Showing posts with label Bread Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bread Recipes. Show all posts

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Bread Dry Gulab Jamun

Bread dry gulab jamun is an easy to prepare sweet dish which I tried recently. Actually I was craving for angoori jamun and it was drizzling throughout the day. So I was lazy to go out and buy it from the shop. So I suppressed my sweet craving with chocolate in the refrigerator but it was in my mind to prepare a quick fix jamun at home.


So I took the help of our famous search engine (Google obviously) and checked many recipes. Finally, I found bread dry gulab jamun which is an easy to prepare recipe with available ingredients at home. Then I decided to prepare these beautiful bread dry gulab jamun and I have adapted the recipe from here.

We often have leftover breads in our pantry. Four to five bread slices are enough to make a small batch. Though the recipe is an easy one, you have to be little bit patient while frying the balls. It is important to fry the balls under low flame so that they are evenly fried on all the sides and at the same time they are not burnt.

So what to do eat when you crave for sweets when you don't have stock of that particular sweet. You can try these bread dry gulab jamun if you have stock of some leftover milk or sandwich bread slices.

Bread Dry Gulab Jamun
Ingredients
Bread Slices - 5
Milk - 1/4 cup
Maida - 1 tablespoon
Cooking Soda - 1/8 teaspoon
Powdered Sugar - 3 to 4 tablespoon
Refined oil - 3 to 4 cups (as required for deep frying)

Sugar syrup

Sugar - 1/3 cup
Water - 1/3 cup
Saffron Strands - few
Cardamom Powder - 1/8 teaspoon

Procedure

1. Take sugar and water in a pan. Heat it up until the sugar dissolves completely. Boil it for sometime, when it becomes little sticky switch off gas and add cardamom powder and saffron strands. Mix it and keep aside.
2. Trim the crust (brown edges) of the bread and soak each of the bread into the milk and squeeze out the excess milk. 
3. Take all these breads into a blender and pulse it for few seconds. It helps to get a smooth dough.
4. Now take out these bread mixture into a bowl and add maida, cooking soda and mix them well to get a sticky dough. Do not knead for longer period.
5. Prepare small round shaped balls from the dough. Avoid pressing too much while making the balls.
6. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the balls under low flame to avoid burning.


7. Once they are fried golden brown from all the sides, take them out in a tissue paper.
8. Later dip the fried balls into the warm sugar syrup and allow them to soak the syrup for at least 1 hour.
9. Later take out each ball and roll them on powdered sugar and bread dry gulab jamuns are ready.





Friday, 13 January 2017

Eggless Bread Pudding / Caramel Bread Pudding

A very Happy New Year to all my readers!!

It's been really a long time I have not posted anything on my blog...Life is really busy with work, commitments and unscheduled holiday trips!! :).. It's not that I haven't missed my blog or my personal space with you all but I had to prioritize other works at that point of time which were important. Even now also I have piled of works but couldn't resist myself to share my feelings with you all! 

How have you been all these days? How was your Christmas, Year End and New Year celebrations? Do you have any new resolutions this year ?? Or you just wanna go with the flow ;)...I think the second one is very easy to follow which does not give you much stress...Isn't it?



Celebrations are incomplete without sweet so today's post is all about an easy eggless pudding recipe. I am sharing the recipe of Eggless Bread Pudding or Caramel Bread Pudding Recipe. You don't need any fancy gadget for this simple recipe. You can prepare this pudding using your leftover breads too. You can avoid adding caramel to your pudding if you don't want to eat too much sweet. But personally I would recommend to add it because caramel gives a completely different taste and texture to your pudding. 

Eggless Bread Pudding / Caramel Bread Pudding

Ingredients

Bread Slices - 4 to 5
Milk - 3/4 to 1 cup
Sugar - 5 to 6 tablespoons (according to the sweetness you prefer)
Sugar for caramel - 2 to 3 tablespoon
Vanilla Essence - 1//2 teaspoon
Refined oil - one or two drop for greasing
Aluminium foil

Procedure

1. Tear the breads into small pieces and keep it in a bowl. Now add milk into it and allow to soak. Be careful while adding milk too much milk will make the bread mixture runny and watery. Pour little milk at a time and till the amount breads are soaked properly.

