Khara Bun/Fennel Flavored Buns ~ Eggless

While I was blog hopping potato stuffed buns at Rekha's place reminded me of potato buns that we get back in India. Thanks Rekha for sharing your recipe. I just adapted her recipe to make spicy fennel flavored buns for Ivy's Thik Spice-Mastic Gum and Fennel.
The original recipe called for an egg, however I substituted it for a tablespoonful of cornflour. Result was good. They looked like these ..........

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Fennel Flavored Khara Buns/Spicy Buns (Khara=Spicy)
Warm milk - 1 cup
Cornflour - 1tbsp
Butter - 1/4 cup (soft butter at room temp)
Instant Yeast - 2tsp
Plain Flour - 2.5 cups

Spicy Chutney - 1tbsp (Fennel (1tsp)+Green Chillies+salt+Pudina/Mint+Coriander=approx qty)


Method
Grind Fennel (1tsp)+Green Chillies+salt+Pudina/Mint+Coriander to a smooth paste with little water

Since instant yeast is used here, no need to proof the yeast.
Mix all dry ingredients. Add chutney to it and mix well.
Add soft butter and mix well. At this stage  the dough mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Add milk little at a time and make dough. Knead the dough for 10 mins.
Divide the dough into 5-6 equal parts using a knife. Shape it and place it on a greased baking plate.
Cover the tray with a cling wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise. This waiting time is 1-2hrs
After 2 hours, preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Remove the cling flim and coat the buns with milk (milk wash)
Put the buns in the preheated oven and bake it for 20-25 mins. Insert a knife and check. If the knife comes out clean, it is time to remove the buns.

Enjoy them warm with little butter smeared over them. They are a perfect accompaniment to your tea/coffee.

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With Tea...and a little Fennel Flower for Kitchen art event :

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30 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

wow lakshmi they looks awesome, they must be very flavore full with fennel nice color too dear and i don't know that we can use corn flour in the place of egg this is very new to me now iam going to try this with corn flour and just now iam having your mint maddur vade and they came out very well with nice mint flavor i can smell your Khara buns from S to Abu. he he he

Vanamala said...

Wow lakshmi iam so impressed...looks very nice..i really love them...i remember my childhood.

Smitha said...

Lakshmi bun super agi ri! Coffee+ bun photos is too good! Bisi bisi bun ivaga lunch ge sikkidre yestu chennagittu!!

Cham said...

I can smell the aroma of ur bun, perfect at tea time!

Smi said...

Man,donno how do u even remember thes items forget about recipes...just reminds me those school days Khara buns being the only stuff afforded..
I just got some fresh yeast yesterday .will try out them today itself..Thanks a ton

DEESHA said...

wow khara bun looks sooo yummy. I love having this with coffee. never made it at home, always buy it form Iyengar bakery.. yum yum

Mangala Bhat said...

Hey That's a very tasty recipe ..Thanks for sharing:)

Asha said...

YUM! If you use yeast, not adding egg is okay, looks puffed and fabulous. I made one too, don't they taste so good. Home made Khara buns still not like Iyengar buns but close, right? Good one! :)

Swapna Pravin said...

I remember my younger days. I like eating kara bun from a bakery near my home. Memorable recipe....

Uma said...

cute fennel flower and of course mouth-watering buns. Lovely entry Lakshmi.

Vidhya said...

wow.. those look really yummy. I am bookmarking this one Lakshmi.

sowmya said...

superb lakshmi..looks perfect..lovely recipe..will try it too..

sowmya said...

superb lakshmi..looks perfect..nice recipe..will try it too..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This sounds like my kinda recipe,without egg and thanks for the recipe:)

jayasree said...

Buns looks yummy. Lovely color.

Priya said...

Wow wat a flavoursome buns LG...looks delicious..

YOSEE said...

Khara Bun and filter coffee in tumbler look perfect for an enjoyable weekend evening.

Sushma said...

wow!, super kantha ide ri nimma bun..
nangoo bekittu ;)

Adlak's tiny world said...

anything karam with coffee goes yummy... perfect match and nice entry dear.

Rekha said...

yumm, these days you get Congress buns...where you stuff congress kadalekai beeja and butter in between the buns and nippat bun where you stuff nippat, grated carrots and onion. Amazing innovations!

LG said...

@Rekha,
congress buns sound interesting. Ya..amazing innovations

n33ma said...

This is a good one.....looking at this Khara bun brought back so many memories :)

Anonymous said...

Ohh! These looks so delicious. That too eggless. I have bookmarked this recipe. I can add add spices of my choice and enjoy this one.

Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe.

notyet100 said...

thanks a ton for postin this,..thy look so yum together,.;-)

Rajee said...

Wow, So cute and tasty bun with hot coffee.

Ivy said...

I'd like to have some of these buns with my coffee right now. Thanks for participating more than once.

Namratha said...

Wow Lakshmi, buns thumba chennagi idhe...perfectly shaped!

kittymatti said...

hey lakshmi.. I just baked my buns today..it came out well! thanks. However i added some chopped onions too. I used a different kind of starch blend instead of corn flour.. Yr recipe is amazing n thnx!!! just finished eating them :)

UjjU said...

Ri naanu ninne maadi yardo manege thogondu hogidhe. Thumba chennagi bandhithu. I also used jeera powder. Naale nan recipe na post maadthini.

Neela Prasad said...

Hi Lakshmi,

I made these buns yesterday. I omitted the fennel, I added mint and a little bit of chopped onions. They turned out just fine. Since I did not have instant yeast, I added active dry yeast and followed the process.
Thanks for your recipe.