Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday morning breakfast - Homemade Bagels with Apple Peel Chutney

Too much of googling can some time lead you to this.......


I was not exactly looking for Bagels but surfing for one thing easily takes you to other once you are on net, so that's how I ended up making Bagels this weekend. Doesn't need much planning, I just followed the original recipe ,tasted good DD ate with cream cheese but I liked it with some whipped butter & home made Apple Peel chutney. DH gave me 7-8 out of 10 (10 being the best), so I guess I did good as it was my first try.

Bagels taking hot bath(in water) before baking :

I'm not writing the recipe here as I didn't made much changes except that I divided the recipe into half so I got 6 bagels out of it. Another change was instead of all-purpose flour I used bread flour(b'coz I had a big bag of it). As for timings are concerned mine were done in 25 min., I usually keep my timer set for 5 min. less then time asked for, in the recipe, whenever trying something new.
One more thing I rolled & shaped 5 bagels acc. to the direction in the recipe but for one I just made the ball of dough & with finger poked the hole (like you do for vadas), and that one(right one in the bottom pic) came out little smaller in size. So I believe roll & shape process is better to use.

Ready to go in the oven :

It's a food blog so a post without recipe doesn't sound good....here's the recipe for my Home made Apple Peel chutney or as I say by-product of applesauce because I wanted to use peel left after making applesauce, so I came up with this idea.
Ingredient :
  • Peel of 2 apples cut into pieces(I used red delicious)
  • half apple cut into pieces(preferably granny smith but use what ever u have)
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • around 2 tsp. of chopped ginger
  • salt as per taste
  • black pepper as per taste
  • 3-4 cloves(loung/lavang)
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • juice of half lime(if using granny smith taste the chutney before adding lime juice)
  • apple juice around 1/2 cup(water can be used)
  • little oil

Method :

1) Heat little oil in a pan then add mustard seeds, cloves & red chillies, let them splutter. Now add ginger, apple peel & apple. Sprinkle the salt & cook the mixture on med. heat for roughly 20 min. or so. Keep adding little bit of apple juice whenever you feel it's getting too dry.

2) Once peel & apple become soft add black pepper & cinnamon powder.cook it for a minute or so then turn off the gas & let it cool down a bit(If it's too dry splash little water or juice).


3) Once cool add lime juice and grind it using blender or food processor.


Enjoy the chutney as a side with roti or spread it on your favourite bread/bagel or as a dip. Sorry, no photos we were busy eating & I totally forget to take pic of my bagel with butter & chutney on it.

11 comments:

sowmya.s said...

they looks perfect..

sowmya.s said...

and the chutney is something really new...looks yumm..

Sushma Mallya said...

wow it looks so perfect and delicious...

sangeeta said...

hey girl...you are making perfect breads n bagels....lovely pics!!
the apple peel chutny is a nice idea, i chew the apple lees myself , or add in a salad descretely, when i make the applesauce..he he...

SE(Denufood) said...

looks delicious..hey but i was wondering..do they bake the bagels or deep fry them

Spice said...

Sangeeta,good idea about putting them in salads, but this was the result of making applesauce using 8-9 apples, if it's 1-2 I also munch on them....

SE, U r right bagels are baked only(healthy food), but they are boiled first(in water), I should add the title to pic....without that it does looks like i'm frying them...

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats real kool breakfast, loos perfect...just black coffee will make it complete for me.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

They luk yummy...nice tasty breakfast:-))

tasteofbeirut said...

wow, I have never had apple chutney before especially with chillies. I love hot pepper but my daughter does not so I always add them to my plate seperately.
Are homemade bagels really worth the trouble?I mean do they taste way better?

Taste of Beirut said...

are you going to post on roti?

Spice said...

Hi Taste of Beirut, Yes, on the trouble part...i mean it's way easy then making a bread...as it's not very time consuming....but I later learned that they can be rolled, shaped & kept in the fridge overnight before boiling process, so that way in the morning u only have to spend little bit of time...another thing I like the taste next day much better then the fresh one....I'll try to post roti in a day or two.