Easy Flatbread Recipe

a stack of flatbreads on a wooden board

This flatbread recipe is so easy and it works every time!   You can flavour with cumin seeds or nigella seeds or you can leave plain.

Homemade flatbread is a great option if you are cobbling together a family lunch or brunch, run out of bread or have unexpected visitors pop over.  This easy flatbread recipe will become a favorite.   Freeze the dough in balls for next time if you make too much and then use the leftovers for work lunches or easier mid week meals.


225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cumin or nigella seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
200g natural yoghurt (low-fat yoghurt also works here)
1 tbsp vegetable oil


1. Mix the flour, baking powder, seeds (if using) and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Add the yoghurt and mix with a wooden spoon to pull together a rough dough.

2. Mix in the oil to form the dough and knead until smooth.  A couple of minutes.  Leave in the bowl and cover for 10 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into 8 balls and roll each out thinly on a lightly floured surface.

4. Cook on the BBQ (the hot part) or alternatively on griddle or hot dry pan on the hob.  1-2 minutes on each side will do it - until puffed up and charred.

We love breads to scoop up the delicious juices of any curry or stuff with Tandoori Masala Chicken Skewers and Carrot Salad.  Or top with a fried egg and bacon for an easy tasty brunch.







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