Kuboos also known by names like khuobz, khobez or khubooz is the Arabic Pita Bread which is mainly made with wheat flour or all-purpose flour. It is the staple food for people living from the Arabian Peninsula to Morocco. Kuboos is generally prepared in a tandoor or a hot oven. For a 50-gram Kuboos, the calorie consumed is about 142.
To keep you full, satisfied and warm throughout the day, Kuboos is considered to be one of the best and healthiest bread to be consumed with any gravy. It is made out of wheat flour which makes it a fibre-rich staple food for the Arabians. If you do not have any gravy or curry ready, you can consume it plain. That is the beauty of this bread. You can have it with a green vegetable wrap or even with curd.
Time taken to make Kuboos
The cooking time to prepare Kuboos was 15 minutes and to prepare all the ingredients it takes almost 35 minutes. The total time to prepare the bread and serve on your plates is about 50 minutes.
Number of servings for Kuboos
By following the recipe mentioned below, you will be able to serve 3 – 4 people.
Kuboos Arabic Pita Bread
Kuboos also known by names like khuobz, khobez or khubooz is the Arabic Pita Bread which is mainly made with wheat flour or all-purpose flour.
- Wheat Flour/ All-purpose Flour – 4 Cups
- Extra Wheat Flour to rolling the bread from the dough – ½ Cup
- Lukewarm water – ½ cup
- Active Dry Yeast – ½ teaspoon
- Sugar – 1 Table Spoon
- Milk – 1 cup
- Ghee/ Cooking Oil – 1 Table Spoon
- Salt- As per taste
How to Make
Dissolve the sugar and the yeast in lukewarm water. Set it aside for approximately ten minutes until you see the foam rise.
Take a mixing bowl and pour the Wheat flour/All Purpose Flour. Pour the foaming yeast and a pinch of salt.
Start kneading this mixture with clean hands. Start adding warm milk to the dough and mix it well. Make sure the consistency is good. The dough should be smooth and not stiff.
Once the dough is ready, take the dough in a plate and brush it with ghee or cooking oil. Once brushed well, set aside for 2 hours.
After 2 hours, the dough should be inflated. If not, then the dough is not ready. Generally, the dough becomes inflated.
Considering you have used about 4 cups of Flour, you will be able to break the dough into roughly 12 small balls.
Take these balls and roll them on a flat surface with a rolling pin. Make sure the rolled bread is flat on the corners or the edges.
Heat up a pan (non-stick preferred), put the flatbed in the pan and cook for a couple of minutes. Just like chapattis, press the bed when it swells up.
Repeat this for the rest of the pieces of bread you have rolled.
Now your Kuboos is ready to be served. Add some gravy and enjoy the hot Kuboos.
KNOW ABOUT THE DISH!
These are basically ‘Arabic breads’ named as kuboos. kuboos breads are enjoyed by not only many but very surely by all across the middle eastern and northern africa. It is a flatbread.
It is alike nepali roti or also pau roti albeit the size of kuboos is larger than these two. It is a middle eastern dish. This bread has its origination from ‘The Iranian bread’ and also inspired by the Indian Tandoori bread naan. But the speciality of kuboos is it can be eaten with dips which can be made at home.
This traditional arabic bread carries good nutritional value. Let’s have a look at the details :
Per 50 g serving of an Arabic bread kuboos carries total amount of 138 Calories.
Which contains 26g carbs, which makes 84% in total along with 16% proteins, i.e 5g proteins and 0% fat i.e no fats.
In Middle east, most of the arabic people eat bread with every meal so bread is an eternal part of their food. Also, bread is considered as the god’s gift! This has started right from the egyptians who consider bread as their life, named as ‘aysh i.e life itself. Arabic people have such culture that if by any incident bread falls on floor, the arabic people will pick it up apologize for it, kiss it and then eat. They will not throw it.
Research says that, arabians can not taste the food without bread. Bread is a very important part of their meals. bread s come in varied shapes and sizes and textured and variety of ingredients are used to make bread. By yes, without any doubt the pita bread conquers over all of the other breads which are mostly found in the middle eastern part. Also called as the kuboos bread, which was once also renowned as the flat bread. This bread has a very soft texture, which is adored by the arabians. The best part about this bread is you can eat this bread without using anything like a spoon or a knife. This bread can be eaten by dipping it in yoghurts, etc.
These pita breads are divided into two loafs by cutting in between after they are cooked so that one can stuff various stuffings in the bread. People stuff pita breads and make shawrmas or sandwiches as well.
Have a look at the delicious recipe of making this kuboos arabic bread an indulge in the aroma and taste. You can make numerous other dishes ince you know how to make the bread.