Saturday, May 3, 2014

Whole wheat stuffed buns | masala buns | eggless

The temperature is warming up here and we get to go out for a walk after some 8 months, kids get to play outdoors. Absolutely wonderful feeling to get out and breathe some fresh air.


yesterday, when kids were in the park, moms had a chance to walk and chitchat :) There one of my friend told me about masala bun.I was so nostalgic about my IT job days as we used to get these buns from Ragavendra bakery and enjoy with our evening cup of tea.



Later In the night I started craving for these buns ,badly.So , this is what I did.Decided to make some today  and enjoy in the evening.


You think I'm crazy .... yes ...sometimes :)


I decided to make some healthier version. So I used whole wheat.Also used green peas,tofu and some spinach in my filling.

 I hope the step by step pic will help you :)


Ingredients


Buns

Whole wheat flour .................. 3/4 cup
All purpose flour ..................... 1/4 cup
Active dry yeast ..................... 2 tsp
Salt ........................................ to taste
Sugar ..................................... 1tsp+1 tsp
Warm milk ............................. 1/4 cup+ 1 tsp
Warm water........................... 2 tbsp
Oil ........................................ 2 tbsp
Dry herbs .............................. 1 tsp( i used mint,curry leaves and coriander leaves)

For filling

Potato ......................... 1 small,boiled
green chilli .................... 1 chopped fine
Extra firm tofu ............... 1/4 cup
green peas ................... 1/8 cup
Spinach ...................... 1 handfull
Onion ......................... 1,chopped fine
Salt............................. to taste
Coriander powder.....1/2 tsp
turmeric powder.........1/4 tsp
garam masala ............ 1/4 tsp
red chilli powder..........1/2 tsp
oil................................1 1/2 tsp
mint leaves  .............. few


Method for bun

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Sift together flour and salt.
  3. Mix sugar and yeast in warm milk and let it rest for 10 minutes in warm place.
  4. Later make a well i the flour and add yeast mixture,dry herbs, and little water and mix and make a soft  dough.
  5. Apply oil on the top and cover it with a damp cloth and place it in a warm place for an hour.
  6. Once the dough doubles in volume, make golf ball size balls.
  7. Cover a sheet tray with aluminium foil . and place the balls and cover and rest it for 15 minutes.
  8. Later take a ball and flatten it a bit with your palm and spoon some filling.
  9. Bring the edges of the dough together and cover the filling.
  10. Place all the balls in the sheet tray .
  11. Mix 1 tsp milk, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tbsp oil together.
  12. Brush each ball with this mixture.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes.
  14. Take it out and brush once again and bake for 10 minutes.
 Method for filling

  1. Heat a shallow pan with oil.
  2. Add cumin seeds,when the oil is hot.
  3. Add onion and chillies and saute until onion is soft.
  4. Add the dry spices and m well.
  5. Add all the vegetables along with scrambled tofu and add salt.
  6. Saute well for 5 to 7 min.
  7. Add chopped mint leaves.



Enjoy with hot cup of tea for as a snack or breakfast or brunch.

Notes

  • Oven time varies from one oven to another.Keep an on on it from 20 minutes.
  • You can use any filling that you prefer







4 comments:

  1. Can we use whole wheat flour alone for the stuffed buns

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    1. Yes, but that slight elasticity will be missing while you make the dough.

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