Dec 30, 2013

Dilkush Bread Recipe / Dilkhush Recipe / Dilkush Pastry / Coconut & Tutti Fruity Stuffed Bread / Coconut Bread (Buns)

Ok here i am with my family favorite recipe.Can you believe this got over within 1 hour of making it. Everyone was digging into it telling me that it taste exactly like bakery bought ones. Do i need anymore appreciation than this..I know that this dish will be most of your favorite one too, so i am sharing you the recipe.

Now coming to the dilkush. This is basically a sweetened coconut and tutti fruit filling with lots of nuts, cherries and it has a lovely aroma of cardamom powder and melted butter, this yummy filling is stuffed into a sweet, soft, buttery bread. I am sure now that you are clear about this dish.

This is particularly a no fail recipe, how ever you bake it, it turns out delicious. The main thing you should keep in mind is use good quality yeast and dont over bake, as it will make the bread turn hard. Other than this, if you follow the recipe, then it is a hit one. Hope you will try this and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Resting Time : 2 to 2.30 hours
Baking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 slices


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup / 250 grams
Instant Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Warm Milk - 250 ml + 2 tblspn of brushing on top
Butter - 1 tblspn melted

For Filling:
Fresh Coconut - 1.5 cup
Tutti fruity - 3/4 cup
Cashew Nuts - 1/4 cup
Cherries -10 chopped
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Butter - 2 tblspn melted
Cardamom powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp


Start by making the dough. Take flour, sugar, salt, yeast in a mixing bowl. Pour warm milk over it and knead it into a slightly sticky dough. Now drizzle some butter over it and mix well. Cover and let it sit in a warm place of 1 to 2 hours till it doubles in size.

Now lets make the filling. Take coconut and sugar in a blender and blend them till it resembles a coarse mixture. In a bowl, add coconut mix, tutti fruity, cherries, nuts, cardamom powder and butter. Mix that well, filling is done.

Line a baking tray with foil and grease it well with butter.

Once the dough has rised punch it back down and knead well for a min. Divide the dough into two equal portions.

Take one dough out and roll it into a round circle. Place the circle on the baking tray, spread the filling all over the dough circle. Now dip your fingers in water and moisten the edges. 

Now roll another dough into a round circle. Place that circle over the moistened edges and press with your fingers to seal them well. 

Now dip your fingers again in water and moisten the edges, fold the around the sides so it is well sealed. Leave it to rest for 10 mins.

In the meantime preheat the oven to 200 degree C / 400 degree F.

Now Use a  knife to make some slashes over the top so the steam can escape.

Brush the top with some milk and bake it in oven for 25 to 35 mins. Dont overbake.

Once it is done, remove from oven and brush the top with some melted butter. Cover the top with a damp cloth so the crust will become soft.

Once it is cooled, slice and serve. 

If you have any leftover, keep it in fridge. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds or so while serving.


1)Make sure you use warm milk for kneading the dough. If you use cold milk, then the yeast wont activate. If you use hot milk, then you will kill the yeast.

2)If you are not sure that your yeast is fresh, then activate the yeast first and then add it to flour. To activate yeast,  Add yeast to warm milk along with some sugar and leave it for 5 mins or so. You will see the mix will become foamy, now add this to the flour and continue the process.

3)I added extra sugar in the bread dough, this will make it more tasty.

4) I used fresh coconut in the filling to make it fresh. You could also use dessicated coconut too.

5)You could use whatever nuts you like in the filling.
6) If you are using fresh coconut, keep the bread in fridge if you have any leftover.  so it wont get spoiled. you can reheat it in microwave for 30 seconds or so when serving, it will turn fresh. 
Ingredients for dough

Take flour in a bowl

Add sugar

Add salt

Now goes yeast

Mix that well

Now pour in warm milk

Make it into a sticky dough

Add a tblspn of melted butter

Mix that around

Cover and let it rest

Now lets make the filling

Take coconut in a blender

Add sugar

Blend them together lightly

transfer that to a bowl

Add cardamom powder

Add in cashewnuts

Now goes cherries

and some tutti fruities

Drizzle some ghee of melted butter

Mix that around

After couple of hours the dough has risen beautifully

punch it down
Divide into two portions, take one out

roll it out

Place it on a greased foil lined tray

Spread the filling evenly

Dip your fingers in water

Moisten the edges

Now take another ball

Spread that too

Place it over the moistened edges

dip the water again

moisten the edges again

fold over to seal

all well sealed

use a kinfe

make slashes over it

brush some milk or egg wash over it

bake them

brush some butter to give a shine look

cover with damp cloth to make the crust soft

slice and serve

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  1. Thanks for the step by step pics. Made my Dil very
    Kush. Going to try it today.

  2. Very delicious and innovative dilkhush bread.

  3. Looks like a treat my son would love.

  4. This looks great ! My son loves in but we don't get it in the bakeries here, will definitely try this out...Thanks for sharing

  5. Awesome Aarthi. All time favourite. Thanks for the recipe..

  6. Hi, i am purchasing an oven this new year, asking everyone's suggestions, so wt is your suggestion cos i need to bake cakes, cookies, cook some other stuff etc in the same..

