Move Over Bagels And Try Kashmiri Telvor, A Sesame Bread You’ll Be Obsessed With; Recipe Inside

by Mallika Khurana
Move Over Bagels And Try Kashmiri Telvor, A Sesame Bread You’ll Be Obsessed With; Recipe Inside

If you love breads as much as we do, it is time for you to try this amazing Kashmiri bread. Kashmiri Telvor is a traditional bread preparation that stands out for its distinctive appearance and taste. The bread is shaped like a bagel, and it is generously coated with white sesame seeds on top, adding a nutty and aromatic flavour. No matter how much you love bagels, this warm and crusty Kashmiri version will win you over in no time. It is typically enjoyed with various accompaniments like Kahwa or local chutneys and curries. 

Kashmiri Telvor Will Take Over Your Love For Bagels

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Kashmiri Telvor holds cultural significance in the region’s culinary traditions. It is a popular breakfast or snack item, and its unique flavour and texture make it a beloved choice for various occasions. The sesame seeds used in Kashmiri Telvor also add nutritional value to the bread, as sesame seeds are rich in protein, healthy fats, and essential minerals. If you think you need to visit Kashmir to try this delightful bread, you couldn’t be more wrong. With a simple recipe, you will be able to enjoy it at home. So, what are you waiting for?  

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Try Making This Kashmiri Bread At Home

Telvor bread
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Here’s an elaborate recipe to make delicious Kashmiri Telvor:


  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil or ghee
  • Water for boiling

Follow these steps to make it:

  1. In a small bowl, mix some yeast and sugar in warm water and stir gently to activate the yeast.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt and add the activated yeast mixture to it.
  3. Gradually add more warm water as needed and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Knead again after adding some oil or ghee.
  4. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200°C.
  6. Punch down the risen dough to release the air and divide it into small, equal-sized balls.
  7. Take each ball and gently flatten it to create a bagel-like shape.
  8. Dip each Telvor in water and then coat it generously with white sesame seeds, pressing the seeds gently onto the surface.
  9. Next, place the Telvor in boiling water, one or two at a time, and let them boil for about 1-2 minutes on each side. 
  10. Remove the Telvor from the boiling water and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  11. Bake the Telvor in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and have a crispy crust.
  12. Serve the Kashmiri Telvor warm with your favourite accompaniments, such as Kashmiri tea (Kahwa), chutneys, or curries.

Enjoy the authentic flavours of Kashmiri Telvor, a delightful sesame bread that perfectly complements the rich and aromatic dishes of Kashmiri cuisine.

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