Homemade Flour Tortilla (Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap)

Flour Tortilla is one of the best flat breads ever. It is so easy to prepare and takes no time
I make Flour Tortilla and Pita Bread, to use as a shawarma wrap and just love it.
Here’s my pita bread recipe

Flour Tortilla is usually made with baking powder, but I’ll show you how to also prepare this flat bread with yeast.

For the Homemade Shawarma Bread( Flour Tortilla  with baking powder)You’ll need:* 480 Grams(about 3 cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)Or warm milk* 1 tablespoon baking powder* 3/4 teaspoon Salt* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)
 You can add a little sugar if you like sweet bread πŸ™‚

Homemade  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap

Preparation* In a large bowl,Mix the flour , baking powder and salt together; add a teaspoon of oil/melted butter(if you’re using any).
   Mix together and add more water as you mix, until you get a rough dough like the picture below.

homemade shawarma bread

* Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-8 minutes until the dough is firm and elastic. 

    If the dough is sticky, dust some flour on it and knead to get a non-sticky,elastic dough. Then place the dough into a bowl and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

ingredients for Homemade Flour Tortilla,  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap

* Place on the lightly floured surface; cut out
into golf sized balls.      Flatten the
ball with your palm and roll out flat; sprinkle some flour as you roll
until you get a large circle. Then place on a floured surface and cover
while you repeat the process for the remaining 


homemade Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap
 Tip: Remember to always dust with flour if it is sticky and flip the dough over so that it does not stick to the table.    You can use a circle cutter to get a perfect circle…yes, you can cheat with this one…Lol
 *Heat up a nonstick pan
until it is hot. Then place the rolled dough on the pan.

When you begin to
see air bubbles,Press down the bubbles with your spatula, flip over to the other side and cook until brown. 

Homemade Flour Tortilla  Shawarma Bread /Shawarma Wrap

And your Homemade Flour Tortilla As (Shawarma Bread  or Shawarma Wrap) is ready…ENJOY!
Tip: to keep the bread soft and fresh after cooking, cover with a damp cloth.
 To preserve the bread for later use, wrap in a zip lock or poly bag. It will stay fresh in room temperature for 2-3 days.

To make the flour tortilla with Yeast
You’ll need 
* 320 Grams(2cups) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour* 70 Grams(Half cup) Plain flour/ Whole Wheat flour(for dusting& Kneading)* 1 cup Warm Water(tepid water)* 2 teaspoon Dry instant Yeast/20grams fresh yeast* 3/4 teaspoon Salt* 2 teaspoon melted butter/Olive oil/lard(optional)(1 teaspoon is for oiling the bowl)

* Follow the steps for Pita bread here. When the flat bread begins to form air bubbles on the pan, simply flatten it instead of forming a balloon and your soft flat bread is ready. Enjoy!

   Here’s an easy homemade chicken Shawarma recipe you’ll surely love… Bon  Appetit ☺.



  1. Unknown
    January 3, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Thank you for the recipe.I tried it today and it was wonderful.

  2. okoye Henrietta
    November 3, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Enter your comment…hello nky this is my first-time of seeing your page and I find your write up very helpful keep the good work going.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2016 / 9:45 pm

      Good to have you here Henrietta and hope to see more of you around πŸ™‚

  3. Anonymous
    June 6, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    really love this,though ve not practice it but can't the bread be baked instead of frying in a pan

  4. Okoye Amanda
    May 30, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Hi, I tried mine but there was no bubbles and it was hard and very dried.please what went wrong?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Too much heat.

    • Jazmin Jazmin
      November 15, 2016 / 1:34 pm

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  5. Esther Anisiobi
    May 26, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    thanks and much i have been trying every thing on this site and its turning out beautiful, so happy thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Good to see you Esther and thanks for your lovely feedback and hope to hear more from you πŸ™‚

  6. Esther Anisiobi
    May 26, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    I so much love this site, i tried the sharwarma and it turned out beautiful, so proud of you niky. hanks

  7. Anonymous
    May 24, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Haah! a million thanks, I must surely try it out.Leaticia.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      You're welcome Leaticia πŸ™‚

  8. Anonymous
    February 6, 2016 / 6:40 am

    Woooooow I make it yesterday it was so delicious My husband and my kids so much lk it tnks dear

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:32 pm

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  9. mummy yanks
    October 21, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Hello Nky pls what degrees should i use when baking or making the flat bread in an oven?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Preheat oven at 230ΒΊC for 5 minutes, then bake for 3 to 5 minutes.

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