Iyengar Bakery Style Khara Bread

It was love at first sight with Prathy's Iyengar Bakery style khara bread. Just, finished baking and eating it with some home made congress kadalebeeja. Combo was yummy!!!!!

I made this bread using bread machine. The recipe for our bread machine is very different from Prathy's recipe. If you are baking in a oven please refer to her recipe here. Below recipe suits our bread machine :

Salt -1tsp
Sugar- 1~2tbsp
Egg- 1
Butter- 2-4 tbsp
Milk Powder- 2tbsp 
Milk or Water - upto 280g (if you are using milk, then skip milk powder)

Wholemeal bread flour or Bread Flour - 400g
Instant Yeast- 2tsp

Extra Ingrediants for Khara Bread :

Oil, jeera, finely chopped curry leaves, onions cut lengthwise, finely chopped coriander leaves, black pepper powder, green chilli paste. Heat oil, add jeera and curry leaves. When jeera browns add green chilli paste, pepper powder and onions. Sautee till onions turn pink. Keep it ready to add them to bread dough.

1. Weigh the baking bowl. Add salt, sugar, butter, milk powder. Tare the weight which simply means reset the weight back to 0. Add egg and fluid (water or milk) upto 280g. Tare the weight again. Add bread flour upto 400g. Add yeast on top of bread flour. Put the baking bowl back into the bread machine and follow the instructions.Our bread machine starts mixing the ingredients and kneading them. Onion mixture is added after 30 minutes from the start time. You can sprinkle some sesame seeds when the bread is ready for baking which happens is last 40 mins. Our bread machine kneads, rests and bakes the bread. It takes 3hrs for the total process. Result is yummy bread like this...

How to make congress kadalebeeja? Come back to read the next post on Taste of Mysore for the recipe of Congress ;) Till then have a wonderful day.


Vanamala Hebbar said...

thumba changidhe lakshmi...soft gi bandidhe ansathe. mathe Congress kadle kai neeve madra?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and wholesome Khara bread. So soft and moist.

Hamaree Rasoi

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear :)
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Aarthi said...

yummy yummy

chef and her kitchen said...

looks very very soft that bread..loved the plumpy loaf...I m again tempted..:)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Awesome ri...bayalli neeru bantu:)

Cham said...

This loaf is like a pro LK. The method is something different and i don't have a breadmachine. But still can give a try i guess..

Reva said...

Savoury bread looks yum..:)) Beautifully made as the texture is so soft and well risen..:)

Tina said...

sooooo sof and perfectly baked bread..

Savi-Ruchi said...

super soft agi kantha ide bread. Waiting for the congress kadale recipe.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow wow, looks absolutely incredible..

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

thanku thanku thanku for this recipe! i have been searching all over the net for khaara bread and it brought me to ur blog...the bread looks so soft and beautiful.

Urmi said...

I liked your blog very much. Bread looks soft, spongy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

notyet100 said...

Bread looks perfect :)

Rashmi said...

Hi Lakshmi

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!!!! We just tried in our bread maker and it was super tasty - excatly followed what you have said :). Will not miss the blore bakery bread anymore ;).


Lakshmi said...

Dear Rashmi,

Saw your bread on FB. It look fantastic. Good job!