Winter Season is something i used to love a lot; a lot means literally A LOT . I used to be all set for having Hot Tea with super hot fried snacks in the evening waiting for Dear Husband, and calling him every now and then to check on his status like at what time he would reach home. Those days most of our weekend evenings would be spent with our very dear friends at their home if not ours, having Hot Coffee with yummy snacks chit - chatting and watching movies. Now a days priorities just changed , and Summer Season seems to be Welcomed than Winter for parents like me who have real hyper toddlers at home.
Cold , and rainy days are what we wake up to now, and for me the other day my little girl pointing to the Cloudy sky wanted to see the Sun , and its getting hard to engage them.Well, so what i came to say was i still love winters, and try to make my meal special for those very cold winter nights. This time i made my dinner more special by making this is a Steamed version of the Stuffed Buns, a very easy recipe, i adapted this recipe from Vanitha magazine.It was super soft and the filling was really awesome.
Also wishing you all a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING :)
Sesame topped Steamed Chicken Buns
For the buns
3 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida
1 1/2 tsp Yeast
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Warm Water
Salt as needed
Water as needed
For the stuffing
1 1/2 cup Chicken Cooked and Shredded
1 Onion medium ( chopped )
3-4 Garlic ( chopped )
2 Green Chilies ( chopped )
2 Spring Onions
1 tsp Hoisin Sauce
1 - 2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Cornflour mixed in 2 tbsp water
For the Buns
Dissolve yeast in warm water with 2 tbsp Sugar and leave aside for 10 mins.
Mix flour with salt , add in the yeast and make into a soft dough adding enough water.
Let it rest for about 20 mins in a warm place and double in volume.
Punch down the air and divide the dough into 8 equal portions.
Flatten each balls into a round and fill with 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of the filling, close it and form back to a ball.
Repeat with the rest, brush the buns with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
Heat a steamer and steam the buns for about 15 mins or until done. ( I used my Rice Cooker for steaming, it will double in shape so you may want to steam it in batches. ) Serve hot.
For the stuffing :
Heat oil in a pan add in garlic, onions , green chilies and saute.
Add in the chicken , hoisin sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper , and saute well.
Lastly add the corn flour water mixture and mix well turn off heat and set aside.