Skip to Content

Flatbread Recipe no yeast

Flatbread Recipe no yeast

No yeast flatbread

This flatbread without yeast recipe is so simple and yet a very useful recipe to have in your repertoire. This super easy flatbread recipe with just three ingredients will help you produce some delicious flatbread. You will not believe how easy it is!


flatbread dough recipe no yeast

Thinly rolled out dough


You can eat flatbread with all sorts of dishes. They can be used as an alternative to paratha or naan bread to eat with an Indian curry, or as an alternative to tortilla bread to make a delicious fajita.

chicken fajitas

Chicken fajita


You can use them to dip in chutney or even make a delicious chicken curry sandwich with them (much recommended btw!)

Chicken Curry Sandwich

Olive Oil Flatbread

There are many different types of flatbread. This recipe flatbread without yeast is so easy as it contains just three ingredients: water, flour and olive oil. It is very similar to an Indian chapati recipe which would use a mix of whole wheat flour and plain flour. This recipe however just uses plain or all-purpose flour and olive oil.


flatbread dough


The advantage of this dough mixture is that it is very easy to handle and roll out. 

The bread is fried on the hob on a hot flat frying pan for only 30 seconds each side, or until brown spots appear on the surface.

frying flatbread in the pan

Frying in the pan


We used to buy some delicious flatbread from Aldi until they stopped selling it, so we had to come up with our own solution, which was this recipe. We will not be looking back.

Flatbread no yeast recipe

Because this bread has no yeast or other raising agents, like baking powder or baking soda, in the ingredients, it is characterized as being ‘unleavened bread’. This has the advantage of being quick to make as there is no resting period for the dough to rise.


flatbread recipes without yeast

Flatbread Recipe no yeast


Simply mix the ingredients, divide the dough, roll it out with a rolling pin and put it in the pan. Really it could not be easier to make.

You could experiment with this basic recipe by adding minced garlic or cumin seeds. Or perhaps even some desiccated coconut to give some taste variation.

But really we think it is great as it is and therefore the perfect soft flatbread for making sandwiches with other ingredients.


no yeast flatbread recipe


Or you could fry the flat dough in oil or ghee which would give you a nice crispy bread, which you could cut into fingers, perfect for dipping.


no yeast flatbread recipe


I hope you have fun making this recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make flatbread no yeast

chapati recipe

Flatbread Recipe no yeast

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

This simple flatbread recipe with only three ingredients will give you the perfect flatbread, every time!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 140ml warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix ingredients together to form a thick dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes. I use a mixer with a bread hook to do this.
  2. Separate the dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the balls into flat circles. They do not have to be perfectly round.
  4. Heat a frying pan. Then cook the bread one by one for about 30 seconds each side until brown areas have appeared. You may wish to spray some cooking spray in the pan but I do it dry.
  5. Store piled on a plate until ready to eat.


Above quantities will make 8 flatbreads.

Serve up warm with a delicious Indian curry or make some tasty fajitas.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

Healthy Chicken Fajitas
Authentic Indian Chicken Curry Recipe
Healthy Steak Fajitas
Plain Paratha (made with All Purpose Flour)
Indian Naan Bread Recipe
Chicken Curry Sandwich
Indian Raita Recipe
Onion Pakora
Healthy Butter Chicken
Chapati Recipe (Roti bread)
Lamb Wraps

Sharing is caring!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Great recipe, thank you. I was on the hunt for a quick bread recipe (to go with the soup already heating on the hob!). This worked out perfectly. Will try some of the variations you suggest.


Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Glad it worked out!


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Is there a reason why you list the three ingredients in different measurements? You've got the flour listed by weight in metric units, the water listed by volume in metric units, and the oil listed by volume in imperial units!


Thursday 7th of April 2022

Yes, there is a reason. You should always measure flour by weight, as density can vary a lot as it can be compacted. Liquids are not compactable and hence can be measured by volume (an easy way to measure them as well - in a jug). I always measure in metric units as I am in Europe and that is just what we do. A tablespoon is also a metric measure (15ml). It can sometimes be confusing using imperial units as the US units vary from the UK ones (ie an American cup is not equal to a UK cup). And it is also practical to use a tablespoon or teaspoon to measure a small volume. I do it in most of my recipes.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe