Moroccan Harcha Flatbread

Moroccan harcha flatbread

Moroccan harcha is a delicious and traditional breakfast food that is popular in North Africa. It is a type of pan-fried bread made from semolina flour, butter, and milk. Harcha is typically enjoyed with honey, jam, or cheese for a sweet or savory flavor. In this recipe, we will show you how to make the perfect harcha that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Let's get started!


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups semolina flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Non-Dry Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk or water

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • For sweet version: up to 2 tbsp sugar or honey (to taste)
  • For exotic flavor: add 1 tsp rose water or orange blossom water



  1. In a BOWL, mix the dry ingredients. Optionally, add a sweetener and exotic flavor water.
  2. Optionally, add the softened butter and use your fingers to rub it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
  3. Add the oil and milk, and stir until a dough forms.
  4. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes.


  1. Shape flat disc in the size of a coffee cup saucer and about 1/2 inch thick. Dust each disc with semolina flour on both sides.
    Alternatively, see this hack on YouTube.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and add a small coat of olive oil.
    Tip: If you try to avoid oil in general, try it here without oil.
  3. Add the harcha discs and fry for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Serve (2 Options)

  1. Serve for breakfast with honey, jam, butter, and/or cheese.
  2. Serve as a side for tagine.