2. Keep the vessel ready by greasing it with little oil. 

3. Heat a pan with 2 tablespoon of sugar and little water. Keep it stirring on medium heat to avoid burning. After sometime the colur starts changing and turn into dark golden yellow. 

4. Caramel is ready now. Pour it into the prepared vessel. Tilt the vessel to coat the bottom properly. Allow it to set for 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Next add the bread mixture on top of the caramel coating and spread evenly.
  
6. Now cover the vessel with a aluminium foil and make holes on the top of the aluminium sheet by pricking to pass on the steam.

7. Fill a pressure cooker (I used 3 litre pressure cooker) with 1 cup of water and place the vessel inside it on a stand. Close the lid of the cooker without using the gasket and the whistle/weight valve.  Steam it for 25 to 30 minutes.

8. Now switch off the gas and take out the vessel. Allow it to cool and refrigerated for at least 2 to 3 hours.

9. Remove the aluminium foil. Before inverting the vessel use a sharp knife to remove the sides of the pudding from the wall of the vessel. Do it carefully. 

10. Take a plate and invert the vessel and the beautiful bread pudding will be there on your plate.


Friday, 23 September 2016

Egg Bhurji Sandwich / Scrambled Egg Stuffed Sandwich

 Blogging from the other side of the world!!
Yes! Recently I have come down to United States of America for holiday and writing my first post from here..I have decided to share my International holiday experience in a different post but I am so excited that I couldn't resist myself of writing few words at the starting of my today's blog-post.

Sharing a simple sandwich recipe for your kid's lunch box when your pantry is almost empty! A good news for egg-lovers! Now you can have eggs in your sandwiches too...:).. We often prepare egg bhurji's as side for roti or parathas..Aren't we? Now you can use the same egg bhurji in your sandwich too...This is a quick dish and can be prepared with very easily available ingredients from your kitchen. At the same time it is a protein packed meal for your kids. I have used green chilli and red chilli powder while making the egg bhurji. If your kid is not habituated of spicy foods you can avoid adding them. But you can use black pepper which is good for kids.


Egg Bhurji Sandwich / Scrambled Egg Stuffed Sandwich

Ingredients

Bread Slice - 6
Butter - 2 tablespoon
Eggs - 3 to 4
Onion - 1 large, finely chopped
Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
Green Chilli - 2, chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander Leaves - 2 tablespoon, chopped
Salt to taste
Cumin Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined oil - 3 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions first. Cook till they are translucent.
2. Next add chopped tomatoes and cook until the raw smell is gone.
3. Now add the spices like turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, green chilli, black pepper powder and mix well.
4. Beat the eggs with salt in a bowl and add into the pan. Stir vigorously to make scrambles. Cook under medium to high flame.
5. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and allow it to cool.
6. In the mean time, spread butter on one side of each bread. Now stuff the egg bhurji between the two breads keeping the butter applied side on top.
7. Now you can grill the stuffed breads on a grill (non-stick) pan or toast them in a sandwich maker.


 


Monday, 12 September 2016

Bombay Vegetable Sandwich / Bombay Sandwich

By name only you can understand the origin of Bombay Sandwich. It is a popular street food of Mumbai. A green chutney is being used in this Bombay sandwich which actually makes the sandwich lip-smacking. We have a story behind this Bombay sandwich. Me and my husband have lot of differences in our views at times but we both are foodie though we have our own choice of foods. We go to fine dine restaurants and we also experiment with street foods. After our marriage when I came down to Bangalore, weekend we used to go to a nearby park and there was a man who used sell this Bombay Sandwich. One day curiously we tried this and it was just awesome. And after that Bombay Sandwich became the priority and later we used to go to park. That's why we realized priority changes with time :P

Later when we left that area and shifted to a different place we couldn't find  another Bombay Sandwichwala. We really miss the sandwich he used prepare, it's true some people really have magic in their hands and can make the food tasty just like that!! Now I prepare it at my kitchen so here is how to make Bombay Sandwich. 

