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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 ar 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, but this recipe 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 characterised 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


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

 You could experiment using this basic recipe by adding minced garlic or cumin seeds or even coconut to give some taste variation. But really we think it is great as it is and 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 and 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.

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