Beetroot bread topped with poppy seeds..

By shanobiju  

August 8, 2016

This texture of this bread is very soft and light . Grated beetroot is added. Beetroot puree (without water ) can be added instead  of grated beetroot .

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 40 mins


2 1/2 cups All purpose flour /Maida

1 1/8 tsp Instant dry yeast

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Salt

2 tbsp Fresh cream

1 tbsp Oil

75 g Beetroot

3/4 cup Water

1 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds


1Wash ,clean and peel 75gms of beetroot .

2Grate it using a grater .

3In a bowl ,mix flour ,fresh cream , instant dry yeast ,sugar, salt well .

4Mix well .

5Add grated beetroot .

6Mix well .

7Add water .

8Knead well for 5-6 minutes .

9Add oil and knead for another 3-4 minutes .

10Dough will be slightly sticky . Do not add extra water .

11Roll the dough into a ball and apply oil .

12Place it into a well oiled bowl and cover it with a cling film ,

13Let it double in size.

14Gently punch the dough .

15Knead for a minute or two .

16Roll it into rectangle using a rolling pin .

17Roll it tightly .

18Shape it into a log .

19Place it into a well oiled loaf tin .I used 8"x 3.5 " tin .

20Cover it with cling film and let it rise . Meanwhile pre heat the oven with top and bottom rods on at 180 degree C .

21 Cover it with cling film and let it rise . Apply water/milk with a brush and sprinkle poppy seeds . Make a tent with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degree C.

22Now take the tin out and remove the aluminum foil and apply butter . Place it back in the oven (without the aluminum foil ) and bake for another 4-5 minutes until the top is evenly brown .

23Transfer it to a wire rack and apply butter .Allow it to cool for atleast for 3 hours before slicing .


6 Reviews

Shano Biju

March 18, 2018

Grismy ..Increase the quantity of liquid if you are using wheat flour.


March 17, 2018

Hi.i have tried many of ur recipes and all of them are very good. Thank you so much. In this bread Can I make with wheat flour fully or just half wheat. Will u get soft bread.

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017 can add melted butter..but adding cream gives an extra softness to the bread..


July 14, 2017

Can I use butter instead of fresh cream please…

Shano Biju

February 14, 2017

Anubhuti ..I use 200ml cups


February 5, 2017

It’s sounds so simple.. was just wondering if we could know the measurements in gms.. as cup sizes are different.. some contain 125 GM and some may have 200 gm too… also which cup are u referring to weighs water?

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