How to make Saffron Bread -

Saffron flavoured bread – absolutely divine.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : saffron strands, Fresh yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Breads

Saffron Bread

Saffron Bread Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Saffron Bread Recipe

  • saffron strands a few

  • Fresh yeast (10 grams) 2 teaspoons

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) (10 grams) 2 teaspoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups + for dusting

  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk powder 2 teaspoons

  • Hot Milk 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 2 tablespo teaspoons

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • Milk wash as required


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC and grease a baking tray with butter.

Step 2

Combine yeast and half teaspoon castor sugar in a small bowl. Add two tablespoons warm water and set aside for two minutes or till the yeast gets activated.

Step 3

Sift refined flour into a bowl, add salt, remaining castor sugar and milk powder and mix well.

Step 4

Mix saffron and hot milk in a small bowl and let it rest for a minute. Add this to the flour and knead into soft dough using one cup water.

Step 5

Add butter and knead further. Cover with a wet muslin cloth and set aside for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 6

Dry roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds separately in a non-stick pan for thirty seconds each.

Step 7

Cool and coarsely these seeds with red chilli flakes.

Step 8

Dust some refined flour on a table top. Remove the dough from the bowl and place it on the table top.

Step 9

Knock back the dough and sprinkle the ground spices over it and knead well.

Step 10

Roll the dough and cut into the equal portions and further roll into medium sized balls. Place them on the greased baking tray. Cover and set aside to prove for twenty to twenty five minutes.

Step 11

Apply milk wash on the bread rolls, place the tray in preheated oven and bake for fifteen to twenty minutes.

Step 12

Remove from heat, cool and serve.

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