I had long time wish for trying out these  stuffed buns/masala buns. When ever any of our blogger friends post stuffed buns, I always wish I could try it out and today is the day! I just followed the same recipe for the dough as my pizza dough…Stuffing also of our own choice/imagination.

Stuffed Masala Buns


For the Dough

Maida/All purpose flour 1 & 1/2 cups
Milk 1/4 cup
water 1/4 cup(add if more needed)
Active dry yeast 3/4 tblsp
sugar 1 tblsp
Salt 3/4 tsp
Olive oil 3 tblsp

For stuffing:

Potato 2 nos. (small)
carrot/beans/peas(together) 1/2 cup
Onion 1 no.
Jeera or ajwain/omam 1 tsp
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/8 tsp
Coriander leaves & lemon Juice As needed
Oil 1 tsp
Salt As needed


Stuffed Masala Buns


  1. Warm the milk,add sugar to it and mix well. Add the yeast to it and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Take flour and make a dent,add water,olive oil,salt in it and the yeast completely dissolved in the milk.
  3. Mix and make a smooth dough,keep in a warm place covered with a cling wrap for an hour.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing. Cook the vegetables and heat a pan with oil,season with jeera/ajwain,add the onion and fry till transparent.
    stuffing preparation
  5. Add the masala powder,red chilli powder,turmeric and salt and give it a quick stir.
    stuffing preperation
  6. Add the cooked,mashed vegetables and fry till everything mixes well.
    add the cooked veggie
  7. Remove from fire and add the coriander leaves and lemon juice if desired,mix well.
  8. By now/after an hour, the dough we prepared would have doubled in size. Take it again and just give it a gentle knead and make six equal sized balls.
    double raised dough
  9. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil,grease with olive oil and arrange the rolled balls with enough spacing between them. Brush with olive oil .
    roll into balls
  10. Meanwhile roll the stuffing after cooling down completely.The stuffing should be around half the size as we roll the buns.
    roll the stuffing
  11. After 10 minutes or so the rolled bun dough, would have raised again ( may be I can say little) .
  12. Take each bun and make a dent in the middle.
    make dent
  13. Keep the rolled stuffing inside and pinch all the end towards centre to cover the stuffing.
    keep stuff pinch
  14. Roll in to smooth bun. Repeat for every bun. Arrange them in the lined baking tray. Keep the pinched joined side down.Brush them well with olive oil.
    roll smoothly
  15. Preheat the oven for 190°C. When the preheat is finished,by the time the buns would have raised too(refer the picture below).
    Arranged doubled
  16. Bake for 17- 20 mins or until the top crust turns golden brown in colour. (Mine took exactly 19 mins) Smells heavenly!! 
  17. After finished baking,brush them with butter or oil and enjoy with tea/evening snack! This would be a great snack for kids after they come back from school!

Stuffed masala buns


  • You can use the stuffing of your choice,use your imagination and adjust according to your taste!
  • I have measure everything properly and tried my best to give the exact measurement.Just adjust the water quantity alone if you feel the dough is very stiff.
  • The dough should be soft and pliable,not stiff.
  • The Yeast is very important factor,let it be active and fresh,otherwise the whole recipe is flop. I have shown the pictures how the dough is doubled,so if yours is not raising properly then you can know that your yeast is not active.


Please refer to my fellow blogger’s stuffed buns too:

=> Lataji’s Healthy version of stuffed buns.

=>Another interesting stuffed masala buns from the blog Ruchika cooks.

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