Spiced Semolina Bread

I often prefer flavoring breads and cookies rather than have them plain. Ever since I first made the semolina bread plain, I was hooked on to the idea of making spicy version of the fluffy bread.

This upma flavored semolina bread has become a regular breakfast feature at my home. We have it plain, with tea, with curd , ketchup or just with a dollop of ghee. It tastes simply awesome and always comes out right.

My kid loves having his dishes in the shape of his initials , so it works for me to make this one for his short recess tiffin pack. 

3 1/2 cups fine semolina
1-2 cups warm water
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tspn instant dry yeast
2 tspn salt
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
for tempering
1 tspn mustard seeds
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn soaked split bengal gram/ chana dal
1 tspn soaked split black lentil/ urad dal
1 sprig of curry leaves finely sliced 
1 tspn green chilli paste
1 tspn ginger paste
1 pinch of asafoetida
1 tspn of Vegetable oil

1) Prepare the tempering - heat oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds. When they start crackling, add the asafoetida and cumin seeds. Next add all the other tempering items and stir it well. Set it aside
2) In a pan, add the semolina, sugar and salt. Mix well using a whisk. Add the yeast, and the tempering.
3) Now add the warm water little at a time. The dough should be soft like chapati.
4) Let this rise on the side for an hour or until it doubles in size. 
5) Preheat oven at 200C
6) Now shape your buns as per your choice.
7) Place them on the baking sheet and bake for 15 min or until it sounds hollow when tapped.


Harini R said…
Awesome idea of the bread. Love the spicy bread.
Usha said…
Love spicy breads and those shapes are cute!!
Priya Suresh said…
Fantastic semolina bread, absolutely prefect to enjoy with some cream cheese.
Gayathri Kumar said…
Love the idea of adding upma tempering to the bread dough. They look so tempting..
Kalyani said…
lovely kid friendly bread shapes, I am not showing this to my kids else will have to keep baking these with their initials too :D
That's an interesting bread with semolina . So you make S shaped breads to please the boy .. Great idea .
Srividhya said…
I am yet to try semolina in baking. This sounds great.
Suma Gandlur said…
I thought it was the upma kinda bread. This one too sounds flavorful with the tempering.
Spicy semolina bread sounds interesting looks delicious.
Smruti Ashar said…
Such an interesting yet yummy bread recipe!
Pavani said…
Very interesting bread. Looks great.
Archana said…
Pradnya my name starts with an A can I have some of this yummy bread please.
Srivalli said…
Such a lovely one to dig into!..

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