Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spinach n Fenugreek Bread (Palak Methi Bread)

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After coming to the blog world, I have been inspired to bake different types of breads, whether it is simple classic white bread, cottage cheese stuffed buns or braided bread with spicy filling.Then I realized I need to make a bread with herbs too and with ingredients we can get in India easily....

Spinach,garlic and fenugreek is always a favorite combination of mine and wouldnt it be a great idea if i could use it in my bread.!!

When I started baking this bread it filled the house with a tempting aroma , and after baking was really pleased with the end result ,the bread was a little crispy on the outside and wonderfully soft inside. I had this bread with a cup of tea and it made my tastebuds dance.

I want to share this bread with a indian twist as 16 Oct is the World Bread Day,

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1/2 cup luke warm water
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach(palak)
  • 1/4 chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • 2 tbsp mozarella cheese / cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp milk for glazing
  • 1 tsp salt
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Making the Bread

Step 1: Preparing the yeast
Mix yeast,sugar and warm water in a big bowl at let it rest for 15 min.After 15 min add 1 cup flour to the yeast and stir nicely and let it sit for 45 min.

Step2: Preparing the dough
Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, add spring onion and garlic and fry till garlic turns light golden brown, now add spinach,pepper and a little salt and continously stir till spinach leaf (palak) becomes soft. Now add the dry fenugreek leafs (methi) and stir till all the moisture evaporates and switch off to let it cool.

After it cools add this spinach mixture to the yeast along with salt,oil and mix nicely, then add the remaining flour little by little and stir with spatula till it becomes a stiff to stir.

Transfer to a floured surface and knead until it becomes smooth and elastic. Now shape it into a ball and place it in a bowl , cover and leave to rise until it doubles in volumes for 1 -1.5 hrs.

After 1.5 hrs grease a large baking sheet,take the dough and punch out the air and knead it to nice round ball again. Leave it to rise in a warm for another 30 min.

Step 3: Baking
Preheat the oven to 375 F, take a long knife and make a grid pattern on the bread by pressing the knife into the bread with i inch gap between the lines. Now brush with the milk and bake it for 25 min or until it turn golden brown or the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Shift it to cooling rack.

Serving Tip:
After it cools, slice it and toast it with a little butter to serve with a cup of tea or a bowl of soup.

Note:
  1. You can substitute spinach with any other green too.
  2. To get a big loaf increase the measurement to double
  3. The water should be luke warm while adding the least, as hot water kills the yeast and your bread will not rise.
This bread goes to the wonderful annual event " World Bread Day 2010 "

World Bread Day 2010 (submission date October 16)

71 comments:

Harini said...

gr8 looking bread there!

Roshan said...

lovely combination of spinach and fenugreek...the bread would have been aromatic....yummy!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the combo,looks awesome too.

Swathi said...

Nice combo of ingredients Looks delicious.

Priya Sreeram said...

what a combination !!!! the recipe rocks ! :)

Sushma Mallya said...

I never thought of using spinach & methi this way...looks yum and very soft..

sangeeta said...

healthy bread . Loved the topping on your pesarettu too.

Vegetarian Zest said...

Hi there, glad i'm back to food blogging and to visit your lovely space. Love the way you have used your ingredients.

sinfullyspicy said...

Very beautiful bread satya,methi would make it really fragrant!

kanthi said...

Lovely recipes and new creations sathya,keep rocking.

Biny Anoop said...

i love the look of it...goes perfectly well with a soup as u said..Really awesome.

Paaka Shaale said...

awesome bread!!! I'm trying this ASAP :)

Fuat Gencal said...

Çok güzel çok leziz ve iştah açıcı olmuş. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.

Saygılar.

Arti said...

It is making my taste buds dance too.. Just the sight of it!!
I wish I could grab a bite, with some hot tea to go with it!
Excellent job, Satya:)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Lovely and colorful bread. I didn't know about the world bread day. Thanks a lot for sharing






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satya,

Chaalaa bhagundhi!!:)

Keep rocking!!

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Prathima Rao said...

Excellent combo!!Nothing like freshly baked homemade bread...

kitchen flavours said...

That's a perfectly baked bread. Interesting flavour combination!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy bread, looks absolutely gorgeous Satya..u rick gal..

Umm Mymoonah said...

That's a perfectly baked bread.

Sanjana said...

Wow, this is very clever. This would make great pau bhaji! Yum!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

what a wonderful combination beautifully presented :)

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the bread looks very yummy and it came out perfect keep rocking satya.Happy Dussera.

Nandini said...

Wow. The bread is unique and healthy with spinach and fenugreek.

Santosh Bangar said...

