This was an inspiration from Rak's blog and we enjoyed this for dinner - two rolls each and we were quite full, although my son could easily handle a couple more (teenage boys being teenage boys) - I was initially making pizza dough and then had all these "non pizza" veggies that were staring me in the face in the fridge- made an on the spot decision to make these instead - I had seen them on Rak's blog when she first posted them and had forgotten about it.
Easy to whip up and quite a treat for any occasion. Here is my version of this.
For the Bread
2 cups of flour - I used equal proportions of wheat and all purpose flours
tbsp dry fast acting yeast
3/4 cup + warm water
1tsp of salt
2tsp olive oil
For the Stuffing
Any veggies you like and want to stuff with - Make a curry out of it as spicy or bland as you desire. I made mine with
1 large onions,
2 cups of minced mushrooms,
2 sweet potatoes, 2 potatoes,
1 cup of finely chopped red and yellow bell peppers
green chilies - per taste
1tbsp sambar powder
Curry leaves and cilantro finely chopped
1tbsp olive oil
Boil the potatoes, and add the rest of the ingredients into hot oil in a pan. stir fry them before add the mushed potatoes in. Allow them to cook together making sure they remain sort of dry -as in do not add any extra water - Allow for all the water from the veggies to evaporate. add your salt and spiced and simmer together for 2-4 minutes and remove from flame. Cool it down
In a bowl, dry mix salt and flour
In a mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup of warm water to the yeast and allow it to rise for 5 -10 minutes.
Add to the the flour along with 3/4 cup of warm water -
Knead gently until the batter comes of the sides and you are able to roll it into a ball.
Dust a work surface on your kitchen counter with flour
Get the dough out of the pan and on to the counter and knead for a a couple of minutes only and in the same direction
Work it into a nice round ball and put it back in the bowl and cover with a plastic bag allowing it to rise for about 2 hours
remove from bag after this time - it will have risen well
Remove and render a couple of karate chops to the dough and then make them into balls for stuffing
Make a cup with it and add the stuffing and close much as you would parathas or even kozhakattais.
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes (varies from oven to oven-so what you are looking for is the browning of the top of the bun).
Serve with love and Enjoy!!!