Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Twisted Savory Buns

It has been continuously raining outside and me and my husband had this urge to eat something hot, tasty and yet healthy! Ta-da, I immediately thought of these Savory Buns! Simple to make, healthy to eat and satisfies the taste buds :)

Savory Buns

I added equal proportions of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour (maida), but to make it healthier, you can omit all purpose flour completely. Whole Wheat flour dough is sticker and needs little more kneading then the all purpose flour.

Ingredients:

Wheat Flour                3/4 cup
All purpose Flour         3/4 cup
Luke Warm Water       1/2 cup                
Instant Dry Yeast        1/2 tsp
Sugar                        1/2 tsp
Green Chilies             To Taste
Oil                             2 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds            1 Tbsp
Salt                           To Taste
Coriander Leaves        For Garnish
  
Method:
  •  In a bowl, add warm water, yeast, sugar and salt and leave it for 10-15 minutes until frothy.
  •  Add in 1/2 cup of All purpose flour and Whole wheat flour to the frothy mixture.
  •  Mix the flours and water well(at this stage the dough would be sticky, its ok) and leave it covered in a warm place for 1 hour. (If its cold outside, just keep this dough in the oven with the light on)
  •  After 1 hour, the dough should be doubled or fairly risen. At this stage, knock down the air, add the rest of the flour (1/4 cup of All Purpose and wheat flour), coarsely ground chilli paste and knead very well (knead for about 7-10 mins). 
  •   Make equal sized small round balls from the dough, pop in 3 of these balls in each muffin cup and keep the dough covered in a warm place for about 50 minutes to 1 Hour.
Dough balls risen after an hour of sitting
  • In the mean time pre-heat the oven to 200 C/390 F 
  • Uncover the muffin tray, brush a little milk on the dough balls to get a good golden color on the buns and sprinkle sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
  • Bake it for about 15-20 minutes or till you see a golden brown color on the buns!
Right out of the oven
  • Serve warm with hot tea or coffee, or even with a mixture of Olive Oil and freshly crushed black pepper.

 
Tip: 
(1) The Buns should sound hollow when tapped. If they sound hollow, they are ready.
(2) Though you may use any oil, using Olive Oil gives the best result.