Masala Bread – An Indianised bread with Fenugreek!!!

Masala Bread – An Indianised bread with Fenugreek!!!

I have been haunting Revathi’s place for some time now…And her bread recipes are awesome!! This one is completely inspired by her recipe…When i saw her Masala bread recipe, i was itching to make it!! Adding methi to the bread sounded soooo exciting and i am glad i did it!!The bread was amazing!! 1st time i used half of whole wheat and half of maida but next time onwards i used wholewheat only!! and it tastes yumm!!! i also decided to add some Kasoori methi for flavor and believe me it took the bread to whole new level (higher of course πŸ™‚ )!!

The measurements and some of the ingredients are different coz i didn’t have access to internet on the day i made it.. but hey, who is complaining?!?! It tasted amazing and i am making it again and again!! Want some?!

Mouthwatering Masala bread – ready to be devoured πŸ™‚


1.5 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon yeast
1 tablspoon sugar
1 tablespoonΒ Olive oilΒ for bread
2 tablespoon Olive oil for masala
1 teaspoon salt for bread
1/4 teaspoon salt for masala
1/2 cup fresh methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) – cleaned and roughly chopped
1 small onion – finely cut
1 teaspoon green chili ginger paste
3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
Pinch of kasoori methi
2-3 pinches of sesame seeds
1 teaspoon of milk for brushing


1) In a kadai (wok) heat oil on medium flame. To that add Onion, green chili ginger paste and crushed garlic.

Masala in the wok – as i was feeling a little lazy, i used garlic powder in place of Β fresh garlic

2) Once the onions turn brown add kasoori methi and salt to the masala, keep stirring for a minute and then turn it off.
3) Take warm water and in that add sugar and yeast. Dissolve well. and keep in a warm place till water level rises and you are sure that yeast is active. Plz refer to my Pav recipe for more details on this.
4) Now in a big bowl, take the whole wheat flour and the masala to it. Also add the salt for bread to this.
5) Add fresh methi leaves to it and mix well.

Masala and methi added to the flour – ready to be kneaded!!

6) Using the yeast sugar water knead the dough. Add extra warm water if needed. Knead in a soft sticky elastic dough.
7) Add Olive oil for bread now.
8) If you have a food processor (or something similar) used its dough hook to give the dough some thorough thrashing. or else do it by hands.
9) Then cover it using a wet kitchen cloth (Or a cling wrap film).
10) Leave it in a warm place till the dough doubles in size (proves).
11) Once it double then knead it again thoroughly. Punch it, thrash it!!!
12) Then, take your bread pan (or any pan) grease it using oil.
13) Roll your dough into the shape of a loaf (or shape of the pan) roll it in sesame seeds and put it in the greased pan and then cover again using your wet kitchen cloth till it proves again.
14) Brush the top of the bread using some milk (or whisked eggs. but i use milk only)
14) Sprinkle some water on the loaf pan and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes at 180 degree C or till the top becomes brown whatever is earlier.

Baked – Can’t wait to break that bread πŸ™‚

15) Take it out on a wire rack and let it cool.
16) Once cooled cut it and enjoy!!

1) As i said the measurements are not similar as Revathi’s recipe. So you too don’t need to be too rigid with them..Go wild is what i would suggest.
2) Now thatΒ availabilityΒ of methi is a bit of problem here, i was thinking of trying mint or corriander to replace methi. And then i saw on Revathi’s blog and saw that she had already implemented this idea!! So as i said go wild with your imagination and try everything that comes to your mind!!
3) I have realized that this bread tastes better next day.
4) I am thinking of adding some of the mango pickle masala to the bread next time i make it!!

Sending this toΒ Priya‘s May 2013 edition ofΒ Healthy me and Healthy UsΒ event hosted by Jayanthi



  1. Lovely.. Masala bread looks delicious and perfect.. Superb and tempting Pankti πŸ™‚

  2. Superlike,,,.m dying to try it since the time my baking experiments are going awesome πŸ™‚ and since you have been successfully making Revathi s bread recipes :).

    Just one ques, after the second round of kneading when we keep the dough in the pan to prove again, we don't need to re knead it? Are we suppose to keep it in the oven as is?

    1. Try it out OHW!! i am sure you'll love it πŸ™‚
      To answer your Q. No!! We don't knead after we shift it to the loaf pan (or any baking pan). Yes, we are supposed to keep it in the oven as it is..

  3. This looks so delectable and perfectly done ! I'm trying it out for sure :)Just one doubt, should the dough be elastic or a nice tight dough ?

