Updated: Apr 11
Stuffed potato French Loaf
Masala Baguette Recipe:
Potatoes, boiled and chopped - 6 to 7
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 5 to 6
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic Cloves - 5 to 6
Frozen Green Peas - 1 cup
Chopped cilantro - 1/2 cup
Butter, salted - 1/2 cup
Garlic clove, minced - 1
Dried Parsley - 1 tsp
French loaf Bread - 1
Garlic masala powder/chilli powder - 2 tsp
Hot Sauce - optional as required
Shredded Cheddar Cheese - 1/2 cup
Butter to apply over the bread
Make the potato curry first. Heat oil in a pan. Temper mustard and cumin seeds. Next add and fry urad dal till they turn golden. Grind green chillies, ginger and garlic to a fine paste and add it to the pan.
Saute for 2 minutes till the raw smell goes away. Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix and add boiled potatoes and green peas. Mix it all together till the veggies get coated well. Cook for 3-4 minutes and lastly add cilantro. The stuffing is now done. Keep it aside.
Next, carefully cut the french loaf in half. Next, scoop out the bread to make a depression on both halves. Make flavored butter by adding melted butter (salted), minced garlic and dried parsley. Spread this butter all over the insides of the bread. Sprinkle garlic masala powder (used to make vada pav). If this is unavailable, sprinkle some chilly powder mixed with garlic powder all over the bread. You can even drizzle some hot sauce over it.
Now fill each half with the potato mixture. Sprinkle cheese over one half bread. Close the bread by placing the other half bread over it carefully. Smear some butter on top. Wrap the bread in aluminium foil. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place this bread on a baking tray and bake it for 15 - 20 minutes.
Let it rest outside for 5 minutes before unwrapping it. The bread should have got more than warm, less than hot. Cut in slices and serve with spicy green chutney.