Stuffed Buns

Stuffed buns

 

      I saw these really yummy stuffed buns in Marias Menu and wanted to give it a try. I have bookmarked lots of her yummy recipes but this is the first one I tried. The buns turned out really well and was absolutely delicious. I was so excited that I sent its pictures to all my friends, the minute I clicked them. Its just so easy to make them though it takes a few hours to get the end result. My hubby loved it and he in fact took it for his lunch next day :). Thanks a lot Maria for sharing this recipe and thanks to Ria who shared the original recipe.  Though I tried to stick to the recipe, some measurements got changed when I made the dough. I made it twice in the last week with the same measure of ingredients and both times they turned out successful. I used a chicken and egg filling for these buns.

 

For the bun (Yield – 9 buns)

Ingredients

 

  1. All purpose flour/maida – 2.5 cups
  2. Active dry yeast – 2 tsp
  3. Warm water – 2 tbsp
  4. Sugar – 1 tbsp + 1 tbsp
  5. Milk – 1/4 cup
  6. Oil – 1/4 cup
  7. Egg – 1 beaten
  8. Egg white – of 1 egg, for egg wash
  9. Sesame seeds – 1.5 tsp, to sprinkle
  10. Salt – To taste 

 

Method

 

1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water along with 1 tbsp sugar. Set aside for around 10 mts.

 

2. Combine the all purpose flour(start adding 1 cup, you will need to add more while kneading the dough), sugar, milk, oil, salt and mix until you get a smooth paste. Now add the beaten egg, yeast, remaining all purpose flour and knead until you get a soft dough, adding extra flour little by little( I used a food processor). Keep it covered in a warm place for around 2-3 hrs. The dough will double in volume by that time.

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3. Now punch it down lightly and make large lemon-sized balls out of it. Flatten them and fill with the stuffing (around 1.5 tbsp each).  Reshape back into a ball. Arrange them on a greased foil and let them rest for 15 – 20 mts. Preheat the oven at 350 F for around 15 mts. Beat the egg white nicely, apply it over the buns and sprinkle sesame seeds. Put them in a baking tray and bake for 20 – 25 mts or until their surface becomes reddish brown in color.

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For the  egg filling

Ingredients

  1. Egg – 2 ( Boiled and chopped)
  2. Red onion – 1 small (sliced lengthwise and chopped or finely chopped)
  3. Ginger – 1 tsp finely chopped
  4. Garlic – 1 tsp finely chopped
  5. Green chilly – 1 chopped fine
  6. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  7. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
  9. Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Salt – To taste
  11. Oil – As required
  12. Cilantro – 1 tbsp

Method

1. Heat some oil in a pan and add the ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a minute and add the red onion. When it turns light brown, add the masala powders. Saute for a few seconds, add the chopped eggs and chopped cilantro. Mix well and switch off. let it cool down.

 

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For the chicken filling

 

Ingredients

  1. Chicken breast – 1 (Cook it adding pepper powder and salt. Mince when it cools down)
  2. Red onion – 1 small, chopped fine
  3. Ginger – 2 tsp chopped fine
  4. Garlic – 2 tsp chopped fine
  5. Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
  6. Chilli powder  – 1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  10. Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Salt – To taste
  12. Oil – As required

Method

 

1. In a pan heat oil and add the finely chopped ginger and garlic at medium heat. Saute for a few minutes and add the chopped red onion. When it turns light brown and oil appears on top, add the masala powders. Saute for a few seconds and then add the minced chicken.  The filling should not be too dry. In case it is dry, sprinkle some water. Mix well and check for salt. Cool down.

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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