Soft and fluffy dinner rolls / buns, ideal for kids lunch box or their party…Can also be served for breakfast or evening snack…


For the veggie stuffing ( veggies can be added or deleted as per individual tastes- corn, baby corn, capsicum are some of the other options)

1 medium sized onion, chopped

1 medium sized tomato chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1/4 cup green peas

1 cup paneer (cottage cheese), cubed or crumbled

Fresh coriander leaves, chopped


1/2 tbsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric powder


1 tbsp pav bhaji masala or garam masala or kitchen king masala

For Dinner Rolls

3 cups all purpose flour

21/4 tsp Active dry yeast

1/2 cup Water

1 cup Milk

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp sugar



Veggie Stuffing

  1. In a pan heat oil. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds and when they splutter add onions.
  2. Sautee the onions till they turn translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
  3. Add turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala. Cook the masala for few minutes.
  4. Then add all the veggies and cook till the veggies are half done. Then add paneer and cook completely.
  5. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

Dinner Rolls

  1. Take milk , water and sugar in a bowl. Microwave or heat it till luke warm.
  2. Add the yeast, stir well, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about 10 mins.
  3. In another bowl, take flour, salt and oil and mix well.
  4. Then add the frothy yeast mixture to this flour and start mixing.
  5. The dough will be sticky to begin with. But as you knead it will start coming together and eventually become soft and elastic.
  6. At this stage check for window pane. If you achieve window pane, move to the next step , or else continue kneading till you achieve window pane.
  7. Place this dough in a well oiled bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Leave it in warm place to double in volume (takes approx 1 hr).
  8. Once the dough has doubled bring it back to a lightly floured work surface and divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
  9. Roll these balls, and start patting them with hands, till they form circular discs.
  10. Put 2 tbsp of the veggie stuffing and bring all the sides together to close it.
  11. Place these stuffed balls on a lightly greased baking dish, keeping adequate space between them.
  12. Wrap the dish with plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise again. This could take anywhere from 30 mins to an hour.
  13. Once the rolls rise, bake them in a preheated oven  at 180 C for about 20 – 30 mins until they are golden brown.
  14. I also brush the top with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on it before baking, but due to time constraint, I skipped this step.
  15. Once ready, cool them on a rack and serve warm.