Place of originPakistan
Region or stateGilgit-Baltistan
Main ingredientsFlour, water, butter, yeast

Phitti is a type of leavened bread baked by Hunzakut People of Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.[1]

Preparation involves mixing flour, water, salt, butter and yeast, with other ingredients such as milk being added depending on personal taste.[1] The dough thus prepared is placed in a metallic vessel called a Khimishdon in Burushaski and placed in a hearth which is preheated with a wooden fire.[2] Alternatively, phitti can also be baked in an oven.

Eaten with butter during breakfast, as a snack or light lunch along with a salted cup of tea.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Phitti | Traditional Sourdough Bread From Gilgit-Baltistan | TasteAtlas". Retrieved 2023-03-14.
  2. ^ Flowerday, Julie (2006). "Cooking in Hunza". Saudi Aramco World. Vol. 57. Aramco Services Company. pp. 34–43.