Instead of cracking my head over what to cook for dinner, I made these ........'Curry Chicken Buns', spicy, meaty and chewy! I managed to get 10 buns and there were some left over for lunch the next day too. This is really killing two birds with one stone!
An interesting note on curry leaves. These leaves are extremely high in vitamin C, therefore will help clean up your blood leaving your skin with a fresh glow and your hair with more lustre and your eyes with brilliance. Also they will help increase your level of calcium and iron too. So the next time when you come across curry leaves in your curry mee, don't discard them, gobble them up, it's good for you!
These were yummy and I will be making more of these spicy buns for sure, perhaps of a different shape.
Ingredients for dough (Please note that all spoon measurements are flat)
- 1 egg + water to make up 1 cup i.e. 250 ml
- 3 Tbsp butter/margarine
- 1 tsp salt
- 410 gm high protein flour
- 2 Tbsp skim milk powder
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsps yeast
- Egg glaze - 1egg yolk + 1 Tbsp water + a pinch of salt
- Sesame seeds
- 300 gm chicken breast, cut into small cubes
- 1 medium size potato, cut into small cubes
- 1 medium size onion, cut into small cubes
- 1 Tbsp oil for frying
- 1/2 cup water
- Some curry leaves
- 3 tsp curry powder (brand of your own choice)
- 1 tsp each of - light soya sauce and salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- Cut up the chicken, potato and onion into small cubes and season with the above for about an hour or more. Keep aside.
- Heat up some oil in a pan, stir-fry some curry leaves, toss in the onion cubes, stir-fry, then the chicken and potatoes.
- Add in water and let it simmer till the meat is cooked through.
- Fine tune to taste or add in extra curry powder if you prefer it to be more spicy.
- Dish out and set aside.
- Put the above ingredients in the bread pan of your Breadmaker according to the sequence of your machine. Press 'Dough cycle' which will take 1 hr. 30 mins.
- At the end of the dough cycle take out the dough, knock it a bit to expel any air.
- Cut dough into 10 pieces and shape into a ball. Let rest for 10 mins.
- Flatten a ball of dough and add in some filling, gather the seams and shape into an oblong. Place seams down on a paper lined baking sheet. Continue the process with the remaining 9 pieces of dough.
- Place them well apart, cover with a damp cloth and let rest for another 30 mins. in a warm place.
- Apply egg glaze, sprinkle some sesame seeds and bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 20-25 mins. or till golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Serve warm.