Masala Buns

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • all-purpose flour - 2 cup
  • turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • butter - 2 tbsp
  • sugar - 2 tsp
  • warm milk - ½ cup
  • fresh yeast - 20 gm
  • egg - 1, lightly beaten
  • warm water - ½ cup, approx
  • oil - 2 tbsp
  • cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • green chili - 1 tsp, minced
  • curry leaves - 2 tbsp, shredded
  • coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • salt - ½ tsp

How to Make Masala Buns

  • Combine flour with salt and turmeric powder. Rub in the butter.
  • Dissolve sugar in warm (not hot) milk . Mix in the yeast.
  • Add the yeast mixture and egg to the flour mixture.
  • Add enough warm water to make very soft dough.
  • Knead the dough very well till it is smooth, shiny and elastic.
  • Keep the dough covered in a lightly greased bowl, till it rises to double its volume.
  • (The rising time will depend on the room temperature.)
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small fry pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When they splutter, add green chili, curry leaves and coriander.
  • Fry for few seconds and remove from fire. Allow to cool.
  • Knead the risen dough lightly and roll out to a 1.5 cm thick sheet.
  • Sprinkle the fried ingredients evenly over it.
  • Roll up the sheet (like Swiss roll) and cut into 3cm thick slices.
  • Flatten the slices slightly and place well apart on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle lightly with warm water and leave aside till they double in volume.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oven to 200 C.
  • Place the risen buns in oven and bake till done, about 12-15 minutes.