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Monday, June 11, 2012

Dilkush (Bread with coconut stuffing)

This was one of my favourite breads during school and college life. I was so happy to find the recipe in Julie's erivum puliyum. I've used half of quantity mentioned in her space and got one big dilkush ideal for our small family. I've used a filling of my choice and also planning to try a savoury filling next time. Also julie's tip to lavishly brush egg on the dough worked really well. I got very good colour on top. It was delicious. Dil kush hua

You need
For dough
  • Maida - 2 cups
  • Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • water - 2 tbsp
  • egg - 1
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

For filling
  1. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar - 5 tsp
  3. Red cherries - 15 nos. chopped (The ones you use for cakes)
  4. Red colour - 2 drops

  • Add 1 tsp sugar and yeast into glass and pour lukewarm milk. Cover and allow it to ferment.
  • Into the remaining milk, add remaining sugar and stir well
  • Sieve maida and mix salt into it
  • Beat an egg and keep aside. 
  • Mix together fermented yeast, half of beaten egg and oil 
  • Make a well in the centre of maida and pour above mix. 
  • Add milk little by little until you get a nice dough. (If required add water - I didn't use)
  • Keep the dough covered and undisturbed for 1 hour or until it doubles in size
  • In the meantime make the filling by mixing together all ingredients from 1 to 4
  • When the dough doubles in size, make two balls out of it.
  • Roll one ball into a big chappathi size with 1/2 inch thickness. Roll out the second ball similarly.
  • Put the filling on top of first roll and cover with 2nd one. 
  • Brush with beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes or until done


  1. really dil kush hua.. nice presentation.. love that stuffing color..

  2. Hi Reshmi ,

    I'm Punitha of

    Dilkush Looks delicious....

    Nicely prsented:)

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your valuable comments...

    Keep on Reshmi:-)

  3. Wow perfectly made,my favorite.

  4. Very delicious bread

  5. Love these buns, especially the filling..

  6. Even I love this bread as a child. Urs looks perfect.

  7. Hello Reshmi...How Re you doing?
    So sorry I visited your blog so late, I had a comment from you on my blog.

    This stuffed bread looks really yummy! Wish I could grab one from here :D

    Now following u as u have a wonderful space.

  8. I love Dilkhush... love the one that you have made.. yumm...

  9. This is my favorite when I was a kid, brought back some memories... nice recipe....

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  10. fav. i too wanted to try it but here like me no one is fond of coconut filling, still i will give it a try

  11. love sweet have made it perfectly, looks too delicious!!
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  12. wow..beautifully done,Reshmi..Happy that you liked it and it came out good:-)
    Thanx for mentioning my name & my space too:-))

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  13. love all the flavors going in there. delicious.

  14. looks perfectly the filling and the color :)

  15. Yummy, delicious & colorful!!

  16. Wow...perfect and delicious dilkush...

  17. the name as well as the colourful presentation is so nice. come out well, Reshmi.

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  18. looks so perfect! I loved the pics.

  19. Heard of dilkush but never knew what it is. Looks delicious!


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