"This is a journey of my life since I was all of 12 yrs when I started my hand in cooking to now with displays of my learning and creations of recipes from around the world. My inspiration and role model has always been my Mum who has always created dishes from around the world and excellently well. I do not believe I would ever match to her culinary skills. I remember the times she could cook and bake almost 4-5 dishes in one go without ever letting one go under cooked or burnt! I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and recently moved to India for family reasons. Kitchenette just means that over the decades, my kitchen has changed from that of my mum's to my uncle and aunt's, to my home in UAE and now in India. Pala't'te, describes both global cuisines ('Palatte'-diverse flavours) and pleasing diverse 'Palates'."

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Easy-Peasy Garlic-ky Mini Rolls #BreadBakers #NoBake

I am thankful to our Good Lord for showing His Mercy on us. My dearest Daddy had a mild chest pain last Thursday and my little girl and I rushed over to Dad and Mum's home which is a little away from the city where we stay.




I did not remember about this BreadBakers' event as a result as I was too stressed having just lost Mummy 11 months ago. My sisters who are abroad were petrified and asked me to leave at the soonest. Luckily Dad's initial cardiac results were normal. He has to go through a TMT on Tuesday and so I am scheduling this post ahead of time. We also have to drive back to our apartment with Daddy as he plans on staying with us for a bit so I may be settled only by evening hours to complete the updated post links which is ok owing to the time difference which will still  meet the event challenge time. Since it is my first time at scheduling a post, I am a tad nervous it may not happen on time. Nevertheless, family is the most important, Food always takes second place to Family, so Karen please excuse me in case this does not happen on time.




I would like to thank my good friends (you know who you are) for checking in on Daddy's health and my well-being during this trying time even if for a day or two. Also thank you for cheering me up with shared laughter and moments via calls, visits and messages. You are amazing! Just goes to show who true friends are and the love that you bestow on me is irreplaceable. God bless your families and you abundantly.



Since I did not bake ahead of time and if you have been following my posts since last May, you would know that Mum's oven is at our other home which does not make it easy for me to go over just to bake these rolls. As although we have a full fledged kitchen there all the ingredients and tools are at this home . So what started as my experiment to make Garlic Dough Balls turned out to be Garlic Mini Rolls. We had a rough Sunday night with my little girl feeling ill and so when I made this on Monday afternoon, I was pretty groggy. Sorry about the last day name change of my recipe title Karen.




My husband and I consume raw garlic as a part of our morning routine. This was started a few years ago, when a nutritionist asked my husband to have it as he seemed to have a borderline high cholesterol value back then. Then it became a habit and when we learnt of the many benefits of garlic, then it just became a part of our daily routine.




So the last time I tried this technique of baking is when I was at home after Mummy's passing away and had committed to making Whole Wheat Pita Bread. Trust me when I say that this is not only an easy technique of baking but gives almost the same results as the oven if done right. For those of you who have an oven, I will provide instructions as to how to bake it normally in the oven as well.

Garlic happens to be my favourite condiment so I could not resist participating in this event. I would like to thank the lovely Karen H Kerr of Karen's Kitchen Stories for choosing this theme.

You can serve these mini rolls with your favourite soup or simple as an appetizer as well. 

The Verdict: My 6 year old gobbled up most of these rolls as a snack! :D


You need:
  • 1 pod of a medium sized garlic, peeled and cleaned; half the pod sliced finely, other half minced or microplaned
  • 2 tbsp of butter / ghee (Clarified Buter) / Olive oil
  • Salt - 1 tsp + a sprinkle
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour 
  • A pinch of sugar
  • Luke warm water  -  to knead
  • 1 tsp Yeast


The Make:
Makes 8 mini rolls | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Rising Time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

