Whole Wheat Bread Video by Tarla Dalal

Whole Wheat Bread Video by Tarla Dalal

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Whole Wheat Bread, apart from being healthier than its refined flour counterpart, also has a rustic aroma and flavour, which are thoroughly enjoyable. Freshly-baked Whole Wheat Bread is a delight to bite into, for babies, toddlers, children and adults too! You can use olive oil instead of butter to get a more authentic aroma, but if that is not available you can always bake it with regular soft butter. Ensure that the water to which you add the yeast is luke warm. If it is too hot or cold, the yeast will not get activated, and your bread will not have the proper texture. Once baked and sliced, serve the bread the way your child likes it – toasted or sandwiched, with grated veggies, cheese, butter and/or homemade jam .You can transform the Whole Wheat Bread to make delicious sandwiches and toasts like Alfa Sprouts, Tomatoes and Basil Sandwich , Baked Bread Rolls, Baked Corn Open Toast , Cabbage and Carrot Double Decker Sandwich ,Cheesy Onion and Chilli Toast ,Mushroom and Tomato Snack and many more.

Recipe Description for Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread Loaf Using Instant Dry Yeast

Preparation Time: 
Baking Time:  45 minutes
Baking Temperature:  200ºC (400ºF)
Makes 1 bread loaf
Show me for bread loaf


For Whole Wheat Bread
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp instant dry yeast
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil or
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for sprinkling
butter for brushing


For whole wheat bread

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}whole wheat bread{/span}, combine the yeast, sugar and ¼ cup of warm water in a bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the whole wheat flour, salt and yeast-sugar mixture in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough warm water.
  3. Add the olive oil and knead very well till the dough is smooth.
  4. Shape the dough into a proper round using both your hands while tucking the edges at the bottom.
  5. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and keep aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or till the dough is double in size.
  6. Sprinkle the whole wheat flour over a smooth, flat surface, place the dough over it and knead it very well using both your hands. If the dough is getting sticky while kneading, then sprinkle little whole wheat flour as required.
  7. Tap the dough with your fingers and spread it to make a 250mm. X 200 mm. (10” x 8”) diameter oval shape.
  8. Roll the dough to make a 200 mm. (8”) long cylindrical roll and place it in a greased bread loaf tin. Cover it with a dry muslin cloth and again keep aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  9. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes.
  10. Lower the temperature to 180°c (360°f) and bake it for 30 minutes.
  11. Brush the the {span class="bold1"}whole wheat bread loaf{/span} with butter and keep aside to cool slightly.
  12. Once the the {span class="bold1"}whole wheat bread loaf{/span} is slightly cooled, de-mould it and keep aside to cool completely.
  13. Once the {span class="bold1"}whole wheat bread loaf{/span} has cooled completely, cut it into 13 mm. ( ½“) bread slices.
  14. Serve or use the {span class="bold1"}whole wheat bread{/span} as required.


Whole Wheat Bread Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 04 May 20 09:33 PM

Tried the whole wheat bread and it was very delicious and soft. Is it advisable to cut up all the slices when hot and fresh? Seemed more crumbly when I tried cutting after some time. Loved the homemade fresh bread, that too totally ''whole wheat'' Thank you very much for this easy and nutritious recipe.
Tarla Dalal
05 May 20 01:46 AM
   Hi, Thank you for the feedback, it is advisable to cut the bread when it has cooled down completely. if you are going to cut while warm or hot it is surely going to crumble.
Whole Wheat Bread Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 02 Jan 19 08:50 AM

Hi , i tried this bread and the outcome was superb. Only thing is that the taste was a bit on sweet. Can we reduce the amount of sugar to balance the taste . Thanks for sharing such a easy and wonderful recipe
Tarla Dalal
02 Jan 19 09:16 AM
   Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate it. The next time you reduce the amount of sugar, ensure first the yeast has been activated properly or else the bread would not fluff up. This is a tried and tested recipe from our kitchen so, we would actually suggest you stick to the recipe. Do try other recipes and let us know your feedback. Happy cooking :)
Whole Wheat Bread Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 09 Apr 17 07:11 PM

Hi tarla mam, Am a big fan of yours. Thank you for sharing such an awesome healthy bread recipe. I tried it out yesterday and the taste was good but i had 2 issues with it. Am new for baking and it''s my first time making bread i used active dry yeast instead of instant yeast. The bread''s crust was very crunchy but the inner portion was soft. It got dried very soon. I wanted to feed this to my 11months old baby. Please help me how to make the crust a little soft and how to store the bread and prevent drying soon. I rolled it with a cling film but it got dry. I applied butter over the top of the bread. I followed everything you said in the recipe. Please advice.
Tarla Dalal
10 Apr 17 02:57 PM
   Hi, Use instant dry yeast because that gives a better texture to the bread. Secondly bread making is an art and will come with practice so dont worry and thirdly always apply butter as soon as it is baked it will make it soft, the top will always be a little harder compare to the inside. Do try it again and let us know. Happy Cooking !!

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