Chai aka Tea – A beverage every Indian swears by. No matter what the season is 95% of us start our mornings with a hot cup of Ginger – Cardamon Tea. Infact, at my house my husband wakes up with the aroma of the tea which spreads in the fresh air. In the evenings, as soon as he hear the sound of mortar and pestle he is satisfied that yes I am mincing the ginger and cardamon and his favorite cup of tea is brewing in the kitchen.
We Indians love tea, love the aroma of tea and love the freshness which we get. But the best part of the tea is it’s accompaniments… The most common slang rather phrase which you will find across India will be – Aao Chai – Naashta karte hain. [ C’mon let’s have some tea and snacks] In every household, whenever a guest comes, serving them Tea and Snacks is a ritual followed mostly. And the bonding which people get over a hot cup of Chai (Tea) and Snacks is simply un-comparable. Now what we present is Snacks is solely upto us – It can range from simple biscuits, namkeen, toast butter to exotic mix veg fritters, cheesy puffs, baked breads, omelettes or whatever. One secret thing here is – It also depends upon the person who is sitting in-front. 😀 If some formal irritating guests are there it can be simple biscuits and tea but yes if some favorite friend or relative or even if your family members are sitting together, this Tea moment has to be really special with lot many special dishes. At my home – The Tea Treats range from fritters, samosas, cheesy rolls, biscuits, namkeen, fruits, baked breads etc.
And my favorite is Baked Breads which is less oily, prepared with healthy flours, filled with desired stuffing and served with favorite sauces. 🙂 I love stuffed breads and this time for our Foodie Monday Bloghop, the theme was #TeaSavories for which I am presenting my Freshly Baked Caterpillar Bread stuffed with Potato-Cheese masala and served with Tomato sauce. 🙂
Let’s have a look on the recipe –
Preparation time: 20 mins + 1 hr dough resting time
Baking time: 25 mins
- 1 cups Multi-grain Flour
- 1 cup Semolina
- 1 cup All purpose floor
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp active yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 cup milk
- Water for kneading
- 3 Boiled and Mashed Potato
- 1 cup Cottage Cheese
- 1/2 cup Boiled Peas
- 2 medium onion – sliced
- 1 capsicum – sliced
- 1 tomato – sliced
- 1 cup Green corriander leaves – chopped
- 1 tsp ginger garlic – chopped
- 1 tbsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Kashmiri Lal Mirch
- 1 tsp Amchoor Powder
Dissolve sugar in the warm water and add yeast. Mix lightly and let it prove for 20 mins.Sieve the flours + semolina + salt together. Add 1 tbsp olive oil.Knead it well using yeast water and warm milk. Add more water if required. Once kneaded, brush it with olive oil and let it rest for 45 mins. Dough will be doubled in it’s size. It’s ready. Give it a knead one more time and let it rest for another 30 mins. It’s good to go now!
- Prepare simple stuffing by mixing all the ingredients together. Fry onion in a pan along with ginger and garlic. Add peas and capsicums. Add spices.
- Put mashed potato and Cottage cheese. Mix well.
- Add lot of tomatoes and salt. Let it simmer.
- Fry well.
- Add coriander leaves.
- Stuffing is ready.
Now, divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
For Caterpillar bread
Roll out one dough and put the stuffing on one side of the rolled dough. On the other side make equal sized slits. Roll it out and arrange it so that slits are over the rolled piece. Caterpillar bread it ready.
Now, let it rest for 15 mins.
Bake it well at 160 degrees. Bake for atleast 20-25 mins.
Keep brushing it with a mixture of butter and milk. This will give extra shine and crunch to the bread.
Serve it hot with tomato sauce! 🙂
This I have prepared for our 58th Foodie Monday bloghop wherein theme for this week was #TeaSavories.
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