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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Caterpillar Chicken Buns (In pressure cooker)- Iftar Special !!

           Have to admit...This is something really interesting from which i have prepared the recent days...It looks really beautiful & smells heavenly too...Its an eye-catching snack, something which you really want for an Iftar party as well....When you give a munch, a soft texture of bun filled with spicy & yummy chicken masala...Isn't that just what you want !!
 

           I never used to try such dishes, since I don't use an oven. It just remained as a wish. This Ramadan, took a risk & prepared this in my pressure cooker & it was a grand success...Any doubts, you can ask me...The recipe courtesy goes Saneeba Rafiq of Sisters Cuisine... A big thanks to her for this wonderful mouth watering recipe...I made for only half the quantity mentioned below & made 5 buns of the below size....My very first attempt with buns...Atlast !!!!!


                
                  I gave a try to a different shape too...I think its call braided...Couldn't take its preparation pics as I was in hush bush before the Iftar...


Ingredients (for dough)

1. All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2 1/2 cup
2. Egg - 1 (beaten)
3. Yeast - 1 tbsp
4. Sugar - 2 tbsp
5. Salt - 1 tsp
6. Ghee/Butter/Oil - 1/4 cup
7. Lukewarm milk - 1 cup
8. Egg white - 1 (egg wash)
9. White Sesame seeds (vella ellu) - for ganishing


Ingredients (for filling)

10. Chicken - 500 gm
11. Onion - 4 (medium...chopped)
12. Green chilly - 4 (slit into halves & chopped)
13. Ginger - 1/2 tbsp (grated/chopped/paste)
14. Garlic - 1/2 tbsp (grated/chopped/paste)
15. Curry leaves - 2 springs (chopped)
16. Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (chopped)
17. Pepper - 1 tsp (according to spice reqd.)
18. Garam masala - 1 tsp
19. Carrot - 1/3 cup (chopped)
20. Capsicum - 1/3 cup (chopped)
21. Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp
22. Oil - 4 tbsp
23. Salt - as reqd.
24. Cinnamon sticks - 4


Preparation  (of dough)

~Dissolve yeast in 2 tbsp warm water along with 1/2 tbsp sugar & 1/2 tbsp maida.
~Keep aside for 10 minutes until when it doubles.

~Take 1 cup maida in a bowl & make a well in the centre.
~Pour milk, butter, salt, sugar & mix well.
~Add the beaten egg along with the yeast mix.
~Add the rest of the maida & combine well into a soft dough. (can use little milk/maida if required for kneading)
~Knead well for 5 minutes & keep aside for 1 or 2 hours.


Preparation (of filling)

~Cook chicken with little pepper, salt & water.
~De-bone them & shred them to pieces & keep aside.
~Heat oil in a wok & add cinnamon sticks.
~Saute ginger, garlic, green chilly for 1 minute.
~Saute onions until translucent.
~Add salt, curry leaves, coriander leaves.
~Add all the powders.
~Add shredded chicken along with chopped carrot & capsicum & cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.


Preparations (of buns)

~ Knead the dough once more & make it soft.
~Make balls out of it & roll it out.
~Keep the filling on one side (try adding more filling) & close it. (keeping some space below as shown in the figure below)
~Make cuts in the below space with a knife.
~Pull the cuts towards the covered dough & bend the whole bun towards you from the side to get the shape.


~Apply egg wash on all sides of the bun. 
~Keep inside a tin inside a pressure cooker for 20 minutes in low flame without weight on.
~Or bake for 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated oven.
~Do not keep them stuck to each other...Keep a small space as the bun will rise.
~Until you can see the bun turining slighly brown.

Enjoy your snack....Fill your tummy this Ramadan with these..


50 comments:

  1. Loved the idea! I'll use vegetarian ingredients though :)

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  2. wow... loved the idea of using the pressure cooker... well done!

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    1. Thnxx dear...A regular viewer of all blogs i suppose....

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  3. never thought this can be done in a pressure cooker
    i tried once in my cooking range but dint turn out well
    gotta try this method now, thanks sajina :)
    Ramadan Kareem

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  4. It was really tasty...love the shape and taste.yummy..

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  5. eye catching saju...even very good comments from bishar ikka...vl definitely give a try...and vl let u know...dear

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    1. I have 2 cm 2 knw dat u r ready 4 preparing dis...Fingers crossed...!

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  6. Lovely bread n it's great that these can be done in pressure cooker... Superb

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    1. Thnxx Akila...Even i was happy dat it cud b done !

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  7. waw! lovely looking buns. I have made pressure cooker cales but never thought buns would turn out so good. Loved your version. I need to try making one in the pressure cooker & see. BTW Happy ramadan

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    1. Ohh do prepare n let me...Eagerly w8ng 4 ur results...

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  8. looks sooooo tempting n delicious...

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    1. Thnx a lot divya.. Give it a try n send me d pic.

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  9. salam...i didnt understand how to put the dough in the pressure cooker..?cud u plz xplain as i really wanna try ur recepie...sounds interestin n temptin...thanx...

