Recipe: Stuffed Buns

A beautiful savoury stuffed bun recipe

The other day, I ran out of vegetables save for a carrot and a bag of green peas. I was just wondering whether to order in, when I remembered the chicken mince in the freezer. I would make Chicken Mince Buns!

It was only 2 pm, and I had enough time for the 2 rises of dough that chicken mince buns required. The kids love an unconventional dinner midweek, and I knew everyone would enjoy it.

Chicken Mince Buns recipe

So here it is, my recipe for fuss-free mince buns! The total rise time for the dough is only around 3 hours, and it’s pretty simple to put together! In case you are looking for a vegetarian option, you can substitute mince in this recipe for the same amount of paneer or finely chopped mushrooms.

Recipe: Stuffed Buns

Recipe by sharon dsouzaCourse: SNACK, APPETIZER, TEATIME, PICNIC, HORS D’OUVRESDifficulty: Medium


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This easy to make recipe is both tasty and filling, and you will love coming back to it again and again!


  • 3Btsp Active Dry Yeast

  • 1 cup Milk

  • 500 gms whole wheat flour

  • 4 tbsp Sugar

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 cup Oil

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tsp za’atar spice (optional)

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • 5 tbsp Luke warm water

  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds


  • 300 gms mince meat OR crumbled paneer

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

  • 1 green onion + 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1/2 inch piece ginger finely gratd

  • 2 green chilli, finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic,crushed

  • 2 tbs. cooking oil

  • 1 tsp. coriander powder

  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala

  • 1/4 tsp. chilli powder

  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onion, ginger and green chillies and fry until onions are golden brown.
  • Add meat OR paneer and stir fry
  • Add spices and stir fry for a few more minutes and add peas and carrot.
  • Turn heat to medium and cook till the meat is tender/ paneer is steamed thoroughly and all the water is absorbed.
  • The filling should be dry. Let it cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, mix the yeast and 2 tbsp sugar and dissolve it with 5 tbsp luke warm water. Mix well and keep it aside for about 5 mins till it becomes frothy.
  • In a big mixing bowl, add the flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, egg yolk, za’atar, garam masala, oil and mix well.
  • Add the milk slowly, and knead a lot, until the stickiness goes away.
  • Now form the dough into a pretty ball, and brush it well with oil place in a clean bowl, and cover wth a damp cloth. Leave to rise for 2-4 hours dependng on the weather.
  • Line a baking tray. Punch down the dough and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.
  • Take a piece of dough, make a ball and flatten it out into a disc.
  • Add a tsp of stuffing in the center of the disc and pinch towards centre to cover the stuffing. Repeat for all the buns.
  • Arrange them in the lined baking tray. Place each bun, about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet
    Leave to rise for 30-40 mins
  • Brush them lovingly with a mixture of whisked egg and water
    Sprinkle sesame seeds on the buns.
  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees C Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

    Remove and eat hot!


  • If you live in humid temperatures, consume these buns the same day, or freeze them in batches.
Homemade Stuffed buns recipe

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