Wednesday, April 8, 2015


I am here again with my second post, and after a healthy sweet dish thought to serve some healthy savory delight.
Bread is such a dish which can be accomplished with any taste and liked world wide. You can find bread wherever you go, may be taste and shapes are different but the bread will always be bread, satisfying our hunger in a short span. In other words it is universal food.
I tried to make my own healthy twist to this universal food so this time I baked whole wheat flour cheese STUFFED TRICOLOR BRAIDED BREAD, too long name. But to explain it clearly it deserves this long identity. It is free from any artificial color or flavour to enhance its presentation. I used all natural ingredients like spinach, beetroot, cheese, whole wheat flour etc to keep it healthy as much it can be.
Detailed step wise recipe is given below and hope you all will like and appreciate my effort towards healthy cooking.




For stuffing:

11/2 cup cottage cheese (paneer) scrambled 
1/2 cup colored capsicum, finely chopped 
1 spring onion, finely chopped 
2 tbsp chopped green coriander leaves 
1 green chilli,finely chopped 
1/2tsp black pepper powder 
1/4 tsp carom seeds(ajwain)
1/4 tsp nigella seeds(kalouji,mangrail)
1/2 tsp oregano 
1 tsp lime juice
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese 
Salt to taste

For Dough:

3 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp yeast
3 tsp sugar
3/4 cup Luke warm water
1/2 cup boiled and purried spinach
1/2 cup boiled and purried beetroot 
11/2 tsp carom seeds
11/2 tsp nigella seeds
3 tsp oil
3/4 tsp salt


For stuffing preparation :

Mix all the ingredients, given under stuffing section except mozzarella cheese, together to make stuffing. Keep it aside, till needed.

For dough preparation:

First of all, divide luke warm water into three equal parts (1/4 cup each) and add 1/4 tsp yeast and 1 tsp sugar in each part. Let it sit for 10 mins or till it become frothy and active.
Now divide flour in three equal parts(1 cup each). Add 1/2 tsp carom seeds, 1/2 tsp nigella seeds, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil to each flour.
To make green dough, mix spinach puree to one part and to make red dough, add beetroot puree to another part of flour. To make white dough, knead it as it is with plain water. The dough should be kneaded till it become soft ,shiny and bouncy.
Each dough will take nearly 8-10 mins to be perfect , so be patience while kneading.

Apply some oil to each dough and cover it. Keep them in warm place for 2-3 hrs or till they become double in volume.

Now punch them. Take one dough and make a rectangular shape by patting, you can use rolling pin also. Apply some dry flour to the working surface to avoid sticking.
Spread 1/3 part of stuffing on it, evenly. Sprinkle 1/3 part of mozzarella cheese on it and roll it in long cylindrical log shape.

In the same way, make logs of all the dough using stuffing.

Now make its braided pattern as shown in below picture.

You can also make twisted pattern to get different look of your bread.
Now place it in a greased loaf pan. Keep the pan in warm place for 1-2 hrs for second rise of bread dough.

Then bake it in a preheated oven or convection mode at 190 C for 35-40 mins or till its crust become golden.

Let it cool for 10 min in pan then wrap it in a clean kitchen towel to keep it soft, and let it cool completely .
Then cut in desired thickness slices and enjoy with your favorite sauce or chutney. You can have it individually also as it is full of flavors that don't need any other accomplishments.

Hope you all will like this healthy delight , so please pour your precious comments and suggestions here. I'll always like to reply all your queries and appreciations.

Happy cooking....