Velibah (Potato-Filled Bazlama)

Velibah (Potato-Filled Bazlama)

For the Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4.5 – 5 cups all-purpose flour

For the Filling:

  • 3 boiled potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes


  1. In a suitable container, mix together the milk, water, and sugar.
  2. Add vegetable oil, salt, and gradually add the flour while kneading. Knead the dough until it becomes soft and doesn’t stick to your hands.
  3. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Cover the dough balls with flour on a plate and let them rest for about 30 minutes to rise.
  4. For the filling, peel and dice the boiled potatoes. Place them in a pot, add water, and boil the potatoes.
  5. Mash the boiled potatoes and add salt and red pepper flakes. Mix well to prepare the potato filling.
  6. Take one of the risen dough balls and flatten it to the size of your palm. Place the potato filling in the center and spread it.
  7. Fold the dough to cover the filling and flip it over. Roll it out to the size of a dinner plate. Repeat this process for all the dough balls.
  8. Cook the flattened dough on both sides in a non-greased pan over low heat.
  9. After cooking, spread butter on one side of the bazlama.
  10. Enjoy your Velibah with the delicious potato filling!

Thanks to mutfaga.dair for the recipe.