Winter is officially a season for baking. So decided to bake some chicken buns. But with whole wheat flour.
The following blog is divided in three parts: making of dough, preparation of chicken stuffing and the last step, which is shaping and baking of buns. Thus I have made picture collages of every part, for a step by step understanding.
Starting with the First part and that is making the dough.
Take 1 cup of water, add 1tsp of sugar, stir and dissolve the sugar. Add 1 and half tbsp of yeast. mix it well, cover the bowl with a plate and keep it in a warm or dark place for 10-15 minutes.
After 10-15 minutes, into the fermented mix, add 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 2 tbsp of milk powder, 1 tsp of salt, 2 tbsp of refined oil.
Combine everything and knead into a soft dough, add some more water. As shown in the image, keep the dough on kitchen counter and dust some flour. Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes.
Now apply some refined oil on the container and place the dough, brush some oil on top of the dough to prevent it from drying from top. Cover it with a plate and let it rest for 1 – 2 hrs.
Tip : While fermenting the dough I always cover it and keep it inside my oven. The dark and warm interior of oven helps in fermentation.
Now as the dough is getting fermented, will prepare the chicken stuffing. Below attached is the collage of chicken stuffing step-by-step preparation.
In a pan add oil, heat the oil and some chopped onion. Fry the onion for a minute and add chopped garlic, ginger and green chilly. Fry them for a minute.
Add minced chicken, mix everything together and cook for a minute. Add salt, cumin powder, turmeric powder, crushed pepper corn, redchilly powder and Garam Masala.
Keep the flame on medium, combine everything together and cook till the raw smell of spices is gone and the oil seperates.
After that add the minced chicken, mix everything together, cover and cook the chicken for 10 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked remove it in a container and keep it aside.
Now comes the final part which is shaping of buns and baking.
After 2 hours of fermentation, the dough will double up and rise, puncture the dough using ur palm. Knead it for a minute.
Cut the dough into lemon size, flatten it by using finger or you can also ise rolling pin. Add the cooked chicken stuffing.
Seal the dough and roll it into ball shape. Tuck the dough well. Place them in a greased baking tray. Cover it and let it proof for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees, brush some cold milk on the buns and sprinkle sesame seeds. Bake it for 20 – 25 mins at 200 degrees.
Once the buns are ready, remove it from oven and immediately brush some melted butter or refined oil. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for 7-10 minutes before serving.