Festivals are incomplete without having some noisy hullabaloo from the neighborhood kids, some guests or relatives at home. Last week during Dussehra festival it was a long weekend, and my co-sister’s family visited us from Hyderabad. Now my in-laws are also settled down in Bangalore, so it was an amazing festival weekend. Having breakfast in my house, followed by gossiping till we realized that lunch time is near and no one has taken bath till now. Then having lunch at in-laws house, and later instead of going for siesta, again giggling, laughing, taking pics and videos of funny family situations….!!!!
Finally on Sunday morning they were leaving back to Hyderabad, so I decided to bake some stuffed buns in the morning to pack with them. Early morning I kneaded the dough, kept it for proofing and prepared potatoes stuffing. By then kids were awake and when I was starting to prepare buns, my darling niece Anjali came in the kitchen and I asked her whether she would like to join in. She agreed with full zeal!!! I gave her instructions, and she did everything accordingly!!!
She even did the last step of brushing them with butter after buns were out of oven. I was so surprised and amazed with her interest and involvement that I completely forgot to take pics of some steps. Instead gladly took a few pictures of Anjali so that my daughter Apoorva could be inspired to do the same…… but I really doubt if it will work!!
Maida 2 cups +2tbsp
Milk powder 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Sugar 2 tsp
Oil /butter 1 +1/2 tbsp
Instant active yeast 3 /4 tsp
Milk /water 1/2 cup +2 tbsp (slightly warmer than lukewarm)
Except water/milk, rest of the ingredients should be at room temperature.
Boiled Potato mix :
Dry mango powder
Red chilli powder
Chopped green chillies
Chopped green coriander /mint leaves
Mash potatoes and add above mentioned ingredients, mix well and keep it aside.
Buns preparation :
In a big vessel collect all dry ingredients and mix them. Slowly add water/milk and prepare the dough.
Be careful not to use all water/milk completely. Slowly start kneading the dough by adding one tbsp water/milk at a time and knead it for 12-15 minutes. Keep adding oil/butter from time to time. Initially dough will be wet, but slowly it will be pliable and smooth.
Keep the dough in an oil greased pan covered with cling film at a warm place for first proofing. This might take 60 to 90 minutes, depending on how warm or cool your kitchen is.
After first proofing, take out the dough on clean oil greased kitchen counter and punch it gently.
Collect the dough and divide it into equal size buns and roll them smooth.
Now on your palm or on kitchen counter spread one bun, fill in potato filling, close it and roll it between your palms smoothly. During this process, greasing palms with oil will make your work easy.
Look, with so much dedication Anjili is involved in filling the buns. .. ❤️❤️
Keep these buns in a baking tray with some gaps between each other for second proofing.
Second proofing gets over in 15-30 minutes. Just 10 minutes before proofing time is going to get over, preheat oven at 190 degree. Brush up buns with milk and bake them at 180-185 degree till the top of the buns become brown.
Apply butter on hot buns and they will get beautiful sheen and will stay soft longer.
Serve hot buns in breakfast with your favorite sauce or chutney.