Malawach Bar

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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


  • Fried onions
  • Moroccan carrots
  • Hummus
  • Shakshuka
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Matbucha
  • Avocado
  • Israeli salad
  • Goat cheese
  • Green tahini
  • Fried eggplant


1. Set up the toppings salad bar style with all the fillings you like. 

2. Make the malawach fresh and let everyone fill their own. 

3. If you start with the frozen dough, here are some tips to make it perfectly golden and crispy. 

4. Preheat your pan until it is hot

5. Place frozen dough into the pan

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

7. Check and flip 4 or 5 times until it is nice and golden and crispy

8. Remove from heat, fill, roll, and eat.