Friday, March 27, 2009

Sri Lankan Malu Paan(Fish Bun) Recipe

Malu Paan(Fish Bun)


. 500g flour

. 1 Tbsp dry Yeast

. 2tb sugar

. 3tb butter

. 1/4 cup milk

. 1 egg

. 1 egg yolk

. Salt to taste

. About one cup water

For Filling;

.2 boiled potatoes

.1 can tin mackerel, drain and mash

.100g leeks

.1 onion

.2 green chilies

.1 sprig curry leaves

.1 Tbsp ground black pepper

.2 tsp chilli powder

.1 tsp sri Lankan curry powder


.Lime Juice


In a bowl mix the first 8 ingredients together

Add water and knead well to make a soft dough

Cover it up with a wet cloth and put it in a warm place to rise for about 8 hours.

Making the filling

Boil the potatoes and mash it

Heat oil in a large pan, add crushed ginger and garlic. Saut? for about 1/2 a minute

Add chopped onions, green chilies, curry leaves, leeks, and cook until onion and leeks are soft

Then add fish, potatoes, pepper, chili powder, curry powder and salt. Mix well.

Finally add the lime juice

Making the bun

Knead the dough again and divide it into equal balls

Roll each ball into a floured surface and put the fish filling into the center

Fold the dough and shape it into a bun

Mix one egg yolk and 1tb of water to make an egg wash

Brush the egg wash on the buns and bake them for about 20min in a 350f preheated oven.

Serve with Sri lankan chili sauce.

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