Thursday, 10 October 2013

Chicken Stuffed Rose Buns

There are some recipes which make you very happy after you try them. This is one of them. I made this when I had guests over for aftar during Ramazan. It turned out so well, I was really elated. But as it generally happens when I have a party due to all the last-minute rush, I am not able to photograph things at least not to my satisfaction.

The photographs here are of the leftovers the next day :-).

Here is the recipe.


4 cups refined flour,
1 tsp salt,
2 tbsp milk powder,
4 tbsp oil,
2 eggs,
1 tsp castor sugar,
½ cup lukewarm water,
1 tbsp yeast,
1 ½ tbsp butter,
Black sesame seeds for garnishing

For Filling

2 small chopped onions,
2-3 minced green chillies,
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste,
½ cup chopped capsicum,
1 ½ tbsp oil,
Salt to taste,
250 grams minced chicken,
1 tsp pepper powder,
¼ tsp garam masala powder,
Some chopped coriander leaves


Mix the flour, salt, milk powder, oil and one egg in a large mixing bowl.

Add the castor sugar and yeast to ½ cup of luke warm water and leave it to froth.

Once it froths add it to the flour mixture and knead it into a dough. Cover with cling film and leave it aside to rise till it doubles up. The time for this step will depend on the yeast you are using.

Once it doubles punch it down to let out the air and knead again. Divide into 12 balls and keep covered.

To make the Filling

Heat the oil and add the onion and fry till it turns light brown. Then add the ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, capsicum and salt. Fry for about 3 minutes.

Now add the chicken mince, pepper powder, garam masala powder and salt (if required). Cook till done and dry and add the finely chopped coriander leaves. Divide this into 12 portions.

To Assemble

Beat the remaining egg. Roll one ball into a disc and place a portion of the filling in the centre. Then follow the instructions in the following photograph to form the rose bun. 

Brush the prepared buns with beaten egg to give them a nice glaze.

Bake in a preheated oven till golden brown. Brush with some butter when done.