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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Savory Carrot Buns / Rolls

When I came to know that the theme "Magic Mingle #6" is all purpose flour and cilantro combo, I immediately decided to try a savory bake. I landed at Champa's blog when looking for low fat recipes and ended trying these savory carrot buns. Fresh from the oven, these spicy, delicious buns were a treat with our evening beverage.

Ingredients: (yield 12 rolls)
2&1/2 cups flour / whole wheat flour (I used 1&1/4 cup each of all purpose flour and wheat flour.)
3/4 cup warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
2&1/4 tsp rapid rise yeast
1&1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 cup peeled and grated carrot
1/4 cup minced cilantro
Finely minced green chillies as per taste (I used 2 large Serrano peppers.)
A mixture of oil and milk to brush the tops of buns

* Combine warm water, sugar and yeast in a bowl and leave it until the yeast foams. (Generally the foaming with rapid rise yeast is barely visible. Don't bother with the frothing part as long as your yeast is not a stale one.)
* Add flour, salt and oil to the bowl. Knead and form a dough. Don't be tempted to add any extra water at this point even if the dough appears to be dry. The moisture from the addition of carrots would be sufficient.
* Next add the grated carrots, green chillies and cilantro and knead the dough for about 10 minutes. (Actually I didn't knead as I overlooked that part. I just formed the dough and left it to rise.) After the kneading (or not), you will end up with a smooth dough.

* Grease a bowl and place the dough in it. Turn once to coat all over the dough. Cover and let rise for about 60 - 90 minutes. The original recipe mentions that the dough might not double, but will be puffy. Mine doubled.
* After the rising period, deflate the dough and divide it into 12 equal portions. Pat them into rolls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Cover with a greased aluminum foil and let it rise for one more hour. After the waiting period, my rolls were again almost doubled. Brush them with oil and milk mixture before placing them in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
Place the rolls in the oven and bake for 25 - 28 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
Brush with melted butter if desired, before serving them warm.



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Prathibha said...

nice n delicious buns...looks perfect for brkfast

Maayeka said...

Loved these soft and delicious buns..

Akila said...

Very yummy n beautifully presented

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Looks tempting and yummy!!!!!!

Arch said...

Beautiful looking buns ! love the combination used here...

Vimitha Anand said...

nice version of savory buns. would love it with tea.

Priya said...

Wow wat a beautiful buns, seriously feel like grabbing one.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Perfectly baked buns....would love to try these

Happy Cook / Finla said...

The rolls look beautiful and so yumm.

Spice up the Curry said...

buns are so soft. bookmarking his

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Very tempting buns there! We love our buns spicy and the kids love them bland :)

Srimathi said...

A very nice recipe, it looks so soft inside.

Spandana said...

These buns look so very good. Perfect for breakfast.

Chef Mireille said...

these look so amazing want one right now

Jagruti said...

Attractive presentation and mouth watering recipe...great idea!

Archana said...

Wow these are delicious. Love the colours. Perfect great presentation.
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