These feather light, spongy baozi's are excellent snack served with tea😋 I was inspired to create these baozi after tasting at 48east who are app based food delivery services😏
Ingredients For Bun Dough:
3 + 1/2 Cups Maida/ All purpose flour/ Maida
1 Tbsp Bread Improver (This product is avaibale at all bakeries or bakery supply stores)
1 Tsp Dry Rapid Rise Yeast
1 Tbsp Sugar
1/4 Cup Warm Milk
2 Cups Warm Water
1/4 Tsp Salt
2 + 1 Tbsp Oil
Ingredients For Vegetable Cheese Filling:
2 Cups Finely Chopped Mixed Vegetables
(Cabbage, Cauliflower, Beans, Carrots, Capsicum)
1 Onion Finely Chopped
8 Pods Garlic + 1 Inch Ginger + 8 Green Chilies Ground into a smooth paste.
1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1 Tbsp Vinegar
150 Grams Cheddar Cheese Grated
We can also use a combo of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
3 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per taste
Sift the all purpose flour and separate 1/2 cup flour for later.
Add 3 cups of all purpose flour with all the ingredients mentioned for the bun in a large bowl add 2 tbsp oil first add water little at a time and knead to form a smooth dough.
Once the dough comes togeather apply 1 tbsp oil cover and allow the dough to rise on kitchen counter for 2 hours or this dough can be placed in fridge over night.
Heat oil in a pan on medium flame. Add 3 tbsp oil fry the green chilly paste on low flame first. Once the oil separates from the masala, add onion fry till transparent.
Add chopped veggies and fry on low to medium flame until the veggies have cooked half way. Please dont add water to the veggies the filling will get soggy.
Once the veggies have cooked half way add vinegar and soya sauce stir and fry til well combined add salt and pepper as per taste stir occasionally until all the veggies are cooked.
Grate the cheese. Remove the veggies from flame allow to cool and add cheese once the filling has cooled mix thoroughly and reserve.
Once the dough has risen add 1/2 cup of reserved flour and knead until smooth dough.
Divide the dough into larger than a lime size roundels roll into thick chapati place 2 tbsp of filling gather the edges and create a bun.
We can use a wax paper or banana leaf to place the bun and steam cook them.
Place the prepared buns on a banana leaf for 10 minutes. Heat a steamer on medium flame with water once the steam builds place the buns and steam cook for 10 minutes on high flame.
Please do not open the steam cooker after 10 minutes remove from flame allow the buns to sit in the steam for 10 minutes before serving.
Serve these buns with garlic and chilly chutney or with ketchup...Enjoy😋