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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Masala Buns / Khara Buns (Mini Savoury Buns)

I tried Bharathys mini savoury buns long back......I like breads and buns very much so cudnt wait to try her buns which was tempting me so much. Her stepwise was so well presented that even a a beginner in baking could go ahead with it. The steps sounds and looks like a very lengthy process, but only the raising time tests our patience or atleast mine ;) I modified the recipe a bit by including wheat flour and reducing APF.....otherwise no major difference. They call it masala buns or khara buns in bakeries and they are little spicy.
Mini Savoury Buns
Ingredients:
  • Wheat/Atta flour - 1 cup (100 gms)
  • Maida/APF - 1 cup (100 gms)
  • Active dry yeast - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp finely chopped
  • Garlic - around 10 minced
  • Green Chillies - 1 chopped very finely
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp [optional]
  • Butter - 1/2 tbsp

Mini Savoury Buns

Method :
  1. Mix yeast in warm water(have 1 cup) along with sugar and salt. Keep aside undisturbed for 30mins. If you check after 30mins the frothy layer on top will be seen.

  2. In a bowl take maida and wheat flour add 1/2 tsp salt to it. Add chopped fresh coriander leaves, chilly powder, greencchillies, minced garlic with melted butter.

  3. Mix the flour and spice mixture well, add the frothy yeast water little by little and Knead it to a soft pliable dough. Keep the dough undisturbed for 2hrs near a warm place covered with a slightly wet muslin cloth.

  4. After 2 hours, the dough must have doubled in size, punch it once to removed the trapped air. Gently knead it again. Now divide the dough into 8 to 9 equal golf sized balls. Brush melted butter, sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  5. Place the balls on the tray with silver foil/butter paper.Leave it near a warm place for another 30mins to raise a bit.

  6. Preheat the oven for 10mins at 200 deg C, place the tray in the oven and bake it for about 35-40 mins.Check if its golden browned thne apply remaining melted butter on top before serving.

Mini Savoury Buns
The garlic and coriander leaves, fills the house with nice aroma forcing the neighbours eagerly peeping into the kitchen to ask whats cooking in? ;) The warm buns with a cup of coffee was heavenly.

My Notes :
  • The dough should be very soft closely to the texture of the chapathi dough. Dont add the full 3/4 cup of the frothy yeast solution. Add it little by little till its combined to a soft pilable dough.

  • Place the dough to raise near the stove which is cooking. As its warm throughout, the dough gets nicely raised.If there is no froth in ur yeast solution then ur yeast is not fresh/active, the dough will not raise as expected, so be very careful in checking the brand and expiry date of the yeast while buying.

  • I added more garlic as I like them, you can reduce if you dont like garlic much.The buns were slightly crispy on the base and top while they were very soft on the inside.

  • I added half of maida and atta so the baking time differes from the orginal recipe as usually atta flour takes more time to bake. If you are using maida completely then 30 mins must be enough.

  • I have tried these buns twice, once completely with maida and the second time with half and half of maida and wheat flour .If you are using wheat flour the buns are little hard compared to the fully maida buns, on the healthier side I compromised to the texture, but tastewise both are very tempting and got emptied in a jiffy. If you want a very soft crusty buns go ahead with maida fully.

  • Keep the tray in the middle to ensure even cooking and browning of the buns.Keep an eye after 30mins, check if the buns are golden browned and cooked inside using a fork/toothpick then proceed with another 5-10mins.
Written by: SHARMILEE J

60 comments:

  1. THose buns looks super delicious, wanna grab one right away Sharmi....Our next entry for your event is on its way soon :-)

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  2. Bun looks perfect Sharmi:)Nice pics as well:)

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  3. Wowwwwwwwwwww... buns looks perfect and beautiful.. gr8 job dear !!

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  4. They look pretty good. I think I am going to try them this weekend.

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  5. Wow that looks super tempting... savory buns all time fav and this is absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Perfect buns...Looks so good Sharmi !!!

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  7. Sharmilee they look so inviting....too good.

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  8. Love the freshly baked bread...I even add dill leaves to d bread..

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  9. wow..drooling buns sharmi..looks awesome..

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  10. wow ... i just love this..
    thank you
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  11. ooh love this buns, this post tempts me buy an OTG soon. my daughter will love this.nice tempting clicks

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  12. oh very nice bun sharmee....now i hve already 4 buns in to try list....dono which one to start with!!

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  13. Awesome Sharmilee!! I can imagine the aroma and taste!!

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  14. Wow that is one of the cutest savoury buns I shud say ... love the clicks sharmie!!

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  15. Looks lovely and gorgeous!, I have made something like this and I called it Khara buns which is sold in Bangalore Iyengar Bakeries. I have not ued garlic and coriander, I will try this out.., looks so good...

