Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MASALA BREAD LOAF



Home made loaf with the flavours of fresh mint and coriander and zing of green chillies is to die for.


Ingredients:
Whole wheat flour ..... 1 cup
White flour/ maida .... 1 cup
Yeast ................. 1 tablet of 15 gms (I used fresh yeast..you may use dry yeast if you want to)
Sugar ............. 1 tsp
Salt ................ 1 tsp
Oil/ghee ................. 1 tbsp
Warm water or milk to knead ( you can use both, half and half)


How to make the dough.

Mix the 2 flours together. Make a hole in the center and crumble the fresh yeast. Put sugar on top of the yeast. Sprinkle salt on the sides. There should be no contact between the salt and the yeast for better results. Now knead the dough using warm water/milk/both mixed. Add oil and knead it well. Leave the dough covered in a warm place to rise until double.In summer it rises easily. In winters I heat the oven a bit and keep it inside for rising.
For the Masala:
Fresh coriander .... 1/2 cup
Mint leaves .......... handful
Spring onion ....... 1/4 cup
Green chillies ...... 2-3
Grated ginger ..... 1 tbsp
Garlic crushed ... 1 tbsp

All the vegetables should be chopped very finely and make upto 1 cup.
Mix them and set aside until the flour rises. Squeeze out the water completely before using them. ( You can add this flavourful water to your sabzi or dal.)
Method:
1. When the dough rises to double, take it out.

2. Spread it or roll it on the kitchen platform and spread the masala.

3. Fold it into the shape of a bread loaf or the shape of the tin that you are using.

4. Grease the tin and put the masala stuffed dough and keep it covered in a warm place to rise to double again.

5. Brush it with egg white (vegetarians can use milk for brushing).

6. Bake it in the pre-heated oven for about 20 -25 minutes.
PS: the baking time varies a bit always depending on the kind of oven...sp please check it out.
Enjoy a slice of spicy bread with your hot cuppa !

38 comments:

  1. hey this is great. i need this baking dabba. tell me can i make this in my convection wala microwave. since there is no egg involved wud love to try making one small one atleast for a start

    i m just more confused about the kind of crockery to use in my microwave oven for cookin and baking :(

    hope someone can guide me on this

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    1. Yes Meena you can make it in the convection mode. In the microwave you can use any crockery for warming the food but no metals, whereas in convection you can use metal moulds for baking.

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  2. wow.. masala bread.. i love it..

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  3. I am sure to make a mess of it , if i try it out :)
    but it looks yummy and lovely

    Bikram's

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    1. No you will not go wrong if you try Bikramjit.. I am sure of that.

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  4. What a tempting loaf! I love the masala filling swirled through the middle - I bet this smells absolutely fabulous while it is baking. Such a wonderful loaf, thank you for sharing! =)

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    1. Yes it smells awesome.. fresh mint and coriander flavours

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  5. Hi Shobha ,

    looks AAAwesome and Great effort!!!

    Hard working = Shobha :)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  6. I am a big fan of herbs and savory flavorings in breads and your recipe looks great. Thank you for all of the detailed step by step photos and explanations.

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    1. Then you will surely love this masala loaf

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  7. interesting masala bread.....looks yummy :)

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  8. Almost makes me want to go off my diet!! Looks so good! I wouldn't add the ginger thou, my hubby doesn't like ginger. What other spice would you suggest in it's place or would it be OK without it?

    Stopping by via the hop on Andy's blog.

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    1. You can skip ginger.. no problem at all.

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  9. Perfectly baked bread loaf...looks good

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  10. Your bread looks delicious & flavorful, great post! Dear Shobha ji, I've shared an award with you. Please come by and pick it up :)

    Illuminating Blogger Award

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    1. Wow Ambreen .. thanks for the honour.
      Glad you liked the bread recipe.

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  11. Dear Shobha,
    Welcome back to Blog Hop Saturday! I'm catching up on visiting.

    There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread baking or the taste when it comes out of the oven. I've never had masala bread loaf, but this looks delicious. Next time you make it, make extra for me (smile).
    Thanks for sharing & for linking up to Blog Hop Saturday! Please bookmark your calendar for Blog Hop Saturday! #4 on Aug 3rd-4th. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Have a great week ahead!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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    1. True.. freshly baked breads and the aroma of it in the kitchen is Divine.

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  12. Hi, I'm dropping by via BYOB. This is so beautiful! I can imagine the green swirls of the Masala.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by and liking my recipe

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  13. Looks good and easy to make! Must try this.. tho hv never made bread yet.

    cheeers,
    Food Notes

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