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Monday, May 12, 2014

Braided Chicken Bread


There are certain things which look really complicated and almost impossible. We even use this as an excuse sometimes and stop ourselves from experimenting and venturing further into anything. Well that's where our talents die and opportunities are lost. Its only when we try out something new, we actually learn about it. Here is a recipe which looks a bit tricky but very easy to make. I learned this from one of my favourite blogger Fauzia' Fun kitchen. She has an amazing food blog with lot of creative food recipes.

Original recipe : Shireen Anwar









You will need:

For the Chicken Filling:



   

  • 2 cups boiled and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 3 green chilies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder or (1/2 tsp red chili powder + 1/2 tsp cumin powder + 1/2 tsp Coriander powder + 1/2 tsp garam masala powder)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cup warm milk


Method:

  1. Heat butter and saute onion till soft and light golden. 
  2. Now add flour, salt, black pepper powder and curry powder. Fry for few seconds and then slowly add milk and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.( you can stir using an egg whisker)
  3. When the sauce starts to thicken add in the shredded chicken, green chilies and chopped coriander.
  4. Mix well, cool it and set aside till we prepare the dough.

For the Dough:


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsp powdered milk
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp castor sugar
  • Enough water to make a dough

Method:

  1. In a small bowl combine yeast,1/4 cup warm water and sugar. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes till you see a froth formed over the yeast.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine together flour, milk powder, egg, oil and yeast mixture. With water make a soft and smooth dough. 
  3. Place the dough in a bowl smeared with oil and keep it in a warm place for 1 hour or till the dough rises to double its size.
  4. Punch down the dough after it has risen. And now the dough is ready for the preparation of chicken bread.

To assemble the bread:

 Divide the dough into 5 parts depending on the size of chicken bread you want. Roll the dough to a rectangular shape, make slits on the sides with a knife, put chicken filling in the center and fold each side so that they overlap each other like a braid. Brush top with beaten egg, sprinkle sesame seeds and bake @ 200 degree C for 25 minutes or so.













2 comments:

  1. Shaan tried chicken bread tday and kids enjoyed it...can try with different fillings too. Thank you for sharing amazing recipes. Cooking is lot more fun now.

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