Saturday, 14 March 2015

Turmeric Onion Bread




Lately, my husband shown few white papers published about the medical properties of Turmeric. Though, we all know turmeric is a good antiseptic Agent. But, the white paper revels much more about turmeric’s curing and healing properties. Even it has ability to fight against cancer cells.

Since then, I had been using Turmeric in raw form in my day today cooking. Apart from its healing / curing properties, I liked its aroma and color. So, why can’t in baking too……..?



Turmeric rhizome, which is the underground stem, looks very much like ginger (member of the ginger plant family) quite popular spices in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking and is widely used in Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine in India. 

I thought, along with turmeric, adding the Onion and Chilly will give a unique taste and flour to the loaf. As I thought, it turns to very good (savory kind of) bread. I pat myself.


Ingredients :  3 cup of whole wheat flour     ;        1/2 cup of all purpose flour      ;      1 tsp of sugar       ;        1 tsp of salt        ;        1 tsp of yeast      ;        25 gms of soft butter     ;     2 tbsp of grated fresh turmeric        ;          1 small chopped onion           ;         1 green chopped chilli       ;     1 ½ cup of lukewarm water


Procedure : In a bowl add  lukewarm water, sugar,  yeast and mix well and kept aside for 10 -15 minutes. In another bowl, mix the whole wheat and all purpose flour and salt and mix well.

Add salt, butter, onion, turmeric, 2 cup of flour mix in to the yeast mixture and start kneading the dough. Add the remaining flour little by little and knead until it is smooth and elastic.



Form a ball shaped dough, coat with oil and cover with damp cloth and leave it at room temperature for about 60 – 90 minutes or allow it to rise, double in volume. 

Deflate the dough and place the dough on a flat surface and roll it into a greased loaf and cover the loaf pan with damp cloth for about 60 minutes. 


Transfer the loaf pan into a 180°C pre-heated oven and bake at 180°C for about 40 minutes or till it done well. (Tent the loaf with aluminum foil if it begins to brown too much)

Take away the loaf pan from the oven and after a minute turn it out onto a wire rack and brush with melted butter and allow to cool.

Serve the bread with Cheese and Green Chutney………..imm Its Divine.



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15 comments:

  1. Lovely dear. I have lost count of the years when every morning in empty stomach I have turmeric rhizome with a piece of Jaggery. I was told my a prominent ayurvedic doctor that it's a protective shield for the liver and it heals from within being the strongest natural antiseptic known.
    I therefore think your incorporating the multiple goodness of turmeric into the bread and flavouring it with onion is awesome. I can well imagine the amagation of colour, goodness and flavour in every slice of that bread.

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  2. I totally agree with Piyali:)..Loved the inclusion of Onion which takes the bread to the next level with the gorgeous colour of the turmeric:)

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  3. Superb. It looks lovely. The best part is that it is healthy. I love the way you have added turmeric and onion in it. Very innovative with health benefits of turmeric. Awesome :)

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  4. Pretty soft and def the best flavorful bread.Do u use instant yeast and warm water for kneading,will that bring softness in bread?

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    1. Yes, I use instant yeast and lukewarm water. The softness is depends on kneading. Also, I allow the dough to rise twice. i.e before and after in the loaf.

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  5. Wow......What an Idea Madhaviji. Please post more different bread recipes, instead of chocolates. (i am not getting the baking chocolates here in UP)

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    1. Dear Anonymous, Next time onwards, pls. comment with your identity. Thanks for understanding.

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  6. Madhavi, I wish you stayed close to us... so I don't have to bake... that turmeric bread looks awesome, beautifully baked like bakery style! Thanks to Piyali Shekar for sharing that ayurvedic tip!

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  7. Turmeric has been known as a magical ingredient from those days. I use it all the time for savory dishes. And what you did is excellent. The bread is yum.

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  8. absolutely agree with Piyali above. addition of onion, green chili and turmeric makes it super yum with added goodness ! and look at the texture- perfect as always dear Madhavi! I can simply have this all day :)

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  9. lovely bread!!! Loved the usage of turmeric and onion ..i am sure the combo will be super!!

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  10. Beautiful baked dear.. Love the combination of onion, turmeric, green chilli..Looks so soft and moist too

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  11. new to me.but good one n healthy one..nice texture..

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  12. Love it .Looks delicious and healthy

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