Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Spinach and Corn Bread Roll

I love the combination of Spinach and Corn and I also love baking with yeast. Now when I decided to put the two together, I ended up with this scrumptious Spinach and Corn Bread Rolls!! They were a treat, both visually and to the taste buds. 

Sine I like the simple taste of Spinach and Corn together, I kept the spinach spread simple and did not include too many ingredients in there. It can be made as exquisite or as simple as you like it.

Like my other favourite yeast bakes: Garlic Buns Rolls, Palya Bun, Coconut Stuffed Buns, I have used whole wheat flour and to keep in line with the health run, I have added in just a single cube of cheese in the spread. This addition was delightful and I am planning to add in a little bit more next time.

Makes : 9-10 rolls
Time (approx): 
  • Prep - 15 mins
  • Proofing - 60 mins
  • Shaping - 20 mins
  • Baking - 15 mins


You may want to check this post : How to make Yeast Dough?

Wheat Flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
Plain Flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Warm Water- 1 cup
Instant Yeast - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
Olive Oil - 1/2 tbsp

For Spinach and Corn Spread:
Spinach - 2 cups
Green Chilli - 1
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Salt - as needed
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Corn Kernels - 1/2 cup
Cheese - 1 cube, grated


Prepare the Spinach and Corn spread:
  • Roughly chop the spinach leaves and blanch them for about 2 minutes in the microwave. Take out and cool.
  • Using very little water, blend the blanched spinach along with green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, salt and pepper powder into a rough paste. Keep aside this paste. (you do not want the mixture to be too watery, so make sure there is no excess water)
  • If using frozen corn kernels, soak them in water for about 5 minutes and then drain out water and keep them aside. 

Prepare the Yeast Dough:
  • In mildly warm water, add sugar and yeast. Allow to sit for 4-5 minutes. The solution should begin to froth up and bubbles should appear on top.

  • Mix together APF, Wheat flour, salt, oil, proofed yeast mix. Add extra water or flour as needed to make a firm, yet slightly sticky dough.
  • Keep this dough in a well greased bowl, undisturbed for an hour, preferably in a warm place. Cover it with a wet muslin cloth or a plastic cling wrap.

  • At the end of an hour, the dough would have raised to almost double the quantity.
  • Now knead the raised dough once more with 1/2 tsp of oil.
Prepare the Spinach and Corn Bread Rolls:

  • Dust flour on your work platform and roll out the dough evenly into an oval/rectangular shape of about 1.2 an inch thickness, using rolling pin.

  • Now, spread this spinach paste on one side of the rolled dough and spread the corn kernels on top of the spinach spread. Finally spread the grated cheese on top.
  • Gently roll in from one end to another into a firm roll. (now, here is when you would realize, having too much water in the spinach spread can make it difficult to roll, as the water oozes from the sides)

  • Cut even sized little rolls out of this. You should get about 6-8.
  • Now keep them arranged in a greased tin with cut side up.Smear a little oil on top of each roll.
  • Preheat the oven for 170 deg C.
  • Bake the rolls at 170 deg C for 10-15mins or until the buns starts to brown.
  • You could also add grated cheese on top for an added extra flavour.

  • Allow the bun rolls to cool for about 5-10 minutes and then transfer them onto a plate.
  • These taste divine with tomato ketchup!! 
  • If you love cheese, you should add in more than just one cube. I added in just one to go low on fat.
  • You could store these rolls in the fridge if not consumed the same day. Just heat them up in the microwave before you eat them the next day. They store well for upto 2-3 days in the fridge.
This recipe is "an entry to the IFBM and Freedom Tree Baking Contest"


  1. so yummy bread roll dear... even am crazy for this type of stuffed buns...
    Baby Corn Bajji

  2. Nandita.. the yeast bug has bitten u big time and am loving it .. great to see so many bread variations here!!

  3. they look absolutely great nan! what a coincidence?!!.........we both posted rolls with diff filling...:)

  4. God they look lovely I must try it for sure bookmarked it

  5. Rolls look perfect and yummy...Delicious filling..

  6. wow they look so good :) what great combination and you are a super bread maker these days

  7. This looks so so yum..the yummiest combination in pretty rolls...great job

  8. Landed up at ur site from somewhere in FB. First of all, i must thank you that your blog made me try out bread. I read lot of blogs and keep experimenting on food. But somehow i never got the confidence to try out bread. Your simple and easy steps tempted me to give it a try.
    I would give myself 6-7/10 on the above role. Firstly, i had to bake it for a much longer time..may be 25-30 mins. Secondly, the browning that i got wasnt like the one above. Any clues?
    Taste was definitely good.Everyone in the house was happy. Thanks to you for getting me into this.

    1. Dear Jyoti, thanks a ton for writing in to me. Such messages make me very happy and make my bloggin worthwhile :) I am so glad I made you try baking bread :) And hearty congrats on doing so successfully. Regarding your queries, the baking time and the browning of the dish purely depends on the type of oven you use. I use a microwave oven with convection mode and in mine the baking time is pretty fast and also the browning is more than what happens in an OTG. Are you using an OTG? If so, the time you have mentioned is correct, OTG does take more time to complete baking and also browning is said to be little less in an OTG. Do you have a picture of your baked goodie? Would love to see it! Pls mail me at nanditapai29@gmail.com if you have any further queries Jyoti. Glad to know u :)

  9. Hi Nandita, Saw these beautiful spinach corn rolls in Amrita's round up. As always, i love your recipes for the simplicity and great health value. How beautifully you incorporated spinach and corn in bread and came out with beautiful rolls! These cheesy rolls will definitely appeal kids and grown ups alike. I have to try them as soon as I can.

  10. HI Nandita... Could you tell me how many rolls come out with your given measurements.... These rolls look yummy and beautiful:) wanna try them

    1. Hey Pallavi!! So nice to see you here :) I guess you get an approximate of 9-10 rolls with this measurement. Do let me know if you need anything else and let me know how you liked it.. would love to hear from you :)

    2. Sure Nandita.... Will let you know how this came out. I love ur blog... ur pics r sooooo tempting. I had tried couple of things earlier and they came out well. Just hoping this one comes out fine. My first time baking with yeast..

    3. Oh lovely! Just make sure your dough proofs well before you begin shaping it. Well proofed dough will give you soft bread. Happy baking :)