Coriander and Cilantro Flatbreads

Summary: These are one of our favorite treats. You can fry them individually, as called for in the recipe, or you can roll the entire portion out into a round and bake it as a large flatbread as shown in the picture below. I believe the original recipe came from epicurious.

Yield: 8 individual flatbreads or 1 large flatbread


  • 1½ cups (or more) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup (or more) plain whole-milk yogurt (I use 0% or 2% Greek yogurt)


Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl. Stir in cilantro. Add yogurt and stir with fork until small clumps form. Knead mixture in bowl just until dough holds together, adding more flour or yogurt by tablespoonfuls for soft and slightly sticky dough. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead just until smooth, about 1 minute. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.

Roll each piece into ball, then roll each dough piece out on floured surface to 4 1/2-inch round. Brush large nonstick skillet generously with olive oil; heat over medium heat. Working in batches, add 3 dough rounds to skillet; cook until golden brown and puffed, adjusting heat to medium-high as needed to brown evenly, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer flatbreads to platter; serve warm.