Khameer/ Bakhmri Bread


Khameer is a traditional Emirati bread. Recipe Prepared by Saleena Rahees.

  • 20 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 15 mins
  • Cook Time
  • Easy
  • Difficulty

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    1 tsp instant yeast

    1 cup all purpose flour (255ml)

    2 tbsp powdered milk

    1 tbsp oil

    90 ml warm water/milk

    1 tsp sugar

    Salt to taste


  • 20 mins
  • Prep Time
  • 15 mins
  • Cook Time
  • 1In a bowl mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix throughly.

    2Add in oil and stir well.

    3Slowly pour in the warm water/milk and start kneading till a smooth dough. Knead for 8-10 minutes. Rub oil all over the dough.

    4Keep the dough in a oiled bowl and let it rise for 1-2 hours until it doubles in size.

    5Punch down the dough and divide to two portions. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into 1/3rd inch thickness. Keep the other dough covered.

    6Cut the dough into equal portions. Repeat same with other dough as well. Let it rise for 15 minutes.

    7Deep fry the bread in oil. Let it puff up well, then flip and let the other side turn golden brown in color. Remove from oil.

    Cooking Tips
    • If you want to have this sweet, just add more sugar.
    • Add cardamom powder if you are making sweet khameer.
    •  I used instant yeast so i added that directLy to the flour, but if you are using the normal yeast, just proof it in warm water first and then add to flour.

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