Sunday, December 11, 2011

Braided Aloo Bun

Looks like the "Baking Bug" has bitten everyone :) I saw a vada pav post by Radhika earlier today.. and I am sailing on the same boat as her.. Yippeee I got it right this time :)

The bun turned out soft, masala was on the spot and all in all it got over :)

You Need:
All purpose flour - 3 cups

Vital wheat gluten - 2 tbsp
Dry Yeast - 2.5 tsp
Luke warm water - 1/2 cup
Luke warm Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 4 tbsp at room temperature
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Salt - 2 tsp

For the stuffing:
Potato - 2 medium boiled and mashed
Onion - 2 medium finely chopped
Green chillis - 2 (Optional)
Garam Masala Powder, Red chilli powder - 1 tsp each
Mustard for tadka - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp for Tadka
Lemon Juice - 1tsp , Chopped Coriander leaves - finely chopped 1 tbsp for Garnish
Salt for taste

Prepare the stuffing:
Heat oil in a pan
Add mustard, when it starts making sound add in the onion and chopped green chillis.
Fry till onion turn slightly pink.
Add in the dry masala and salt and fry for few seconds
Add 2 tbsp water and mix well
Add in mashed potato and mix well
Cook on low flame till water evaporates (2 - 3 mins)
Remove from flame add in lemon and chopped coriander leaves.
Once the mixture is cold make lemon sized balls and keep aside

Now for the Buns:
In a large bowl add in luke warm water, yeast, sugar and half of the salt
Allow it to froth for about 10 mins. If there is no froth then discard the mixture and start again
In the mean time mix the flour, salt and gluten on the kneading surface
Make a well and add in the yeast mixture, add in the melted butter and milk slowly to make a soft dough
Knead well for 10 - 15 mins  (I used the stand mixer, dumped in the dough and ran for 7 mins)

Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 - 1.5 hrs. The dough needs to double in size
Take the Dough and beat it to remove the air
Make into 12 balls and let it sit covered for another 15 mins.
Roll out the dough into 6" diameter circle, place the potato mixture in the centre (on the diameter)
Make cuts on the circle as shown in the figure below

Place the flaps on the potato mixture as per the numbering shown
Once done, let the bun rest for 15 mins

Preheat the over to 180 deg C
Bake the buns for 25 - 30 mins
Keep an eye on the buns as the time would depend on the size of the buns and the oven you are using
When done, remove from the oven and let it cool on the wire rack for 15 - 20 mins

I also made a batch of simple Potato buns. I brushed the top of the buns with olive oil + milk mixture (equal proportions) before baking the bun in the oven. I got a better shade on this one :) A got her own Jam stuffed bun :)

This is off to Radhika's Baked Goodies, Kriti's Breakfast Club: Because breakfast should be more interesting than tea & toast or coffee & cereal (Helen's Original Eventand to Srav’s Holiday Baking



Reva said...

Briaded bun looks like the work of an artist..:) Looks super yum..:))
Delicious post..
Glad to be connected..:)

Rachana said...

The bun looks perfectly baked and the filling sounds so yum!

Kalyani said...

looks perfect ! First time here, and loved these braided buns !

Do stop by when time permits !


Shree said...

Thank you for visiting and the comments ladies :)

Radhika said...

Awesome Girl. Lovely bake. Thanks for linking it to the event.

Priya said...

Beautifully baked braided aloo bun..

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

Wow, looks so proffesional :) Could you please tell me where i can find vital wheat gluten in india? thanks

Shree said...

Hi Deeps, I brought it from Food and Additives Sheshadripuram Bangalore