Garlic rolls-100% whole wheat (vegan)


I am big fan of garlic and always try to in cooperate garlic in my breads. Last weekend was trying my hands on garlic rolls , and they turned pout pretty well.  Here is the recipe to satisfy your taste buds.
Dough prep:
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour( I used Ashirwad select)
  • 1.5 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 cups of water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
Garlic Mix:
  • 5-6 chopped/minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper as per taste
Steps to follow:
  1. Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow it to sit at room temperature for 15 mins.
  2. Once yeast is frothy, mix the flours, salt and oil to it.
  3. Knead into a smooth and soft dough.
  4. Spread oil on the whole kneaded dough and cover it. Let it rest for next 2 hours.
  5. Mix the butter with all the garlic & herbs. Add salt and mix it.
  6. Punch out the air from the dough when its double in size.
  7. divided the dough into two parts.
  8. Roll one of the part to form round or rectangular shape (1/2 inch thickness) and spread garlic mix evenly on it.
  9. Start rolling the dough in form on log so that garlic mix will remain inside.
  10. Repeat same steps 8 and 9 for the
  11. Now slice both the logs in equal parts. I made 4 small logs from the bigger log.
  12. Grease a pan  and start placing all 8 small logs in it. Brush the tops with remaining garlic butter. Let the rolls rest in pan for second rise. It will take almost an hour.
  13. bake in a pre heated oven for 45-50 minutes at 180 degrees C till the tops are golden and sound hollow when tapped.
  14. serve with hot tomato soup and mayonnaise.

BBQ/Barbeque chicken – oven style


Recently we have done a BBQ party with friends at their home .. Cooked chicken on charcoal. When we were back in Mumbai we started dreaming how awesome it would have been in case Mumbai flats to have balconies, we could have enjoyed BBQ at home to anytime of the day. The old buildings of Mumbai don’t have. balconies.. So suddenly a thought cross my mind why not try my hands on oven baked/ roasted/ grill chicken.

Marination of chicken breast I used boneless but am sure with bone will give same result.
3 medium breast pieces
Garlic paste 8-10 cloves
Ginger paste 2 inches
Curd 1/2 cup
Black pepper

1. Rub salt on chicken.
2. Mix rest of the ingredient to chicken and cover it.
3. Let it rest for an hour.
BBQ sauce: home made in minutes

Butter 2 tbsp
Chilli sauce 1tsp
Tomato sauce 1tsp
Soy sauce 1/2 tsp
Black pepper roasted and crushed 1tsp
Vinegar 2 tbsp
Corn flour 1tsp
Red chilli powder as per taste
Kashmiri mirch ( not so hot but give good red colour)

Salt optional

1. Preheat oven at 220 degrees for 15 mins.
2. With the help of brush or spoon spread the BBQ sauceon both sides.
3. On grill place a parchment paper and place all chickens on it.
4. Bake it for 10 mins. After every 10 mins we need to turn the sides of chicken for even cooking.
5. This need to be done for approximately 1 hour.
6. You may rub bit of oil at end for shiny look.
7. In last five minutes turn the oven mode to broil and bake again for five minutes.

Server with onion and green chutney.


Focaccia-oven dried tomatoes, rosemary and garlic


I was over with so much sweet stuff baking..thought to try my hands on breads..although i tried baking whole wheat bread but resukts are not coming as per finally thought to mix all purpose flour in 1:1 ration with whole wheat..and as I was having dried tomatoes too so ended up in baking Focaccia.

Here goes the recipe:


1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup of wholewheat flour
1.5 tsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup dried tomatoes
few sprigs of dried rosemary

Steps to follow:

1. Place the yeast and sugar in a bowl with half a cup of warm water.It will froth up in 15 minutes.
2. In a mixing bowl, place the flour mix, and in middle pour frothy yeast mix.
3. Knead until soft and elastic. Add more water if required.
4. Add Oil and salt to dough and again knead it. Knead until the dough is smooth and soft.
5. Leave the dough to prove in a warm place.
6. Once the dough is doubled in size , punch in get the all air comes outside and again knead it.
7.Shape as desired and leave to prove for another 25 minutes.
8. Spray some with water before you bake it in a 180 degree celcius oven for about 45 minutes or until done.

Let it cool before slicing!!


Sliced Focaccia