How to make Steamed Buns -

These soft and spongy buns are steamed and not baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Fresh Yeast (ताज़ी यीस्ट/ ख़मीर )

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Breads

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Steamed Buns

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Buns Recipe

  • Refined Flour 500 grams

  • Fresh Yeast 30 grams

  • Sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Sieve flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre and put fresh yeast and sugar in it. Pour a little warm water over it and wait for five minutes or till the yeast begins to froth.

Step 2

Add salt and butter and knead into a soft dough with sufficient warm water. Cover and rest for at least half an hour or till it doubles in volume. Knock back the dough and knead again for one minute.

Step 3

Divide the dough into sixteen equal parts, make small balls and put them on a greased perforated steamer plate. Set aside for twenty to twenty-five minutes or till they double in size.

Step 4

Boil sufficient water in a steamer, place the steamer plate in it and cover. Steam for at least fifteen minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.