Dilkhush is a sweet coconut stuffed bread made in small bakeries back in my native place. I still remember my first bite of dilkhush. It has very mild flavors and the bread just melts in mouth. Back in my native my dad’s friend who owns a bakery makes the most best dilkhush and whenever i visit there we get a lot of bakery stuff and even if i forget uncle reminds that “you didn’t get dilkhush, shall i pack it for you?”
But sadly nowadays very few bakeries make this delicacy and so i was missing it badly. This is my first attempt with dilkhush and i pretty much got it right.Hope You all will like it and give it try.
For the dough
- 2 cups of sieved all purpose flour.
- 1 1/2 tbsp of active dry yeast.
- 2 tbsp sugar.
- 1 1/2 cup lukewarm water.
- A pinch or 2 of salt.
- 1 tablespoon of butter.
- 2 tbsp milk for brushing the bread.
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 2-3 chopped cashew nuts
- 4-5 raisins.
- 1 tbsp tutti frutti.
- 3 tbsp sugar grinded into powder along with 1 cardamom and 1 clove.
- 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter.
First we will start by making the dough. For making the dough add yeast into lukewarm water along with sugar and let it prove.Once its nice and frothy add it to the flour along with salt. Make a dough of it. The dough will be sticky combine it till it comes together by kneading it in circular motion. Add in 1/2 tbsp butter while kneading it. Leave this dough to prove preferably in a warm place for half an hour. This is how the dough will look once its proved.
By the time our dough is getting proved we will make our filling. In a non stick pan heat ghee and fry coconut till its golden brown. Add in the sugar, cashew nuts, tutty frutti and raisin. Saute for 1 min and switch of the flame. This is how the filling looks once done.
After half an hour our dough will be proved. Punch the dough and knead it again. Now place it in a pastry board and flatten it with your hand. Place in the filling and seal it by bringing the edges together. Place this carefully in a greased baking tin with the pinched side down and leave it for second rise.
After 1/2 an hour our dough will double its size. Brush it with milk and bake it in a preheated oven 180 degree celcious for 15-20 mins or till done.
When done baste some butter on the top when its still warm. De-mold it when its little warm and serve with tea or coffee.