  


Bombay Vegetable Sandwich / Bombay Sandwich
Ingredients

Sandwich bread slices – 8
Butter – as required
Potato – 2 small, boiled and cut into roundales
Cucumber – 1 medium, cut into roundales
Onion – 1 medium, cut into roundales
Capsicum – ½ medium, cut into roundales
Tomatoes – 2 small, cut into roundales
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
Black Salt - 1 teaspoon
Chaat Masala - 11/2 teaspoon
Lemon Juice - squeezed from one lemon
Green chutney - 2 to 3 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Apply butter on the one side of  the bread slices evenly and very well.
2. On the other side apply the coriander chutney to the slices.
3. Now place all the veggie slices one by one and sprinkle the black salt and chaat masala on top.
cover the sandwich with the other bread slices.


4. Take a toaster and toast it on Gas flame or you can toast them either in your sandwich maker or nonstick pan.



5. Slice the sandwich into triangles and rectangles and serve with green chutney and tomato ketchup.


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Nutella Banana Sandwich

Do I have to give any introduction of Nutella? Nutella is nothing but sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread.  The brand is famous all over the world. Everyone loves the chocolaty taste of nutella especially kids.Using nutella we can prepare a quick and tasty nutella banana sandwich.


Instead of giving bread butter or bread jam we can prepare a filling nutella banana sandwich and give it in kid's snack box. I think it will be a great surprise for them and will enjoy this tasty sandwich. When I prepared this sandwich at home on weekend and gave it to our daughter, after having one bite she said 'wow mumma! What is that inside so chocolaty and yummy'. Now you can understand the yummy taste that our 4 year old daughter can also make out the difference.

Nutella Banana Sandwich

Ingredients

Bread Slices - 4
Banana - big size one/small size two, sliced
Nutella - 4 tablespoon
Butter - 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Lightly apply butter on one side of  each bread.
2. On the other side of each bread, spread nutella evenly.
3. Now place the banana pieces on nutella applied side and cover with the other bread keeping the nutella applied portion inside.



4. Toast the sandwich on grilled pan or sandwich maker. Cut into triangular shape and serve.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

What to pack for kid's lunch box?

I know this question strikes in every school going mother's mind... We (moms') are always worried about our kid's health. How do you feel when they bring back their lunch box as it is! I know it increases our worries... Normally, my daughter finish her lunch box but few days back she was often bringing back half of the snacks. I was trying to understand the reason. She eats very slow and by that time she finishes no time left for garden playing!! Now this was a real concern...I somehow made her understand if you don't finish faster then you won't be strong enough to play in the garden..As of now it worked...But I also heard from parents saying they don't like the tiffin so they didn't eat.. Thankfully till now it did not happen with our daughter. So for those moms I got a new recipe of sandwich which is tasty and healthy too. We often prepare paneer bhurji as a side dish of roti. I have stuffed paneer bhurji and prepared paneer bhurji sandwich.



Paneer Bhurji Sandwich

Ingredients

Homemade chena/ cottage cheese - 11/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Onion- 1  medium, chopped
Ginger - chopped, 1/2 teaspoon
Tomato - 1 small, chopped
Green Chilli - 1 teaspoon chopped (Optional)
Coriander Leaves - chopped, 2 tablespoon, (Optional)
Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon

Bread Slices - 8
Butter - 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds. Once they crackle add chopped onions and saute.
2. Next add chopped gingers and tomatoes. Add a pinch of sugar. Cook until the raw smell of tomato is gone.
3. Later add turmeric powder, cumin, salt and coriander powder. Add mashed chena or grated paneer. Mix well with masalas. If required add little water.
4. Finally add chopped chilli and coriander leaves. Allow the stuffing to cool.
5. Lightly butter one side of each bread. Now keep the filling on the side where you have not applied butter and cover with other bread keeping the butter side on the top.


6. Do the similar procedure for remaining breads. Now put the breads in the sandwich maker or toast the both side on non-stick pan.


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Instant Bread Paniyaram

Instant bread paniyaram is another quick recipe of bread which I had tried recently. Since I had prepared instant bread dosa, this recipe was in my mind. No need of fermented batter , if you have some left over breads you can just cook this instant dish. Instant bread paniyaram can be served as breakfast or as snacks with a cup of tea or coffee. I had given it in my preschooler's snack box which she relished. Sometimes I really wonder how many more recipes can we prepare with bread ? I think the answer is endless or numerous :).



