May 7, 2012

Stuffed buns

Is there anything that makes your house smell better than a yeast bread? Baking a bread leaves me satisfied. There is nothing else that makes me happy.

To make a bread dough:
I followed my pizza dough recipe. But here, instead of whole wheat flour, I used bread flour.

To make the stuffing I used:
2 boiled potatoes
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
pinch of asafetida
pinch ofturmeric
1/2 tsp chat masala
1 tsp corriander powder
1 medium chopped onion
1 garlic clove chopped
2 tbsp chopped corriander leaves
2 chopped green chilis

Heat oil in a pan and add all the tempering items one by one. Then add garlic and onion and saute till they are cooked. Add boiled potatoes and mix well.

(This is how potato stuffed bread looked after it was done)

Here is another type of filling:

(This is how spinach stuffed bread looked)

1/2 pack of Fresh spinach leaves
1 tsp corriander powder
1 garlic clove finely chopped
2 green chilis
salt to taste
a pinch of asafetida
1 tsp of oil

Wash and chop the spinach leaves. Heat oil in the pan, add asafetida, garlic, green chilis and saute. Add spinach and saute till its cooked. Spinach reduces in volume after its cooked ,so do not use too much oil, since stuffing needs to be dry.Let this stuffing cool down.

To fill the stuffing:
Spread the dough with your fingers and keep a portion of the stuffing at the centre and seal the dough on all sides. Grease the pizza pan and bake the bread at 400 F till the bread gets light brown color. Serve with tomato sauce.

Tofu Stir Fry

1 large onion
1 large green bell pepper
1 pack firm tofu
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp vinegar
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil

Chop onions and green bell pepper into 1 inch cubes. Cut tofu in cubes.Heat oil in a nonstick pan and saute onions for a minute. Add green bell peppers and saute them till they are half cooked. They should remain crispy. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce and vineger and tofu. Mix well till tofu is coated with the sauces.