Friday, October 24, 2008

Blog Picks : Oregano, Onion and Paneer Rolls



These started off as dill, onion and paneer rolls in Aparna's kitchen a few days back. I loved the interplay of fragrant herbs, paneer and crunchy onions. Plus anything that's a small roll and not a loaf is an instant hit in my view. I didn't have dill when temptation to bake this roll struck me last night, but I had a pack of oregano I didn't have instant use for. This is the only change I made in Aparna's super-easy recipe.

Start by adding a tbsp of honey and 1 1/2 tsp yeast to 1/2 cup warm milk. Leave it for 10-15 minutes until the yeast is bubbling. Mix a cup each of plain flour and whole wheat flour with 1 finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup crumbled paneer, 2 tbsp chopped oregano, 1 tbsp oat bran and 1/2 tsp salt. Add the yeast mixture and knead until you get a soft, smooth and elastic dough. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise till double in volume.

Gently deflate the dough and shape into 6 rolls. Place on a greased baking sheet and allow to rise a little for about 20 minutes. Bake at 180C for 30 minutes or till the rolls have browned.

This was my first time baking with whole wheat flour and I was pleasantly surprised with the texture. The rolls also kept well for a day, and were great for sandwiches this morning.

7 comments:

Bharti said...

I'm getting hungry looking at your rolls! Love the combo of oregano and cheese.

Srivalli said...

Simran that has come out really so well..would love that paneer inside!

btw you can get the method for curd rice here

http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2007/07/traditional-curd-rice.html

its not a silly question...getting the perfect taste takes practice...:)

Rachel said...

love the flavours used :)

Curry Leaf said...

Delicious.I too had bookmarked Aparna's dill rolls.You did it.Cheers

Sunshinemom said...

Rolls are on my mind too, now!

Sagari said...

love the combo of ingredients used,nice recipe

Aparna said...

Oregano sounds very good, Simran. I'm really glad the rolls turned out well. I know I making the se again with oregano rather than dill. :)