Multigrain Garlic Breadsticks
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Multigrain bread made up of less processed multigrain flour is a relatively healthy alternative to white flour/all purpose flour. In our series of healthy recipe events by name ‘healthy wellthy recipes’, a facebook group, the theme of the second event was vitamin B. Vitamin B comprises of a group of very important vitamins essential for the basic metabolic, respiratory and nervous transmission functions. The various Vitamin B subtypes- Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, Biotin, folic acid, Cobalamine have some key roles to play in the aforementioned processes of the body.whole grains, bell peppers, legumes/pulses like chickpeas are all good sources of vitamin B. So, with the vitamin B theme in mind, I chose to bake a healthier version of garlic bread sticks using multigrain flour dipped in red and yellow bell pepper hummus.
Thanks to these healthy events, I go back to my medical school books to refresh some basics of biochemistry 🙂 So with the vitamin B theme in mind, I chose to bake a healthier version of garlic bread sticks using multigrain flour. These soft and chewy breadsticks, dipped in red pepper hummus made the most healthiest and yummiest snack for kids and adults.
- Multigrain flour ( I used ashirwad aata)- 2 cups
- Olive oil- 3 tablespoons
- Instant /active dry yeast- 1 ½ teaspoon
- Curd- 1 to 2 tablespoons
- Salt- 1 teaspoon
- Sugar- ½ tablespoon
- Oregano– 1 teaspoon
- Garlic bread seasoning- 1 teaspoon ( or replace with fresh crushed garlic)
- Sesame seeds- 2 teaspoons
- optional- chilly flakes or any other flavourings of choice.
- In a bowl add flour,yeast, salt, sugar, oregano, garlic seasoning and mix well. If using acive dry yeast, activate it in half cup of warm sugar water solution, allow the yeast to bloom for 10-15 minutes, and then add this liquid along with other liquid ingredients. For further information on how to activate different types of yeast please click here.
- After mixing the dry ingredients well, make a well at the center and add oil, curd and ½ cup warm water.
- Make a dough by adding remaining ¼ cup water little by little until you get a soft consistency.
- Knead the dough well for 8 to 10 minutes. If using a food processor or stand mixer, knead for 3 to 4 minutes, until the dough becomes pliable and less sticky. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and roll out the dough with a rolling pin, until it is ½ inch thickness.
- Cut vertical stripes out of the rolled out dough using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
- Take each strip, fold it into half vertically, press and twist it lightly from both the ends. Place it on a greased baking plate.
- Once all the strips are folded and twisted, brush the surface with water, sprinkle sesame seeds and cover with a wet cloth for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Preheat a oven to 230 degrees C, bake the breadsticks for 12 to 15 minutes until the surface browns and the sticks are baked. If you have a bread thermometer, it should read between 87 to 90 0 C
- Serve the breadsticks with dip of your choice.
- Here I have served them with roasted red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper hummus.
You can also try this Roasted Red bell pepper and walnut dip, a middle eastern dish called Mhammara or Muhammara.