    1. I keep the dough sticky and elastic. As far as i understand sticker the dough, softer the bread… So i would say go for sticky and elastic dough…Knead the dough thoroughly by greasing your hands with oil (otherwise it will keep sticking to your fingers) for 10 minutes. Or do it in the food processor for 5 minutes (don't forget to grease the processor jar).
      Try it out, i would say, now that you have Methi available at the store πŸ™‚
      Let me know if you need some help…

    2. Oh and please ensure that your yeast is active. if it is not active then your bread won't rise. (it won't tast/look like bread)

    3. Thanks for the response dear πŸ™‚ Will sure try it out… greasing the food processor jar is a great idea πŸ™‚

  4. Amazing methi Bread….I'll also try it soon….adding mango pickle masala is nice idea!!!

    1. Thanks Bhawna…Try it out, it's tasty!! I haven't tried the pickle masala yet, but i am going to try πŸ™‚

  5. I have phobia baking, somehow my cakes don't turn out as perfect as this masala bread. I think you should know by now how much I adore spices, therefore I am wanting a piece of the freshly baked bread.

    Btw, for the tom yam soup, possible for the veg version, omit the seafood and load with mushrooms and green veggies. Should be perfect.

    1. Haha Nava, drop by for the piece of this bread πŸ™‚
      Hey you try breads, i am sure you will rock them!! if you have access to good quality yeast then bread making is easy πŸ™‚
      Thanks for replying to my question, i'll try it out and let you know how it turned out!!

  6. I love bread. But this one (perfect looking one) beats them all! Book-marked it and will surely try this soon. Thanks.

    1. Thanks Shobha πŸ™‚
      Let me know if you need some help with making it πŸ™‚

  7. Wat a twist!!am truly amazed dear,a fantastic recipe with mango.Love your space pakti πŸ™‚

  8. hello dear,
    thanks for visiting and following my blog…you have an amazing collection of recipe..happily following you back.
    this bread makes me drooling here :)iam dying to have it.iam gonna knead my dough right now. already saved this recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Rani πŸ™‚
      All the best for the bread…Let me know if you need some help..

  9. umm..perfectly looking masala bread! i have bookmarked this..very well done..thanks dear for following my blog and i am happy to follow u too πŸ™‚ u have a wonderful blog with amazing recipes

  10. Bread looks fantastic!

    Thanks for visiting my space. Happy to follow you too πŸ™‚

  11. Super! I love home-baked bread and this one is perfect Indianized version. Thanks for sending it to Healthy me & Healthy US event and sharing it with all of us. I will surely try this one. Bookmarked!

  12. I love breads and generally try a hand at any new bread recipe I come across. Never could post any though, they disappear before I can attempt to photograph them. A Masala bread is all I need now after looking at yours. Love the addition of Kasoori Methi. It looks fantastic!

    1. Would love to see your bread recipe Sonali!! I am sure they too must be as innovative as the other recipe on your blog…
      Hope you get to lay your hands on Masala bread soon enough..

  13. I actually prefer spiced up bread compared to the sweet versions. I don't really fancy sweet stuffs neither does my other half. Looks fabulous but wonder if I can bake it. you know I seldom bake and I have phobia about it. Let me see what can be done.

    1. If you like spicy stuff then try baking this. With good yeast i am sure you will be able to bake it to satisfaction..
      All the best, if you decide to do it..

  14. love that masala bread.. fantastic idea, that can replace chapathis… πŸ™‚

  15. how did i not follow this techmom blog till now…happy to follow you and did love that "Indian" style bread

    1. Hey Divya, sorry for the really late reply…
      I was caught up with some work….
      Welcome here…

    1. Hey Sona,Thanks πŸ™‚
      I've been so caught up in things that though i baked different breads, i didn't try the pickle masala thing πŸ™

  16. ooh ! how did i miss this post ?? liked teh indianized version. Bharat matha ki jai hoo !! ..:) Feel free to pop in to my space too when you get the time. Just jotted some tips on"sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Lets staty connected beyond the kitchen as well…Hope you will be a follower there as well.have a great day !

    1. You are right, you had already commented… I had disappeared without moderating bad πŸ™

  17. God! i had seen this post earlier, and believe i did leave a comment too..but anyways, just cudn't find it up here…so qwriting it once again..perfect !! loved this version of the bread !!

  18. Wow so soft and comforting bread.will definitely try this.Please visit my space too

    1. Thanks Harini πŸ™‚
      will hop over to your place as soon as i am back to active blogging πŸ™‚

  19. Can you pls tell how much water are we supposed to use to mix the yeast.Few of your recipe links are not opening.The pav recipe is not opening

    1. Author

      You can mix water with sugar and then add yeast. You can take 1/8 cup water. Later on while kneading the dough add more water if necessary.

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