Sunday, November 29, 2015


Braided Masala Bread Recipe @

Most of the time, I baked sweet bread with filling but this week trying a savory ones  made with  my trusted bread recipe. .  .

This Braided Masala Bread is a small buttery bread, braided and stuffed with onion, green chili  and cilantro.   The filling compliments this lovely loaf perfectly. It is braided from three strand of dough, a similar fashion how you braid your hair.

If you have a mixer or bread machine, the process is even easier because these gadget knead the bread for you.  But if you don't have them, no worries, kneading with your hands is perfect and a good workout too.

Since I opt for buttery dough and stuffing  it  with onion, it becomes more sticky and hard to handle, Adding more flour is required  in order to make it easier to shape.   Actually you can shape into any shape you like but I want my bread in different shape.  Despite it turns out not so pretty ( poor braiding)   but  the taste was *so* good.  .

Braided Masala Bread  is an awesome bread!  It takes a bit of extra time to assemble but the  bread itself is very soft and baked beautifully. .

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @

Yield  :  One loaf

220 g  bread flour
50 g  butter
1.5 tsp instant yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1  tablespoon sugar
1 egg (reserve 2 tablespoon for topping)

1 big onion sliced
3 green chilies chopped
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
1 tsp whole cumin
1 tsp oil

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @


Heat oil  in a pan,  add in whole cumin, fry until fragrant.  Add in  onion, green chili, salt  and fry until onion turns soft.  Remove from heat, mix in cilantro and  allow to cool. 


In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add in milk and remove from heat.

When the milk is warm to touch add in yeast, sugar, salt and an egg. Stir well.

Pour milk mixture onto flour, stir with wooden spoon.  Cover and let it rise for one hour.

Punch the dough down,  knead for 1 minute until smooth.  Cover and let sit for another 30 minutes.

Knead again,  mix in the filling, divide into 3 equal portions, add more flour if needed.  Roll each into a  long thick  rope about 11 in long.   Join the 3 ropes together at one end and start braiding.  Tuck in the ends. 

Place dough  onto baking pan, let it rest for 1 hour.

Brush  with egg wash,  bake for 20 minutes @ 190 C until golden.

Other bread recipes:
Homemade Apple Rolls
Monkey Bread From Scratch
Apple Kolaches

Braided Masala Bread Recipe @

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Rafeeda AR said...

fantastic looking bread...

Beena said...

Super bread

Medeja- CranberryJam said...

Nice and delicious looking braid!

Kushigalu said...

Love the filling. Bread looks so good and delicious. I can smell it :-)

Unknown said...

Yumm! This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

mjskit said...

Fabulous bread!!! I'll be making this very soon! Thanks!

Winnie said...

I absolutely LOVE this bread!
I can almost smell it :)

Michal said...

Looks really nice and interesting to try, thanks!

MississippiMom said...

Looks great…can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

tastentips said...

Perfect bread for breakfast......

Unknown said...

WOW, this looks amazing, I would love to give it a try.
Thank you so much for sharing, now I just wish you lived by me ;).

Unknown said...

Yum! We love homemade bread, and this one looks great! #SmallVictories

Katerina said...

It looks really awesome and fluffy!

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Jess said...

Holy deliciousness...YUM!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Jennifer@MyFlagstaffHome said...

Wow, this sounds so good. Pinned! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


Megan Chamberlin said...

This looks simply divine! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow. xo

Anjali Sengar said...

Nice recipe :)

Indrani said...

Most tempting!
How I wish to bite in to it.

Mila said...

What a great twist on classic bread! And it looks so heavenly fluffy :)

KayMil said...

I've never heard of this before, but it looks delicious!

Thanks so much for joining us on the the Alder Collective this week! Pinning, and we hope to see you again next week!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Oh that looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

Sum of their Stories said...

Sounds delicious, I love how the plait makes it look special too.

Slabs said...

Thank you so much for sharing your post at our Senior Salon Pit Stop linkup ending this Saturday, October 31.
I pinned this on our Senior Salon Pit Stop InLinkz Linkup Shares board and also share it on Twitter @EsmeSalon with #SeniorSalonPitStop