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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Masala Buns
Ingredients for Bun
Flour- 5 3/4 cups( 700 gms)
Salt- 1 tsp
Butter- 30 gms
Sugar- 2 tsp
Warm Water- 1 cup
Warm Milk- 3/4 cup
Dried active yeast- 2 tsp
Egg white( beaten)- 1 no( for egg wash)

Ingredients for Vegetable Stuffing
Potato large( chopped)- 1 no
Carrot medium( chopped)- 1 no
Beans or Capsicum( chopped)- 1/2 cup
Peas- 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp

Vegetable Stuffed Buns
How to make Vegetable Stuffing
Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, when hot add the cumin seeds and allow to crackle.
Add potatoes, carrots, beans and peas to the pan, fry the vegetables for 5 mins.
Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and salt to the vegetables and saute for few more mins.
Add very little water to the frying vegetables and cook until potatoes are done and vegetables stuffing is dry.
Set the vegetable stuffing aside and allow to cool.

How to make Buns
Dissolve sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top, leave this mixture until frothy.

Sieve flour and salt together in a large bowl, rub butter into flour and mix in yeast liquid and warm milk. Work to firm and smooth dough, until sides of bowl are clean.
Turn the dough on to a floured table and knead thoroughly for about 10 mins.
Place the dough in greased bowl, cover with wet cloth and allow the dough to rise until double in size.
Once the dough is raised, divide the dough into equal sized balls.
Press each dough between your palms into small discs, keep the filling in the center of dough and roll into balls( make sure the stuffing is secure inside dough ball).
On a greased baking tray place all of the stuffed dough balls and allow the balls to rest in tray for another 30 mins( once again the dough balls will double in size). 
Brush the top of the stuffed doughs with egg wash.
Meanwhile pre-heat oven at 400f, place the tray with stuffed dough in the center rack of the oven and bake until Buns are golden brown.
Place the Masala Buns on wired rack and allow to reach room temperature.
Serve the Masala Buns as snack or for breakfast.

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