Meat Buns


For the dough:

  1. 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup warm water
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  5. 2 tbsp Sugar
  6. 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  7. 2 tbsp oil

For the filling:

  1. Ksh. 200 minced meat
  2. 4 garlic cloves
  3. 1/4 cabbage
  4. 2 carrots
  5. 1tsp Black pepper
  6. 1tsp Curry powder
  7. Salt to taste

For the egg wash:

Beat two eggs with a tbsp of water till frothy.


  1. Start with the filling as it takes some time.
  2. Fry chopped garlic cloves in some oil till fragrant.
  3. Next add the minced meat and fry try it starts to brown.
  4. Add your roughly chopped cabbage and enough water to cover everything in the pot. Cover and let it cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Open the pot and add all your spices. Mix everything well and then add the carrots.
  6. Let the stew to reduce completely.
  7. As that reduces, start preparing your dough.
  8. Mix sugar, yeast and warm water in a bowl and set it aside to proof. (5 minutes )
  9. In a different sufuria, add the flour and mix with turmeric powder.
  10. Make a well at the Centre and pour in the yeast mixture kneading everything together.
  11. Knead well till you get a soft but not sticky dough. You can add the oil to soften the dough.
  12. Set aside and let it rise for 45 minutes. Meanwhile get you minced meat after it has reduced and let it cool.
  13. Roll out the dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle and cut it into smaller rectangles of about 8″ by 6″.
  14. Fill one half of the rectangle with the minced meat mixture then fold over the other side to cover the meat.
  15. Seal the edges with a fork.
  16. Repeat with all the remaining dough.
  17. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and bake your meat buns for 20 minutes.
  18. Open your oven and brush the top of the buns with egg wash for browning and a shiny finish.
  19. Bake for further 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  20. Serve warm with tea or soup.



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