steamed bun recipe | aloo masala stuffed buns | soft fluffy steamed buns

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steamed bun recipe | aloo masala stuffed buns | soft fluffy steamed buns with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique and healthy savoury snack recipe made with spiced potato stuffing and plain flour dough bread. it is a common type of snack mainly in asian cuisine, but this recipe is altered as per the indian taste buds. these masala buns are ideally served as a savoury snack or as a side to lunch or dinner meal combo with a choice of rice or noodles.
aloo masala stuffed buns
steamed bun recipe | aloo masala stuffed buns | soft fluffy steamed buns with step by step photo and video recipe. a bread-based bun is always a common snack for most of us and it is served with a meal or with a cup of hot beverage. these are generally prepared in a baking oven at a particular temperature that gives softness and texture to them. but it can also be prepared via the steaming method and aloo masala stuffed steamed bun is one such simple recipe.

it has been a while and i have not posted a momo or momo variant recipe and hence i was exploring some options to post it. while i was thinking of it, my husband suggested the steamed bun recipe that we usually get from asian restaurants. the stuffing that we get are usually spiced tofu or mushroom, but i decided to give a twist to this recipe. the first twist is the stuffing. i have used vada pav aloo masala as stuffing for this recipe which makes it a lip-smacking spicy snack. the other twist is to steam it. traditionally these are steamed in a wooden basket which may not be common for indian households and hence i have used kadai to steam it. you would be really pleased with the result, especially the softness and fluffiness with the spicy stuffing.

steamed bun recipe

furthermore, some more additional tips, suggestions and variants to the steamed bun recipe. firstly, i have used the combination of plain flour and yeast for the bun preparation. this combo is the traditional choice, but you may also use baking soda and powder as its alternative. you may need a pinch of baking powder and ¼ tsp soda. secondly, the stuffing for this is completely open-ended and you may choose any stuffing as per your choice. moreover, if you wish to use minced meat-based stuffing, you may very well use it. lastly, while placing the bun for steaming, keep sufficient gaps between each other. during the steaming process, it expands and may need extra space to get the proper shape and size.

finally, i request you to check my other related bakery recipes collection with this post of the steamed bun recipe. it mainly includes my other related recipes like steam cake, khara bun, baked vada pav, potato murukku, aloo papdi, potato chips, aloo bhujia, aloo lachha namkeen. further to these i would also like to add my other recipe categories like,

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aloo masala stuffed buns

steamed bun recipe | aloo masala stuffed buns | soft fluffy steamed buns

HEBBARS KITCHEN
easy steamed bun recipe | aloo masala stuffed buns | soft fluffy steamed buns
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine international
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 145 kcal


Ingredients
 

for aloo stuffing:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 chilli (finely chopped)
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 potato (boiled & mashed)

for dough:

  • 1 cup milk (warm)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 7 gram dry yeast
  • 2 cup maida
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

how to make aloo stuffing for buns:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chilli flakes, 2 chilli. saute slightly until it turns aromatic.
  • add ½ onion, finely chopped and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until the onions soften slightly.
  • further, keeping the flame on low add ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp chaat masala and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 4 potato and mix well combining everything well.
  • finally, aloo masala is ready. keep aside to cool completely.

how to knead the dough for a soft bao bun:

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup warm milk, 2 tsp sugar and 7 gram dry yeast.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined. i have used instant dry yeast, so i am not waiting for the yeast to activate.
  • add 2 cup maida and ½ tsp salt.
  • start to knead to dough gently without putting much pressure.
  • knead to a smooth and soft dough adding milk as required.
  • tuck the dough and cover it with a cloth.
  • rest in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles.
  • after 2 hours, punch the dough and knead to smooth dough.
  • pinch a ball sized dough and dust with maida.
  • roll gently, keeping the sides thin.
  • now place a ball sized aloo stuffing in the centre.
  • start to create pleats making sure to have pleats close by.
  • pinch off the excess dough and seal tight.
  • rest the bao bun for 10 minutes, before steaming.
  • now steam the bun leaving some gap in between. make sure to steam for 10 minutes or until the bun turns shiny and soft.
  • finally, enjoy a steamed bun when it is hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 247mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 2mg


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how to make a steamed bun with step by step photo:

how to make aloo stuffing for buns:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chilli flakes, 2 chilli. saute slightly until it turns aromatic.
  2. add ½ onion, finely chopped and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until the onions soften slightly.
  3. further, keeping the flame on low add ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp chaat masala and ½ tsp salt.
  4. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  5. now add 4 potato and mix well combining everything well.
  6. finally, aloo masala is ready. keep aside to cool completely.

how to knead the dough for a soft bao bun:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup warm milk, 2 tsp sugar and 7 gram dry yeast.
  2. mix well making sure everything is well combined. i have used instant dry yeast, so i am not waiting for the yeast to activate.
  3. add 2 cup maida and ½ tsp salt.
  4. start to knead to dough gently without putting much pressure.
  5. knead to a smooth and soft dough adding milk as required.
  6. tuck the dough and cover it with a cloth.
  7. rest in a warm place for 2 hours or until the dough doubles.
  8. after 2 hours, punch the dough and knead to smooth dough.
  9. pinch a ball sized dough and dust with maida.
  10. roll gently, keeping the sides thin.
  11. now place a ball sized aloo stuffing in the centre.
  12. start to create pleats making sure to have pleats close by.
  13. pinch off the excess dough and seal tight.
  14. rest the bao bun for 10 minutes, before steaming.
  15. now steam the bun leaving some gap in between. make sure to steam for 10 minutes or until the bun turns shiny and soft.
  16. finally, enjoy a steamed bun when it is hot.
    steamed bun recipe

notes:

  • firstly, adding yeast makes the bun super soft. recommend not to skip yeast and make sure to use good quality.
  • also, you can vary the stuffing to your choice.
  • additionally, after steaming the bun, rest for 5 minutes before opening the lid. sudden exposure to cold air will shrink the bun.
  • finally, the steamed bun recipe tastes great when served hot and when stuffing is spicy.