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Bowls Of Goodness: Moringa Kootu In Pretzel Bread Bowls

Bowls Of Goodness: Moringa Kootu In Pretzel Bread Bowls

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 120

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 160

Ingredients

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 chilli

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tomato, chopped

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp broken urad dal

  • 2 tsp oil

  • Salt to taste (nearly 1/2 tsp)

  • DOUGH- 1 1/2 cups warm milk (100'F)

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

  • 2 tsp 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

  • TOPPINGS; 1/4 cup poppy seeds

Directions

  • 01

    To prepare kootu, pressure cook moong dal for 2 whistle.

  • 02

    Grind coconut, cumin seeds and dried red chilli to a smooth paste.

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and urad dal, let them splutter.

  • 04

    Add chopped onion, saute till translucent.

  • 05

    Add tomatoes and moringa leaves with some water and cook covered for 8-10 minutes.

  • 06

    Then add cooked dal, grinded coconut paste and salt along with enough water and boil for 4-5 minutes.

  • 07

    To make pretzel bread, in a bowl mix warm water, sugar and yeast and set aside till it froths.

  • 08

    Combine all of the dough ingredients to yeast mixture, mix it well. Cover the mixture and leave it for 10 minutes.

  • 09

    Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, for about 8-10 minutes.

  • 10

    Place in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise double in volume for about 1 hour.

  • 11

    Preheat oven to 200' C.

  • 12

    Combine water and baking soda and bring to a boil.

  • 13

    Punch dough down and divide into 8 equal parts. Form each piece into a tight, smooth ball.

  • 14

    Boil each ball in the boiling solution for 2 minutes, turning after 1 minute.

  • 15

    Remove loaves from pot using a slotted spoon and place on a greased baking sheet.

  • 16

    Brush with milk and sprinkle poppy seeds generously on top.

  • 17

    Bake for 15 minutes at 200' C, then reduce the temperature to 175' C and bake for additional 10-12 minutes or until the loaves are evenly browned

  • 18

    Brush with melted butter immediately after removing from oven.

  • 19

    To cut the bread bowls, use a knife to cut a circle directly downwards, then pull it out.

  • 20

    Serve warm kootu in this crusty buttery bread bowls.

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