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Paneer stuffed Braided Bread Recipe

Gayathri Kumar
Paneer Stuffed Braided Bread has a delicious spicy paneer filling and a super soft bread roll, made into a braid which makes it beautiful.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Proving Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Servings 6 Persons


For The Pre Ferment:

  • 50 gm Maida/ Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Instant Yeast
  • Water as needed

For The Bread:

  • 200 gm Bread flour / Maida
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Water as needed
  • 15 gm Butter

For The Stuffing:

  • 200 gm Paneer
  • Salt – to taste
  • 1/3 tsp Red chilly Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori Masala
  • 2 tsp Vinegar


Pre Ferment:

  • Mix together flour, yeast and enough water to make a thick dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 45 minutes.


  • Mix together 200 gm of flour and enough water to make a thick dough.
  • Cover and set aside for 45 minutes.

To Make Bread Dough:

  • In stand mixer, take the autolysis dough and pre ferment and run the mixer on speed 1 for five minutes.
  • Add salt and butter and run the mixer for five more minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and set aside for first proving.
  • It would take anywhere from 45 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • Paneer Stuffing:
  • Crumble paneer and add all the ingredients.
  • Mix well until everything is incorporated.

Making the braid:

  • Transfer the proved dough onto counter dusted with generous flour.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangle.
  • Place the filling in the centre of the rectangle.
  • Slice the sides into diagonal lines on all sides.
  • Starting from the smallest side, wrap the stripes alternately on top of the filling.
  • Finish the last stripe with a little bit of water so that it doesn’t unravel while proving.
  • Place the braid on a prepared tray.
  • Allow the braid to prove for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Apply milk wash on top of the braid with a pastry brush.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, until the top is golden.
  • Remove from oven and transfer the bread to a cutting board.
  • Slice it up and serve hot.
Keyword Paneer Stuffed Braided Bread