Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Sidu/Siddu/Himachali Steamed Bread

Sidu or Siddu is a Himachal Pradesh steamed yeast bread which is quite famous in this region. Sidu dough is a yeast based dough which is prepared especially with wheat flour. And this steamed bread have a stuffing in it. Though the stuffing can be anything, however the most known stuffing is prominently prepared either with walnuts or paneer along with a combination of vegetables. This steamed yeasted bread is definitely a must to try. Normally served with ghee, dal or with coriander chutney, this steamed bread is quite famous during winter. Warm Siddu is definitely a fabulous dish to taste while the weather is bit chilled outside. Traditionally Siddu is shaped as half moon, however they can also rolled as round buns. Siddu is a typical dish of Himachali cuisine which is definitely a delicious bread. I tried Siddu at home for this month's  a monthly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel.

Himachali Steamed Walnut Stuffed Bread, Siddu

After Haryanvi cuisine, we are cooking from Himachal Pradesh cuisine. I was paired with Sasmita of First Timer Cook, she gave me both wheat flour and ghee. When i googled for a traditional Himachali dish with these both ingredients, i crossed this Steamed bread with different stuffing. I simply sticked with the walnut stuffing which turned this bread as more nutty and delicious. I simply fallen in love with this Siddu at my first bite itself. Yes this bread is dangerously addcitive bread to give a try without any fail. Thanks to Sasmita for pulling me to prepare these incredible Siddu from this fabulous Himachali cuisine.

Sidu, Siddu, Steamed Himachali Bread

Recipe Source: Youtube
2cups Wheat flour
1/2tsp Instant yeast
1 onion (chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves (chopped)
2nos Green chillies
1/2cup Walnuts (washed)

Take the wheat flour, salt, ghee, instant yeast in a bowl, add enough water and knead everything as a smooth dough.

Keep the dough in a warm place for an hour or two.

Take the washed walnuts in a mixie jar, add enough salt and grind as a paste.

Add the chopped onions, chopped garlic cloves, chopped green chillies to the walnut paste, mix well.

Once the stuffing is ready, take a medium sized ball from the prepared dough.

Siddu, Himachal Pradesh Steamd bread

Shape them with your hands as a medium sized circle, place enough stuffing and bring the edges together to form a half moon shaped siddu.

Pinch the edges well and shape them as you desire.

Meanwhile heat a steamer with enough water, place the prepared siddus in a plate and steam cook for 15-20minutes.

Serve warm with ghee or else with spicy chutneys.

Sidu, Siddu


Sujata Shukla said... Reply To This Comment

An Indian bread stuffed with spiced walnuts! What a unique recipe this is! Bookmarked so that I can try it out at the earliest.

Dr Martin Huang said... Reply To This Comment

This is nice. It looks so like curry puff from the outer. But this is even better.

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Siddus look really delicious. I'd made them sometime back with walnut filling and loved the steamed healthy snack. Love the way you've shaped them. And yes having them with ghee is a must :)

Vidya Narayan said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the recipe as anything bread always catches my fancy. Love how the himachali cuisine has so many varieties to cook and eat. I should try this very soon. I loved the prop - platter.. looks really good.

cookwithrenu said... Reply To This Comment

A different style of bread...need to give it a try

Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

I have wanted to try Siddu for the longest time and your recipe wants me to make it NOW! The steamed version quite appeals to my always-on-a-diet psyche. :D

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the way it has turned out. Liked it the way u have made the filling with spiced walnuts. Looks delicious and very healthy as well.

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Loved these healthy steamed siddu. A completely new recipe for me. I am drooling. Bookmarking it to try later 😊

Priya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

The siddu looks delicious! :) What a unique idea!

Sasmita said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dish indeed !! Surely gonna try this soon Priya :)

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds healthy and interesting recipe.. Lovel share sis :)

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

Never tasted this dish..but the whole wheat steamed delicacies stuffed with spiced walnuts sound very interesting and flavorful and I would certainly love to try it out . .wonderful share !

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delicious dish. I tried it n loved it.