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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Suji Bread | Rava Bread (Step by Step Pics)

Homemade bread is a bliss compared to the market available ones, but that doesn't mean that I bake homemade bread always neither do I buy bread frequently and so bread is a rare entity here. However, baking bread at home is so good and the house smells so good like bakeries once the puffed up bread is baked. Most of the times I end up baking bread than buying store brought one unless am running short of time or its by chance. I have made whole wheat bread using tangzhong method and made quite some rolls, buns and burger buns too that are listed at the end of this post. Today's post is yet another healthier bread like whole wheat and is made with sooji or rava. You can use any rava for this recipe and am now in the baking spree of this bread, already baked this 4-5 times now. When I say its already baked five times by now means that my family loved the bread as simple as that.

I have followed the recipe showed in 'Ruchi Vismayam' program in TV. Each time this bake has been a fruitful experience. This can be included in our list of healthy bakes. There are hardly any fancy ingredients used and each slice of this bread is a filling one. We had it with homemade peanut butter(will share the recipe soon). Kids are mad over this combo and totally enjoyed it. Except the proofing time there is no much bake time or no much expertize needed to bake this bread. Do give this a try and lemme know too,will be more than happy.

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Baking time ~ 30 minutes
Serves ~ a loaf
Author ~ Julie
rava / sooji 3 1/4 cups
granulated sugar 2 tbsp 
instant yeast 1.5 tsp
water 1cup
oil(any neutral) 1/2 cup
salt  1 tsp

  • Powder the rava /sooji in a blender jar and make it fine as possible. Add this in a bowl with salt and mix well. Take leukwarm water in a bowl and add the sugar, mix well then add the yeast on top of the water. Wait for proofing. Add in oil to this. Add this mixture to the sooji and mix well. The dough may be sticky in the beginning but as you knead the dough the dough becomes less sticky and elastic. Knead for about 10 minutes and then place in a oil smeared bowl to rise.

  • The first rise may take 30- 50 minutes. After the first rise, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough in three parts and pinch the two ends together. Then place the pinched side down in a oil smeared bread loaf pan. Wait for the second rise. 

  • The second rise may take 45mins to 1 hour. Pre heat oven to 200 degrees C or 400 degrees F by the end of the second rise.

  • Then bake in pre heated oven to 25-30 minutes. Mine was done in 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Remove from pan after initial 10 minutes and then wait to cool completely before slicing in pieces. Enjoy !!

* I have used Bombay rava in this recipe but still powdered again to finer powder. You can use any unroasted rava for this recipe but make sure you powder it in the blender.



Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that light and tender crumb. Yummy!

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked, looks yummy.