Stuffed Tandoori Chicken Buns

The previous day was hectic lots of cooking since I had guest. Today I felt like resting and wanted something simple and light for dinner.  Had some chicken tandoori balance in fridge.  Removed it from the fridge.  The first thought that came to my mind was to prepare a side dish. Then I again though why not make something simple and yet filling that we can have without any fuss.  That how I baked these buns, so let's go to the recipe.

For the Bun
1 Tablespoon Instant yeast
2 Tablespoon Warm water
1/2 cup Milk - warm
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon Oil
2 Cups + 1 Cup All purpose flour
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1  Egg
Water if necessary for kneading

For the filling:
2 Cups Chicken Tandoori - grilled/cooked and chopped into small pieces
1 Capsicum – finely chopped
2 Onions - finely chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Ginger - garlic paste
Salt to taste
1.1/2 Tablespoons Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Chilly powder


Beat the egg and reserve a tablespoon of it for brushing.

Mix yeast with water and sugar and keep aside till foamy.

Mix 2 cups flour, egg, yeast mixture, oil, salt and milk mix well . Add the remaining flour and mix well till it forms a smooth dough. (I used almost 3 cups of flour to make it a soft dough). You start with 2 cups of flour as mentioned in the recipe and if you find it difficult to form a soft dough add extra flour little by little, till it forms a soft dough, if you find that the dough is already soft and pliable stop adding the flour. Knead well for 10 mins. Place this dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it rest till it doubles in volume (almost 2-3 hrs).

Punch down the dough lightly using your palm and divide them equally. Flatten them into small discs and fill them with a tablespoon of the filling. Re-shape them into a ball. Apply the egg wash. . Let it prove for another 20 mins or till double in size.

Bake them in a pre-heated oven at 200 C for 15-20 mins.

To make the filling:
Heat oil, add the ginger garlic paste and saute till it gives out a nice aroma. Add the onions & salt. Saute them till soft and transparent. Add the capsicum and chilly powder, stir well for 2 mins. Add salt, chicken and mix well. Keep it off the fire and let it cool. Use it for filling the dough.

These buns are very filling you can have them for breakfast or even for dinner.  Had few remaining we had them for breakfast.

I had grilled tandoori chicken of the previous day and  this was used to make these buns.
I got 12 buns from the above qty.

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Labels : Breads, Chicken, Bake a thon.
Bake-a-thon 2014
sneha datar
sneha datar

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Stuffed buns must have made filling meal and nice way to use up leftover grilled chicken.

  2. If i make stuffed buns i wont keep myself having them if its with chicken, trust me i wont leave them aside for anyone.

  3. Stuffed buns sound like a perfect side dish for any meal.

  4. these are great for a weekend brunch

  5. Excellent post. Thanks for share.