Soft buns flavoured with roasted pumpkin and topped with basil seeds..

By shanobiju  

August 31, 2016

  • Prep: 16 mins


4 tbsp Pumpkin puree

2 1/2 cups Flour

1 1/8 tsp Instant dry yeast

1 tbsp Sugar

3/4 tsp Salt

1 tbsp Oil

1 tbsp Basil seeds

Water 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp


1I have posted detailed recipe for roasted pumpkin puree in my blog ..

For the dough..

1In a bowl mix together ,flour ,yeast ,sugar ,salt , and pumpkin purée.

2Mix well and add water .

3Knead it well for 5-6 minutes and add oil.

4Knead well for 3-4 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.

5Shape it into a ball and apply oil .Place it in a well oiled bowl and cover it with cling film .Wait for the first rise .

6Once the dough is doubled , gently punch down the dough and knead very gently for a minute or two .

7Divide the dough into nine equal parts .

8Each portion weigh around 47 - 50 gms.

9Shape them into small balls and sprinkle the basil seeds. Wait for the second rise .

11I used a 9 " square tin .

12Let it rise . Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 180 degree C with both top and bottom rods on .

13Cover the loaf tin with aluminum foil and bake for 12 -13 mins .

14Now take the tin out and remove the aluminum foil and egg wash / milk wash / apply butter .

15Place the tin back in the oven without the aluminum foil and bake for 3-4 minutes until the top is evenly brown .

16Remove the buns from the tin and apply butter .

17If you want it sweeter ,add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips after the first rise .

18If savoury buns are preferred , 1 tsp ginger paste and 1 tsp green chilli paste can be added .

19If you like it plain ,hazelnut chocolate spread goes well with these golden buns .


10 Reviews

Shano Biju

November 30, 2016

Gargi can try sandwich bread recipe..
shape them into rolls..


November 28, 2016

Nice…what if i dont want to use pumpkin puree….and make it plain ….what can be added or any change in measurements

Shano Biju

November 19, 2016

Yes can..
Increase the quantity of liquid..


November 18, 2016

Hi can we try this with whole wheat

Shano Biju

November 16, 2016

Thankyou Aman..
You can buy Angel or Gloripan instant dry yeast..


November 16, 2016

Wow!!nicely baked..plz suggest gud brand of yeast which i canot buy from online too.

Shano Biju

September 3, 2016

Sumana .. use falooda seed..


September 2, 2016

Not getting basil seeds anywhr

Shano Biju

September 1, 2016

Thankyou Maninder .,


September 1, 2016

Awesome bake

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