Oct 16, 2008

Potato Buns

I discovered that it was long since I baked something with yeast..I love the rising, kneading, shaping of the dough. Though it is a long process, it gives a sense of satisfaction when you prepare home-baked goodies at home..I made these potato buns one evening and they came out too good..These buns are similar to the piroshkis. But the dough is spiced up with some fresh cumin and chilli..They turned out too soft and delicious..

Ingredients

For the dough

Yeast - 2 tablespoons
Sugar - 2 tablespoons
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Lukewarm water - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup (at room temperature)
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup
Crushed cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon

For the filling

Potato - 1 large sized
Onion - 1 medium sized
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Directions

Mix the sugar in the lukewarm water.Add the yeast to it and leave it aside for about 7 to 8 minutes until it turns frothy. Take care the water is not too hot, cos it kills the yeast and also not too cold as yeast is not effective in cold water.

Stir in the oil, salt, milk, flours, chilli powder and crushed cumin seeds. Knead well with hands to form an elastic dough.. Place in a greased vessel and cover it with a tea towel. Allow it to rise until it gets doubled in size.It takes around 50 to 60 minutes.

Chop the potatoes finely. Meanwhile prepare the filling. Heat oil and fry the onions till it turns translucent. Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander and chilli powder. Cook for a minute. Now add the potatoes and salt and cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Allow the mixture to completely cool.

Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

Divide the dough into large lemon sized balls. It yields about 12 to 13 balls with the quantities mentioned above. Place the ball on a greased surface and roll it out slightly to about 3.5 inches in diameter with a rolling pin. Alternatively, you can also press the ball with your fingers to spread it out. Place a tablespoon of the potato mixture in the center andbring the edges of dough to the center to seal. Place seam side down on a baking sheet. 

Allow it to rise again for about an hour. Bake at 4oo degree F for about 2o minutes until the top gets slightly browned.

Serve warm with tea!

This is my entry to World Bread Baking Day!

56 comments:

  1. Buns looks perfect n soft... good entry for the bread day..

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  2. hey buns are so tempting. feel like having it right now :) can u send me the link for no crouton soup event?

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  3. I have been experimenting with different flours for baking bread and the last two were major flops :( Got some newer stock y'day to continue testing my luck :P

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  4. This looks gooood!
    Wish I could see the filling inside the bun...

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  5. delicious, divya! i'm gonna have to try this - this reminds me those Hot Breads buns! :-)

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  6. They look so good.. It 's been a long time i tried something with yeast..my husband loves anything with filling. I have bookmarked this recipe and thanks a lot.

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  7. Wow... They look awesome.... Will try it soon... Thanks for sharing Divya

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  8. Looks like its baked to perfection.

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  9. Buns looks perfect and stuffing the buns adds a feather in the cap.....

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  10. looks sooo yummy .. its mine N my dad's favourite N we always buy it from thelocal bakery, never considered baking em at home .. good one divya

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  11. they do look very similar to the masala buns I made earlier... I want one now :)

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  12. Buns look soooooo perfect and divine...

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  13. You are right they do look like Piroshkis. They look delicious.

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  14. Looks so tempting Divya..so soft..Great one dear!

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  15. Great for evening tea, lovely stuffing buns!

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  16. very nice idea. always got these from stores in India, never thought of making them at home.

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  17. They look just like bfast buns.....no one would have expected the filling in it at first bite......

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  18. This looks delightful...love it..bookmarked will try this soon:-)

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  19. these buns look yummy. specially the pic with the chai. the filling looks yummy too.

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  20. yummmm!!!! the look sooooo delicious!!! bookmarked right away!

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  21. Potato buns look very delicious...nice recipe

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  22. WoW... This sounds so great. Looks so good. Turned out so perfect for u. Different recipe...

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  23. beautiful recipe..the buns look yummy..am going to try it soon..bookmarked..

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  24. Home made baked stuff is always good :) fresh and tasty! Buns are looking nice Divya

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  25. Buns looks perfect. Loved the potato filling. I tried with some coconut-sugar filling.

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  26. buns looks great divya..its somthing new and different..looks cuty pie..:)

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  27. The potato filling looks delicious! what a great recipe!

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  28. Buns looks so delicious.
    I totally agrre, i love making bread, it is really satisfactory and relaxing

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  29. stuffed buns looks lovely and I am tempted by it right away!!

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  30. Looks too good love the filling. I liked the tortilla pizza too.

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  31. Stuffed buns are the best... looks perfect Divya.

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  32. Stuffed buns are mouthwatering with the potato filling!

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  33. How lovely to find that filling when you bite into the bread. Gorgeous, Divya.

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  34. ooh, oooh! can I have a bun? Those looks like inviting me to try! Looks so delicious Divya! Well done!

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  35. Lots of bread around blog world, this is looking very delicious!

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  36. Mmm filled breads. The recipe looks great. I love curry buns.

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  37. Oh wow, these sound spectacularly delicious! My husband loves baking bread, and I think he would love to try your recipe out!

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  38. Wow..Buns looks perfect..An award is waiting for you at my blog :)

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  39. Those buns are so tempting what a great entry for WBD '08

    Rosie x

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  40. You are tagged. Check my blog http://invasionofmind.blogspot.com/2008/10/20-questions-about-me.html

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  41. Buns are looking yummy..the pic is very nice...we get something similar here and it's callled Curry bun..thanks for the recipe..

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  42. they have so soft... great one divya!

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  43. This is a great idea.. i have to try this out.

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  44. with so much studying to do, some ppl do make time out to being such aromatic and gastronomical delights. Girl You totally rock :)

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  45. I love all kind of potato bread, and this looks super delicious!

    Thx for your participation in WBD'08.

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  46. Your buns have come out so well. I wish I could sent something in for the world bread day too..if it wasnt for the bad wrist.

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  47. These remind me of Bangalore Iyengar Bakery's buns!! The filling looks just perfect for the buns!

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  48. hi divya

    i tried ur potato buns they came out so very well
    i have poseted the image in my blog

    http://poojas-kitchen.blogspot.com/2008/11/potato-buns.html

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