Masala Buns

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Masala Buns

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
1tsp turmeric
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

Pizza dough

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!!!


Posted on

June 17, 2012


  1. Looks marvellous,irresistible and yummy..

  2. lovely tempting and perfect masala buns.

  3. your filling looks delicious..I am having a run of bad luck with my bread:-(..I must try out your olive oil version.

  4. Great looking buns. A very inventive recipe. Love it!

  5. My last post were these buns. I too made them by following Rak's kitchen. Perfectly baked one.

  6. Super soft buns and nice filling..

  7. Love that stuffing….buns look perfect, soft and yum…

  8. Looks so yummyyyy yummyyyy

  9. Masala buns look so tasty!

    I have eaten these masala buns in Bangalore bakeries.

    You have an amazing list of vegan and vegetarian recipes.

  10. hi how are you? thanks for visit. saw ths post of urs and was intrigued. they look really yummy and filling. glad to follow u dear

  11. this certainly looks delish!


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