Thengai Bun - Coconut Bun

Recipe by
Total Time:
1.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Bread Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Bread Recipes. You may also want to try British Cheese and Onion Bread, Fiesta Cheese Bread, Gakhar (Baked Parathas), Cheese and Spinach Quesadillas

Rate This Recipe


  • 1.5 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 pack - active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup - milk (warm)
  • 1/4 cup - water (warm)
  • 1/4 tbsp - sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/8 cup - oil
  • For stuffing :
  • 1 cup to 1.5 cups - coconut (grated)
  • 1 tbsp - mixed nuts
  • 1 tbsp - raisins
  • 1/2 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp - sugar
  • 2 tsp - ghee

How to Make Thengai Bun - Coconut Bun

  • Take sieved flour in a wide vessel.
  • Combine oil, sugar, salt, water and milk. Mix well and then add yeast.
  • Leave it as is for 10 minutes or till the mixture becomes frothy.
  • Add this mixture to the flour. Make a smooth dough.
  • Keep it covered with a damp kitchen towel for about an hour.
  • By now, you can see the dough doubled in size.
  • Gently knead the dough. Divide it in to two equal parts. Make two balls.
  • Dust the work surface with flour.
  • Take one ball and roll out it in to 1/4 inch thickness using rolling pin. Prick some holes using fork.
  • Place the coconut and dry fruits mixture on it.
  • Now, roll out the remaining ball in to same 1/4 inch thick. Prick holes. Place it on the top of the coconut and dry fruits mixtures.
  • Fold the edges together without any gap.
  • Place this gently on a lined and greased cookie sheet.
  • Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes. Once Bake, take out and immediately apply some butter on the top.
  • When it is warm cut into pieces.
  • Serve warm.
  • Recipe courtesy: Nithu's Kitchen