Homemade Lachuch

Was too lazy to go out and buy bread on this rainy day, so I decided to make my own using ingredients I already had at home. I’ve been wanting to make Jamie Geller’s Lachuch (yemenite flatbread) so I figured this was a perfect opportunity.

Here’s her recipe (you can find my additions below the lachuch recipe)

Homemade Lachuch



  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3cups flour
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup oil


1. Dissolve yeast with water and sugar and wait for it to froth.

2. Combine flour, water, salt, oil and add to yeast mixture. mix until well combined and smooth.

3. Set aside for an hour.

4. Place cold pan on stove.

5. Spray frying pan with oil spray or use a paper towel dipped in oil to slightly oil the pan.

6. Pour ½ cup batter into pan.

7. Turn on fire to medium-high heat. Cook lachuch for 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat. (I used two pans simultaneously to save time)

8. Lower heat and cook for 2 more minutes.

9. Remove from pan and let rest on paper towels.

10. Repeat process with the rest of the batter. if pan gets too hot, remove from heat and run cold water over the bottom of the pan. the temperature of the pan is crucial to the success of lachuch.

Recipe provided by Leah Nagar, as originally published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Winter 2012 


  • To the lachuch, I added freshly grated mozzarella cheese, a fried egg, freshly cut mint and basil, and fresh thyme, and it was delicious!
  • You can also make a sweet version of lachuch (since it is a pretty neutral bread) by adding nutella or Homemade Nut Butter and The BEST Chia Seed Jam.
Enjoy and let me know if you ahavabite!


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