These buns are inspired from Vaishalis blog which she got from Champa's blog. I bookmarked the recipe long back n today I tried it n they came out very well.I used a little different stuffing but the baking procedure is the same. We all enjoyed it these delicious buns with a cup of tea.
- 1.5 cup chopped palak (spinach)
- 3/4 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
- 1/2 boiled mashed potato
- 1/4 chopped onions
- 1 tsp kasuri methi(dry fenugreek leaves)
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp chat masala
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
- 1 n 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 n 3/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 2 tbsp warm water
- 2 tbsp oil
For greasing the buns
- 1/2 tsp milk
- 1 /2 tsp oil
Preparing the Stuffing
Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds n when it splutter add chopped onions n when turns translucent add chopped spinach and cook for 2 min. Once it done add mashed potato mix it well n add all the powders along with salt n blend nicely n stir for 1 min.Add the dry fenugreek leaves n paneer n fry for one more min n your stuffing is ready. Let it cool to room temperature.
Making the Stuffed Buns
Step 1: Making the Dough
In a big bowl add yeast,sugar,salt n warm water let it sit for 10 min. It will become foamy. Then add oil n milk mix nicely. Then add flour slowly 1/2 cup at a time n stir with spatula. Then take it out of the bowl n on a lightly floured surface knead it for 5 min n then make it into a ball. Grease it with oil then put it in a bowl n cover with a damp cloth n let it sit for 1 hr.
After a hour or till the dough become double.Take it out n punch it in the center to take all the air out.Now divide the dough into six parts n shape it into six balls n let it sit for another 10 min.
Step 2 : Stuffing the Buns
Then take each ball n spread it on your left palm by pressing with ur right hand into a circle.Then put 1 tbsp of stuffing on it and enclose it by pulling the dough over it from all sides n shape it into a smooth ball. Put it in greased baking tray n let it sit for 45 min.Then grease each bun with milk n oil mixture n make it ready for baking.
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Step 3: Baking
Preheat the oven at 350 F 15 min before baking n bake these buns for 15 min or till they golden brown.
Serve the buns once they cool or store them in a fridge reheat in microwave for 10 seconds n serve warm with a cup of tea.
I am sending these delicious buns to some wonderful events like Yeastspotting
Champa's Bake off event