Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chicken stuffed buns



Bhavye has started with his grade 1...He is enjoying his new school and making all the possible efforts to make new friends....It's wonderful to listen to all his stories when he gets back home....I made these buns for Bhavye's lunch and they were a hit...He loved them and asked me to make them again...  You can substitute the filling with any of your choice and can make vegetarian stuffing as well....Do give this recipe a try....




All you need is ( yields 14-15 buns )

For the buns

All purpose flour-3cups
Vital gluten - 2 tbsp

You can also use bread flour instead of APF, but then omit vital gluten

Active dry yeast-2 tsp
Milk-1 cup ( warm )
Sugar- 2 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
Oil-4 tbsp
Sesame seeds for sprinkling on the buns
Milk for brushing on the buns

For the filling

Chicken breast- 4 ( minced ) or chicken mince-2 cups
Onion-1 ( finely chopped )
Bay leaf-1
Olive oil-5 tbsp
Garlic cloves-3-4 ( finely chopped )
Salt
Garam masala-1\2 tsp
Red chili powder-1\2 tsp
Fresh coriander- 3 tbsp



Method of preparation

For the buns

In a bowl, add yeast, milk and sugar
Keep aside for 10 minutes
Add salt and olive oil to the yeast mixture
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour and vital gluten if using.
Add yeast mixture to the flour, little by little and knead to form a soft dough
Knead the dough for 10-12 minutes with the heal of your hands, until it becomes soft and elastic
If using a stand mixer, knead for 8-10 minutes on medium speed
Oil a bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl
Oil the dough and cover it with a damp towel and keep aside for 1 hour, until it doubles in size

For the filling

Heat oil in a pan
Add garlic, onion and bay leaves and fry till onions are translucent
Add chicken and fry till chicken is dry and well cooked
Add salt, garam masala and red chili powder
Cook till all the water is evaporated and the filling is dry
Add chopped coriander
Keep the filling aside

To make the stuffed buns

Gently punch the dough and make 14 -15 equal balls
Dust and roll the ball to a 5-6 cm disc
Fill 3 tbsp of filling in the center of the disc and bring the edges together to make a ball
Do the same for all the balls and arrange the buns in the baking tray ( grease the baking tray with oil )
Place the buns a little apart as they rise a little bit during baking
Cover the buns with a damp cloth and keep aside for 45 minutes to 1 hour
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees
Brush the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on top
Bake the buns for 15-18 minutes, until browned
Serve hot















9 comments:

  1. These look perfect... am sure your family would have loved them. And lovely pictures! :) I love love stuffed buns and make them for my dear ones often these days! :)

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  2. Never get bored of this bread, makes me drool.

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  3. Love these chicken filled buns..Looks soft and nice..

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  4. Mmm, these remind me of Hum Bao! We used to buy them at the grocery store (they no longer sell them!) so if I make these it will be like an American Hum Bao! Yumm!

    Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  5. just love to grab few of those tasty chicken buns for myself dear..looks so tempting and mouth-watering:)

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