How to make Masala Bread - Bread stuffed with masalas.

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Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Yeast (यीस्ट / खमीर)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Breads

Masala Bread

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Masala Bread checkout Baguette, Bread Rolls, Focaccia, Hot Cross Buns . You can also find more Breads recipes like PUMPKIN BREAD, Capsicum Sweet Corn Parantha, Urad Dal Parantha, Khasta Porotha.

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Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masala Bread Recipe

  • Refined Flour 1 kilogram

  • Yeast 15 grams

  • Salt 4 teaspoons

  • Sugar 20 grams

  • Butter 25 grams

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few

  • Fresh mint leaves a few

  • Green chilli,chopped 3-4

  • Ginger,1 inch pieces 1

  • Garlic,chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Egg 2

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Mix refined flour, yeast, salt, sugar, butter and pepper powder. Add ginger, half of the coriander leaves, mint leaves and garlic to the mixture and knead to a soft dough using water as required.

Step 2

Reserve some coriander leaves, mint leaves and chopped garlic for topping. Break an egg into the dough and continue to knead. Add two tablespoons of oil and continue to knead. Spread some flour on a flat surface, place the dough on it and knead till the dough is absolutely soft.

Step 3

Put dough back into a bowl, add some more oil and knead some more. Cover with a damp cloth and leave it to rise for at least half an hour. Preheat the oven to 230°C. Divide the dough into smaller portions depending on the shapes required. You can finish off with various toppings.

Step 4

Spread some sesame seeds on a flat surface and roll one portion over it so that the entire portion is covered with the seeds. Beat an egg yolk with a little water and brush the dough balls with it. Top each ball either with chopped coriander leaves or chopped mint leaves or chopped garlic etc.

Step 5

Leave it covered for another fifteen to thirty minutes to rise some more. Bake in the preheated oven at 230°C for fifteen to twenty minutes. Allow to cool before you serve or cut into pieces.

Also try out these recipes from Maharashtrian Cuisine like Sanjaji Poli, Missal Pav, Daily Dal, Batata Chewda.

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