Herbed Masala Bread | How to make Herbed Masala Bread

By Amrita Iyer  |  4th Jun 2016  |  
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  • Herbed Masala Bread, How to make Herbed Masala Bread
Herbed Masala Breadby Amrita Iyer
  • Prep Time

    90

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  • Cook Time

    35

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  • Serves

    8

    People

65

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About Herbed Masala Bread Recipe

This is the bread I experimented with and came up with wonderful results. This bread was loved by everyone and was actually addictive. However this bread was had for breakfast,toasted with garlic butter and had for tea and the first day eaten with the dinner subzi.

Herbed Masala Bread, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Amrita Iyer. Herbed Masala Bread is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Herbed Masala Bread is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Herbed Masala Bread by Amrita Iyer is perfect to serve 8 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Herbed Masala Bread.

Herbed Masala Bread

Ingredients to make Herbed Masala Bread

  • 250 gms plus 1/2 cup plain flour/all purpose flour(maida)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature – soft)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • For the masala :
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin Powder (jeera)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • The fresh ingredients :
  • 2 onions – sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander and Mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh garlic (optional)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh ginger (optional)

How to make Herbed Masala Bread

  1. After refrigerating for 8 – 24 hours, take the preferment out and put it in a mixing bowl. Prepare a loaf pan by greasing it with butter or oil and sprinkling flour on it or by just spraying it with a cooking spray.
  2. In another bowl mix all the dry ingredients – flour (minus the 1/2 cup), salt, yeast and all the masalas. Whisk well to combine. Sprinkle this over the pre-ferment and cover with clingfilm.
  3. Set aside for 2 – 4 hours till the pre-ferment comes to room temperature and starts mixing with the flour mix. Even if this does not happen (depending on climate and temperature) do not worry as the bread will turn out great.
  4. Add the butter to the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to combine. Once the mixture starts coming together, flour a kitchen countertop and take out the dough onto it.
  5. Knead very well for 15 – 20 minutes (a good exercise for the shoulders) or if you have a stand mixer, you can put the pre-ferment and dough in the bowl itself and follow this procedure. Knead till very soft and smooth.
  6. Oil a bowl and put the prepared dough in it. Flip it over so that the Oil covers the surface. Cover with clingfilm and set aside for 30 – 40 minutes till double in size.
  7. Heat the 1 tbsp Oil and fry sliced Onions, garlic and ginger (if using) till translucent. Do not make them golden brown as they would be charred in the oven.
  8. Punch out the air from the dough and knead again. Knead with a stretching motion using the palms of your hands for 10 minutes and then spread out like a pizza.
  9. Now sprinkle half of the sliced Onion mixture and half of the Coriander and Mint mixture on it. Fold over and sprinkle 2 tbsp of the 1/2 cup remaining flour on top and knead again.
  10. Knead till the dough is smooth again without sticking to your hands. If desired pinches of flour can be added to even out the dough.
  11. Pat the dough again like a pizza and fold over the ends vertically as well as horizontally like an envelope and roll into a loaf.
  12. Place the loaf int the prepared pan and sprinkle over the rest of the Onion and Coriander – Mint mixture.Cover with clingfilm and let it rest for 30 – 40 minutes till double in volume.
  13. After resting the bread for 15 minutes by the watch, preheat the oven to 200°C till the bread is ready for baking which is another 15 minutes.
  14. Bake the bread till the top is a golden brown, a skewer or toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean and after removing from the pan the bottom of the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  15. Cool the bread in the pan for at least 30 minutes, take it out very carefully on a wire rack and cool for another 1 1/2 hours till it comes to room temperature. Place it in a bread bin or a basket.
  16. Serve with butter or by itself for a delicious meal!

My Tip:

Make the sponge/starter/pre-ferment 8 – 24 hours before kneading the dough, wrap it in clingfilm and keep it refrigerated till use. Here is how to make it : Making the Pre ferment/Starter/Sponge 1 1/4 cups plain flour/all purpose flour(maida) 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp Instant Yeast Water as required Combine flour and yeast thoroughly and pour honey over. Add enough water and knead to form a loose and sticky dough. Spread a sheet of clingfilm and take out the dough on it. Wrap it well and refrigerate it till use.

Reviews for Herbed Masala Bread (4)

Padma I2 years ago

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krishna v2 years ago

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Anju Bhagnari2 years ago

Hi. what is preferment n how to make it ? sorry for ignorance.
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Pallavi Jain2 years ago

yummy
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