Friday, October 21, 2011

Home made Bread ( Step By Step) Basic Recipe.


3 1/2 cup        All purpose flour ( maida)
1 1/2 tb sp     Sugar
1 tea sp         Salt
1 1/2 tb Sp     Butter
1 package      Active dry yeast
1 cup             Water 
1/4 cup          Milk

1. First warm a glass bowl by filling up with hot water to it and then dump it out or just put an empty bowl into the microwave for 20 seconds

Now, add a cup of warm water into the bowl with 1 packet of yeast and cover it for 10 minutes

You will get a dark tan color mixture as shown in the picture above.

3. Its time to add the dry ingredients. Add 2 cups of maida, sugar and salt in the tan colored mixture and mix it very well. Now, slowly add milk it to the flour mixture.

4. It is ok if you feel very sticky dough. Add 1-2 tb Sp of flour and start kneading. Gradually add the flour.

5. Now knead your dough with you palm atleast for 10-15 minutes so the you will get  the gluten effect and you bread will get nice soft.

6. Clean the bowl and place the nicely kneaded dough into the bowl.

7. Cover it with damp cloth and keep it aside for 45 minutes.

8. Dough will rise almost double in quantity. Again take it out and knead for 10 minutes.

9. Flat it out with your hand in rectangle shape and height should be the same as your bread pan height.

10. Now make a roll as shown above and grease the bread pan with butter and dust it with flour.

11. Place the roll in the pan. and tuck the open sides down where the seam is. Now take brush the surface with milk and cover it. Let it rest for at least 45 minutes to an hour.

It will get double in quantity after an hour. Now bake in a pre heated oven on 400 degree F for 25 to 30 minutes.

let it cool down in  pan for 10 mintues after taking out from the oven.

12. Take out from the pan and let it completely cool down on a wire rack.

Enjoy your soft, fluffy home made bread. :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Healthy Flour

This health flour is a good source of protein, fiber, iron, omega-3 fatty acid and good for digestion too. 


1 Cup Wheat
1 Cup Rice
½  Cup Chana Daal
½ Cup Moong Daal ( yello and green)
Cup Whole Moong
Cup Toor Daal
Cup Dry Peas
Cup Whole Mooth Daal
Cup Bajara Flour
Cup Jovar  Flour
Cup Soya Bean
Cup Flax Seed
¼ Cup Urad Daal
1/4 Cup Black Urad Daal
1 tb sp Ajawain ( carom seeds)
1 tb sp Sessame seed

Mix all the ingredients mention above and grind them coarsely in flour mill or dry coffee bean grinder . And store it in a tight container. ). I will  post more recipes using this healthy flour.

( In this recipe you can add or remove the ingredients per your choice. Add more daals or grains if you like or remove some of them if you don’t like it or you don’t have it available at your home).

Note: You can use this flour to make different recipes. Stay tuned for recipes from this health flour.

Lunch Box Sandwich - Train.

My son is very picky eater. He just wants only pasta for the the lunch every single day. As he is crazy about trains I made train sandwich for him today.

 I use two whole grain bread and made sandwich with peanut butter and grape jelly. Cut it in half lengthwise and arrange it side by side. Cut small cheese square for window and add carrot circles as wheels and "glue" them on the bread with peanut butter and for steam I just cut cucumber in crescent shape.

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