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Tasty Afghan Bread Recipe

Aromatic bread that's perfect for dipping, pairing with kebabs, or enjoying on its own.

By: HomeFindss kitchen


Afghan Bread Recipe
Afghan Bread


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or melted ghee (clarified butter)

  • Sesame seeds or nigella seeds (optional, for topping)


  1. Activate the yeast: In a small bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.

  2. Mix the dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the activated yeast mixture and vegetable oil or melted ghee. Mix well until a dough forms.

  3. Knead the dough: Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

  4. First rise: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.

  5. Punch down and divide: Once the dough has risen, punch it down to release the air. Divide the dough into small balls, about the size of a tennis ball.

  6. Shape the bread: Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Roll out each ball of dough into a flat oval shape, about 1/4 inch thick. You can also stretch the dough by hand to achieve a more rustic shape.

  7. Second rise (optional): Place the shaped dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for another 15-20 minutes.

  8. Bake the bread: If desired, you can brush the tops of the dough with water and sprinkle sesame seeds or nigella seeds on top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and puffed up.

  9. Serve: Once baked, remove the Afghan bread from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve warm with your favourite dishes such as kebabs, curries, or dips like hummus or tzatziki.



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