Category Archives: Bread

Soda Bread with Dried Fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • extra flour for dusting
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 baking soda
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, cold, diced
  • 230 ml thick butter milk, cold (churned full-fat yogurt with no added water)
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. In a small bowl, combine cold buttermilk, orange zest and give it quick whisk and put aside
  3. In a bowl, toss the raisins with 1 tbsp flour to coat and put aside
  4. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
  5. Add in diced butter and mix well for about 2-3 minutes
  6. Pour in the buttermilk mixture and mix until just combined
  7. Add pecans and raisins and mix well for 10 seconds
  8. Plop the very wet batter onto a floured surface. Give it a light kneading and shape it into a ball
  9. Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet
  10. Score an ‘X’ on the surface by cutting it at the middle in both the directions… make full cut through the depth of the dough
  11. Do not overwork your dough and put it straight in the oven after making a cross cut. No need to rest the dough
  12. Bake for about 40-45 min until a skewer comes out clean
  13. Tap the base of your loaf for that hollow sound to ensure it has cooked through

Serves: 8-10

 

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Methi Garlic Jowar Dhebra (Spicy flat bread)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jowar (Sorghum) flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (or as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp green chili paste
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh chopped green garlic or 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp peanut oil or any other oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves or 2 tbsp dry methi leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup yogurt for kneading the dough (or as required… dough should be soft)
  • Some wheat flour for rolling
  • 5-6 tsp oil for roasting

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, take the flours, salt, sugar, asafetida, turmeric powder, sesame seeds and mix well
  2. Add chili paste, ginger paste, fresh garlic / garlic paste, coriander leaves, 1 1/2 tbsp oil and mix well
  3. Knead the dough by gradually adding 1 tbsp yogurt at a time… knead it very well to form medium soft dough
  4. Make medium size balls from the dough (about 6-7)
  5. Take a dough ball on a flat surface, sprinkle some flour on it and roll to around 5-6 inches in diameter. Sprinkle more flour if the dough feels too stick while rolling
  6. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat and gently place the rolled dough on it
  7. Flip when one side is partly cooked
  8. Again flip when the second side is partly cooked
  9. Add oil on the skillet as well spread oil on the dhebru
  10. Cook both side till it’s light brown and fully cooked… feel free to press the dhebru with spatula while cooking
  11. Put it aside and make the rest of the dhebra by following the same steps
  12. Serve hot with yogurt or masala chai

Serves: 4

 

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