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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cumin Bread (Jeera bread)

This was my first attempt to make bread at home and believe me it came out so well and tasty, that i myself could not believe it .......Before attempting bread making at home ,I Googled so many recipes and finally found this one in one of the blog which was looking perfect in terms of measurement and Ingredients and most of all its cumin bread a perfect Indian here comes the recipe


1cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup water
1 tea spn cumin seeds (roasted)
 1and 1/4 tea spn active dry yeast
1/2 tbl spn unsalted butter
1/2 tea spn sugar
1 tea spn salt
Olive oil


1-Roast cumin seeds till a nice aroma comes out of them. Crush them slightly(do not make a powder).

2-Heat the water till it is lukewarm, Add sugar, butter and little olive oil. Then add yeast to it. Leave it at a warm place for 10mins till yeast becomes active (the mixture becomes frothy)

3-Add salt, cumin and flours. If necessary add a little more water. Make a dough.(Knead it well for about 10mins.)

4-Transfer the dough to a well oiled big vessel. Cover with a plastic wrap.

5-Leave it for about 1 and 1/2 hrs – 2hrs till the dough doubles in size.

6-Take out the dough on a flat surface. Press down the dough. Knead for a minute and give desired shape.

7-Apply some olive oil on top and leave it covered for another 45mins. The dough should double in size again.

8-Preheat the oven at 500F for about 10mins. Bake the bread for about 10- 15mins. Take it out and brush some butter on top. Then keep it back in oven and bake till you get a nice brown color(about 10- 15mins).

I served it with a simple olive oil-dried basil-salt mixture (like they serve in some of the Italian restaurants here). It was a very crusty from outside, soft from inside.

I sprinkled some of the grated cheese on top and served with hot tomato soup.

I am sending it to Aathidhyam's BREAD MANIA EVENT.


Life is beautiful!!! said...

The bread loafs look beautiful. I have eaten bread with balck cumin in it. That tomato soup is very attractive :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Richa, this looks great !!! I mean just great !!! an amazing looking bread I have seen which is tempting and beautiful at the same time :)

Priti said...

Yummy...this looks so gud Richa...bookmarked it

Richa said...

Thanks a lot for your comments all lovely ladies.


Thanks a lot Priya.....I appreciate your effort for commenting almost each of my post...its really motivates me a lot.