Buns with potato filling

By shanobiju  

March 28, 2016

These mini buns are super soft and pillowy. Mildly spicy and very delicious.
Perfect with a cup of tea.


3 1/2 cups All purpose flour

2 1/4 tsp Instant dry yeast

1 cup Warm water

2 tbsp Oil

1 tbsp Salt

1 tbsp Sugar

Ingredients for filling

2 Boiled potatoes

1 Onion

2 Garlic

Ingredients for the masala

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

1/2 tsp Tumeric powder

3 tbsp Water

1 tsp Garam masala powder

2 tbsp Oil

Salt to taste


1In a bowl mix flour,sugar,salt ,yeast and oil well . Add warm water and knead for 10-12 minutes until the dough is elastic and shiny . Transfer the dough into a well oiled bowl . Cover it with cling film and wait for the first rise . Let it become double in size . Deflate the dough and knead it gently . Divide the dough in to equal sized balls . Stuff each one with filling and keep it for the second rise . Apply milk on the dough with a brush and wait for the second rise . Pre heat the oven at 200°c . Cover the dough with aluminum foil and bake for 12-15 minutes . Remove the aluminum foil . Eggwash the buns and bake again for 3-4 mins . Transfer the buns to a wire rack and apply butter liberally .

Direction for the filling

1Heat a pan and pour oil and saute the chopped onion and garlic. Add the spices and the boiled potatoes. Add salt while boiling the potatoes Reduce the flame and mix well, Cook for 3-4 minutes and turn off the flame. Let it cool.

I proofed the dough in microwave.
Add extra 1/4 cup of water if the dough is too stiff while kneading.
The yeast was directly added .
The filling should be dry mix.
I used potatoes for the filling.
Egg masala or paneer or chicken filling can be tried
For even sized buns each piece of the dough weighs 40 gms.
I kept the dough in cupcake liners for second proofing.
The reason is the size of the buns increase while baking and they tend to stick each other.
This can be avoided if cupcake liners are used and we get a nice round shaped buns.
Method to proof in microwave
Place 11/2 cup of water in the microwave and let it boil well.
Cover the dough with a cling film .
Turn off the microwave and keep the dough beside the water.
Close the microwave and wait for the first rise.


28 Reviews

Shano Biju

October 7, 2020

Thank you!
After the first proofing.

Khushboo Mehrotra

September 29, 2020

Tried the recipe, it turned out really well. If I need to refrigerate the dough, should i do it after the first rise or as soon as I knead it? Thanks

Shano Biju

December 1, 2017

Yes ..you can refrigerate or freeze the dough.


November 30, 2017

Dear Shano Mam, I am baking buns for the first time and referring to this recipe of yours. I have a very basic doubt….can I preserve my dough in the refrigerator for baking rest of the buns later on since my oven is small and can’t take all the buns at one time?

Shano Biju

September 8, 2017

Mathangi ..I use 200 ml standard measuring cup..


August 26, 2017

Very tempting, gonna try. Could you tell me your cup measure pls.

Thanks in advance

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

Yes ..you can bake them in convection mode..

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

Thankyou so much for trying..

Shano Biju

August 8, 2017

Thankyou so much..

Shano Biju

July 27, 2017

Yes..mistake from my side..sincere apologies..I’ve edited the recipe..

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017

Thankyou Rama..😍😍

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017

Thankyou Rama for the feedback 😍😍

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017

Most welcome Meenu..😍😍


July 20, 2017

I think APF has been missed out in step 1..

Rama agrawal

July 20, 2017

Awesome recipe

Rama agrawal

July 20, 2017

Hi shano ……buns come out very well …..Superb recipe. ……thank you

Rama agrawal

July 20, 2017

Hello shano ! buns come out very well ……thank you so much……SUPERB recipe

Meenu Majumdar

July 14, 2017

Beautiful looking buns…thanks for sharing


June 29, 2017

Can u please tell me if I bake these bun in microwave in convention mode can I cover these bun with aluminium foil ….

Shano Biju

June 25, 2017

Most welcome..😍😍

Sheeba raphael

June 24, 2017

Super awesome recipe..loved it

Sheeba raphael

June 24, 2017

Hai shano..super recipe ..mouth watering..thank you

Shano Biju

February 14, 2017

Rahat ..you can use salted butter or milk wash..

Rahat sharma

February 8, 2017

Hello mam I just want to ask u what should I use instead of egg wash ??

Shano Biju

August 8, 2016

Yes Priya ..You can..


August 5, 2016

Hi mam, can we reheat the buns to serve them hot?

Shano Biju

July 16, 2016

Saradha ..I use MR40l. Pre heat both the top and bottom rods ..and use the lower rack .


July 16, 2016

Am very new to baking. Could you please tell me should we preheat with both the heat elements (toast option) for this recipe?
Which rack should be used?

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