Monday, 16 December 2013

Aloo Bun and the round up of the giveaway 'New Year Special'

Sorry for the delay to publish the result of the giveaway, better late than never. I am up today with the simple Aloo Bun Recipe. I am not much crazy about baking but yes definitely at times I love to. It gives me lot of happiness. I was trying this the first time, so was little skeptical and hence only tried just 4 and the outcome was perfect bun as we get in bakeries, I was not much satisfied with the aloo/potato mixture inside as I didn't add any seasoning/tadka when I prepared the potato filling inside. But my first attempt on bun was just perfect. I was very happy. It was a blind attempt with my own measurements and well happy that it came out just perfect. I just jotted down the recipe once I did it, just because I didn't want to forget the measure when I update the post.

For Dough:
All purpose flour-1 1/2 cup
Dried yeast-1 tsp.
Luke warm mixture of water and milk-3/4 cup (water:milk ratio is 1:1)
Sugar-3/4 tsp.
Salt according to taste( I used around 3/4 tsp)
Oil-2 tbsp.

Potatoes-2-3 cooked, peeled and diced
Red chilly powder-1 tsp.
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp.
Coriander powder-1 tsp.
Garam masala-1 tsp.
Chat masala-1/2 tsp.
Lemon juice-1-2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp.

  1. Add dried yeast to the luke warm mixture of water and milk, sugar and let it stay for 10 minutes. Let it activate. Mix the dry flour with salt.
  2. Once activated add it to the dry mixture of all purpose flour and salt. Mix well with hands, you may feel it to be sticky but do not panic, it is perfect.
  3. Next add oil and further knead well.
  4. Let it rest for 40 minutes, the first proofing.
  5. It would have doubled in size by then.
  6. Punch it down and give again a knead.
  7. Prepare the potato mixture by adding oil, when hot add potatoes, and all spices including salt except lemon juice and give a good mix and cook on medium till all spices blend well together with the potatoes. Finally add lemon juice and switch off the flame.
  8. Prepare 4 lemon sized balls.
  9. Flatten one ball a bit using palm and then place the filling on top.
  10. Fold from all sides to give the shape of a bun.
  11. Prepare all the four buns,place them on greased aluminium foil with sealed end to the bottom and cover them with a cling wrap and allow them sit for second proofing for 10-15 minutes.In the meantime preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes.
  12. Take away the cling wrap. Brush all of them on top with little butter/oil and bake them for 25-30 minutes at 200 degree Celsius.


  1. Prepare a tadka using little jeera/cumin seeds, mustard seeds and also little coriander leaves at the end for flavor, I didn't use them, may be that will enhance the flavor of the filling more.
  2. To get the perfect texture never skip proofing.
  3. Egg eaters could give an egg wash to get a brighter color on top.

Now coming to the round up of the Giveaway, though not many recipes I got, I'm pretty happy with the contributions I got.
Here is the round up of the New Year Special Giveaway.

  1. Mango Kesari from Bhawish's Kitchen 
  2. Coco and coconut fudge from MyKitchenOdyssey
  3. Banana rasayana from Cook with Smile
  4. Namak Paree from Indulge in food the simple way
  5. Chocolate Caramel Tarts from Just not the Cakes
  6. Vanilla Ice Cream from Full Scoops
  7. Mini cherry Pies from Easy Indian Recipes
  8. Instant Corn Dhokla from Simply Delicious

Thanks alot for the wonderful contribution.
Now coming to the giveaway 3 winners announcement:

Using Random. Org 1st time
Using Random. Org 2nd time

Using Random. Org 3rd time
Winners please check your mails, I have mailed you voucher coupons

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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