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Malawach Bar

Malawach Bar with All the Fixings

Malawach is a layered pan fried yemenite bread that can easily be prepared at home from premade frozen dough.  Look for it at your local Jewish market in the freezer.   

Malawach can be eaten any time of day and with a multitude of toppings/fillings. At the Jachnun Bar in Machaneh Yehuda, the Shuk, in Jerusalem you can order your malawach to go as a filling, delicious lunch.  

Here's a peek at what they serve...

Now you know how the locals eat it, time to make it at home.  

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  • unlimitedServings


  • Frozen malawach


  • Hummus
  • Charif
  • Grated tomato
  • Chopped red onion
  • Chopped parsley
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Sliced olives
  • Fried onions
  • Avocado
  • Goat cheese
  • Green tahini
  • Fried eggplant
  • Moroccan carrots
  • + Whatever your heart desires


1. Set up a toppings bar with your favorite fillings.

2. Make malawach fresh and let everyone fill their own. Here are some tips to make frozen malawach dough perfectly golden and crisp. 

3. Preheat your pan until hot.

4. Place frozen dough into the hot pan.

5. Cover the pan, checking every few minutes to flip.

6. Flip 4 or 5 times until golden and crispy.

7. Remove from the heat.

8. Fill, roll, and eat.