Saturday, January 24, 2009

Corn & Capsicum Pleated Bread


Ingredients

For dough

2 cups maida

1/2 cup butter(cold) softened 

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup Milk

salt to taste

For Stuffing

1 cup cooked corn

1 medium capsicum chopped

1 onion chopped

1 tsp garam masala

2-3 tbsp cream 

1/4 cup milk

2 green chilli slit

salt to taste

2 tsp oil

1/2 tsp ground pepper

other ingredients

white sesame seeds for sprinkling

Method

For the dough

  • Sieve the Maida,baking powder and salt
  • Add milk gradually and softened butter to the maida and knead to form a dough
  • Cover and keep aside for 2 hours

For the stuffing

  • Heat oil in a kadai add slit green chillies, now add chopped onion and fry till translucent now add capsicum and fry for a while.
  • Add corn ,salt, garam masala, cream and milk and fry till milk dries up then add ground pepper and fry for a minute, then keep aside
  • For the pleated bread
  • Now make a round semi thick chapathi out of the dough
  • Leaving the center portion intact,cut the outer parts diagonally into small and equal strips
  • Place the prepared filling in the center portion lengthwise
  • Lift the strips from the two sides alternately and lay them on top of the filling
  • Brush with milk or water and sprinkle white sesame seeds on it 
  • Now put little water on the cut edges and begin to join it till the end.
  • Sprinkle white sesame seeds on it

  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30-40 mins or till golden brown on both the side.