500 gms all-purpose flour
1 tbsp (10 gms) quick rising yeast
3/4 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp red chili flakes
2 tbsp dry corriander leaves / or fresh
1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1 3/4 cup (aproximately) lukewarm water
water for brushing
melted butter for greasing and brushing


  1. Seive the all-purpose flour and salt, combine.
  2. Mix in the yeast. Combine well.
  3. Make a well in the center.
  4. Add the lukewarm milk, sugar and olive oil.
  5. Mix well using fingers and bring the dough together.
  6. Knead to a dough using lukewarm water as required.
  7. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, till smooth.
  8. Shape the dough into a ball. Grease a large bowl.
  9. Grease the dough surface and place in the bowl.
  10. Cover dough with kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm area for 10 minutes.
  11. Punch it down and shape the dough to desired shape, place in a greased loaf pan or on a cookie sheet shaped as a flat ball.
  12. Brush melted butter on top, cover again and keep it aside to rise for 30 minutes.
  13. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes or till bread is done. When you tap the bottom of the pan you should hear a hollow noice.
  15. Cool on a wire rack.

Priya tagged me to bake a bread for The Worldwide Blogger Bake off Challenge.

Breadline Africa is a South African-based charity that is seeking to put a lasting end to poverty South Africa (and further afield in Africa) by breaking the cycle of poverty and helping communities to achieve long-term self-sustainability. Breadline Africa was founded in 1993 when a group of community and social workers in South Africa (who had first-hand knowledge of the uniquely African problems that they faced) formed an alliance with like-minded colleagues in Europe (who were well-placed to source donations in valuable foreign currency). Armed with this unique combination of skills, Breadline Africa has been able to raise funds in Europe and use their local knowledge to identify which small, ground-level projects in Africa are most likely to succeed with a financial boost.

On Blog Action Day, Breadline Africa launched their Worldwide Blogger Bake-Off Campaign. The aim is to raise $1 million in funds for a project to convert shipping containers into locations for food production and distribution in Africa. It is hoped that these sustainable community kitchens will not only provide food such as bread and soup to those in need, but also opportunities for skills development within poor communities.

Bloggers can download the Blogger Bake off Widget n tag five other bloggers to do this challenging bake off.

I still have to tag 5 people will do that soon.

23rd day of RM2

Check out what other members cooked today.

  1. DK
  2. Siri
  3. Srivalli
  4. Ranji
  5. PJ
  6. Curry Leaf
  7. Priya
  8. Bhawana
  9. Raaji
  10. Ruchii
  11. Anu
  12. Kamala
  13. Roopa
  14. Divya Kudua
  15. Rekha
  16. Divya M
  17. Lakshmi
  18. Raaga
  19. Lakshmi Venkatesh
  20. Sripriya
  21. Viji
  22. Kamalika
  23. Pavani
  24. Karuna
  25. Roochi


srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry....sounds delicious...

Curry Leaf said...

Looks lovely and i would love to have a piece fresh from the oven.Thanks for the recipe and noble cause is worth it

Priya said...

Wow bread looks scrumptious...thanks a lot for bread medha..its so nice of u...

Uma said...

mmm. masala bread? what a great bread for a great cause! Looks so good Medhaa!

Madhu said...

I like spicy breads, Looks delicious and this is a very good cause you have made for.

Sunshinemom said...

Looks fluffy and nice!!

Cham said...

Looks perfect the masala for a good cause!

G.Pavani said...

ooh..nice click n lovely entry...

Vanamala said...

looks soft bread...

farida said...

Great looking bread made for such a great cause. Good for you!

Bhawana said...

wow another bread loaf, looks delicious n mouthwatering. I noted this URL. texture bahut tempt ker raha hai mujhe. ab mein kuch spices gher se leker aaungi :). fir banaungi... jiyo mere Daring Baker :D

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