A traditional Saudi bread, soft and crumbly. Usually served with white cheese and watermelon.

  • Preparation time
  • Preparation time

    20 minute
  • cooking time
  • Cooking time

    25 minute
  • Preparation time
  • Difficulty

  • cooking time
  • Serving

    8 People
  • Goody kitchen


3 cups flour
½  cup brown flour 
2 tbsp dried yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground mahaleb
2 tsp ground fennel seeds 
2 tsp black sesame 
1 cup Goody vegetable shortening 
¼  cup oil


1.In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown flour, 2 tbsp dried yeast, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp ground mahaleb, 2 tsp ground fennel seeds and 2 tsp black sesame. Cut in 1 cup Goody vegetable shortening and 1/4 cup oil. Using your hands or a hand free mixer, gradually add 2 cups lukewarm water and knead for 5 minutes or till soft elastic dough forms. Turn into a greased bowl and leave to double covered in a warm place.
2.Divide dough into small balls. On floured surface, roll each ball to 1cm thick. Place on ungreased pan and sprinkle with sesame. Bake in moderate oven for 25 minutes or till golden. Cool slightly and serve.