Homemade bread

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Finally, my homemade bread came out well, I tried and tested and finally this one is a tried and tried and tested recipe. Bread making that too at home is art I must say (it’s my opinion) and when the results are good it’s rewarding, I must say. So here goes my tried and tested homemade bread recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes.
Idle Time: 1 to 1/2 hours
Cooking Time: 20 mins
makes: 1 loaf

Ingredients

Plain flour or self raising flour – 2 cups or 250 grams + extra for dusting
Yeast – 1 tsp
Salt – ¾ tsp
Sugar – 1tbsp
Veg oil – tbsp
Bread improver – ½ tsp
Warm water – 150 ml or 3/4th cup

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How to make

First sieve Maida, take it in a bowl add all the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre and add the Luke warm water and soil mix well.
Slowing start incorporating the flour making it into soft dough, try not to add more flour. The dough should be little bit sticky, kneed it more using the end of your palm, the keep it in a warm place for rising, by covering it with the cling film.
Once its risen, punch it down talking out the air from the dough, then kneed it again. Then take the dough and roll it fold it as shown in the pic. Grease the loaf pan and keep the folded side down and keep it in a warm place to rise again.
Once it’s risen bake the bread for 20 minutes 200 degrees. My bread is a burnt bit on top but the bread was good and yum, everyone at home liked it.

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Notes – my bread was little burnt coz I had pre-heated the oven, so I should have baked 5 minutes less or so, I baked in my moms place so maybe because of the different oven it was like that.

you can use unsalted butter instead of oil.

If bread improver is not available it’s ok not to use, its optional.

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Masala Puri

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I wanted to make this chat, I used to make this chat regularly sometime back, but I don’t know for whatever reasons I had stopped making it. At that time I was following a recipe but now I don know where I have kept that recipe book, I have a vague idea of how I used to make it, so with that idea I have made this recipe but whatever the original recipe was, now what I did and how it tasted  is what matters.

Hmmmm yeh it tasted good and DH took a second serving, I felt I needed to make more changes so next time when I make changes will update but now here’s the recipe…

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 30 to 40 minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
makes: 5 to 6 plates

Ingredients needed

Dry Peas – 1 cup (soaked overnight and boiled the next day)

Onion – 1 small (chopped)

Carrot – 1 medium (grated)

Coriander – 1/4th cup (finely chopped)

Tomato – 1 medium (chopped)(I dint add tomato coz DH does not like it)

Potato – 1 medium (boiled and mashed)

Sev – 1 cup

Lemon – 1 (just to add when serving) (optional)

Black salt – to taste (optional)

Chat masala – to taste (optional)

Masala – ½ cup – (onion -1, ginger – 1 inch, garlic – 4 to 6 pods, coriander – ¼ th cup. Mint leaves – 1//4th cup, chillies – 5 to 6, sauf – ½ tspn). We need to grind this into a fine paste.

Garam masala – ½ tspn

Salt – to taste

And of course pooris – 20 to 30 small seized

Green chutney – 1 tbsp. (chillies – 5 to 6, coriander – 1/4th cup, mint – 1/4th cup, salt to taste, lime – tspn grind all this into fine paste)

Sweet chutney – 1tbspn (dates – 5 to 6, tamarind juice – 1tbspn, sugar or jiggery -1 tbsp. grind all this into fine paste)

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How to make

Take the boiled peas and add the grind paste , let it simmer for some time, then add garam masala and mashed potato and again simmer it for sometime and add salt as per your taste the peas curry /ragda is ready and let it simmer on slow flame.

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How to assemble or plate the masala puri

Take the poori’s and break it into pieces and place it as the base on the serving plate then put/pour the simmering peas curry /ragda on the puri, the add some onion, grated carrot, coriander, tomato, black salt, chat masala, lemon juice, green chutney, sweet chutney and sev to finish it off and viola its ready to eat yummy road side chat…the masala puri.

Notes; I used home made pooris,we can use store bought poori too.

I dint use the chutney’s , but if we use the chutney it gives more better taste.

Always use the dry peas , it gives the original road side street food taste.

Poori and puri are the same.