Friday 11 May 2012

Man'ooshe Lebanese Flat bread

Man'ooshe is a Lebanese flat bread that is widely available in every street bakery in Lebanon. It is commonly served with a spread  called Za'tar made from sumac, sesame seeds and salt and topped with tomatoes , onions and salads of choice wrapped up and enjoyed.The man'ooshe can also be used  as a pizza base and topped with your favourite cheese and toppings.
The authentic recipe for the man'ooshe can be found here. I have adapted the recipe to suit my taste.


500 g / 16 oz plain purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon quick yeast
250 ml hand hot water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped.

Ingredients for za'tar:

1 teaspoon  thyme leaves,
1tablespoon sesame seeds,
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp red chilly flask,
2 to 3 tbsp olive oil


Mix all ingredients to make a spread.


1. In a bowl combine the flour,salt, yeast and sugar and mix well.
2. Add water a little at a time and make a dough that is soft and pliable.
3.Transfer the dough onto a flat floured surface  and knead for 2-3 gradually  adding the oil.
4. Return the dough to the bowl rub with oil and cover with a tea towel and leave it in a warm place for the dough to rise for 2-3 hours.
5. Once the dough has risen, knock the air out remove it from the bowl onto a floured surface, add the garlic paste and fresh coriander and knead again for 2-3 minutes.
6. Dive the dough into 12 pieces and roll each out into a 8 inch diameter flat bread.
7. Heat a skillet and place the flat bread on it, cook for 2-3 minutes and then flip it and cook for 2-3 minutes more until brown spots appear on it.
8. Remove from skillet and keep wrapped in a clean tea towel and repeat for rest of dough.
9. Serve spread with za'tar or plain with curry of choice or as pizza base.

You can check out how to make Man'ooshe with za'tar here.

Submitting to:
Flavours of Lebanon, event by guest hosted by Sara' Corner


  1. Thank you for sending this delicious entry to the event. Nice click.

  2. Love this bread. Looks very similar to Naan.

  3. I'll try this out ..I have got a packet of zatar in the refrigerator..

  4. looks delicious and so soft.

  5. bread looks so soft.. definitely worth trying..

  6. These flat bread look delicious and tmepting love it!

  7. oooh- I could eat way too many pieces of this!

  8. Thanks for the recipe, tried this as I had a Lebanese boyfriend who loved to cook, boNus!! wonderful to scoop up hummus and Tabbouleh

  9. Looks very tasty - and I am sure they could be converted to glutenfree.

    Hazel Rea @beachrambler

  10. Love this recipe, will definitely be making it. Recently i've been cutting flat bread into strips to go on top of halloumi salads but buying them is nowhere near as nice as making my own, this recipe is just what I need!

  11. I'm so making this tonight, they look pretty healthy

  12. All the flat breads look gorgeous! Thank you for the recipes, I'm definitely going to give them a go :)

  13. I love these, great alternative to bread sandwiches

  14. I like the sound of using them as a pizza base. Thanks for the recipe.


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