14 Mar 2016


Hello everyone

Bread is a thing which connects us to everyone in this world. Wherever you go, you can find bread in different shapes, sizes, flavours, textures etc but the main thing is it's bread. Today I too have a simple bread recipe to share. It's too simple too prepare but with healthy touch of oats and beetroot. It's a must try for health conscious bakers who love to bake for them and their family, healthy stuffs. It's a perfect snacks for tea time or for kids tiffin. So give it a try at least once, you will definitely love it.
Stepwise recipe is given below , hope you all will must try this..


Serves: 4-5
Time: 3:30 hrs 


3 1/2 cup all purpose flour/ whole wheat or chapatti flour( I used chapatti flour)
1/2 cup rolled oats 
3/4 cup grated beetroot 
1/3 cup thick yogurt ( curd), beaten
1/8 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp dry active yeast ( I used little less)
1/2 cup Luke warm water
2 tbsp sugar 
1 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp rosemary 
1/4 tsp chili flakes 
Oil to grease loaf pan and dough
1/2 cup warm water to knead dough


First of all add yeast in 1/2 cup Luke warm water and 1 tbsp sugar, mix them lightly and leave for 5-10 min or till it become nice frothy.

Combine all dry herbs, salt,oats, remaining sugar and baking soda in flour and mix well.

 Now mix all dry and wet ingredients together , knead for 5 mins and let it rest for 7-8 mins. Again knead for another 2-3 mins to get nice soft dough. This may be little sticky due to beetroot and no oil. But don't worry, your dough is reedy This resting and kneading process is important to produce gluten in dough , so don't skip it.

Knead the dough by pulling and stretching it instead of applying too much pressure on your dough.

Grease the dough with oil and keep it covered at warm place to rise, at least 1- 2 hr or till it doubles in volume, depend on weather. 

When it become double in volume then punch the dough and again knead for 4-5 mins .

Now flatten it on a plain surface dusted with dry flour and by rolling give it shape of a loaf and seal its edges by pinching. 

Now place it in a greased and dusted loaf pan and brush some oil on it.

Again keep it covered at a warm place for second rise, for at least 45 mins to 1 hr or until your dough again rise to double.Now brush its top with milk.

Now bake it in a preheated oven at 190 degree C for 35 -40 mins or till its top become nice brown and on tapping you can hear hollow sound. 
If you see your loaf is browning very fast then cover it loosely with an aluminum foil.

Now brush it with some butter and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing, to get nice clean slices.

Your bread is ready to be served with a cup of tea, enjoy these easy yet delicious bread slices. You can also give it in your kids tiffin , either apply butter on it or make sandwiches. In every way these will win your heart.

As I didn't use any oil in this bread so it is little chewy yet soft and porous. This chewiness adds to its flavor but if you want crumbly texture then can add 2 tbsp oil to your dough.

You can use any herbs too and also any other loaf pan to get your desirable shape and flavour. But then baking time may change so after 30 mins keep an eye on it. Mine took exactly 40 mins😊.
While kneading If you find your dough is too sticky to handle then can sprinkle some flour on it , 1 tbsp at a time ,but the quantity given will be sufficient for a soft dough. Adding too much flour can result in dense bread. After kneading it well for 7-8 mins, it will become easy to handle it self.

So enjoy these baked delicacies and pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

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