  7. Hi Aarthi...loved your happy to found your blog....i have a microwave-grill oven. I am going to buy an oven to bake cakes,cookies,pies like ur dilkush etc... I need to know...what type I should buy for this? OTG or convection?And baking only for family how much litres oven would be ideal?Please. Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

  8. @POGO
    Thanks for your mail, i am glad you liked my blog. And since you have microwave oven, i suggest you to go for OTG oven. For home purpose any OTG above 17 liter would be good.

  9. @Anonymous I use a Koryo 19 liter oven in my mom place and morphy richards 40 liter oven in my home. I have used both ovens and found both of them to be good

  10. Hi Aarthi..a doubt...again
    From various net seems that cakes or buns baked in an OTG turns out dry on top. Is it true? If yes... what can be done to avoid it? Pls help. Thanks

  11. @POGO
    no it is not like that. dryness comes because of the consistency of the dough. If you find your buns has crusty top, cover it with a damp cloth after it is baked. This will make the crust soft

  12. Hi Arthi,
    i used fresh grated coconut and baked it..the filling inside the bun turned out to be watery immediately after baking and very wet after the bun is cooled. Pls give some tips as what to do if i use fresh grated coconut. With sugar , it becomes soggy and watery..Thnx!!!

  13. @Priyaseker Keep fresh coconut in freezer for 30 mins, the powder it with sugar

    1. hi,

      I left fresh coconut in freezer for 30-45 mins and grinded it with sugar.
      at first it felt dry but after few mins it became wet and waht should i do to make it dry as possible?

    2. Hi,
      I left the fresh coconut in freezer for 30-45 min and grinded it well with sugar. at first it feels dry but after few min it fells wet. how can i make it dry?

  14. hi aarthi ,i love all your recipes , just want to ask when ever it is writen pre heat for 180 d cel, what it means ,pre heat for how many minutes , it may be cake or breads , i have conventional oven of LG

  15. @Anonymous Preheating means turning the oven on at the required temp for a good 10 mins, so when you put the cake or bread pan inside the oven, the oven has to be hot and not cold so it helps in good baking

  16. Hi aarthi.. i like ur recipes and way of presentation.. can u please place a pic of step that where u put the baking pan/sheet in oven.. and after that final pic of completing baking
    . please please

  17. Can we use active dry yeast for dis recipe

  18. Can v make it in a micro wave? ?? If yes how?

  19. @anijaNo you cannot make this in microwave unless you have convection mode

  20. Can you plz tel tel me how wil i know if the temp has reached to 180 or 200 coz i have a oven which shows high or low flame

  21. hi what to use instead of dry yeast

  22. Hai aarthi,is realy bread baling this simple ? I followed ur recipe to the core each n evry step in this one,n big whole wheat loaf n other version with curd whole wheat bread..all threehad thick crust n yeasty smell...where im going wrong?u r the only one baking bread in our region i can find...other baking recipes r from foreign contries n i cant follow theirs.wat brand of yeast u use? I bought gloripan n infud thats our super market brand..both same results

  23. Today i tried ur pepper chiken n it turned wonderful n v.easy peasy...who ever gave u the idea of this photographic explanation thing giving my whole hearted thanx to them dear..hows ur daughter doing?

  24. @aarthi dhanrajI use a brand which is sold in my super market. I think it is because of yeast.

  25. Hello aarthi..u becoming my kindoff pen friend...ur presence is always in my kitchen n mind..n i tried this..actualy t second came out so well...i even reolaced haf wheat flour n increased the sweetnes to hide ot...yet the bread in this s so nice...hope my breads too vl come nice hereafter...:-)

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  27. Hi Aarthi, plz lemme know if I can use whole wheat flour or oatmeal powder instead of maida for this recipe...

  28. @Nandiniu can use wheat flour. but it will make the bread little denser

  29. Such a easy and wonderdul recipe .. Regards Pooja

  30. akka can we make buns out of this recipe by simply stuffing the filling inside the buns?thank yu:)

  31. @uma mahiyes u can make buns..check this link

  32. Now a days dilkush bun is very different in bakery. itz brown in color filling. that taste is like exactly chocolate cake over baked.anyway i love dilkush buns.

  33. hello.... i have a Havells OTG... i just want to know is it safe if i can use aluminium foil for baking in it...i m a new user of OTG

  34. Hi aarthi being a first time user of yeast. For this bun I added a active dry yeast directly to the dough not by dissolving it in water as u mentioned in this recipe. But am scared dat wil it come double in size or wen i bake it wil it bake properly or not? Coz the dough has dat yeast granules all over it. Pls reply me soon and help me

    1. Hi,
      I added yeast directly only.It came out well.The granules will react and disappears.Don't worry,it works.

    2. HI,
      I tried it today.... but it doesn't turn out well. Can someone post the pic of yeast you are using..pls?

  35. @Preetha Jayakumaru have to knead it well so the yeast will just meld into the dough

  36. Hi Arthy,

    I made this yesterday,it came out well.Soft,spongy and tasted good.Thanks for the recipe.
    I use most of ur recipe only.



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