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Potato Bread Recipe

Potato Bread is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 28 July, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 8
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 500 g - self raising flour.
  • 10 g - active dried yeast.
  • 3 - medium potatoes, boiled, mashed.
  • 2 cups approx. - water or vegetable stock.
  • 3 flakes - garlic, crushed.
  • 3 - green chillies, finely chopped.
  • 1 tbsp - Basil chopped.
  • 1 tbsp - dill, fennel or Thyme leaves chopped.
  • 1 tbsp - Spring onions chopped.
  • 1/2 cup - grated cheese.
  • 1/2 tsp - each black and white poppy seeds.
  • Flour for dusting.
  • 1 tbsp - oil.
  • 2 tsp - salt.
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar.
  • How to Make Potato Bread:

    1. Mix flour, salt, yeast and sugar in a large bowl.
    2. Break up mashed potato and put over flour.
    3. Mix into flour with light hand.
    4. Add tepid stock little by little, kneading to a soft smooth dough.
    5. Add herbs, spring onions, chillies, garlic and cheese. Knead again to a smooth dough.
    6. When dough is a nice smooth lump make a depressing in centre.
    7. Pour in oil, knead slowly into dough.
    8. When oil is absorbed and dough is smooth and elastic rub with greased palms.
    9. Place dough in a large, greased bowl. Cover bowl with cellophane.
    10. Keep in dark dry place like a switched off oven.
    11. Allow to prove for 1 hour or till dough doubles in volume.
    12. Punch down again. Shape into log, plait or a rectangle to fit a bread box.
    13. Sprinkle remaining cheese, and top with poppy seeds.
    14. Keep aside again for 30-40 mins or till dough rises double in size.
    15. Preheat oven and bake at 250 C for 30 mins and 200 C for 5-7 minutes.
    16. Invert bread carefully. Check if hollow and bake inverted for 5-7 mins.
    17. Bread should have a smooth golden crust.
    18. Cool to a warm temperature before slicing as required.
    19. Brush with butter or apply garlic butter before serving.
    20. Serve hot warm or cold with tea or beverages.


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