Rice and roti are two staple elements in every Indian meal. Explore any regional cuisine, you will find rice and roti holding constant position in every traditional thali. Another such popular desi food is bun (or pav). Although bun has its origin in a Portuguese kitchen, it has become a part of our Indian food habit since Portuguese invasion of Goa. Now considered desi-style bread, bun makes for a popular breakfast food and evening snack. So much so that today you will find bun available at every nook and corner across India. That's not all. You will also find various delicious dishes made with bun (or pav). And then, there are flavourful buns too. Wondering what is a flavourful bun?!
Flavourful buns are basically breads made with different sweet and savoury assortments. For instance, you will find sweet bun at every local baker that includes candied fruits in it. Then there are masala buns where different types of herbs and spices are added while kneading the bread dough. You can customise flavours as per your choice. Here we bring you a recipe that shows how we can bake pav and bun at home. All you need to do is add assortments of your choice to the dough and make sweet or masala bun with it. Click here for the pav recipe.
Now that you know how to make buns at home, how about giving them a spicy makeover for some sinful indulgences?! We found you two masala bun recipes that can make your breakfast or evening snacking a delicious affair. Take a look.
How To Make Congress Bun Masala:
A popular tea-time snack option from Karnataka, it is a peanut-based food that gets its name from the stuffing used in the recipe. To make this dish, heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves, hing, some spices and split peanuts to it. Mix everything well and switch off the flame. Once cooled, mix everything again with hands. Then toast the buns in butter in the same skillet, spread some green chutney and add the peanut stuffing in the middle. Top with thin slices of onions, grated carrots, chopped coriander leaves and some chaat masala. And your delicious Congress masala bun is ready to be served with a hot cup of chai. Click here for the detailed recipe.
How To Make Masala Pav:
The very word pav reminds us of Mumbai. A staple in Mumbai, pav sees different variations in the recipe. One such popular instance is masala pav. It is considered a quick and easy way to enjoy the flavours of pav bhaji, without the effort and the extensive ingredients. All you need to do is chop onions, tomatoes, capsicum, ginger and garlic, and cook everything in a pan along with pav bhaji masala. In the same pan, toast the buns. Then add the masala on top of the bun, garnish with chopped onions, coriander, and lemon juice and serve. Click here for the detailed recipe.
Both the dishes sound delicious; isn't it? Which of the above two recipes would you want to try first? Do let us know in the comments below.