The savory part makes it even more interesting and I enjoyed it for my breakfast. This is inspired by Priya Srinivasan’s post. I didn’t change much except maybe added more potato than called for. I am also calling this Vegan as it’s an apt Vegan Bake and a roll as it didn’t turn out to be as big as a bun.
Anyway, this makes it apt for a brunch treat as when it is paired with butter, makes a great meal.
Vegan Wheat Savory Rolls
Wheat flour / Chapatti atta – 1 & 1/4 cup
Potato cooked and mashed well – 1/2 cup
Instant yeast – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Warm water – 2 to 3 tbsp
Olive oil to brush the buns – 1 tbsp
Water – 1 tsp to brush the buns
white sesame seeds 2 tbsp
For the Masala
Onions, finely chopped – 1 medium-sized
Garlic, finely minced – 2 cloves
Green chilies, finely chopped – 2 nos
Coriander leaves handful
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
How to bake the Savory Rolls
For the Masala
In a nonstick pan, add oil crackle cumin. Add finely chopped green chilies and saute till they sizzle. Add onions and garlic and saute until translucent.
Now add coriander powder, chili powder, and salt. Saute for 2 more minutes. Add coriander leaves, give it a good stir. Switch off and let it cool completely before using it in the bread.
For the dough
MW potato for 4 mins, peel and mash well in a bowl. Add the flour, yeast, salt together to the wide bowl.
Add warm water, the cooked masala and start kneading it into a soft dough.
Sprinkle water and start to knead to a soft dough.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it well with a kitchen towel/cling wrap. Let it rest for an hour or until it doubles up in volume.
Once the dough rises well, take it out of the bowl. Punch down the extra air. Knead the dough for a minute. Divide the dough into 8-10 portion. I divided it into 10 portions.
Roll each portion of the dough into a ball, by cupping it in your palm and rolling it on the kneading surface.
Place the balls on a greased baking tray. Cover them and let it rise for another 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 185C. Brush the buns with olive oil once. Again brush them with water and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
Bake the buns for 28-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Remove from the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes.
Serve it warm.
Refrigerate the leftovers tightly wrapped in a plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Just before serving, reheat them in a microwave for 30 seconds and serve warm. The buns will stay good for 2-3 days in the fridge.