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
- In a pan heat oil. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds and when they splutter add onions.
- Sautee the onions till they turn translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till they become mushy.
- Add turmeric powder and pav bhaji masala. Cook the masala for few minutes.
- Then add all the veggies and cook till the veggies are half done. Then add paneer and cook completely.
- Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
- Take milk , water and sugar in a bowl. Microwave or heat it till luke warm.
- Add the yeast, stir well, and allow it to rise in a warm place for about 10 mins.
- In another bowl, take flour, salt and oil and mix well.
- Then add the frothy yeast mixture to this flour and start mixing.
- The dough will be sticky to begin with. But as you knead it will start coming together and eventually become soft and elastic.
- 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.
- 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).
- Once the dough has doubled bring it back to a lightly floured work surface and divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
- Roll these balls, and start patting them with hands, till they form circular discs.
- Put 2 tbsp of the veggie stuffing and bring all the sides together to close it.
- Place these stuffed balls on a lightly greased baking dish, keeping adequate space between them.
- 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.
- Once the rolls rise, bake them in a preheated oven at 180 C for about 20 – 30 mins until they are golden brown.
- I also brush the top with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds on it before baking, but due to time constraint, I skipped this step.
- Once ready, cool them on a rack and serve warm.