Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Masala Bread

I Think this is one of the most beautiful time of the year ......atleast in Midwest. the trees turning green, lush green manicured yards, cherry blossoms, daffodils and birds chirping happy songs. I love to have my tea outdoors, spring and fall are the only time of the year when the temperature is perfect for  a picnic, BBQ or just a cup of tea. Sunshine, a cool breeze and a beautiful day like today is just perfect to waste outdoor, just sitting and watching the world go by - we all need some 'me' time and this is the best treat I can give myself.

 While I was blog hopping a few weeks ago, I came across this awesome recipe of masala bread at "Show me the curry"  Absolutely feel in love with the layered bread. I did not know it would taste this good....it is  bread nirvana. Thanks so much Hetal and Anuja for such an awesome recipe.

1 cup -warm water
1 1/2 tsp - rapid rise yeast 
1 tsp - sugar 
1 1/2 tsp - salt
1/3 cup - olive oil
3 cups - all purpose flour


7 oz - paneer crumbled
1 - small mashed potatoes
1 - small onion finely chopped
1 - small  bunch of spinach finely chopped
2 - green chilies finely chopped
1/4 tsp - turmeric
1 tsp - garam masala
1 tsp - red chili powder
salt - to taste 

Mix all the ingredients for the filling and keep aside.

Measure 1 cup of water at room temperature and heat it in the microwave for 30 sec, add rapid rise yeast, salt, sugar and oil and mix well, till the yeast is dissolved.

In a separate bowl mix the all purpose flour with the yeast mixture (a little at a time) till you have an elastic soft dough, use extra all purpose flour if the dough is too wet.  Kneed for about 5-6 min.

Roll the dough into a rectangle shape about  9 by 13 inches.

Spread the paneer- potato mix on the dough and gently press it.

Start rolling the dough into a log.

Lightly oil a bread pan and place breadlog in the center, seam side down. cover with a damp cloth. Preheat oven to warm setting or 150 F. Turn it off and keep bread in the oven and allow the dough to rise for about an hour.

Preheat the oven for 450 degree F ( 232 C) and then reduce it to 425 degree F (218 C) . Bake the bread for about 30-35 min till the crust is nice and brown.

Place on the cooling rack for about 30 min.

Cherry blossoms make beautiful cut flowers. Lovely bunches of tiny flowers, hugging together, bringing the outdoors in. What would life be without flowers.

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  1. beautiful clicks. love the first collage and the recipe is oh so awesome.

  2. i too planned to try this..yummy bread


  3. Such beautiful pictures. It is very pretty in the west coast too. A good cup of tea outdoors is the best thing ever esp when you have such beauty to look at. The masala bread looks good. Will give it a try once I get some paneer.

  4. I got too and I must try this recipe out this weekend! Thank you for posting this recipe!

  5. wow..looks very tempting..got to try this..

  6. nice clicks.. the bread looks absolutely yum..
    Reshmi @ Noel collections

  7. bread looks just awesum..n nice cliks.

  8. lovely clicks... delicious..

  9. Such nice pictures, can't take my eyes off them..

  10. The perfect way to eat a bread with a masala twist. Bookmarked. :)

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  11. wow...
    bread looks wonderful
    pretty clicks :)

  12. Lovely pictures ! Isn't Spring the most beautiful season ? And that bread looks seriously yumm ! and yes, I did love the cherry blossom bunch

  13. excellent recipe with fascinating captures..love it..;)

    Tasty Appetite

  14. This bread sounds so wonderful. Your photos of it are great and I know I'd love to have a slice. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. very delicious bread...looks yumm

  16. Beautiful bread, well done..

  17. That's a gorgeous bake, and beautiful photos to go with it! I love spring and fall, and there's nothing like sitting in the patio enjoying a cup of tea and a tasty bite, all by yourself :)

  18. Bread looks so yummy n very tempting presentation.

  19. You have a wonderful blog with very well photographed pictures. Love the bread. Glad to follow you from now on. Happy Easter!

  20. Love the first picture.. sunny tea time! its starting to get warm here too. with the pretty spring flowers all around!

  21. This is so impressive that you have baked the bread at home so beautifully. I love the filling. Such a flavorful bread.

  22. Beautiful clicks ...Masala bread sounds yummy yummy.

  23. first collage is beautiful !! and not to mention the rest of the recipe and pic part. May I invite myself at your place? :-)

    Hamaree Rasoi

  24. Deepa - come on over :) shld I send u directions ;)

  25. What a gorgeous loaf, and beautiful photos!

  26. That looks just gorgeous! i have a fear sorts of baking yeasted stuff, but this looks so good, am tempted to try it. soon! and am loving your clicks Simi!

  27. Oh that is a beautiful setting for having morning tea. Masala bread looks great makes me hungry :) A must try!

  28. Apparently I'm going to be making a lot of bread: I need to try this as well as your filled challah. Such creative and wonderful ideas!

  29. looks perfect.... a must try recipe


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