Multigrain Pesto Braid !!!

Giving your body that daily amont of Nutrition is really important so,apart from all the other dishes make this Multigrain Pesto braid that provides a good source of dietary fibre along with other vitamins n minerals..
This braid is so versatile,easy to make,contains multigrain wholewheat and the pesto filling is full of flavors loaded with garlic n pinenuts ...Don't think anything else could be as tasty, flavorful n healthy as this!!

Ingredients :
For the Braid :
  • 1+1/4 cup / 150 gms : Wholewheat flour/Atta
  • 1/2 cup / 60 gms  : All purpose flour / Maida
  • 1/2 cup : Jowar flour
  • 1/2 cup : Bajra flour
  • 7 gms : Instant Dry yeast
  • 1 tsp : Sugar
  • 30 ml : olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 160 ml : warm Milk
 For the Pesto filling : 

  • 1 cup Basil leaves
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Pinenuts / peanuts
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp Mozarella cheese for topping the braid..
  • 3 tbsp milk for brushing the braid

Method :

  • Proof  the yeast : In a bowl add the warm milk , sugar and yeast..mix well n keep it covered for 10 mins ..until yeast starts to smell n frothy..
*** Milk has to be just luke warm ..over hot milk can kill the yeast..if u r yeast does not turn frothy ...u need to start over again..
  • In a big bowl add the flour , salt , olive oil and yeast mixture and knead into a soft dough..
  • Once kneaded smear oil over the dough n place in a greased bowl ...
  • Now cover this bowl and set in a warm place for an hour until doubled..
  • Meanwhile prepare the a blender jar add the pine nuts, garlic cloves , salt , olive oil and basil leaves n pulse until coarse...later add the parmesan cheese n pulse again...remove this to a bowl n set aside..
  • The dough will be doubled now..remove the dough on a lightly flour dusted work place or counter top ..
  • Now roll this into a thick rectangular sheet..
  • Later spread the pesto filling evenly over it..
  • Next roll this into a log ...rolling horizontally..
  • Now cut this log in the center vertically..
  • Start overlapping one log over the other log n do the braid.. next place over a baking tray lined with parchment paper...seal the edges of the logs tightly..
  • Next brush the top of the braid with milk n sprinkle Mozarella cheese over it..
  • Bake this in an preheated oven at 180°c / 350°f for 30 to 35 mins until golden ..
Once baked to perfection ...remove n cool a bit at room temperature..

Later slice n serve ..

The perfectly healthy n flavorful  Multigrain pesto braid is ready to dive in !!!

Make n ejoy with your family n friends..
We loved it hope you will love it too !!!


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