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
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

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

IngredieNTS

  • 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

    INGREDIENTS FOR FILLING

  • 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



DirectiONS

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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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