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  16. Buns have got a lovely crust... Gorgeous clicks

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  17. a fav of mine...these look gorgeous

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  18. Drool worthy pics !!Bookmarking ...I love anything that has garlic in it...And this simply looks so gorgeous
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. Beautiful looking buns,sure it should have disappeared in a minute of time ;) Perfect tea time snack!

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  20. These savoury buns look so good! Beautiful pics!

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  21. Beautiful clicks..looks so perfect and delicious..yummy yumm!!!

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  22. These dimsum buns look so comforting!

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  23. I am a big fan of savory buns. Used to get them from a bakery nearby :) will surely try it out soon :)

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  24. Nothing can beat the freshly baked warm buns..your savoury buns are perfect. Nice one.

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  25. sharmilee..savory buns looks delicious!!

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  26. wow buns looks soooooo inviting ..will surely try very soon ...thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  27. wow thats so perfect and delicious mini buns. i know how tasty it will be with hot tea perfect one

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  28. very tempting and inviting recipe.

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  29. First time here, you have a lovely space with beautiful recipes, thanks a lot for your lovely words in my blog, beautiful buns, delicious

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  30. wow, amazing dear. I bookmarked and surely trying it out :)

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  31. I have never tried baking buns or bread at home .Yours look perfect and delicious !! Thanks a lot for dropping by my blog .

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  32. Perfect with evening tea, awesome work.

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  33. Cute and lovely buns Shamilee!! Great clicks. Thanks for sharing , shall try it soon.

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  34. There you are..:)!! ..Well, I was wondering abt the sudden increased hits to my Bun recipe..;)..and here lies the source! :)

    Love the addition of sesame seeds, Sharmee..:)
    the afternotes are much helpful..

    Glad that you blogged it, girl!:)

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  35. This is such a lovely recipe. Lovely clicks as well.

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  36. Buns look fantastic, love them!

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  37. This sure looks great! send some this way

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  38. These are lovely and tempting. Book marked.

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  39. I blame you Sharmi as I cannot get this recipe out of my head :-))

    How long did you knead the dough each time?

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  40. @RC: Except for the first time, the successive times just 5 mins kneading is enough.Dont forget to punch it each time to remove the trapped air....

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  41. very bright and colourful! a virtual treat!

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  42. I have been wanting to make this bun for long time. Got to try this. These golden crusted buns are very inviting dear

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  43. I made these and they turned out pretty good. Thank you Sharmi, I will post mine tomorrow :-)

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  44. These buns are perfect and I love that they are savory. You have a wonderful space here! :)

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  45. Thanks RC for trying n letting me knw.....glad u liked it!

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  46. These buns looks nice.Will try to make them soon! thanks for the recipe!

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  47. Hi!
    i tried this today but unfortunately they were v v hard..:( I've tried most of ur recipes n all of them were a sure shot except this one..i tried makin a sweet version of it usin tutty frooty..n used 1 cup water n 2 cups maida..can i use milk also since i wanna make a sweet version of this? after mixing 2 cups of flour n the wet ingridents it was like a paste n v sticky so added almost another cup of flour lil by lil.do u think its because of the additional flour that it went hard?

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  48. @Indu : I followed the orginal recipe blindly....From what you say I guess may be some measures might have gone wrong?!

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  49. Nice recipe but i Gould nt get IT Rite. Trasy was frothy andleft the dough for aby 3 hrs but did nt Rise much although a IT raised just a bit and IT came out hard and crispy . Tried twice did nt work. Not aurÄ™ y? Trasy - bluebird i used

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  50. Gry i tried this today (twice) came out hard and crispy(in a weird sort of way) the dough did nr Rise much although trasy was frothy. Help.

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  51. Sry I meant yeast in the place of trasy. Spellcorrect

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  52. @Anusha : As I've mentioned this bun is crispy on the outside and soft inside....as you can see in the pics...Sure will post the bakery kind of buns soon :)

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  53. Hi Sharmi,

    I have tried different recipes from your site and every single one of them has turned out really well. It shows how well written your instructions are. You have great taste (in all meanings of the word). Keep up the good work.

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  54. Hi Sharmi,
    I was inspired by these yummy buns and tried it yesterday. Please tell me how much water I should use for the dough?In the beginning you have said 1 cup and later to use less than 3/4th cup of yeast water. I got confused and used about 1 cup, which became sticky. So I dusted some more flour to smoothen it and proceeded as per your method. My buns came out white, dusty and hard surface. I will try again ad let you know the results.

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    Replies
    1. Take 1 cup and add little b little till it forms a dough consistency...Next time when I make these will surely update the stepwise

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