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    1. va'salam...keep a tin lid (steel/aluminium) inside the pressure cooker. Then get ready a tin dat fits inside d cooker (steel/aluminium). If reqd u can cover dat tin wid aluminium foil. Then place the prepared bun inside the tin n den keep the tin inside d cooker over the tin lid inside...Hope i have not confused u...
      Now close the pressure cooker...Do not keep the weight on top.
      Cook in low flame.
      Any more doubts...u r free to ask...

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    2. thank u sooo much dear...will let u know aftr i try out ur recepie...n yeah ur doin a gr8 job esp by sharing ur recepies and helpin out ppl in cookin...tryin new ways....mashallah...may allah alwys bless u with happiness n gud health...Ramadan KAreem!

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    3. salam dear...do we have to pre heat the pressure cooker b4 keepin in the bun? I tried one without pre heatin n when i opened aftr 20 min it was just the same :-( i dnt knw whr have i gone wrong...could u plzzzz help me out...thanx alot

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    4. no pre-heating reqd. It was just d same aftr 20 mts??? keep for sm more tym n chk...dunno wht went wrong??? Do reply...

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    5. salam dear...thank u soooo sooo much 4 sharin such an innovative recepie...i tried it out n every1 just luvd it...it came out superb... K wat i did was..i closed the cooker n put it on high flame and lowered aftr 3-4min and cooked it 4 almost 20min...but ur idea is just brilliant mashallah...once again thanks alot and do keep sharin ur recepies...

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    6. Really happy 2 knw dat it came out well...wud b more happier if u wud send me d pic..as a feedback...:)

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  10. Hey Saju ,this bun looks so good.I would like to know if we should pour water in the pressure cooker or use dry pressure cooker like baking cake ?

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    1. Thnxx Meena...We have to use dry pressure cooker like baking a cake !!

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    2. Thnxx Meera..U have to use dry pressure cooker as 4 a cake !!

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  11. you are really amazing who could think of baking bread in pressure cooker, you sure have a rush to try things I suppose :) caterpillar buns look so cute, they are my personal favorite

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    1. Ohh...thnkuu soo much Priya.....Its my personal fav too now..:)

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  12. The creative thought and the process is Highly Appreciated. I try this in Vegitarian.

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    1. Thnx a lot 4 dat compliment...Do send me d pic whn done in veggie.. :)

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  13. I am bookmarking this.. Such an yummy & perfectly prepared one dear !! Ur clicks do great justice even if u were in a hurry.. Have to try this gorgeous looking buns :) Ramadan Mubarak to u & ur family !!

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    1. Lovely support chitz...Clicking a perfect pic is very difficult dan preparing dat dish...So really loved ur motivating comment...:)

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  14. love the filling combination and what i love the most was the way its braided to side

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  15. Nice Idea , Caterpillar bun looks amazing..

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  16. Super cool recpie
    Came out super tasty
    Ur recepiesbr so simple for beginners lyk me
    Luvd ur blog!
    May god bless u

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    1. Thnks a lott Fasna 4 giving it a try...U'r d first one 2 giv dat a shot !!

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  17. Wow! I'm newly married with little knowledge in cooking and this recipe seems quite simple to me - yet it's very grand too. My question is, how exactly do you cook the buns in a pressure cooker? How much water to add to the pressure cooker before placing the buns in a tin? Please help as I would like to try this soon this Ramadhan to impress my husband.

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    1. Ramadan Kareem Safeerah..Hope u r njoying ur newly married actually a changed lyf...
      Keep a tin lid (steel/aluminium) inside the pressure cooker. Then get ready a tin dat fits inside d cooker (steel/aluminium). If reqd u can cover dat tin wid aluminium foil. Then place the prepared bun inside the tin n den keep the tin inside d cooker over the tin lid inside...Hope i have not confused u...No need of water.
      Now close the pressure cooker...Do not keep the weight on top.
      Cook in low flame.
      Any more doubts...u r free to ask...
      Do send me d pic as a feedback whn u prepare em...Thnxx..

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  18. Hi...I made this yesterday. It was a hit with family!
    Thank you so much for sharing :)

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    1. Really happy 2 knw dat u tried it out n it was a success...Wud have been more happier if u send me a pic of dat...

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  19. binushatha tried and successfully made it ............

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    1. So happy 2 knw dat my nathoons gave it a try & succeeded !!

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  20. Ah! totally loved it. Mouth watering indeed :)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thnks a lot Shweta for d lovely comment..I have already visited ur wnderful space..n a follower too..

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  21. Its looking yummy... Plz tell me if i can prepare dis bun in veggie version... If it is possible to make dough without egg...??

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  22. i hav a doubt what type of yeast is tht ? is that instant yeast? And do we hav to pour water in the pressure cooker?

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    1. Its Active Dried yeast used....No need of water in pressure cooker.. :)

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  23. this si gorgeous Saju. never knew we could do even buns in a pressure cooker. Just liked your fb page as "the Pick'y bank". stay connected.

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  25. i love reading this article so beautiful!!great job! how much is a pressure washer

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