My DH would often remember khara buns from Bangalore/Mysore. I’m not too familiar with them and when I saw these I thought these are the khara buns. Khara meaning hot, could also mean “masala” according to me . So I set off to make these. Turns out these are not khara buns, nonetheless they were well received in my house. So mission accomplished!
I too liked them and I think they’re especially good as to-go food. They’ve a yummy potato filling!
To make the buns:
- 1 1/2 cups All purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup water (add if more needed)
- 3/4 tblsp Active dry yeast
- 1 tblsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 3 tblsp Olive oil
- Chilli powder
- Chopped coriander
For the filling:
- 3-4 Boiled potatoes (cubed)
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp amchur (or mango powder)
- 3 tsp oil
- Warm the milk,add sugar to it and mix well. Add the yeast to it and mix well. Keep aside.
- Take flour and make a hole,add water,olive oil,salt in it and the yeast completely dissolved in the milk. Add the chopped coriander and chilli powder.
- Mix and make a smooth dough,keep in a warm place covered with a cling wrap for an hour.
- Meanwhile make the filling. For the filling:
- Heat the oil and saute the onions till golden brown.
- Add turmeric, chilli powder and fry for a 1 minute.
- Add potatoes and mix. Add the amchur.
- Mix well and if required mash the potatoes. That makes it easy to fill the buns.
- After an hour, the dough must’ve risen. Make 6 equal balls from it.
- Flatten the balls and take a tablespoon or so of the filling and then wrap it in the dough.
- Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit and let the stuffed buns rise in the meantime.
- After the oven has preheated, bake the buns for 17-20 minutes.
- Delicious buns are ready!