Yoghurt Flatbreads

Easy Yoghurt Flatbreads which are thick, soft and chewy. Make this delicious, no-yeast flatbread recipe with step-by-step photos.

yoghurt flatbreads sprinkled with herbs

Easy Yoghurt Flatbreads

Whenever we have Indian food for dinner, whether it’s home-delivered or home-made, there has to be flatbreads to go with. And these Yoghurt Flatbreads are the easiest, and most delicious, flatbreads you could make.

Why This Recipe Works

  • This flatbread recipe only has 4 ingredients!
  • This is a no-yeast flatbread recipe, so there is no waiting time for the dough to rise.
  • These flatbreads are thick, soft and chewy, with a golden and crispy coating.
  • The yoghurt and baking powder help to make these flatbreads light and airy inside.
yoghurt flatbreads on plate with herbs

No-Yeast Flatbread Recipe

This flatbread recipe only has 4 ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder, and yoghurt.

And as you can see, this is a no-yeast flatbread recipe. Which means there is no waiting around for the dough to rise; once the dough is made, you can start rolling it out and cooking it right away.

Easy Flatbread Recipe

This flatbread recipe is loosely based on Jamie Oliver’s recipe, which was recommended to me long ago by some online foodie friends, to whom I have been so grateful (for so many things).

Despite being such an easy recipe, I think these are incredibly tasty and more-ish flatbreads.

My kids love these flatbreads so much that they treat it as the main dish! They also try to eat them as soon as the flatbreads come out of the pan, at the risk of burning their little fingers and mouths. But they really love them that much!

yoghurt flatbreads on plate with chopped herbs

How to Make Flatbreads

Step 1

Measure the flour, baking powder, salt and yoghurt into the large bowl of a food processor.

ingredients for flatbreads in food processor bowl

Step 2

Blitz until everything comes together into a sticky dough.

flatbread dough in food processor bowl

Step 3

Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead the dough a few times until you have a soft ball of dough which is no longer sticky.

flatbread dough on marble surface

Step 4

Portion the dough into 12 pieces (or more if you prefer smaller flatbreads). Roll out each piece of dough into a round or oblong shape, about 5 mm thick.

rolled out flatbread dough with wooden rolling pin

Step 5

Heat a non-stick pan with some vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Cook one side of the flatbread until it is nicely golden.

During this time, large air bubbles should start forming on the surface of the flatbread.

cooking flatbreads on non-stick pan

Step 6

Brush the top of the flatbread (the uncooked side) with some oil, before flipping over to cook for a few minutes.

cooked flatbread on non-stick pan

Tips for Making Flatbreads

  1. I use a flat crêpe pan for cooking the flatbreads, but any non-stick pan should be suitable.
  2. I try to have 2-3 flatbreads rolled out at a time while one is cooking on the pan. That way, as soon as one flatbread has finished cooking, I have another ready to go, and it is helpful to have more ready in case somebody comes and interrupts your production line.
  3. I keep the flatbreads warm in a silicon tortilla or pancake warmer.
  4. Although this recipe makes a lot of flatbreads, they reheat very well. Also, if your family will love these flatbreads as much as mine do, you will want to make the whole batch to avoid any panic caused by not having enough.
flatbreads on plate with sprinkled herbs

What to Serve with Flatbreads

These Yoghurt Flatbreads are a delicious, and obligatory, accompaniment to my Butter Chicken.

{Creamy and delicious Butter Chicken recipe with step-by-step photos}

They are also perfect served alongside my Indian Chicken Curry, which is a mild tomato-based curry but which you can spice up to taste.

And one of my favourite simple suppers is this comforting Lentil Dahl which I indulge with 3 or 4 flatbreads just for myself!

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Yoghurt Flatbreads

5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Makes 12
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Indian

Easy Yoghurt Flatbreads which are thick, soft and chewy. Make this delicious, no-yeast flatbread recipe with step-by-step photos.

Ingredients

  • 500 g plain flour (all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt (preferably Maldon sea salt)
  • 500 g plain/natural yoghurt (full fat)
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

Make the dough

  1. Place flour, baking powder, salt and yoghurt into the large bowl of a food processor.
  2. Blitz until everything comes together into a soft dough.
  3. Lightly flour your work surface. 
  4. Tip the dough onto your floured work surface.

Make the flatbreads

  1. Knead the dough lightly a few times until you have a soft ball which is no longer sticky. Add more flour as necessary.
  2. Roll the dough into a long log.
  3. Portion the dough into 12 pieces, or more if you prefer smaller flatbreads.
  4. Roll out one piece of dough into a round or oblong shape, about 5 mm thick. You might have to experiment with one or two pieces of dough to get your desired size and thickness.

Cook the flatbreads

  1. Heat a non-stick frying pan or non-stick crêpe pan with about 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Place one rolled out piece of dough into the pan.
  3. While the flatbread is cooking on one side, use a pastry brush or silicon brush to brush the top of the flatbread (the uncooked side) with some oil.
  4. When the flatbread is nicely golden on the under-side, and lots of air bubbles have formed on the surface, flip it over. It should take about 2-3 minutes to cook the first side.
  5. Cook the remaining side until it is lightly golden. This should take about 1-2 minutes. It won’t be evenly coloured because of the air bubbles.
  6. Repeat with the remaining pieces of dough.
  7. Serve the flatbreads warm.

Kitchen Notes

RECIPE CREDIT
This recipe is inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Easy Flatbread recipe.

CONVERSIONS
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.

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3 comments

  1. Christine 4 December 2020

    I’ve been making this Jamie Oliver recipe for years, they are really delicious flatbreads. And thank you for properly giving recipe credit to Jamie Oliver. So many food bloggers claim every recipe as their own and it’s refreshing to see that you are very honest with the recipes that you share. I can’t wait to try more recipes from your site.

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  2. Larissa McDonough-Johnston 19 February 2021

    I just made this recipe and the butter chicken recipe! Both were absolutely delicious, easy and such a great success! Thank you : )

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    • Eat, Little Bird 17 March 2021

      Hi Larissa,
      So glad you loved both recipes! Thanks for popping by 🙂

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