Thursday, August 2, 2012

Homemade Freshly Baked Masala Bread

Freshly baked bread out from the oven is such a wonderful sight. The flavour and aroma of the freshly baked bread is really divine. I have used a basic and simple white bread recipe here. Then I have added some flavour to it by adding the fresh mint and coriander leaves along with some chopped red onions. The green chillies gave a spicy flavour and made the bread more tasty. You can adjust all the masala ingredients according to your taste or add something new such as cumin, sesame seeds etc. I served it with some Mint chutney which was a wonderful combo. This bread is excellent for brunch or as well as snack. It was very soft and delicious. I would be definitely trying out a whole wheat version soon. Let's move on to the recipe now...





You need...

1.5 cup All Purpose Flour
2 tsp active dry Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup warm Milk (approx)
1/4 cup warm Water

1/4 cup finely chopped Red Onion
a handful of Coriander leaves finely chopped
a handful of Mint leaves finely chopped
3-4 Curry Leaves finely chopped
3-4 Green chillies finely chopped

To prepare...

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Leave for 5-10 minutes until frothy.

Combine flour and salt. Add onion, green chillies, coriander, curry and mint leaves. Remember to squeeze out any water before adding them and mix in the flour.

Now add the yeast solution to the flour and mix.  Knead the dough by adding milk little by little. Finally add the oil, knead well , make a smooth ball. The dough will be very sticky. Place it in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth and leave it in warm place for 30-40 minutes or until it gets doubled.

After the first rise


Grease generously a loaf pan (5*9). Once the dough is doubled, gently punch it. Make a log shape out of the dough and place it in the loaf pan. Punch the dough and shape it inside the pan. 




Cover the pan with a damp cloth and leave in a warm place for another 30 - 40 minutes. The dough will rise again.

After second rise


Preheat the oven to 375F. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the bread gets browned on the top.
Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. 



Gently invert the pan and take the bread out.  Let it cool completely before you slice. Enjoy the bread with Mint chutney  or with some ketchup!



Notes:
* You can use whole wheat flour instead of all purpose flour for a healthier version.
* You can also add some finely chopped ginger, toasted cumin, sesame seeds etc.
* The rising time of the dough might depend on the climatic conditions.
* It's better to use a non stick loaf pan so that bread will come out quickly.
* Brush with milk or egg before baking for a glazing on the top if you desire.






40 Tasty Comments:

Priti said...

Nothing like homemade bread...looks yum

Mélange said...

Makes me hungry.Loved the savory bread so much Shobha.

Shiana Agarwal said...

Heaven in a few simple bites
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Vimitha Anand said...

Nice idea... would make perfect for bf..

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Wow. That looks mouth watering !

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Excellent! Masala bread looks too delicious.

Santosh Bangar said...

it is delicious like it

meena said...

hey sobha this looks good
i have this glass wala pan or whatever u call it with me. my oven has temperature in centigrades so how do i set it. wud love to try this

Suja Manoj said...

Can imagine the flavor,perfectly baked,will try your recipe soon.

Divya Pramil said...

Looks so moist and yum!! Very clearly explained :)
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Archana said...

Wow Shobha what delicious bread. Love it.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Masala bread looks so flavourful...tempting bread!

Square Meals said...

The bread looks yummy Sobha, will definitely try this one. I love masala bread :-)

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R.Punitha said...

Hi Sobha,

Masala bread Looks Excellent !!

Perfect presentation:)

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Ganga Sreekanth said...

perfectly baked:-)

Jay said...

masala bread sounds perfect...yumm recipe
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DivyaGCP said...

Perfectly baked bread.. love this savory bread..

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Julie said...

Nice savory flavors & deliciously done,yummy combo with mint chutney:-)

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PrathibhaSreejith said...

nothing better than a fresh homemade bread, perfect n yummy bake Sobha :)

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious home made bread Sobha,

Vidhya said...

Masala bread sounds wonderful.I am sure no one can resist this loaf.

radha said...

Homemade bread. What can beat that? And with that chutney it would be terrific.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

perfectly baked and nothing can match homebaked goods

Hari Chandana said...

Looks super perfect.. Yummy !!
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Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Lovely bake Sobha...loved this flavorful bread.

Shabbu said...

Perfectly baked bread...yummy..
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SouthIndianHome said...

Yummy masala bread

Priya said...

Wish to have few slices, yummy bread.

Spice up the Curry said...

bread came out very good

Hema said...

Bread looks awesome, nice texture..

Priyas Feast said...

Wow..cant believe its homemade..luks too good than store bought ones ;)

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Vineetha said...

masala bread sounds adipoli...

Teena Mary said...

Very flavourful!! I'm gonna try this next week :)

Turmeric n Spice said...

That looks like a nice loaf of bread - spicy and aromatic !!

Now Serving said...

What a tasty bread - The green spread looks a lot like my pesto I have just posted :)

Now Serving said...

What a tasty bread - The green spread looks a lot like my pesto I have just posted :)

CS said...

Looks yummy.

tsnenty said...

thanks, useful article. I will try it ..

Maha Gadde said...

Wishing you & family a very Happy New Year !!

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