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Monday, November 13, 2017

Masala Buns Recipe-Potato Stuffed Masala Buns-Aloo Buns

Potato stuffed buns are very easy to make. They can be had for breakfast, dinner or as a tea time snack. I have used potato fillings for the buns, you can use any filling of your choice. The options are endless. Though I don't bake buns often, I was very happy that these potato stuffed buns turned out very soft and delicious. Today we will learn how to make potato stuffed masala buns following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Potato Stuffed Masala Buns

Potato Stuffed Masala Buns

Potato Stuffed Masala Buns

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Yields: 5 Masala Buns
 Recipe CategoryBakes-Breakfast
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   All Purpose flour/maida - 300 grams or 2 cups
   Salt - 3/4 tsp
   Butter - 1 tbsp or 1 1/2 tbsp oil
   Milk for brushing - 1-2 tsp

   Yeast - 2 tsp
   Sugar - 2 tsp

   For the Potato stuffing

   Boiled Potatoes - 3 medium sized
   Onion - 1 chopped finely
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Green chillies - 1-2 or chilli powder
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt as needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 3 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves

Proofing the Yeast

Mix sugar in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. Add yeast to that water, mix well and set aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, you will find the yeast frothy (as in the picture below), which means, it is working and active. If it is not frothy, then the yeast is not working. You have to get a new pack.


In a bowl mix together all purpose flour, salt, soft butter and the yeast + sugar mix.

dough preparation for masala buns

Add more water, little at a time and make a slightly loose/soft dough but not sticky.

Grease your hands with oil and knead the dough until smooth.

Coat/smoothen the dough slightly with oil all over, cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for one hour. In the meantime we will prepare the potato filling.

Masala Buns Recipe

How to prepare potato stuffing 

Boil potatoes, peel the skin and mash it well. Do not make it to a paste.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add curry leaves, finely chopped onions, ginger and green chilli.

Saute until onions turn transparent.

Add mashed potatoes, turmeric powder and salt needed.

filling for masala buns

Mix well and turn off the heat. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and leave it to cool.

Make golf sized balls from the potato mixture.

Potato Stuffed Masala Buns recipe

After 1 hour -

Line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminium foil or grease the tray with oil.

By now the dough would have doubled. Punch the dough with your fist and knead it again slightly.

masala buns from scratch

Divide the dough into 5 equal parts. Take one part, make a smooth ball out of it, flatten it slightly and place the potato filling.

Bring the edges together and pinch to seal it. Shape it into a bun, smoothen the top and place the buns with the sealed side down on the baking tray. Repeat the same for the rest of the dough balls and the potatoes.

aloo buns

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C.

When placing the buns on the baking tray, place it with enough space between them. Brush the buns slightly with warm milk.

Bake at 200 degree C for 20 minutes.

Reduce the temperature to 175 degree C and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until done. I used the top coil alone for 5 minutes to brown the top towards the end of baking.

masala buns

Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack. Once warm, you can enjoy potato stuffed masala buns with ginger tea or coffee or even have it for breakfast.

Note -  You can add garam masala powder to the potato filling if you prefer. You can add chilli powder instead of green chillies.

You can use any filling of your choice other than potatoes (For example - with mushroom, paneer or any vegetables).

The timings may differ depending on the oven settings, so keep an eye while baking the buns.

You can check my

Eggless Garlic Rolls  and more baking recipes  

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  1. Hi padhu. Interesting recipe. Wanna try this. Can you let me know the timings to place this in my otg? Also which mode to use? Symbol of the mode please as I am new to baking

  2. Hi Padhi,
    I am check in your blog regularly. When ever i want to try out new recipe, i will check out in ur blog only. All the time, it came out well.

    Is it possible to try this recipe without oven?


    1. Thank you Aishrag for following padhuskitchen. I am not sure if you can make this without oven as I have not tried it. Doubtful.

  3. I am having a Micro-oven, How to cook this Buns In MW? What is Pre-heating? Is it necessary for any preparation? My MW is with 6th Sense. Could I simply put the preparation in MW? Pl. reply soon.

    1. I do not bake in microwave oven. I use OTG for baking. Refer the booklet which comes with the microwave oven. I don't use microwave. Pre heating is heating the oven for 10 mins before baking. (pre-heat the oven for 10 mins at 180 degree C)

  4. Your Blog is One of the Authentic and Useful I swear. Do continue with the Same Vigour and Enthusiasm. It is really awesome to go through the recipes, and some are really good. Excellent work.

  5. Hi, Can I make these ahead of time with the potato stuffing inside the dough ball and just put it in the oven during tea time? Or, can any of the steps be done ahead of time?

    1. Actually you can but I have not tried it yet. You can prepare the masala a day before.

  6. Hi
    I try your bun recipe ...it comes out really nice..but why buns are little hard.i mean not like market type fulfy and soft. Pls reply.

  7. Hi padhu! Excellent recipe thank you:) I tried it twice the buns we're good but somehow I'm not getting the Browning on top... I exactly followed your instructions... Any other suggestions?

    1. Thanks Aishwarya. Apply a little butter and brown the top using the oven top coil alone for 2-3 mins.

  8. Hi Padhu,
    Your blog is always a handy booklet for recepie. I made the buns, but the outer cover is hard. Any suggestions.

  9. I tried your bun recipe in my convection oven. It took me 20 mins. I substituted oil for butter. The inside is soft and outside is hard. Can you tell us why?

    1. Once you remove the buns from the oven, try brushing it with melted butter.

  10. I wanted to make 1.5 times the recipe.. so I simply added same ingredients 1.5 times! It turned out great.. just hat crust was little hard and not very soft. Once we took a bite it was soft inside. Any tips to make these soft?


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