Spread the Joy!
I get inspired from everything, specially in cooking..Whenever we used to have any food in restaurants or anywhere, when i take the first bite, i used to think..Hmm how would they made it…This is what happened when i had a chinese roll from a nearby bakery. It is like a hot dog burger bun, split in the middle and stuffed with some veggie masala, but the outer crust was so crispy and the bun itself taste so soft and squidgy. It was so good.. BANG! thats what inspired me to create my own version.
When i was thinking about it, i know it has a breacrumbed coating on it, but it has this really dark exterior which was impossible to achieve when it is baked. Then only i realized that the bun was not baked it was fried. In that recipe, the bun was split open in the middle and was stuffed with the vegetable masala, but i decided to stuff it inside the dough itself and it worked. The taste was fantastic and you have to try it to believe it..
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Rising Time : 1 hour
Makes : 12 to 15 buns
Oil for deep frying
Milk – 1/2 cup
Breadcrumbs – 1 cup or as needed
Cheese – as needed (optional)
Cheese – as needed (optional)
All Purpose Flour / Maida – 2.5 cup
Dry Yeast – 1.5 tsp
Sugar – 2 tblspn
Salt – 1.5 tsp
Oil – 3 tblspn
Warm Milk – 1 cup
Warm Water as needed
Oil – 1 tblspn
Ginger – 1 tblspn finely chopped
Garlic – 1 tblspn finely chopped
Onions – 1 medium size chopped finely
Carrot – 1 finely chopped
Beans – 5 chopped finely
Capsicum / Bell Peppers – 1/2 chopped finely
Peas – 1/2 cup ( i used frozen)
Tomato Ketchup – 1/4 cup
Soy Sauce – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Spring Onion or Coriander leaves – 3 tblspn finely chopped
Start by making the dough. Take yeast and sugar in a bowl, add little warm milk and mix well. Set aside for 5 mins for the yeast to activate.
Now take Flour, salt, 2 tblspn of oil in a large bowl and mix well. Add in the yeast mix in and the rest of the milk. Mix well using a fork. Add little warm water as needed. Knead this to a soft dough. The dough has to be nonsticky. Drizzle in 1 tblspn of oil and knead well.Cover and set aside to rise for 1 hour.
While the dough is rising, lets make the filling. Heat oil in a kadai. Add in all the chopped veggies and saute them for 2 mins. Add in chopped ginger and garlic and saute them well.
Add in peas and mix well. Cook this till the veggies are cooked.
Add in salt, sugar and chilli powder and mix well. Add in ketchup and soy sauce. Toss well. Finally add in spring onion or coriander leaves and mix well. Set aside.
When the dough is risen, punch the air out and knead it once more. Add more flour if it is too sticky.
Now take the dough out, divide it into equal portions.
Take one ball and flatten it, spoon some filling in and seal the edges together.
For a variation, you can add some grated cheese over the filling and seal it for a cheesy version.
Now dip this in milk and in breadcrumbs.
Heat oil for deep frying and drop the buns in oil, Fry till golden, it wont take very long, just a min or so
Drain and set aside.
|Take all your ingredients for the dough|
|Take yeast in a bowl|
|add little sugar to it|
|add little milk to it|
|mix well and set aside for 5 mins or so|
|take flour in a bowl|
|add little salt|
|add in oil|
|mix well and make a well in the center|
|now add in the yeast mix in|
|pour in some milk|
|add little water|
|knead to a soft dough|
|add little oil|
|knead it to a soft dough..The dough has to non sticky,
so add more flour when kneading
|cover the bowl with some plastic wrap and let it rise|
|While the dough is rising, lets do the filling|
|Hear oil in a pan, add in all veggies including the onions|
|give a quick toss in the oil|
|add in some finely chopped ginger and garlic|
|saute till veggies are cooked|
|add in peas..i used frozen|
|saute them as well|
|cook till everything is well cooked|
|add in little salt, sugar and chilli powder|
|saute them up|
|add in little ketchup|
|and soy sauce|
|add in chopped spring onion or chopped parsley|
|you can see now the dough has well rised|
|remove the wrap|
|punch down the air|
|take a small portion of dough|
|flatten it lightly|
|spoon the veggie filling in|
|seal the edges|
|place it in a plate|
|i added some cheese into one|
|sealed it well|
|i made three..|
|take a bun|
|and dip them in milk|
|now drop them in breadcrumbs|
|roll them well|
|drop it in hot oil|
|fry them..it wont take very long, just a min or so|
|remove them when they turn golden|
|you can do like this shape too|
|coat them in breadcrumbs as usual..|
|These buns taste so soft and fluffy|