The delicious goodies that come out of these little stores called Iyengar Bakery are to die for. They are so addictive, you just can’t get enough of it. Earlier I shared my take on their very famous masala toast, which is similar to an open sandwich. This time, I am sharing my take on yet another favourite – palya bun or stuffed potato bun. Palya means ‘vegetables sautéed with spices’ in Kannada, which is usually served as a side dish. In this dish, a potato palya is stuffed inside a bun and is baked to perfection.
At the first look, they may look like regular buns, but in the first bite, you know it’s nothing close to a simple plain bun. Soft, fluffy buns, filled with a mildly spiced potato filling just play music on your tastebuds.
To make Iyengar bakery style palya bun, I make the stuffing by sauteing boiled potatoes and peas with spices. I stuff the dough of the bun with the filling and bake it to perfection.
Perfect tea-time snack, make these delicious palya buns and bring Bangalore straight to your home 🙂
Serve palya bun with masala chai!
FOR THE DOUGH:
FOR THE POTATO FILLING:
TO MAKE THE DOUGH:
TO MAKE POTATO FILLING:
TO MAKE THE BUN:
Palya bun step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Prepare the potato-peas filling
2. Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm milk
3. Add melted butter and yeast mixture to flour
4. Add water and knead into smooth dough
5. Let the dough rest in warm place
6. Divide the dough into 8 parts
7. Spread the dough into a circular disc
8. Place potato filling in the center
9. Bring the ends together and seal completely
10. Place the bun on a lined baking tray making sure the tucked side is facing down
11. Repeat for the rest of the dough and bake
Potato filled buns baked to perfection