Masala stuffed Buns


I love all breads but I have a special soft corner for stuffed buns and breads. It makes for sumptuous snacks and the possibilities are endless. Stuffed buns are my favorite gateway to finish up leftovers and clear out the refrigerator. Though I did not use leftovers for this one since I had guests over but feel free to go where your imagination takes you.

Why I like this bread?

These stuffed buns are an easy bake with only a single rise needed for the dough. That makes it a comparatively quicker snack. It can be used as a decoy to get kiddos to eat all the veggies they otherwise refuse. Just add some cheese and stuff into these soft buns and life will be so much simpler for you.

For more stuffed buns and breads recipes check out Stuffed & braided Bread, Insalata Caprese Loaf, Stuffed Pain d’Epi and Bread pockets

Recipe adapted from Samayal Samayal by Venkatesh Bhat

Makes 6 stuffed buns


For the dough

300 gms All purpose flour

4 gms Instant yeast

14 gms Unsalted butter

3/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Sugar

150-160 gms Lukewarm water

For the stuffing

2 tsp Oil

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tbsp Cashews, chopped

1 Onion, medium sized, finely chopped

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

3-4 Potatoes, medium sized, boiled & mashed

2 tbsp Fresh coriander, finely chopped



  • In a large bowl, mix the all purpose flour, yeast, sugar, salt and butter
  • Add around 150 gms of water and knead to form a smooth dough
  • If needed, add more water 1 tbsp at a time
  • Cover and set aside till double in volume, around 1 hour
  • Heat a pan and add oil
  • Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds
  • Once the mustard seeds splutter add the onion and cashews
  • When the onion is translucent, add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt
  • Add a little water to get it all together and cook for 3-4 minutes on simmer
  • Sprinkle the fresh coriander and set aside to cool
  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Divide the dough into 6 parts and roll each part into a ball
  • Spread each dough ball into a flat circle with your hands and add some stuffing to it
  • Cover the stuffing and pinch to seal and ensure the stuffing does not come out
  • Place the stuffed dough balls on a baking tray lined with parchment
  • Bake for 12 minutes or till the top is nicely brown
  • Enjoy!



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