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Spicy Bun

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Thanks to my friend Manasa Girish who taugh me this receipe. These buns are always available in Indian bakery. Kids can carry to school & also good while travelling.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 big Onion (chopped)
    • 2-3 Green chillies (chopped)
    • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli paste
    • 2 tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
    • 3-4 tbsp Coriander leaves (Cilantro)
    • 2-3 Curry leaves (finely chopped)
    • 2-3 Mint leaves (finely chopped - optional)
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 2 tsp Sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp Dry Yeast
    • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
    • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
    • 3/4 cup Water
    • 1 cup Maida (All purpose flour)
    • 1 cup Whole Wheat flour


    1. Heat 1 tbsp Oil in a pan. Add Cumin seeds. As they turn little brown, add chopped Onion, Curry leaves & Green Chillies. Fry until Onion turns light brown. Remove from heat, add 1 tsp Salt, Mint leaves & chopped Coriander leaves. Mix & keep aside.
    2. Take lukewarm water & add Sugar, Unsalted Butter, remaining Vegetable oil & mix well. Then add Yeast to it. Mix & keep in a warm place for 15 mins till the yeast becomes active.
    3. In a mixing bowl, add Maida, Wheat flour & remaining Salt. Add the onion mixture, Green Chilli paste & mix well.
    4. Now add the Yeast mixture to the dry ingredients & mix to a dough. Knead for 8-10 mins until it does not stick to your hands or bowl. Cover with a cloth & keep aside for about 1 hr 45 mins in a warm place.
    5. Knead the dough for 2-3 mins. Divide into small portions & place them on a greased baking sheet. Cover with a cloth again & let it rest for another 45 mins.
    6. Brush the top with melted butter or Egg wash. Pre-heat the oven to 500 F or 250 C for 5 mins. Bake the buns for 8-10 mins or until they are brown in colour. Keep checking in between. Cool them & enjoy.
    Note: Cut them in the center, apply some butter & jam...enjoy.


    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Thank u farha


    Hi very nice recipe i will try to make this bun thnx:->