Instant Bread Paniyaram
Ingredients

White Sandwich Bread - 6 pieces
Semolina - 1/4 cup
Rice Flour - 1 teaspoon
Curd - 11/2 tablespoon
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Green Chilli - 1 teaspoon, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Curry Leaves - 6 to 7, chopped
Ginger - finely chopped, 1 teaspoon
Refined Oil - 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Trim the brown colour edges of the bread and sprinkle water on them.

2. Now in a grinder take semolina, curd, rice flour and soaked breads and make a smooth paste. If require add little water.

3. Take the batter in a bowl and add chopped ginger, onion, curry leaves, green chilli and salt to taste. Mix them well and rest the batter for 10 minutes.

4. Heat an appe pan and add few drops of oil in each dent. Add ladle full of batter in each dent, drizzle little oil on them and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Now turn the other side and drizzle little more oil and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. When both the sides are done (light brown), serve them hot with coconut chutney or Tomato ketchup. 

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza is a simple and delicious treat for kids as well as adults. People might think bread is boring but I do not agree with this statement. You can prepare lot of things using bread. Moreover, recipes using breads can be made in no time. Suppose you have sudden guests at your home, if you have bread you can prepare many things. Bread Pizza is one of them. You can pack it in your kids lunch box and it is healthy as it has fresh vegetables and topped with cheese. So next time when your kid asks for pizza from famous pizza retail chain, you can give him/her a surprise by making this bread pizza at home. In many places of India ready-made pizza bases are not available and even in those places there are no retail chain pizza giants but can't they taste this Italian delicacy? For them Bread Pizza is a good option to get the similar taste of pizza.



Bread Pizza

Ingredients

Bread Slices - 8
Capsicum - 1 big size, finely chopped
Onion - 2 medium, finely sliced
Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
Oregano - 2 teaspoon
Tomato Ketchup - 3 to 4 tablespoon
Butter - 50 gms or 2 cubes
Salt to taste
Cheese - grated, 1/2 cup

Procedure
1. Lightly butter both sides of bread and toast them light brown on nonstick pan.


2. Now apply tomato ketchup evenly on one side of the bread.
3. Put chopped capsicum, tomato and onion on the bread.
4. Sprinkle salt to taste and oregano.


5. Finally add grated cheese on top. Then keep the bread on heated non-stick on medium flame and cover it with a lid and wait for 4 to 5 minutes or till the cheese melts. Serve hot.


Friday, 17 April 2015

Bread Upma / Quick Bread Upma

Bread Toast, Bread Jam  and Bread omelette is commonly served breakfast dishes when we are in hurry. Even we often put them in kids tiffin box and sometimes kids bring them back home as they are also bored with these regular bread recipes. Today I am sharing a quick recipe using bread and it tastes really different than our regular bread recipes. Kids will also enjoy this healthy dish and they will return you an empty tiffin box. 

Dish name is bread upma which is quite popular in Southern Part of India. I have followed the recipe from Archanaskitchen.Try regular bread with a new twist.



Bread Upma / Quick Bread Upma

Ingredients

Bread Slices - 4
Onion - 1 medium, chopped
Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
Green Chillies - 1 teaspoon, chopped
Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 2 to 3
Sambar Powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder - 1 teaspoon
Butter - 2 tablespoon
Oil - 11/2 tablespoon
Coriander Leaves - chopped, 2 tablespoon

Procedure

1. Toast the bread slices lightly in toaster or skillet. Now apply butter on both sides and then cut them into small rectangular or square pieces. 
2. Now heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves, mustard seeds. Once they started crackling add chopped onions and green chillies. 
3. When onion become translucent, add chopped tomatoes and add turmeric powder, sambar powder. Give it a good stir.
4. Once the tomatoes become soft add bread pieces and adjust salt. Now mix them well with spices and add black pepper powder. Again stir them so that bread pieces are well coated with spices.
5. Finally, serve bread upma garnishing with chopped coriander leaves.