First of all, wish you all a very happy Deepavali! It’s the Indian festival of lights! The time to celebrate, wear new clothes and distribute and eat sweets! And what am I doing? Well, studying for an exam which happens to be 2 days away! :-/ Blah! Needless to say, I haven’t been able to make any sweet or savory for the festival. Mum did. And she has clicked pictures. I should bee able to share it with you guys in a few days!
As the title suggests, these are swirls of bread flavored with 2 of my favorite ingredients: garlic and cilantro (coriander). I’ve made it a couple of times and the results are always delectable! I usually don’t like cheese on my garlic bread. SO I make it both ways. Half of the non cheese rolls for me & Ma (who also happens to love it!) and the gooey cheesy one for Mr. 23 inch waist.
GARLIC ROLLS RECIPE | Garlic Cilantro Rolls
For the dough
1 cup plain flour
3/4 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 TBsp Olive oil (or any veg oil)
1/3 cup water
* 1 cup is around 200 grams
For the filling
2 TBsp salted butter (if using unsalted, add a pinch of salt)
1/4 cup minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves (cilantro)
2 tsp oregano / chilli flakes or any seasoning you like
For the dough
1. Warm the water and dissolve sugar in it. (water shouldn’t be too hot. Just lukewarm)
2. Sprinkle instant yeast over the water.
3. Set aside for a few minutes. (Its instant yeast. It will not bubble)
4. Mix flour & salt
5. Add the oil and mix roughly.
6. Slowly add in the yeast water little by little while mixing the flour.
7. Add enough water to bring the dough together to hold its form. 1/3 cup of water for every 1 cup of flour should ideally be enough.
8. Knead the dough well for 5-8 minutes until it becomes soft & shiny.
9. Place in an oiled bowl and cover with a damp cloth or plastic cover.
10. Let it rest in a warm spot for 45 minutes – 1 hour until the dough doubles in size.
For the filling
1. As the dough is resting, work on your filling. Mix the softened (not melted) butter, garlic & coriander leaves together.
Making the rolls
1. Punch down the dough and divide into manageable portions
2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a rough rectangle.
3. Spread the filling on the rolled out dough leaving at least 1 inch on all sides
4. Sprinkle some oregano / chilli flakes or any other seasoning if you wish. Also, sprinkle with grated cheese – OPTIONAL STEP.
5. From the side closest to you, start rolling it into a cylinder. Roll into a tightl log.
6. Seal the ends and cut of excess dough from both sides.
7. Cut the log into equal rolls.
8. Place the rolls on a buttered / greased baking dish 1/2 inch apart. The cut side should be up. Let that rest in a warm spot (covered) for another 20 minutes
9. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Brush the rolls with some melted butter or oil.
10. Bake the rolls for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are nicely brown.
If using CHEESE, stop the oven 5 minutes before the ending. Remove the pan and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
Again bake it for the remaining 5-6 minutes.
That’s it! Enjoy!
You can do several possibilities with using the same concept! Instead of garlic and cilantro, you can stuff in mint butter, veggies, basil or anything you fancy! It is a perfect comfort food for me!