Masala Buns are freshly baked soft and delicious rolls with lots of spices and herbs. These buns are flavoured with Thyme, crushed cumin seeds and the aroma from the buns is so good, especially my daughter loved it very much. She had two buns at a time with a dash of butter. Here in the recipe, you can adjust spices according to your taste.
Plain flour/Maida- 1 ½ cup
Water – ½ cup +1tbsp
Instant Yeast -1 tsp
Crushed cumin seeds-1 tsp
Finely chopped green chillies-3
Red chilli flakes-1/4 tsp
Thyme – 1/4tsp
Chopped coriander leaves -3tbsp
In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, attached with a dough hook, add flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and mix on low speed. (You can mix the dough with your hands without using a stand mixer)
Then add crushed cumin seeds along with chopped green chillies, chilli flakes, thyme and start mixing on low speed, by adding water until all the ingredients combine together.
Then increase the speed from medium to high speed for a minute or until it forms into a dough.
Cover and rest the dough for 5 minutes and after that add butter and knead for 5-7 minutes. Now cover the dough with kitchen towel and keep in a warm place until it doubles in its size. (it took 90 minutes for me)
After the dough rises, punch the dough and knead for another 5 minutes. Again, cover and rest for 20 minutes.
Now divide the dough equally and roll each ball in palms to get a smooth round ball.
Grease and line the baking tray with parchment paper and place the balls. Cover the tray with a kitchen towel and again rest it for the third time to raise. (it takes 30 minutes)
Meanwhile Preheat the oven to 200°C
Once the buns rise to brush them gently with water and bake at 200°C for 18-20 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven and apply the melted butter to get the shiny gloss.
Enjoy tasty and delicious masala buns with a dash of butter on it.
You can mix the dough with your hands without using a stand mixer and add extra 1tbsp of water if the dough is dry.
Adjust the spices according to your taste and you can even add more spices that you like.