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khara bun recipe | masala bun iyengar bakery | iyengar bakery khara bun

easy khara bun recipe | masala bun iyengar bakery | iyengar bakery khara bun
Course Snack
Cuisine karnataka
Keyword khara bun recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 bun


  • ¾ cup milk warm
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 cup maida / plain flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 chilli finely chopped
  • few curry leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • firstly, in a large bowl take ¾ cup warm milk, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp dry yeast.
  • mix well and rest for 5 minutes, so that yeast activates.
  • now add 2 cup maida, ¾ tsp salt and mix well.
  • further, add 1 onion, 1 tsp cumin, ½ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp chilli flakes, 3 chilli, few curry leaves and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • squeeze and mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • continue to knead for 5 minutes adding milk as required.
  • knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  • further, add 2 tbsp butter and continue to knead the dough.
  • the dough needs to turn non-sticky and yet remain super soft.
  • once the dough turns soft, tuck the dough well.
  • cover and rest for 1 hour in a warm place to rise.
  • after 1 hour, the dough rises indicating it is well poofed.
  • now knead the dough again slightly removing air incorporated.
  • pinch a small ball sized dough and tuck the dough forming small balls. make sure to tuck the dough to prevent from any scars appearing.
  • place the balls over the tray lined with butter paper.
  • now cover with a moist cloth and allow to rest for 20 minutes or until the dough doubles.
  • further, brush the dough with milk without damaging the balls.
  • place the tray into the preheated oven and bake at 180 degree celcius for 30 minutes, or until the pav turns golden brown from top.
  • once the bun is out of the oven, rub with butter to get a shiny look.
  • cool the bun completely, by placing on a cooling tray.
  • finally, enjoy khara bun as an evening snack.