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December 27, 2011

Chilli Bread / Bread Masala from Homemade Bread

Chilli Bread

I tried making this Chilli Bread at home from scratch last week end and it turned out to be a much loved evening snack by all of us. I had seen this being served in the bakery that I frequent and it sells like hot cakes off the shelves. When I purchased during my last visit to find out how it tasted, I loved it very much and the kids too. They were asking me to buy it daily. But I was sure that it could be made at home itself from scratch and set about doing just that last Sunday. It was finger licking good and I’m so glad that I was able to match up to the bakery’s taste.



I made this Christmas day too when we had some friends for lunch. Even they too loved it and mentioned that it was quite difficult to believe that it was made in home. This recipe is definitely a keeper and I feel so happy that another of my experiments turned out just great without any hiccups.


Chilli Bread / Bread Masala from Homemade Bread

(Print this Recipe)
You’ll need:
For the bread chunks:
  • All purpose Flour - 1+1/2 cups
  • Active Dry yeast – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Butter – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Warm milk – to knead
  • Oil – for deep frying
For the Masala:
  • Onion – 2
  • Tomato – 3
  • Capsicum – 1
  • Tomato Sauce – 1/2 cup
  • Chilli sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Aji-no-moto – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Spring onion (greens) – for garnish


Method:
For the Bread:
In a mixing bowl place all purpose flour, salt, sugar and yeast together. Add butter (softened to room temperature) and crumble with your finger tips and rub into the flour till it resemble bread crumbs. Add warm milk little by little and knead into a dough.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and close it with a damp cloth. Let it rest for 2 hours. Punch the dough to let the air out. Grease a plate (a “thambaalam” will be perfect) and keep it ready. Pinch bite sized flour (chunks) with your fingers and place it on the plate. (Refer the picture below). Cover the plate with a cloth and let it rest for 1/2 hour again.
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Heat oil in a kadai and when it is hot enough drop the risen chunks into the oil till the kadai will hold and deep fry to a golden brown color. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep it aside.

For the Masala:
Chop the onion and tomatoes finely. Cube the capsicum. Heat a kadai with oil. Add the onion and sauté till it turns translucent. Now add the capsicum and sauté for another min.

Add the tomatoes, red chili powder, tomato sauce and cook for 2 min. Add chili sauce, soy sauce, aji-no-moto, sugar and salt. Mix well. Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.

Now add the deep fried bread chunks to the masala, mix well and cook for 5 min till they all come together and the sauce thickens well. Garnish with finely chopped greens of the spring onion and serve piping hot.


Notes:
  • No need to proof yeast. Use it directly.
  • If you do not happen to have milk, add 2 tbsp of milk powder / evaporated milk while mixing the flour and use warm water to knead instead.
  • You can also an egg to the flour while mixing but I did not add.
  • Check the salt for the masala as the sauces will have considerable salt in them.
  • Adjust the spice level according to your taste.
  • You can use either red chili or green chili sauce.



This is off to my event “Winter Carnival” , Amy’s Food of the month – Party Ideas and Nupur’s New Year-New Dish

31 comments:

  1. This is a creative way of using bread! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. yummmy yummy. Bookmarked. Love the looks of this one.

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  3. wow... innovative and tempting dish

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  4. awesome this seems good. and no baking right.. coz i dont have oven and frankly i dont understand baking terms.. sounds almost almost like the bread upma i made except its bit differnt. would love to try out if i get enough time. hope u did read my recipe on my blog..

    thanks for sharing this

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  5. Chili bread colors so tempting.i love chili bread.Thanks for posting.
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  6. Chili bread colors so tempting.i love chili bread.Thanks for posting.
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  7. wonderful chilli bread.looks so tempting ..I would love to try this..beautiful pics and great recipe!!!

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  8. Very innovative recipe.. nice one..

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  9. This recipe is new for me. Masala looks yummy...

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  10. That looks really awesome...Very very tempting...and the fact that you made the bread chunks from scratch is really great.

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  11. Glad to stop in and see this unique creation! The US does fry their bread but it usually turns out to be a sweet dish. A savory fried bread dish does sound like something I would enjoy. That bread looks so rich in flavor-yum!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment. Have a great day!

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  12. Do you have any pictures of the chilli bread, and not meatballs? (Please)

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  13. Do you have any pictures of the chilli bread (and not meatballs)????

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  14. Hummmmmmmm.... delícia!!!

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  15. Where could I see a picture of this bread?

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  16. Oh what a cool recipe! I need to save this...my family will really love those bread :)

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  17. @ Maree: Go thru the recipe fully. They are bread chunks and not meat balls.

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  18. Creative way of home made bread and the dish is absolutely delicious

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  19. yummy dish..Should try it sometime..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  20. Innovative recipe..looks so good,thanks for sharing

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  21. My fav,bread masala...luks yum..Happy new year to you..

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  22. looks soo yumm..hats off ur creativity!!

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  23. Awesome recipe and the pics r so good...I could just reach in and take a bite! :-)

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  24. looks so yumm and tempting...bookmarked to try...thanks Radhika for sharing this awesome recipe..
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  25. wow... innovative and tempting dish....

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  26. wow!!this is a new idea for me,want to give it a try...
    Thanks a lot for linking with Food of the Month-Contest

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  27. Wow this is great idea!!. Never tasted it or tried...Bookmarked! It looks so juicy and yummy.

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