Jan 28, 2014

Bagels Recipe / Homemade Bagels / How to Make Bagels at Home

I am a crazy fan of poh, i never miss her cooking show poh's kitchen. On one of her episode she made this amazing bagel recipe, which was quite simple. I was looking to bake this for quite a long time. And finally baked it few weeks back, the result was so dense, chewy and totally yummy. I had few warm, and popped few in the freezer to make some yummy sandwiches.  


I made a yummy veg cheese bagel sandwich and chicken strip burger using this bagels. Will share them very soon. Then one morning i made a fried egg with cheese and stuffed that between the bagel and had it. It was amazing. You have to try that...Untill then i am leaving you with the recipe of this yummy bagel..

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 20 mins
Makes : 6 Bagels
Recipe Source : Poh's Kitchen


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Yeast - 1.5 tsp
Sugar -  1tblspn
Salt to taste
Egg - 1
Warm Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Water - as needed
Sesame Seeds or Poppy Seeds to sprinkle over


Take a baking sheet, line it with foil and brush it with oil.
Take warm milk in a bowl, add in sugar and yeast, mix well. Let it sit for 4 to 5 mins till the yeast activates and foams up.

Now take flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix them well. Make a well in the center and pour the yeast milk in it. Add in enough water to make a soft and stiff dough. Knead the dough for a good 5 mins till it get smooth.

Now roll it into a thick log. Cut into 6 even portions.

Take a ball, roll it into a log.Press both ends. Bring them together and pinch it up and seal it.

Place them over the tray. Now repeat this with the remaining ball. Cover everything with a damp cloth and let it rise for 30 to 40 mins.

Preheat the oven to 190 Degree C / 360 Degree F.

Now boil lots of water in a sauce pan. Once the water boil. Place the bagels in boiling water and cook them for a min on both sides.

Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them over the baking tray again. Repeat this with the remaining bagels

Now quickly crack open a egg and beat the well. Use a pastry brush and egg wash the bagels. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and pop them in oven.

Bake them for around 20 mins. If your bagels has got good colour then you dont have to do it, my bagels didn't get colour so poped them under the grill for just a min or till they turn golden.

Remove them from oven and let them cool a bit. Now remove them and let them cool on a wire rack.

Serve them warm, or freeze them for later use.

Take all your ingredients

Take warm milk in a bowl

Add in some sugar

Sprinkle over some yeast

Mix well

Let it foam up

Take flour in a bowl

Sprinkle in some salt

Mix that around

Make a well in the center

Pour the yeast mix

Add some water
Knead them into a smooth dough

Just like this

Roll them into a log

Cut them up

Take one ball

Roll them


Pinch both the edges

Bring them together

pinch them over

seal the edges


Arrange them in a oiled foil lined baking tray

All done

Cover them and let it rise

They are beautifully rised

Bring water in a sauce pan to a boil

Drop the bagels in

Let them poach for a min

carefully flip them over

Let them poach for a min on other side

Drain them

Place them in a baking tray

All Done
Beat up a egg
Brush the bagels with eggs

All beautifully glazed

Sprinkle with sesame seeds

Now time to bake

All baked

Beautiful isn't it?

Enjoy warm..


  1. They look superb!! Thank you for such a detailed step by step tutorial!

  2. Excellent and delicious looking bagels. Excellent preparation.

  3. Yummy ,and great presentation.No excuses now not to make it:)Greeting from sunny New Zealand.Come visit my blog .I am posting again:)

  4. I too never miss the cooking show poh's kitchen. Begals look inviting!

  5. Hi aarthi, I'm your blog's avid reader. Love all your recipes. I need your opinion on buying the oven which bakes cake and other stuff. Pls do let me know;) which do you use ? A picture of yours will be really appreciated!

  6. @Julia Irenein a few days i will post a review of my oven. So checkit out

  7. Hey arthi..nice recipes, did u use active dry yeast for d bagels..?

  8. You know what I like the best about ur blogs...the pictorial part....it's simply awesome how u manage to click pics at each step and put it here for the readers....I salute u!! 👍👍


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