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 I have been documenting some recipes that I have been preparing from time to time thinking some day I would blog about it when I find som...

Spicy Masala Bun

 I have been documenting some recipes that I have been preparing from time to time thinking some day I would blog about it when I find some time. One such thing was the masala bun. I have been looking at this recipe from The Singing chef's blog for some months and at last I found some occasion to make it. A great recipe to try if you are in a mood to bake. The first time I followed as per the recipe and once I figured out the consistency of the dough I have been playing around with the dough's taste and filling. The best combination that my family enjoyed was the one with the potato and onion stuffing. Thank you Raaga for this bun recipe.


Baking Tray
Measuring cups and Spoons


For Bun:

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Whole Wheat Flour or Regular Atta - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Yeast - 1 whole packet
Hot water - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Cilantro - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 1/2 tsp plus extra for prep the dough
Jalapeno - a few

For Potato Filling:

Boiled Potato - 4
Red Onions - 1 1/2
Garlic - 3 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch
Green Chilli - 1
Asasoetida - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cilantro - 3 tbsp


1. For preparing wet ingredients add salt, sugar and hot water in a bowl and mix for the salt and sugar to dissolve. Add milk to bring the liquid to warm temp and then add yeast and allow to sit until they foam and then add oil.

3. For dry ingredients add flour, chilli powder and cilantro and mix them well. Add the liquid mix and mix to form a dough. Make a ball and then apply 1 tsp of oil to coat the dough and allow it to rest anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The dough has to double.

4. For the filling heat the oil in a wok. Add asafoetida, green chillis, garlic, onion and salt and cook until the onions are well done. Then add turmeric, potato and cilantro and mix well and cook it for 4 minutes and remove from flame and allow to cool a little before making the buns.

5. Set the oven to 400 degrees and when the dough is ready take a little over a golf ball size dough and pat it. Place the prepared stuffing 1 1/2 tbsp in the center and cover up the filling with the dough. Place it on a baking tray and add jalapenos on top and bake for 14 -15 minutes.

5. When the bun is done brush them a little with ghee or melted butter to give it a gloss and serve them hot with any chutney.


  1. has come out really good..lovely picture..bookmarked..

  2. What a delicious way to end the year.

    Hope you have a great 2009

  3. wow buns look very delicious..potato stuffing must be tasted really good with this bun..great recipe


  4. This looks delicious... will definitely try this out.

    Happy New Year :)

  5. This is such a new thing! and looks so good too ! :-)

  6. Oh boy, this reminds me of the Iyengar's bakery we frequented during our school days, wish i could bake one now!

  7. wow masala buns looks very delicious.

  8. Raaga's recipe was really so good for the bread. I just changed the stuffing.Thanks for the comments. Please do try this one you will all enjoy the masala buns.

  9. I can't believe I haven't seen this post for almost 7 months.

    I am glad you enjoyed baking with the base. I make a lot of flavour variations too :)