Halwai March 14, 2019


• 1.5 cups – Wheat Flour
• 1/2 cup – Plain Flour
• 3/4 cup – Warm Water
• 2 tbsp – Milk (optional)
• 1/2 tbsp – Active Dry yeast
• 1 tsp – Salt
• 1/2 tbsp – Sugar
• 1/2 tbsp – Olive oil
• 1 tbsp – Sesame seeds
• For Garlic Spread:
• 2 tbsp – Salted butter, at room temperature
• 6 big Cloves – Minced Garlic
• 1 tbsp – Chopped Coriander leaves
• 1- finely chopped Green chilli


  1. Add warm water, milk, oil, sugar and salt in a wide bowl.
  2. Add yeast to it and dissolve completely.
  3. Then add maida and wheat flour and knead it to a soft sticky dough.
  4. Keep the dough in a warm place (near your kitchen stove) undisturbed for 1 hour.
  5. Keep covered with a wet muslin cloth/plastic wrapper.
  6. By this time, the dough should have risen well.
  7. Now knead it once again with 1/2 tsp of oil and spread it out using a roller to about 1/2-inch thickness to form a rectangle/square.
  8. Dust flour if needed.
  9. Prepare the garlic spread by mixing butter, garlic, coriander leaves and chilli paste.
  10. Now spread this garlic spread on one side of the rolled dough.
  11. Roll from one end to another gently and firmly.
  12. Reserve a little of the spread for the topping.
  13. Now cut it into 2 halves. Then cut each halves into 3 rolls each so that you get 6 large rolls.
  14. Brush it with a little milk.
  15. Then spread the remaining garlic spread on top of the cut side and sprinkle sesame seeds on top of it.
  16. Now keep them arranged in a greased tin with cut side up.
  17. Now allow it to rise again for 30 minutes.
  18. Then preheat the oven for 180 degrees C for 10 minutes.
  19. Keep the tin near the oven for a good rising again.
  20. Bake it at 180 degrees C for 25-30 minutes or until the buns starts browning.
  21. Now pull them apart and enjoy.
  22. Recipe courtesy: Sharmi’s Passions

Recipe courtesy of Sharmilee