Bowls Of Goodness: Moringa Kootu In Pretzel Bread Bowls

Copy Icon
Twitter Icon
Bowls Of Goodness: Moringa Kootu In Pretzel Bread Bowls

No more to be feared but enjoyed by everyone.We have some great tasting bread recipes ,so go ahead and give them a try!

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 2 Hr 40 Min


Serves : 8
  • KOOTU- 1 cup drumstick leaves / moringa leaves

  • 1/2 cup moong dal

  • 1/2 cup grated coconut

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1-2 dry red chillies

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp broken urad dal

  • 2 1/2 tsp oil

  • 1/2 tsp Salt or as per taste

  • DOUGH- 1 1/2 cup warm milk (100° to 110°F)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry Yeast

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 cups semolina

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

  • BOILING SOLUTION- 12 cups water 3/4 cup baking soda

  • BRUSHING- 1/4 cup whole milk

  • TOPPING- 1/4 cup poppy seeds


  • To prepare kootu pressure cook moong dal for 2 whistles.
  • Grind coconut, cumin seeds and dried red chilli to a smooth paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and urad dal, let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and saute till translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and moringa leaves with a tablespoon or two of water and cook covered for 8-10 minutes.
  • Then add cooked dal, grinded coconut paste and salt along with enough water and boil for 4-5 minutes.
  • To make pretzel bread, in a bowl mix warm milk, sugar and yeast and set aside till it froths.
  • Combine all of the dough ingredients to yeast mixture, mix it well.
  • Cover the mixture and leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 200°C
  • Combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil.
  • Punch dough down and divide into 8 equal pieces.
  • Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball.
  • Boil each ball in the solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute.Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush with milk and sprinkle poppy seeds generously on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 200°C then reduce the temperature to 175°C and bake an additional 10 to 12 minutes until the loaves are evenly browned.
  • Brush with melted butter immediately after removing from oven.
  • To cut the bread bowls, use a knife to cut a circle directly downwards, then pull it out.
  • Serve warm kootu in this crusty buttery bread bowls.