Stuffed Bread and Braided Bread Loafs

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Desi Vada-Pav In Videshi Ishtyle 😉 😀

A spicy potato masala stuffed bread loafs and braided loafs for the times you don’t want to cook or you are going somewhere and don’t have much time. Prepare these loafs a day or 2 before and store it for your road trips/ picnics 🙂
A kind of “Vada-Pav” in a different way but so much more delicious and fun 🙂
For your weekend breakfast/ brunch or snacks bake these stuffed bread and enjoy with Masala Chai.
Spicy fillings inside are so mouthwatering that you can’t resist yourself 😛 I followed punjabi samosa stuffing recipe. You can alter the recipe according to your preference.
Serves 4-5
For Bread Loaf

  • 3 Cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Packet of Instant Dry Yeast (2+1/4 tsp)
  • 1+ 1/4 Cup lukewarm water (not too hot, not too cold)
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 Tsp salt (If using salted butter, skip using salt)
  • 1/4 Cup all purpose flour for kneading
  • Butter/ Olive oil for greasing pan

For Stuffing:

  • 4 Medium boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup boiled green peas
  • 2 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp red chili powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Salt
  • oil

Spices to be ground for stuffing:

  • ¼ inch cinnamon
  • 6-7 black peppers
  • 2 cloves
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 Tsp amchur

For Stuffing
Step 1- Roast all the ground spices in a pan on low flame
Step 2- Grind the spices to powder in a grinder
Step 3- Boil the potatoes and peas till they are cooked. You can boil them in microwave for 15mins or pressure cook them for 1 whistle. Peel and chop the potatoes in small pieces or mash them
If using frozen peas, do not boil them. Keep them in a warm water for 2-3mins
If you are using dry peas, soak them for 5-6hrs in water and them boil them
Step 4- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. when it crackles, add ginger and green chili paste and a pinch of asafoetida
Step 5- Add peas and powdered spices and saute for 3-4mins on medium flame
Step 6- Add red chili powder, amchur powder, garam masala and saute again for 1min
Step 7- Add mashed potatoes and salt
Turn off the flame and and keep the stuffing aside
For Bread Loafs
Step 1- Add instant dry yeast and powdered sugar in lukewarm water and let it rest for 5mins or until it’s frothy
Step 2- Add unsalted butter, salt (skip if using salted butter) in all purpose flour and knead to make a smooth and soft dough adding yeast-sugar mixture. Knead a little sticky dough
Kneading part is the main step to develop gluten in dough. Knead for good 12-15mins. Knead more if required. Remember, The Better You Knead The Best Will Be The Pav. Use extra flour for kneading if you feel dough is sticky
Step 3- Grease a large bowl with butter/ oil and dust with some all purpose flour.Cover the bowl and let the dough rest in for that bowl for 1- 1 1/2hr
Keep it in a warm place if the room temperature is cool. Keeping in warm place will help the dough rise properly
Step 4- Now the dough should have doubled in size.Knead the dough again for 10-12mins and divide into 3-4 equal parts. Roll a thick flat bread and put the stuffing in the middle and shape them in any shape you like
Grease your baking tray and place them leaving 1/2inch space in between. Slightly cut on the top using knife.
For Braided loaf roll like a big thick roti and place the stuffings in centre and cut horizontal strips from both the side and place one strip from each side on masala and cover the whole like this
Brush some oil on top and cover it again and leave for another 1hr. The dough will rise again
Step 5- Preheat oven at 450ºF and bake the pavs for 10-12mins or until the top of loafs turns light brown
Now remove the tray from oven and let it cool completely. Enjoy with your Masala Chai 🙂
You can store it in a air tight container for 2-3days. As no preservatives are added consume within 2-3days.

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