Satya ur baking is gr8 no mukabla. bread is looking wondwerful and healthy also

R. Ramesh said...

hey friend thanks a tonne ya:) keep the cheers, best wishes

Angie's Recipes said...

I love this! Sounds really tasty and special with fenugreek leaves!

Suneetha's kitchen said...

Veggie bread...sounds great

Nisha said...

Bread looks great

Raina said...

I love homemade bread, and yours sounds so delicious with the spinach and fenugreek. It must have smelled and tasted wonderful:)

Magic of Spice said...

I love this type of bread and it looks perfect :)

PJ said...

looks Awesome and lovely combo!

aipi said...

Whoo..that looks beautiful..lovely flavors Satya.I totally agree with you once you start getting comfortable with yeast and bread baking it can be very addictive :)..awesome recipe..must try!
US Masala

Krishnaveni said...

Excellent recipe, beautifully done, looks great

Priya (elaichii) said...

What an healthy & wonderful d esi twist to bread! keep up the good work!

Smitha said...

wonderful twist Satya...love the methi and palak touch!

Kairali sisters said...

Thats a nice bread you have up there satya..

chaitrali pathak said...

superb looking bread....wonderfuly baked

Jaisy James said...

looks perfect and yummy dear

An Open Book said...

im sure it tasted awesome

Joanne said...

Herb-infused bread is always so delicious! What a gorgeous loaf!

Uma said...

thats an excellent way to include greens in bread...

ayushthecook said...

Your baking get better and better every pasing day.

Ayush
http://ayushthecook.blogspot.com/

http://doyouloveclothes.blogspot.com/

Sarah Naveen said...

Healthy and delicious..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear satya
Dussera greetings to you.
I was bit tied up, hence cd not see most blogs.
I like this bread , very nice, But I cant bake ..so eating virtually.
Let me see what all have I missed.
Have a nice week

Swati Sapna said...

wow! this recipe has inspired me to finally get around to baking some bread :)i hv been postponing it till now as im just unsure how it will turn out. but will def give it a try now. love all your varied bread recipes!

Madhu said...

I love breads! will try this sometime.

Rumana Rawat said...

great looking bread:)

Koci said...

This looks so delicious! There's really nothing like freshly baked bread. I'm loving the whole savory aspect, too!

MiniBinoy said...

Oh Sathya dear, ur recipes are all fabulous..very neatly and attractively presented .. i was just imagininig ur home filled with the aroma of all these goodies wn u bake them..

Yummy Team said...

It looks perfect and flavorful, Satya..Love your bakes..Hats off to you..

Aparna S Mallya said...

Love that you have fresh herbs in the bread!

Jay said...

looks so delicious n yummy Satya...hats off dear..

Tasty Appetite

Shalini said...

spinach bread looks awesome. i shud trying this recipe.

Mina Joshi said...

Lovely looking bread. I love the Indian theme!! There is an Award waiting for you on my blog. Please come and collect it when you can.

Mina

sonu said...

very flavourful and delicious bread dear !

~Lisa~ said...

Satya, you are quite the breadmaker and cook! I'm constantly impressed by your recipes and talent.

NIDHYA said...

You are a great baker, satya. Sure can smell the fresh bread just by looking at it. Bookmarked.

Aaha Oho

coolblogger said...

Tie my eyes and make me choose. Cant bet which is store bought. Awesome!
I guess the man's heart is lost forever:) Luckiest man in the world! My compliments to u and congrats to him.

Harini said...

Hey Satya, there is a tag award at our blog, pl collect it and pass on..

Bergamot said...

looks good

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to incorporate greens in bread..

sweetartichoke.com said...

Waow, this bread looks amazing, both because of its flavours and its nice shape! I love methi :-)

Kurinji said...

Superb!!!

http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.com/

Vandana Rajesh said...

nice combination and looks so tempting.

Priya's Feast said...

Wow..wht an array of breads...really tempted to try them

Pari said...

Nice bread dear. Love the addition of greens.
http://chackoskitchen.com/2010/03/garlic-and-mint-flavoured-paneer-tikka/

zorra said...

I admit I had to google fenugreek. ;-) Thank you for participating in World Bread Day.

Jaya said...

such a lovely idea to prepare bread Satya..Belated dasehra wishes to you and yours..

Foodiliciousnan said...

I was looking for some interesting way to jazz up a batch of regular buns that Im planning to make and this recipe seems perfect. But can you tell me when you add in the mozarella?

Satya said...

hi Foodiliciousnan ,sorry for the inconvenience ,actually u can add the cheese at the time of adding spinach mixture to the flour ,I will correct it in my recipe too,thanks and all the best

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