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Burmese Naan Flat-bread with Pe Byouk

>>  Tuesday, September 22, 2015

For day 2 under Breakfast across countries, I selected to make Burmese Naan Flat-bread with Pe Byouk. This combination dish was one of the first pictures that tempted me to take up this country. And also the dish that made me rethink think on my choice of flatbreads for the week. Initially I had planned this for Combo dishes. When I decided to do flatbreads, it was obvious this gets pushed to week 4. 

And this is also one post that eluded me in terms of not getting enough data over net on this preparation. I spent many days, trying to figure out how this is made. In the end, it turned out to be the simplest of the dishes. 

Read this site, if you want to know what a hold this breakfast combo dish has on the people of Myanmar! 

I finally made my own version after being inspired by this, this and this.


Traditionally or how this is served in Myanmar is that a ladleful of Pe Byouk is served on a Naan and it is eaten as a wrap. Some say one can use the regular rotis to wrap this, some serve Parotta as well.

I wanted to go with Naans and paired it with the Pe Byouk

Burmese Naan Flat-Bread

All purpose flour - 2 cups
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Caster sugar - 2 tbsp
Butter - 3 4- tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water as required
Butter/ Oil for cooking

Take the flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a wide bowl. Rub in the butter into the flour, till all is incorporated. Gradually add the milk and knead well. I added more milk than recommended as I was not using the eggs.

Transfer to an oiled counter and knead again for 10 mins. Continue kneading till the dough becomes soft and pliable. Let it rest for 30 mins.

Pinch out balls and roll out again. Shaping the flatbread is again done in different methods. 

Stretch well to form a thin layer, apply some oil over it. 

Next comes the important step of creating the layers in the flatbread.

First method will be to fold two ends over so it becomes an elongated shape. Fold over opposite sides to create a square. This will not create many layers.

Then you can cut from the center of the circle to the other edge. Take one edge and roll around the circle to form a cone. Put the cone upright and press down with palm to create a disc again.

Third method will be folding the two sides of the circle inward to create an rough rectangle. 

Pick up both ends of the length, stretch to form a long rope and wind into a ball. Flatten the dough again into a disc with the palm.

Once the folding is done, cover with a damp cloth so that a skin does not form on the surface. this is similar to our parotta making as well.

Once this rest for a while, pan fry the bread on hot tawa.

As with the Naans, I roasted the second stage over flame, and then rubbed in butter.

Serve with Pe Byouk on top.



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15 comments :

Usha September 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM  

Glad you finally figured out how to prepare this flatbread

vaishali sabnani September 22, 2015 at 8:53 AM  

I like this breakfast..it is something like Indian mattara with kulcha..must try this, I am sure to like it.

Priya Srinivasan September 23, 2015 at 11:46 AM  

Looks more like our style of breakfast paratha and mattar!!! Perfect with that yellow peas!!!

Padma Rekha September 24, 2015 at 9:27 PM  

I would like to roll that flat bread and enjoy yummm Perfect breakfast for me...

Sapana Behl September 25, 2015 at 10:04 PM  

I can eat this breakfast anytime a day.Lovely dishes.

Srividhya September 26, 2015 at 12:23 AM  

wow sometimes when reading it from internet make us think it is the difficult dish. But it wont be. Glad you figured out.

Sandhiya September 26, 2015 at 4:30 PM  

I love flat breads and yours turns out nicely.

Priya Suresh September 26, 2015 at 5:55 PM  

Sounds almost like our parathas na, that pe byouk sounds like a prefect side dish to have along with this flat bread.

Harini-Jaya R September 27, 2015 at 4:13 AM  

Wow! very interesting bread there.

The Pumpkin Farm September 29, 2015 at 7:55 PM  

You can now officially create a new blog for Breads of all types...this is nice new addition

Pavani N September 30, 2015 at 5:54 AM  

What a delicious Burmese breakfast Valli. Good choice.

Archana Potdar October 1, 2015 at 7:24 AM  

Ok Valli this is within my rolling skills. Will make it some time soon.

Suma Gandlur October 1, 2015 at 9:29 AM  

These sound like our own parathas. Delicious choice.

sneha datar October 2, 2015 at 2:34 PM  

Simple and filling breakfast naan with pe-byouk.

Chef Mireille January 6, 2016 at 6:33 PM  

nice breakfast - looks very much like Indian

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