Hmmm… I love allu buns I would buy them in local bakery when I was a kid and a little older too, but later on I dint like the taste, sometimes it used to be good sometimes it was bad. I still like the other items in that particular bakery is another matter
To make these allu buns you need the YEAST, in Bangalore we don’t get good yeast I tried all the yeast available in the market but nothing was good. Once when I was surfing the net I was searching for the baking ingredients I came across this wonder full blog and I got to know many techniques of baking and many things about baking. Finally when I got the yeast from one of the shops mentioned in the above blog and tried it. Whoa it was a super hit and everyone liked the allu stuffed buns I made at home. So here goes the recipe.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Idle Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 6 buns.
For the dough
Maida – 1 and ½ cup
Instant Yeast – 1 and ½ tspn
Water – 1/2 cup (Luke warm water) extra if needed
Salt – ¾ tspn
Sugar – 1 tbspn
Oil -3 tbspn
For the stuffing
Onion – 1 small chopped finely
Green chillies – 6 finely chopped (according to your taste)
Potatoes – 3 medium sized (boiled and mashed)
Peas – ¼ cup (boiled) (optional)
Salt – 3/4th tspn
Turmeric – 1/4th tspn
Oil – 1 tbspn
Coriander leaves – chopped
Lemon juice – 1 tspn
Chat masala – 1 tspn (optional)
Let’s start making
First take the Luke arm water add sugar and salt and dissolve it then add the yeast and mix it again , now add the Maida and make it into a dough , while making the dough add little by little oil. When the dough is done just coat the dough with whatever oil is remaining and cover it with cloth or with the cling film and keep it in a warm place to rise. Mine took 45 minutes to rise.
To make the filling
In a pan or kadai add the oil once the oil is hot add the onion, green chillies and turmeric and fry it until it translucent, then add the mashed potatoes , peas and salt and mix let it be for 5 minutes then later add the coriander leaves and lemon juice mix well and off the stove let it cool.
Now getting back to the dough,Once the dough raises punch the dough and kneed it nicely for 10 minutes and make it into a smooth dough,then dived it into six equal balls. Take each ball and make it into a small puri size and keep the stuffing in the centre and cover it from all the sides and make it into small balls and just press it a little in the centre like a bun shape . Then place all the stuffed balls on the baking tray and keep it in warm place let the stuffed balls raise again.
Preheat the oven for 180 degrees for 10 minutes
Once the buns are raised mine took 30 to 40 minutes to rise. Bake the buns for 15 to 20 minutes at 180 degrees and they are done and awesome to eat.