Chicken Steamed Buns

These buns are stuffed with a delicious chicken mixture and steamed. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken Steamed Buns

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken, Refined flour (maida)
Cuisine Fusion, , , ,
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 51-60 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken Steamed Buns

  • 1 cup Boneless chicken finely chopped
  • + for dusting Refined flour (maida) 2 cups
  • 1½ teaspoons Dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Castor sugar (caster sugar)
  • to taste Salt
  • + for greasing Oil 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 2 Spring onions with greens finely chopped
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour/ corn starch


  1. Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Line a perforated steamer plate with butter paper.
  2. Take yeast in a bowl. Add ½ teaspoon castor sugar and 1 cup warm water, mix well and set aside for 5 minutes or till frothy.
  3. Take flour in a bowl. Add salt, activated yeast and ½ cup warm water, mix and knead into a soft dough. Wrap in a wet muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add spring onion with greens and sauté for a minute. Add green chillies, mix and sauté.
  5. Add chicken, mix and cook on high heat. Add salt, soy sauce, mix well and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add chopped coriander and remaining castor sugar, mix well and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  7. Take cornflour in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water, mix well into a smooth slurry and add to the wok. Mix well and cook for a minute. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  8. Dust the worktop with some flour, place the dough on it and knock it. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape them into medium size balls.
  9. Flatten the balls place a portion of cooked chicken mixture in the centre, bring the edges together and pinch to seal. Shape them into buns.
  10. Place the buns on the steamer plate, cover with a wet muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 15 minutes.
  11. Place the steamer plate in the steamer and steam for 15-20 minutes.