Stuffed Masala Bun
Potato Stuffed Masala Bun is super delicious very easy recipe to make with simple ingredients. This savoury buns with lots of flavors and mild spiciness are prepared by adding chopped onion, ginger, garlic, cilantro and few other spices to add to its taste. Adding yeast while kneading the dough gives fluffy and soft buns and to make the buns more aromatic. I don’t bake buns often,but Wanted to make these since long time and trying out these stuffed buns/masala buns today , I was very happy that these potato stuffed buns turned out very soft and delicious and it was a huge hit in my family, Everyone liked it so much. Totally enjoyed these stuffed buns hot from the oven with cup of coffee!
All Purpose Flour /Maida– 1-1/2 cups
Instant Dry Yeast – 1tsp
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Milk – 1/4 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Melted Butter – 3 tbsp
To brush on top:
Milk – 2 tbsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
For Masala Stuffing:
Oil - 3 tsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Onion, finely chopped - 2
Green chillies, chopped fine - 2
Potatoes, boiled – 2
Carrot, beans, peas (together) – 1/2 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander/Dhania Powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp or as per taste
Freshly chopped coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
For the Buns:
1.Warm the milk,add sugar to it and mix well. Add the yeast to it and mix well. Keep aside for 5 mins. It will froth and raise.Note- (You will find the yeast frothy which means, it is working and active. If it is not frothy, then the yeast is not working. You have to get a new pack.)
2.In a bowl mix together all-purpose flour, salt, soft butter and the yeast dissolved in milk.
3.Mix well to form a ball knead for few minutes to form a soft and smooth dough. Cover with Clingfilm and place it in a warm place for 1-2 hour and let the dough rise doubles in volume. It took just 1 hour for me.
Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.
1.Cook the vegetables and heat a pan on medium heat, add oil, when oil is hot add jeera seeds (cumin seeds) stir for few seconds and add onion, fry till translucent .
2.Then add green chillies, ginger garlic paste and stir for few seconds now add turmeric powder,Red chilli powder, Garam masala, Dhania Powder and stir for few seconds .
3.Then add mashed potatoes and cooked carrot, beans and peas mix well, adjust salt. Cover and cook for few minutes.
4.Now add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.When the potato mixture cools slightly make equal size balls.
4.After one hour, knead the dough gently and divide to 6 or 8 balls.
5.Take each dough and flatten a little with your hand. Place the potato ball in middle and cover with the dough by bringing the ends together and pinch the dough and seal. Form a smooth ball. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough and potato mixture.
6.Place the stuffed dough(pinched side down) on a baking tray lined and greased with little oil and place on a greased tray leaving space to avoid sticking together.
7.Let the stuffed dough rise for 30 minutes.
8.Bake at 180 degree C for 20 min or till the top had browned.
9.Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. you can enjoy potato stuffed masala buns with tea or coffee or even have it for breakfast.