CAUTION: May contain pit fragments.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup halal yogurt
  • 1 egg, beaten (for brushing)
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mint, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, and oil.

Step 2

Add yogurt and mix into a pliable dough.

Step 3

Set aside and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Combine the filling ingredients, mix well, and set aside.

Step 5

Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

Step 6

Cut dough into 4 equal pieces, then roll out each piece to about ¾-inch thickness.

Step 7

Spread ¼ of the filling over each piece and roll each as if a jelly roll.

Step 8

Place on a baking sheet and brush each piece with the beaten egg.

Step 9

Place baking sheet in oven.

Step 10

Bake for 45 minutes: the first 30 minutes at 350°F or until golden, then at 300°F for the final 15 minutes.


For a more colorful presentation, substitute pimento-stuffed green olives and black olives for the Kalamata olives.

As an alternative, slice each loaf into roulades or pinwheels after baking and cooling.