Arabic Flat Bread, Saj Bread, خبز صاج

Arabic Flat Bread


  • 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Corn meal for coating the dough (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sifted flour, salt, yeast, water and knead until you get a smooth dough, adding more water if needed.

  2. Divide the dough into 12 - 15 balls coating each ball with corn meal or all purpose flour, cover and let it rise for about 1 hour.

  3. Allow the dough to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.

  4. Roll the dough as thinly as possible and transfer to a heated non stick skillet and cook on each side until it becomes light golden brown.

  5. Repeat with the rest of the dough.