Stuffed Masala Mini Buns

This post is a Valentine day special Post!!

Valentine’s Day is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them. Typical Valentine’s Day activities include:

  • Picnics in the park.
  • Buying gifts of chocolates, flowers, jewelry, or other items for their loved ones.
  • A romantic meal at a restaurant.
  • A boat cruise with a special meal.
  • Sharing Valentine’s Day messages via social media and radio announcements.

I always feel that we don’t need a designated day in a year to express our love and affection to our Valentine. What do you think?

I made these Stuffed Mini Buns for my Valentine as he likes baked stuff which is home made. These stuffed masala mini buns are good for tea time or even as snacks for the kids. My kids too loved the buns.

Recipe for Stuffed Masala Mini Buns:

Ingredients for the dough:
1.5 Cups wheat flour
1/2 Cup maida
1 Tsp Ajwain / Carom Seeds
1.5 Tsp mixed herbs
1/2 Tsp salt
5 Tbsp olive oil
1.5 Tbsp sugar
2 Tsp instant yeast
1/4 Cup luke warm milk
1/2 Cup luke warm water
Melted butter for brushing

For filling:
1/2 Cup grated paneer
1/2 Capsicum diced
1/2 Cup corn
1/4 Tsp chilli powder
1/4 Tsp garam masala
1/4 Tsp jeera
Salt to taste

For Stuffing:
Heat a tsp of oil in a wok. Add jeera, chilli powder and garam masala. Add all the veggies , grated Paneer and salt to taste. Saute till the masala blends well with the veggies. Switch off the stove.

For the Dough:

In a bowl add the sieved flour with mixed herbs ,hand crushed ajwain and keep it aside.

Dissolve sugar in luke warm milk and yeast and set aside till frothy.
To the flour add salt,4 tbsp olive oil and yeast mixture. Add water if necessary. I have added 2 tsp of water. Knead the dough for 8 mins till you get a soft elastic dough.
Apply oil on the sides of a bowl and once kneaded transfer the dough to the bowl. Brush some oil on the top of the dough ball.Cover the bowl with a clean damp cloth and keep it in a warm place to rise for 1 to 1.5 hours or till it doubles the size.

Once the dough rises punch it down and knead again for 4 mins. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls. Repeat the same procedure for the balance dough and set it aside for 15 mins to rise. Place the stuffed dough balls on the greased tray.
Pre heat the oven at 200C for 10 mins. Place the tray in the oven for 25 mins. Take it out and brush it with milk. Bake it for another 25 mins. Once you see the nice brown crust on the top it is done.Brush it with butter once done.
The buns are ready to be served.

Enjoy with your Valentine!!!!


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