1In a bowl , mix flour,yeast ,sugar and salt.
2Mix well .
3Add water and knead well for 6-7 mins . Now add oil .
4Knead for another 4-5 mins. Dough will be stiff . Do not add water .
5Apply oil and place it in a well oiled bowl .
6Cover it with cling film and let it rise.
7Meanwhile let us prepare the flavouring . In a small bowl ,heat garlic paste ,red chilli flakes and oil . Keep it aside .
8Let the dough double in volume .
9Gently knock down the air .
10Knead for a minute or two . Add the flavouring and knead for a minute . Cover it with cling film and store it in an air tight container. Refrigerate it for atleast 4-5 hrs .
11Divide the dough into four equal portions .
12Roll out the dough as shown in the pic .
13Cut it into equal sized strips .
14Apply milk / water . Sprinkle sesame seeds or basil seeds . Line a rectangle tin with parchment paper. Carefully transfer it to the baking tin .
15Egg wash or milk wash the strips . Let it proof for 8-10 mins . Pre heat the oven at 160 degree C with both top and bottom rods on . Bake for 6-7 mins and then reduce the temperature to 150 degree C . Bake for another 2-3 mins until it is golden brown in colour .
16Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack .
If you prefer crispy bread sticks, then roll out the dough thin ..about 1/4 " thickness .
It is always better to refrigerate the dough before rolling and shaping . It is very difficult to roll a freshly risen dough because it will very elastic and bouncy .
The dough can be refrigerated up to four days .
Baking time depends upon the thickness of the strips .If you roll the dough very thin , the baking time will also reduce .