Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vegetable Stuffed Buns

Ingredients

For buns

3 cups All purpose flour

1 packet of  Active Dry Yeast

2 Tbsp Sugar

3 Tbsp Butter

1 tsp salt

1 1/4 cup warm milk

1/4 cup lukewarm water

2 tbsp milk for brushing

3 tbsp white sesame seeds

1 tbsp of oil

For stuffing

1 cup boiled potato

1 cup cauliflower

1/2 cup green peas

1/2 cup carrot

1/2 cup green pepper

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tbsp kitchen king masala

salt to taste

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp cilantro.finely chopped

1 small onion,finely chopped

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

Here what you need to do:

For stuffing:

  • Heat oil in a pan,when hot add cumin and when they change colour, add onion and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add the cauliflower,carrot ,peas and green pepper and cover and cook until they are almost done.
  • Add the red chilli,turmeric,coriander powder,kitchen king masala and salt.Cover and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the potatoes and cover and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add cilantro and lemon and mix.
  • The filling shouldn't be too dry.
  • Let this mixture cool completely.
For the buns:

  • Mix water with yeast and sugar.Set aside till frothy,about 15 mins.
  • Add butter to the  milk and mix until the butter melts.
  • Mix flour and salt.Sift twice.
  • Make a well in the center and add the yeast and the butter and milk mixture.
  • Gently mix the flour to form a sticky ball.Grease your palm with little oil and start kneading.
  • Do not add more flour.Continue kneading for atleast 10 min still you have a silky smooth dough.
  • Lightly coat it with a tsp of oil and place it in a large bowl and cover the bowl with a cling wrap or a damp kitchen towel and place it in a warm place for 2 hours.
  • Now the dough will be almost double its original volume.
  • Punch the dough down and knead it for couple of mins.
  • Divide it in 15 balls.Lightly flour the surface and roll each ball in a 5 inch disc.
  • Add a Tsbp of the filling, seal the edges and gently roll it over your  greased palm till it forms a ball.Give it a gentle press.
  • Grease a cookie sheet and place the buns one and half inch apart.Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for an hour.
  • Brush the buns with milk and sprinkle few sesame seeds on top.
  • Preheat the oven at 350 F for 10 mins.Bake the buns for 25-30 mins.
  • Serve warm.
Note:

  • Edges should be sealed properly.
  • Stuffing should be neither too wet nor too dry.
Variation:

  • Use 2 cup wheat flour and a cup of All purpose flour for buns.
  • Use any combination of vegetable for the stuffing.
  • You could even stuff it with dabeli masala (dabeli potato mixture) to make it a stuffed dabeli.
  • Leftover sabzi will make a great stuffing.
  • You could use your choice of non veg for the filling too.

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