Homemade eggless burger buns without oven| Homemade stuffed buns without an oven – I have tried out a unique and easy method of baking eggless buns– plain / burger and stuffed buns at home using a pressure pan /cooker without using an electrical oven . I also used 100% whole wheat flour avoiding maida. I used instant yeast. The texture and taste of the buns were very good. If you bake in the oven, you will get same colour on both sides of the bun. In baking with pressure pan/pressure cooker, we get perfect colour only in the bottom side.
Sugar – 2 tsp
Warm milk – 1/4 cup
Instant yeast – 1 tsp
Wheat flour – 1 cup
Cumin seed – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 2 tbsp
Chopped Capsicum – 2 tbsp
Boiled & mashed potato – 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Sesame seed on plain bun – 2 tsp
Butter – 10 grams
✅Dough preparation time 15 minutes
✅I proving time 1 hour
✅II proving time 20 minutes
✅Baking time 30 minutes
In a bowl add sugar,warm milk and instant yeast. Mix well. As a caution, you should not use even slightly hot milk, as the yeast cells will die.Set aside for 10 minutes and let the yeast activate.
After 10 minutes, the milk yeast mixture is frothy and fermented.
In a large bowl, add wheat flour, salt and yeast mixture. Mix well.
Add warm water as required and make slightly sticky soft dough
Transfer the dough to a board or platform.Add oil and 3 tsp of wheat flour. Knead it for 8-10 minutes.
Now the dough is very soft and non sticky. Tuck the dough tightly and transfer to a greased bowl. Apply oil on top and cover with a damp cloth for 1 hour
After 1 hour the dough size is nearly doubled. Transfer the dough to a board or platform. Punch the dough to release trapped air.Then knead the dough gently and roll it. Divide into 4 parts to make 4 medium size buns.
Step 8 – Stuffing masala preparation
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, chopped onion, chopped capsicum, Saute for few minutes.Add turmeric powder,red chili powder and mix well.Now potato
masala is ready for stuffing.
In a board flatten one ball of dough. Fold all edges towards centre and make a ball by bring the edges together. Roll it smoothly without any joints. Similarly roll another ball. Now 2 plain bun balls are ready to be baked.
For stuffed bun, flatten the dough and keep the potato masala at the centre. Now bring the edges together and seal and roll it by hand to have a smooth ball without any cracks. Repeat the process for one more ball. Now we have 2 stuffed balls ready to be baked.
In a pan, keep one stand at the bottom and cover the lid.Preheat the pan in medium flame for 10 minutes.
In a plate or vessel,keep parchment paper at the bottom. Grease it. ( Use steel or aluminium vessel for baking. It should be heat resistant one. I used aluminium vessel). Place all the 4 bun balls keeping some distance between each ball.Cover with some damp cloth and set aside for 20 minutes for prooving.
After 20 minutes,all buns are prooved nicely. Now apply milk gently to all buns with a brush.
Keep the vessel in the preheated pan. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of plain buns. Cover the lid and keep stove in low flame. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
After 20-25 minutes, the buns get baked nicely. While using pressure pan or pressure cooker ,we get brown colour only in the bottom side of the buns unlike baking in an electric oven where we get the brown colour on both sides.
Apply butter on the hot buns. Cover with a cloth for abou 30 minutes. Now plain/burger buns and stuffed masala buns are ready.