Rotis and rice are two staples that accompany every vegetable preparation in Indian households. But, there may be times when you crave for a change. Constant is boring. So, you can rattle things up a bit and try having dinner rolls instead or roti with your veggies and gravies. Dinner roll is a small loaf of bread, which is mostly round in shape and fluffy in texture. It can be served as a whole or cut into thin slices or can also be cut partially and stuffed to make a delicious bun. Don't we all love pav bhaji? The smooth melt-in-your-mouth pav takes the taste of bhaji a notch above. Dinner rolls can sop up anything - from sauces to butter to gravies.
Soft, airy and light - a classic dinner roll is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Its irresistible taste tempts us to replace our rotis with them but it's not easy to have these rolls in our pantry all the time. If you put in a little effort and take out prep time, these delicious dinner rolls can be easily made at home. All you need is a perfect recipe to get you started and you are getting it right here. So, put on your cooking hat and start baking!
Classic Dinner Roll Recipe
5 cups all-purpose flour (you may use wheat flour also if you want to avoid refined white flour)
2 cups warm milk
2 tablespoons yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
Step 1 - In a large bowl, combine flour, egg, yeast, sugar and salt, and set aside.
Step 2 - In a separate pan, heat butter, sugar and warm milk and then pour the melted liquid on the dry ingredients. Whisk and mix well.
Step 3 - Gently knead the mixture into soft and elastic dough.
Step 4 - Transfer the dough on to a greased bowl and cover with sheer plastic wrap. Let it rise for around 60 minutes.
Step 5 - Remove the wrap and punch down the dough. Now, divide the dough into fist-sized round balls. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet or dish and cover with plastic wrap. Let it sit and rise for half an hour.
Step 6 - Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Celsius and place the baking dish in the oven and cook at the same temperature till the balls are cooked through and turn light brown. This may take between 15 and 20 minutes time.
Take out the rolls, coat them with melted butter and serve.
It's that simple! This dinner roll recipe should be in every cook's diary.
Dinner rolls are one of the most versatile foods you can make at home. The pillowy, yummy dinner rolls can go with meals like chicken keema, paneer bhurji, meatballs, pasta or can be just had with butter or jam along with a cup of tea.
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