For this month's Home Bakers Challenge, the theme is buns and Priya gave us options to choose from cheese stuffed buns, Srilankan seeni sambal buns, khara buns and chocolate buns. All of them were wonderful choices and it was really difficult to chose one among them. I decided upon the Iyergar bakery style khara buns because I had heard many rave reviews about these savoury buns.
Iyengar bakeries in Bangalore are famous for these khara buns. Though I have been to the bakery few times, I have never tasted these buns. After taking the first bite, I understood why the buns were so famous. The buns were soft, slightly spicy and had a lovely flavor from the fried onions. These buns would be great with a bowl of warm soup or along with your tea or coffee. Store the buns in an airtight container and warm in the microwave before serving.
Notes and Tips
- If using active dry yeast, dissolve the yeast in lukewarm milk and water along with sugar. Leave aside for 10-15 minutes or until it becomes frothy.
- Adjust the amount of green chillies according to your spice preference.
- Kneading the dough well to form a non-sticky and smooth dough is important to get soft buns.
- After adding the onion mixture, the dough will become very sticky. Knead the dough well until non-sticky, adding extra flour if required.