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Lachuch (Yemeite FlatBread)

Lachuch is a soft and spongy Yemenite flat bread that is cooked or fried like a pancake.
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Yemenite
Keyword: FlatBread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rseting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


For the Yeast Mixture

  • 3/4-1 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • ½ Cup Lukewarm Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar

For the Dough

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour/Maida
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Oil (For addition in the dough)
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil (For Shallow Frying)


  • Dissolve yeast with Lukewarm water and sugar and wait for it to bloom.
  • Once the yeast has bloomed, combine with All Purpose Flour/Maida, water, salt, oil and add to yeast mixture. Mix until you get a lump free batter. 
  • Adjust the consistency if desired, to a pancake batter mix or a dosa mix. Ideally you won't require more water, but just in case as it depends on flour. Let it rest for an hour.
  • Spray or rub a non stick pan with oil and let it get warm but not hot.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and let it cook on medium for 3-4 minutes.
  • You will notice air pockets being developed and it starts leaving the edges once cooked. The top should be cooked and not wet.
  • Remove and let it rest on a clean kitchen towel.
  • Repeat process with the rest of the batter. Do not let the pan get too hot. If it gets hot let it cool for a couple of minutes and continue again. 
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