Ingredients for the dough
Maida / all purpose flour - 2 cup
( add 1 or 2 tbsp of flour if your dough is sticky)
Milk powder - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Dry Yeast - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Luke warm water - 1 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Take warm water in a bowl add the yeast ,sugar and salt mix to dissolve, cover and wait for the yeast to activate may be 5 to 10 minutes.
Once its foamy add the flour and milk powder gently mix to form a soft dough. If dough is sticky add more flour to get the right consistency.
Dough should not be very stiff like we knead for roti. Grease a bowl and place the dough , cover with a tight lid and wait for 1 to 2 hours for the dough to double in size.
Punch the dough slightly to knock out the air and knead once , divide the dough into small equal size balls. Roll the balls into thick poori or roll out the whole dough like a thick sheet and cut into circles using a cookie cutter.
Apply oil on both sides of the bun and fold it into half, place these on a parchment paper or banana leaf. Applying oil prevents the fold of the to bun to stick together.
Cover and rest for another 30 minutes to rise. Steam these buns till they puff up. Once cooked they look glossy and dry on top.
I covered the steamer lid while steaming with a cloth so the water does not drip down on the buns and the towel will absorb the water (this step is optional).
Paneer cut into small cubes - 2 cups
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Jeera powder - 3/4 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 1/4 cup
Ginger and garlic paste - 1/2 tsp)
( Take a bowl add all the above mentioned ingredients except onion and oil, mix well and marinate for 10 minutes) .
Chopped onions - 1/4 cup
Oil - 3 tsp
Carrots, Cucumber - cut into thin strips
Chopped coriander leaves
Heat oil in a pan fry the onions till colour changes but still has the crunch , add the marinated paneer along with the curd mixture. In high flame mix well till raw smell has disappeared and paneer is dry.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Take a bao bun fill it up with some panner mixture, garnish with cucumber. carrots and coriander leaves. These as served as an appetizer in Taiwan.
Be creative in making your own filling. Today i have shown a basic paneer filling.
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