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Bazlama also known as the "village bread" is a leavened flatbread from Turkey that is traditionally cooked outdoors in wooden fires. They are a little thick & extremely soft, they also have a slight sour note to them as they're traditionally made with yoghurt/curd. When they're cooked they puff up & form a pocket. You can use these to have with curries or stuff them with your filling of choice like I did.

  • Prep time:
  • 1 hour + 20 mins
  • cook time:
  • 1-2 mins
  • serves:
  • 6 - 7 medium pockets

Ratings :

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Level : Easy

Cuisine : Turkish

Course : Bread

Allergy Information

  • - Gluten

Recipe Notes

Follow the proofing and resting patterns do not ignore them.


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Ingredients For BAZLAMA RECIPE

  • 1. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl.
  • 2. Add curd and work your way through.
  • 3. Add water little by little until you form a soft but not loose dough.
  • 4. Finally add oil and knead for 2-3 minutes.
  • 5. Let it proof in a greased bowl for 1 hour.
  • 6. Make small pedas and proof for 10-15 minutes.
  • 7. Roll them thin and further rest it for 5-10 minutes.
  • 8. Put it on a pan and cook until brown spots appear on both sides.
  • 9. Grease butter and sprinkle chopped coriander. This step is optional.
  • 10. Have them with some condiment or stuff with something of choice.

The flavor of this bread is quite similar to that of a Naan, however, these Balzama pockets have a more soft and thick texture. Besides being easy to make, the pockets add a very appealing effect when served with curries. It can also be made into a healthy recipe by grating and stuffing it with a variety of vegetables.

Yes true. Also they form a pocket must easier than a naan.

Wow it's amazing, all ingredients are almost available in kitchens. We will try at home.

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