Soft Pretzels Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Bakery Items

Soft Pretzels Recipe | Food Diaries
Soft Pretzels Recipe | Food Diaries

These Soft Pretzels will change your breakfasts and evening teas forever! You can have them with a chocolate spread, cream cheese or as it is!

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Soft Pretzels, Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad and Fried Fish Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 11 June 2020.





Ingredients for Dough:

  • Flour 2 ½ cups
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Yeast 2 ¼tsp
  • Warm water ¾- 1 cup


  • Boiling water 1 cup
  • Baking soda 2 tbsp
  • Coarse salt to taste
  • Melted unsalted butter 3 tbsp

Put all dough ingredients in a stand mixer. Combine, and knead for 5 minutes. Flour the dough, cover, and let rest for 30 minutes. While dough is resting, prepare the topping. Combine boiling water and baking soda in a shallow dish. The baking soda should dissolve almost completely. Allow mixture to cool. Transfer dough to working surface and cut into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long rope. Twist into a pretzel shape. Place twisted pretzels 4 at a time into the baking soda mixture. Be sure to cover their surfaces. Leave them in the baking soda bath for 2 minutes. Transfer pretzels onto silicon lined baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, allow to rest for 10 minutes. Bake at 200 degrees C for 8 – 9 minutes. Remove pretzels when golden brown and brush with melted butter.


  • Spring onions, sliced 5
  • Tomatoes, seeded and diced 2
  • Cucumber, seeded and diced 1
  • Chickpeas, boiled 1 cup
  • Chopped parsley 1/3 cup
  • Chopped mint leaves 1/3 cup
  • Basil leaves 1/3 cup
  • Lemon juice 1/2 cup
  • Minced garlic 1 tbsp
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Tabasco sauce a dash
  • Olive oil 1/2 cup
  • Feta cheese, diced 8 oz
  • Toasted pita bread for serving

Place the spring onions, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, parsley, mint, and basil in a large salad bowl and toss to combine. Whisk together the Tabasco sauce, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing gently to coat all the vegetables. Add the feta, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss gently. Serve the salad with the toasted pita bread.


  • Fish fillet 6
  • Coriander crushed 1 tsp
  • turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Corn flour 2 tbsp
  • Water 1 tbsp
  • oil to deep fry

Mix all ingredients, marinate the fish for few minutes. Put it in a Dawlance Air Fryer/ Microwave oven and cook until done. Serve.

Soft Pretzels Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Soft Pretzels Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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