Yesterday I had a dream. A small girl being cradled by a handsome man. With a flash the scenario changed and now the girl was sitting in a bicycle with the same man full of smiles and they were peddling to some beautiful place. And then I was suddenly awake realizing, that these flashes were of my past with my father. Two months back , I lost my father.
He was unwell since seven months but the pain of his passing was a shock.I was one holding his hand on his last breath. And whenever I closed my eyes, his last moments used to flash like a movie reel.But yesterday my dream was a realization of my happy times spent with him. And this is how I want to remember him.
It was time to make peace and move a step further and revisiting the happy times spent with him. In my heart I know his soul is at complete peace. A man of few words , but very good deeds who always promoted girls education. Always bored in our minds that life is unpredictive. You should be prepared for it and able to support yourself in hard times
When I published this post , I had kept my canvas free of words. Because writing about him was too emotional for me. But I had to let myself out. As he would want me to move forward. I love you pappaji. Thanks for being a good father.Feel myself blessed to be his daughter..
Ingredients (Makes 6 -7 medium sized)
1 & 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp warm water
1/2 tsp oil + extra for greasing
Filling : Mix all the below
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1/4 tsp coriander powder
2 pinches of amchur (dry Mango) powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp oil
- In a food processor using a kneader blade put all the ingredients I except water. Pulse to mix.
- Add water and pulse again to knead the dough for about 2 minutes.
- When the finger pressed in the dough and the depression comes back to normal, your dough is ready for first proofing.
- Now take a deep vessel and grease it. Put the dough in it , cover with wet cloth and keep aside at warm place for about 20 -25 minutes or double in size ( check notes below for more details)
- Later when double in size, knock down the dough and roll into 7" round
- Sprinkle generously the filling & roll to form a rope giving more pressure at the end.
- Cut into 1 & 1/2" roll. Around 6 - 7 pcs
- Take a flat mould or tray. Assemble the rolls keeping around half inch space between them.Cover with wet cloth & keep aside for 10 -12 minutes for second proofing.
- After 10 minutes preheat your oven at 180° and bake the rolls for around 25 minutes or till light brown.
- Brush the rolls with more oil and bake again for 5 minutes
- Serve warm
- If you are living in cold temperature or don't have a warm place in your kitchen then follow this method for proofing the dough. Heat your oven on maximum temperature for 5 minutes. Switch of the oven and put your dough covered with wet cloth for proofing.
- Variation in fillings can be used according to your taste. For eg: (a)grated garlic + butter + salt (b) Sweet or savory chutneys.