Palak Bun (Roll) or Popeye Spinach Bun (Roll)

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Total Time:
2.5 hours
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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Ingredients

  • 400 gms ( 2 cups) - all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tsp - Butter
  • 30 ml - Milk
  • 3 tbsp - Spinach puree (reserve extra 2 tsp )
  • 1 - egg, beat well
  • 1 tsp -extra Butter (to grease baking tray)
  • 2 tsp - Milk (for final stage)
  • For yeast:
  • 4 tbsp - warm water (60 ml)
  • 3 tsp - (1 tbsp) Sugar
  • 1 tsp - active Dry yeast (please use fresh packet)

How to Make Palak Bun (Roll) or Popeye Spinach Bun (Roll)

  • For yeast:
  • Dilute 1 tsp - active dry yeast with 4 tbsp - warm water and 3 tsp - sugar. Gently stir well. Let it stand for 15 minutes, until it fermented and doubled in quantity.
  • For spinach puree:
  • Wash and clean palak. Drain out water completely and boil on a low heat for 5 - 8 minutes until soft.
  • Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for twenty minutes.
  • Transfer this boiled spinach into a mixer bowl and make a smooth paste without adding extra water.
  • You may get 4 - 5 tbsps of spinach paste.
  • For the dough:
  • Melt 2 tsps butter in 30 ml medium hot milk and keep aside.
  • Place 2 cups of flour in a large bowl and stir in salt.
  • Make a well in the centre, and pour milk-butter mix, fermented yeast mixture, spinach puree and beaten egg.
  • Knead into a dough.
  • Sprinkle 2-3 tsps of reserved spinach puree if required until you have a soft moist dough that can be handled well and soft.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead for at least 10 minutes (make an extra soft dough - softer than a soft toy).
  • Return to the bowl, cover with a wet towel, and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a floured surface; cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Divide into 8 parts.
  • Shape each into a round bun - roll. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Place on greased baking sheets.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Leave 1-inch gap between each bun.
  • Preheat oven at 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
  • Brush with 2 tsps milk. Bake for 18 - 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Serve with any accompaniment of your choice.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World