Sweet potato buns flavoured with red chilli flakes,coriander leaves and chaat masala..

By shanobiju  

October 25, 2016


For the tangzhong

2 tbsp All purpose flour/maida

130 ml Water

For the dough

2 1/2 cups All purpose flour/ maida

1 1/8 tsp Instant dry yeast

3/4 tbsp Sugar

3/4 tsp Salt

1 tbsp Oil

1/3 cup Mashed sweet potato

Water 3/4 cup + 1tbsp

For the flavouring

3 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Red chilli flakes

2 1/2 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped

Chaat masala 1tsp


1Mix water and flour without lumps.

2Cook it on low flame . Keep stirring .Let it thicken. Remove from heat and let it cool well.

For the dough..

1Cook and mash the sweet potatoes.

2In a bowl , mix flour, sugar , instant yeast and salt .

3Mix all the ingredients well.

4Add mashed potatoes.

5Mix well.

6Mix tangzhong and water without lumps.

7Add this to the flour mixture.

8Knead well for 6-7 minutes.

9Add oil .

10Knead for another 3-4 minutes.

11Shape it into a ball . Apply oil and place it into a well oiled bowl. Cover it with cling film and let it rise.

12Meanwhile prepare the flavouring. Mix oil , red chilli flakes, chaat masala and coriander leaves. Heat it in microwave oven for a minute . Keep it aside .

13Let the dough double in size.

14Gently punch down the dough.

15Knead gently for a minute or two.

16Add 1 tbsp of flavoured oil.

17Knead gently .

18Divide it into 13 equal portions. Each portion weigh around 38 -40 gms.

19Grease a 8" tin. Arrange the balls and apply flavoured oil using a brush.

20Wait for the second rise.

21Meanwhile pre heat the oven with both top and bottom rods on. Pre heat at 180 degree C.

22Cover it with aluminium foil Make a tent with aluminium foil.

23Bake for 13 minutes . Now take the tin out , remove the aluminium foil . Egg wash / milk wash / apply salted butter. Place it back in the oven without the aluminium foil and bake for 4-5 mins or until the crust is evenly brown.

24Remove from the tin and transfer it to a wire rack and apply butter.


23 Reviews

Shano Biju

December 8, 2020

Shilpa, not required. You can keep them them in open.


November 30, 2020

Do we have to cover buns during second proofing? Or we can just keep them in open?

Shano Biju

March 30, 2018

Thankyou so much for the lovely feedback Viji..I always use 200 ml standard measuring cup.


March 23, 2018

Hi mam, baked this today. Thanks for the wonderful recepie. I have a doubt, what is the cup size you are using?

Shano Biju

December 6, 2017

No Vidhi..you cannot replace it with paneer 😍


December 5, 2017

Can I use paneer instead of potato

Shano Biju

November 27, 2017

Yes Vidya..you can freeze the rest of the dough or refrigerate it .Yes you can use active dry yeast.You should proof it separately.Adjust the quantity of liquid accordingly.


November 14, 2017

My oven is a small one, maybe 6-7 will go in at a time, can the remaining be kept ready while the first batch bakes ? Also can I use the active dry yeast ?

Shano Biju

November 2, 2017

Second proofing will take maximum 20 mins

Shano Biju

November 2, 2017

All the ingredients will be the same including yeast.Increase the quantity of liquid..

Satpal Anand

November 1, 2017

Very simple receipe. Trying it now.
How much time does 1st proofing n 2nd proofing take?
This is my first time using yeast and since i had sweet potatoes at home thought of making this.
Also for future use can i make this with wheat flour or half wheat flour? Will all ingredients n qty remain same? Esp the yeast.

Shano Biju

September 21, 2017

Preetha..you can use potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.


September 20, 2017

Will this recipe work with potato instead of sweet potato coz my kids don’t like sweet potatoes.if not then sweet potatoes taste will be tasted prominent.

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017

Most welcome Varsha..😍😍

Shano Biju

July 26, 2017

Most welcome Aisha..😍😍

Varsha Dani

July 9, 2017

Thanks for the recipe. Will try soon

Aisha Chougle

July 7, 2017

Wow Thanks for the recipe. looks yummm. Wl surely try.

Shano Biju

October 26, 2016

Swati ..the first rise took around 45 minutes.Second rise about 20 -25 mins

Shano Biju

October 26, 2016

Yes Maya ..you can try with wheat flour.
Increase the quantity of liquid if needed.


October 26, 2016

Hi there.. The buns look awesome. If i may ask the time for proving for first and second rise. Thank you ☺️


October 25, 2016

Looks so yummy..can we substitute whole wheat flour and follow the same recepie?

Shano Biju

October 25, 2016

Thankyou Pooja..


October 25, 2016

Sounds so easy and simple! Thanks so much,shall try soon!

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