Who don't like freshly baked bread... And if it is home made and stuffed too then just heaven to bread lovers. This bread is a complete meal in itself as full of cottage cheese, soya granules and lots of healthy veggies. You can use any stuffing of your choice to make it of your taste. Kids too love to gobble these bread slices in minutes as these are yummy and also an eye treat too.
Recipe is given below, hope you will definitely give it a try.
PANEER, SOYA AND VEGGIE STUFFED BRAIDED BREAD
Time : 50 mins ( leaving resting time)
3 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp oregano ( optional)
1/2 tsp rosemary ( optional)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup Luke warm water
1 tsp dry yeast
More warm water to knead dough
1 cup cottage cheese( paneer), crumbled or cut in small pieces
1 cup soya chunks, soaked then grind to small pieces
2 cup mix veggies ( carrots, cabbage, spring onions, beans, capsicum, peas, corns etc), finely chopped
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafetida ( heeng)
Salt to taste
Some sesame seeds to sprinkle ( optional)
Little milk to brush on top
First of all add sugar and yeast in 1/2 cup Luke warm water and stir. Let it rest for 10 to 15 mins or till it become frothy.
Now mix all ingredients of dough section and mix well, using sufficient water make a soft dough. Knead the dough for atleast 8-10 mins or till it become non sticky and shiny. Now apply some oil all over the dough. Cover it and place at a warm place , like closed oven , for 2-3 hrs or till it become double in volume.
In the mean while lets prepare stuffing. Heat oil in a wok, add cumin seeds and asafetida let it crackle, then add chopped onions and chili.
Fry till golden then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a min. Now add all dry masala powders except chaat masala and saute for a min.
Add chopped veggies, saute for 3-4 mins. Now add ground soya granules and again saute for 5 minutes.
Now add paneer , salt and chat masala .
Add chopped green coriander leaves , Saute for 5 more mins and done. Let it cool .
Dough is doubled in 3 hrs. This time may vary according to weather conditions so make sure to let dough rise to its double volume for nice spongy bread.
Now punch the dough and cut it in 4 equal parts. Now sprinkle some dry flour on working surface and roll one dough in a thick rectangular shape.
Now with help of a pizza cutter or sharp knife ,cut 1 inch thick strips as shown in pic.
Now spread 1/4 of stuffing on uncut portion of dough and make braid in crisscross pattern as shown in pic.
Similarly make all the four parts. Now gently transfer it in a baking dish, sprinkle some sesame seeds on the top, cover it and let it rest for another 1/2 hr.
After second rise ,brush some milk on its top and bake the bread in preheated oven at 180 degree C for 15 mins , then increase the temp to 230 degree C and bake for another 5 mins or till the top of bread become nice golden brown. Keep an eye on it after 15 mins as different oven take different baking time.
You can also knead the dough by half water and half milk. I used only water.
You can use any stuffing of your choice, like potato stuffing or only paneer stuffing or chicken stuffing. Let your imagination work and discover new tastes of your own.
Transfer it on a wire rack and let it cool. Then slice and serve with your choice of chutney or sauce.
It tastes good as it is , no need anything to accompany. This is a full healthy meal you can have any time. Can be given in kids tiffin or as picnic snacks, enjoy this as you like.
Hope you all will like this yummy bread ,and definitely going to try it. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.