Showing posts with label breads. Show all posts
Showing posts with label breads. Show all posts

22 Jul 2015


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 a distinct amazing flavour, a zing of spices with mildness of onions and herbs. 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 


1/2 kg fine semolina ( sooji)
1 tsp + 2 tbsp oil
3/4 tsp dry active yeast
1/2 cup Luke warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1 tsp + 1 tbsp sugar 
1 1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp oregano 
1/2 tsp chaat masala
2 onions , finely chopped
2-3 green chilies , finely chopped
2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder


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

Now in a wok, heat 1 tsp oil add cumin seeds and let it splutter, then add onions, green chilies, mint and coriander leaves , ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder. Sauté till extra moisture evaporates, let it cool. Now take semolina in a big bowl, add salt, 1 tbsp sugar, chaat masala, oregano and prepared onion mixture. Mix well, then add yeast mixture and milk to it. 

Combine everything together and let it rest for 5 mins. Then add 1 tbsp oil in it and knead for 5 mins again let it rest for 7-8 mins. Again add 1 tbsp oil and knead for another 5-6 mins to get nice soft dough. This resting and kneading process is important to produce gluten in dough , so don't skip it. Grease the dough with oil and keep it covered at warm place to rise, at least 1- 2 hr, depend on weather. 

When it become double in volume then punch the dough and flatten it on a plain surface 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. 

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

Now bake it in a preheated oven at 230 degree C for 30 mins or till its top become nice brown and on tapping you can hear hollow sound. 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 or make sandwiches. In every way these will win your heart.

You can use any other herbs too and also any other loaf pan to get your desirable shape and flavour. But then baking time may change so after 25 mins keep an eye on it. Mine took exactly 30 mins😊.
If you find your dough dry while kneading (as quality of semolina affects dough) then can sprinkle some water but the quantity given will be sufficient for a soft dough.

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

Happy cooking....

8 Apr 2015


I am here again with my second post, and after a healthy sweet dish thought to serve some healthy savory delight.
Bread is such a dish which can be accomplished with any taste and liked world wide. You can find bread wherever you go, may be taste and shapes are different but the bread will always be bread, satisfying our hunger in a short span. In other words it is universal food.
I tried to make my own healthy twist to this universal food so this time I baked whole wheat flour cheese STUFFED TRICOLOR BRAIDED BREAD, too long name. But to explain it clearly it deserves this long identity. It is free from any artificial color or flavour to enhance its presentation. I used all natural ingredients like spinach, beetroot, cheese, whole wheat flour etc to keep it healthy as much it can be.
Detailed step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will like and appreciate my effort towards healthy cooking.




For stuffing:

11/2 cup cottage cheese (paneer) scrambled 
1/2 cup colored capsicum, finely chopped 
1 spring onion, finely chopped 
2 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves 
1 green chilli,finely chopped 
1/2tsp black pepper powder 
1/4 tsp carom seeds(ajwain)
1/4 tsp nigella seeds(kalouji,mangrail)
1/2 tsp oregano 
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese 
Salt to taste

For Dough:

3 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp yeast
3 tsp sugar
3/4 cup Luke warm water
1/2 cup boiled and purried spinach
1/2 cup boiled and purried beetroot 
11/2 tsp carom seeds
11/2 tsp nigella seeds
3 tsp oil
3/4 tsp salt


For stuffing preparation :

Mix all the ingredients, given under stuffing section except mozzarella cheese, together to make stuffing. Keep it aside, till needed.

For dough preparation:

First of all, divide luke warm water into three equal parts (1/4 cup each) and add 1/4 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar in each part. Let it sit for 10 mins or till it become frothy and active.
Now divide flour in three equal parts(1 cup each). Add 1/2 tsp carom seeds, 1/2 tsp nigella seeds, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil to each flour.
To make green dough, mix spinach puree to one part and to make red dough, add beetroot puree to another part of flour. To make white dough, knead it as it is with plain water. The dough should be kneaded till it become soft ,shiny and bouncy.
Each dough will take nearly 8-10 mins to be perfect , so be patience while kneading.

Apply some oil to each dough and cover it. Keep them in warm place for 2-3 hrs or till they become double in volume.

Now punch them. Take one dough and make a rectangular shape by patting, you can use rolling pin also. Apply some dry flour to the working surface to avoid sticking.
Spread 1/3 part of stuffing on it, evenly. Sprinkle 1/3 part of mozzarella cheese on it and roll it in long cylindrical log shape.

In the same way, make logs of all the dough using stuffing.

Now make its braided pattern as shown in below picture.

You can also make twisted pattern to get different look of your bread.
Now place it in a greased loaf pan. Keep the pan in warm place for 1-2 hrs for second rise of bread dough.

Then bake it in a preheated oven or convection mode at 190 C for 35-40 mins or till its crust become golden.

Let it cool for 10 min in pan then wrap it in a clean kitchen towel to keep it soft, and let it cool completely .
Then cut in desired thickness slices and enjoy with your favorite sauce or chutney. You can have it individually also as it is full of flavors that don't need any other accomplishments.

Hope you all will like this healthy delight , so please pour your precious comments and suggestions here. I'll always like to reply all your queries and appreciations.

Happy cooking....