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Sep 19, 2012

Onion Masala Buns / Onion Khara Buns

Happy Vinayagar Chaturthi Wishes to all my friends n readers. May The Lord Ganesha Bless u with all Health & Prosperity. Hope some of you had a wonderful festival n some still enjoying the special occasion with friends n family sharing all delicious Prasad :) I am still getting ready for the pooja, planned everything for evening. So today bit busy with other things, not in a mood to blog but have to post for the final day of blogging Marathon. As I prepared the recipe in advance its now easy for me to simply write the recipe and post. Onion Masala Buns is more or less similar to Khara Buns/Savory Buns in taste, with the addition of more onions but this is really more soft like my Garlic Buns since I followed the same recipe.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Gauri's Masala Bread recipe. Thanks Gauri for the recipe/idea it turned out so delicious and we enjoyed it a lot. These buns are great for tea time snack, even it tastes good when dipped in hot tea/coffee. Do give it a try n let me know how it turned out. Now off to the recipe.

  1. Whole Wheat Flour     2 cups
  2. All Purpose Flour/APF    1 cup
  3. Rapid Rise Yeast      3 tsp
  4. Salt      1/2 tsp
  5. Baking powder       1/2 tsp
  6. Sugar            2 tbsp
  7. Milk       1 and 1/4 cup(Luke warm milk)
  8. Oil      2 and 1/2 tbsp
  9. Onion      1 medium (finely chopped)
  10. Green chili    1 or 2 no.(finely chopped -optional)
  11. Garlic      3 cloves(finely chopped)
  12. Cumin seeds     2 tsp
  13. Cilantro       1 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp for garnishing
  14. Thinly sliced onions     3 tbsp for garnishing
  15. Chili powder/Paprika     1/2 tsp or less for garnishing

  • In a medium sized bowl, mix warm milk, sugar n  yeast and allow to rest for 10 minutes or until it tunrs frothy.
  • Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix whole wheat flour, APF,salt,baking powder and stir well and keep ready.
  • Once the yeast mixture turns frothy, add oil and mix it then add the prepared flour mixture.
  • Now add finely chopped onions,cilantro,garlic n cumin seeds, mix everything well and now the dough turns to be a very sticky dough.

  • Grease your hands with oil, and on a well floured surface knead the dough for 3-4 minutes to a smooth n pliable dough.
  • Now grease the bowl with 1/2 tsp oil and keep the kneaded dough n smear few more drops of oil in top of the dough and cover the bowl with damp cloth or cling wrap and rest it for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Meanwhile grease or line a baking tray with oil/cooking spray and keep ready.
  • Once it has raised in its size, punch down the dough and knead for a minute and divide the dough in to 10 big lemon sized balls and arrange it on a lined baking tray by 2" apart.
  • Then allow this to raise for 20 minutes, 
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
  • once done brush the top with milk or egg wash and sprinkle sliced onions n chili powder and chopped cilantro and bake it for 15-20 miutes or until the top turns golden brown, when u tap the top of buns u hear the hollow sound then its done.

U can make this buns either using whole wheat flour alone or APF alone.
I used egg wash( one egg + 2 tbsp Milk mixed together n used for brushing).
These buns are so soft n u can also enjoy it with some Pav bhaji masala.

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Sending this to Vardhini's Bake Fest now happening @ The Mad Scientist's Kitchen.


  1. Happy ganesh charturthi to you too. The masala buns look awesome.

  2. masala buns look delicious... Happy Ganesh Chaturthi...

  3. Buns looks delicious sangee.I have tried buns several times but not satisfied with the results. Got dejected.. will try this version. sounds yum

  4. super buns, have book marked..i am actually tempted to try these and u r step wise pics have motivated me to get going on this.look so tempting.

  5. I love any kinda buns sangee... Bookmarking these

  6. Beautifully baked super masala buns, feel like having with some cream cheese dip.

  7. So soft and yummy masala bun

  8. Looks very soft n yummy..Love this Savory buns!

  9. Nice buns!! Thanks for the step by step presentation.

  10. Superb texture and I love those clicks..

  11. My My ...feel like grabbing them off the screen. Super yummy Sangee...amazing pictures and it makes my tummy grumble and howl. Don't do that to me please!!!!

  12. Super tempting clicks...Going to try this right away...

  13. Wow bookmarked this is delicious. My kids will love this. Thanks for linking it dear.

  14. Wonderfully prepared..Awesome clicks!Thanks for the more addition to my list.

  15. wonderful buns ... may be my kids will love this ... will try this soon !!!

  16. Delicious buns, looks inviting,wonderful clicks.

  17. used to eat masala buns as a rekindled the memories!

  18. Hi Sangeetha, Thanks for trying them out, great to hear that you all loved it :)) Makes me happy!!

  19. I tried making these, but it did not come out well. the dough was too watery,may be due to water content in onions or corrainder leaves after washing them. I was wondering if sauteing the onions would help?

    1. yes.,it may be due to excess moisture.,next time try with sauteed onions. or try to reduce the quantity, instead of 1 medium onion, use 1 small onion.

  20. I like it very much!

  21. Made these today and they came out perfect,soft and delicious.

  22. Made these today using whole wheat flour for the whole recipe and it turned out good .

  23. I made these last weekend and I must say they turned out quite well. I halved the recipe so got abut 8 small roll buns.

  24. I have made these several times, they are always a big hit! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!


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