock big time Priya

  14. have to make this priya, what a picture it reminds me of my momk's fresh layered chapatis..will be trying this recipe soon, i hope to do justice the way you do

  15. The bread has turned out so well Priya...

  16. Bookmarking it Priya. Its too delicious to ignore.

  17. Looks very soft and fluffy Priya!! Bookmarking them to try!! :)

  18. Looks soft and fabulous. I think I will make this for dinner today..


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