Petulla with Aferdita Delaj | Eating Albanian Cooking Series

Looking for a delicious breakfast idea that brings the whole family together on Sunday mornings? Petulla is the perfect food for you!

Similar to pancakes but with a bread-like texture, Petulla is made with eggs and whole grain flour, making it both healthy and flavorful. However, make sure to serve them hot, right off the pan, as that’s when they taste the best! And if you’re the one cooking, be prepared to stand by the stove until the very end of the meal, as everyone will want more of these tasty treats. So, gather around the table and enjoy a wonderful breakfast with your loved ones!


  • 3 pasture raised large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup whole grain flour
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sunflower seed oil (for frying)


  1. To get started, grab a large bowl and mix all of the wet ingredients together until they form a smooth and consistent mixture. While you can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer, I prefer to mix by hand out of force of habit. Depending on the brand of flour you use, you may need to add more flour or milk to achieve the right consistency, but this mixture is a great starting point. Once your wet ingredients are combined, gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix until bubbles start to form on top of the batter. Remember, the higher quality your ingredients, the more delicious your petulla will be!
  2. Next, set aside the mixing bowl and grab a 12-inch pan. Ideally, you’ll want to use a cast iron pan, but any nonstick pan will work just fine. Place the pan over the hottest burner on your stove and add the oil. Allow the oil to heat up until it’s very hot.
  3. Once the oil is hot, it’s time to start cooking the petulla. You can use a larger spoon for bigger petullas, or a regular spoon if you prefer them smaller. As you make more petulla, you’ll find that using the same spoon over and over again becomes more efficient. Start pouring the dough into the pan and turn the petulla every minute or so as it starts to change color to a darker shade, much like the leaves in the fall. Keep cooking until both sides are a beautiful golden brown color.
  4. Serve with feta cheese, honey, jam or even some raw sugar. Get creative and try different toppings to find your favorite combination.

Enjoy! Ju bëfshin mirë!

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