1. Proof the yeast by taking the yeast with a pinch of sugar and mixing it with some lukewarm water in a small bowl. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes till it froths.
2. Next in a large vessel, add the yeast, flour and salt and knead well with the lukewarm water added in bit by bit to form a smooth dough ball. Allow to rest in a warm, dark place for at least 30 minutes. The dough would have doubled.
3. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the finely sliced garlic pieces with the butter, ghee or oil. If you do not have a mortar and pestle you can do this with your grinder/blender and if using the oil, slowly trickle the olive oil in during the grinding process. The resultant will be a creamy garlic butter. Add a sprinkle of the salt and mix well. Set aside half of the garlic butter. If you are using a blender, do not exceed a minute.
4. Next knead in half of the garlic butter in the dough and roll the dough within your palms to a longish log, as evenly as possible. Cut out pillows of dough as even as possible and roll the dough into balls or in my case pillow-shaped. Repeat till the entire dough is used and placed on the vessel with some distance between the dough pillows to allow it to expand.
5. The dough bits will expand further. Next brush the top of the dough rolls with the remaining half of the garlic butter and place the minced garlic on top and lightly press down.
6. After brushing, heat the remaining garlic butter in a pan and place the dough rolls on the pan. Cover with a lid with a steam outlet or slightly left open to allow steam to pass. Heat each side for 2 minutes.
7. For those using an oven, butter the baking pan with the remaining garlic butter after brushing the dough bits and line the dough rolls at a distance from each other. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Flip over in case you do not have top heat in your oven.

Serve hot aside your favourite soup or as it is with some butterspread/cheese spread.

April 2016's #BreadBakers' event : Our ingredient of the month is GARLIC, in celebration of National Garlic Day in the United States - 19 April - and one of our favorite food holidays. Black garlic, white garlic, elephant garlic, smoked garlic; powdered, roasted, raw, crushed or whole, include some garlic in your bread!

Now for some lovely Garlic breads from our #BreadBakers family of amazing bakers:


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 #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. Follow our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.

We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send Stacy an email with your blog URL to foodlustpeoplelove@gmail.com.

22 comments:

  1. Cute looking garlic rolls. They look so nice and tempting!

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    1. Thank you Smruti. They were over before we even sat down to eat them :D I will be making these more often now.

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  2. These look and sound delicious! I'm so glad your daddy is okay! You did good on the scheduling!

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    1. Thank you Karen. Well Daddy is on medication for a month and we traveled back to my place this afternoon. The weather here is nicer so he seems ok now. My daughter is keeping him entertained with her wittiness and jokes. Thank you...I had my doubts on whether I would make it on time after the long day at the hospital and drive on the way home. Thank you whole heaps Karen for choosing this theme and for being such a lovely and patient hostess. Sorry again about the name change. I saw that you had a lot of changes. You did really well!

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  3. I hope your dad is doing well. I'm glad you were able to post these nice rolls for the event. Garlic is so good for health.

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    1. Thanks Renee..Dad is looking much better. He does need to take increased meds for a month and rest. Thank you for the kind compliment.

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  4. These rolls are the perfect size! So cute and tasty!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Being bite sized brought out the flavour of Both the toasted and flavoursome Garlic.

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  5. Continuing prayers for you father Georgina and for you. I know how stressful it is when a parent is ill and then to have your little one not feeling well on top of it......ugh!!! I hope you found some comfort in your baking. It always soothes my soul.

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    1. Thank you Wendy. It is very stressful indeed. He seems to be much better now. Was asking him to stay with us for good :) Parents are parents...they just don't want to stay for long :( My little girl is keeping him entertained. Yes I do find baking very soothing too Wendy. Thank you so much Wendy.

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  6. I hope your father is doing well. I am sure your home cooking and care will do him a world of good!

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    1. He is much better Holly. Thank you. I hope so too. He likes having soup sometimes for dinner. Glad I can make it for him from scratch tonight.

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  7. Your garlic rolls look super cute Georgie! Perfect, bite sized delights for little ones!!

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    1. Thanks Shirs :) Izzy loved them, she would have eaten it all up if I did not stop her :D or she would not have had her dinner :D

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  8. I love these mini rolls, will not be able to stop at one.

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    1. Thanks Sneha. Yes the same happened to my little one :D

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  9. So glad to hear that your dad is doing well. That was quite a scare.
    Your garlic mini rolls look adorable and are packed with garlic flavor. Yummy!!

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    1. Thanks Pavani. It was indeed scary.
      Thank you so much...I might make it again very soon. Garlic is good for the heart and BP too. Got to get a fresh stock tomorrow morning :)

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  10. Glad your dad is fine. Rolls look yummy, full of garlic flavour.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri, he is much better. It was especially garlicky owing to the size. Thank you :)

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  11. These rolls look delicious, I'm glad to hear your Dad is doing well.

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    1. Thanks Laura. Yes he is much better. :)

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