Steamed buns originated from the Chinese cuisine is one good food for breakfast and take away.
This can be made sweet or savoury.The sweet buns are the traditional red kidney beans stuffing ,and the savoury ones i think it can be your choice of vegan,or non vegan.
I got this from an old chinese recipe book,and wished to share with you.
I will be giving the dough recipe and some suggestions for the filling.Do try and let me
know your comments.
500 gm flour
2 tsp yeast
3 cups milk (lukewarm)
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt.
Mix all the ingredients and knead to a soft dough.
Proofing of dough is required twice (untill double ).
Make portions and steam for 10 miutes.
For red bean filling (Sweet)
Soak the beans overnight and cook till soft.Drain out the water and mash coarsely
Add sugar or jaggery to taste .Add a blob of butter or coconut which is optional and cook
for few minutes and use as filling .
Savoury filling have many options to choose from,and i will be giving a few.
1.Curried paneer and spinach
2.Potato and beans or peas curried
3.Butter tossed vegetables like carrot,beans,cabbage,bokchoy…….with a little pepper.
4.Minced meat filling
5.Sea food filling
TIP: You can add ground spinach for green steamed buns…..
Do try your innovations too,and post in your ideas .!