Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thengai Bun (Coconut Bun) for My Lovely Sister

Today, My sister is celebrating her Birthday. Many More Happy returns of the Day Dear:-)



This Thengai Bun, which is our favourite is nothing but, a coconut and nuts mixture sandwiched between two thin layers of bread. I still remember the days, how much we used to get excited when we hear the bakery man's tri-cycle bell. He used to sell all baked products at our door step. He would never move to next door until we buy something from him. It was like a everyday routine. Though we buy, cup cakes one day and the plum cakes or puffs other day, the one which was in our regular buy list was this "Thengai Bun". If you have told me that one day, I would bake my own Thengai Bun, I wouldn't have believed it!



I have one memory related to this Bun. I used to eat the coconut mixture and would give the bread part alone to my sister. She never complained about that. Though, she was fond of eating the whole thengai bun as such, she was very kind and nice enough to her little sister. Not only this thengai bun but in all cream biscuits I do the same thing. I'm really lucky to have a sister like her.





Ingredients :

1. All purpose flour - 1.5 cups
2. Active dry yeast - 1 pack
3. Milk - 1/4 cup (Warm)
4. Water - 1/4 cup (Warm)
5. Sugar - 1/4 tbs
6. Salt - 1/2 tsp
7. Oil - 1/8 cup

For stuffing :

1. Coconut - 1 cup to 1.5 cups (Grated)
2. Mixed nuts - 1 tbs
3. Raisins - 1 tbs
4. cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
5. Sugar - 1 tbs
6. Ghee - 2 tsp

Heat a pan. Add ghee. Roast the nuts and raisin. Add coconut and fry for few seconds. Switch off the stove. Add cardamom powder. Mix well. When the mixture is completely cooled, add sugar and keep aside.





Procedure :

1. Take sieved flour in a wide vessel.

2. Combine oil, sugar, salt, water and milk. Mix well once and then add yeast. Leave it as such for 10 minutes or till the mixture becomes frothy.

3. Add this mixture to the flour. Make a smooth dough.

4. Keep it covered with a damp kitchen towel for about an hour.

5. By now, you can see the dough doubled in size.

6. Gently knead the dough. Divide it in to two equal parts. Make two balls.

7. Dust the work surface with flour.

8. Take one ball and roll out it in to 1/4 inch thickness using rolling pins. Prick some holes using fork.

9. Place the coconut & dry fruits mixture on it.

10. Now, roll out the remaining ball in to same 1/4 inch thick. Prick holes. Place it on the top of the coconut & dry fruits mixtures.

11. Fold the edges together without any gap.

12. Place this gently on a lined and greased cookie sheet.

12. Meanwhile pre-heat oven to 425 F.

13. Bake for about 15 minutes. Once baked, take out and immediately apply some butter on the top.

14. When it is warm, cut it in to pieces.

15. Serve warm. Warm coconut buns(Thengai bun) tastes great:-)

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Who tried this recipe?
1. Sharanya

32 comments:

Kurinji said...

Happy B'day to ur sister!!!
My all time fav snack and thanks for sharing. Bun looks so tempting...
Kurinji

savitha ramesh said...

Awsome dish..It brings my school days memories back,nithu.....We used to buy it from bakery and I do same way with my sis.......We ll have a tough fight.....ha ha ah sweet memorie.....urs is book marked dear....

Akila said...

wow lovely bun dear.... convey my wishes also to your sis....

Event: Dish Name Starts with D

Regards,
Akila.

Umm Mymoonah said...

This is my favourite too, you have got it perfectly. Your sister must be very happy to see this.
BTW your new layout looks very good.

Veggie Hut said...

So nice of u to dedicate this post to her.. Wish her many more happy returns of the day! Buns are looking tempting!

Mrs K said...

What a unique preparation,never had the fortune of trying this in my part of the world. It looks and sounds so rich with coconut and dry fruits ,my favorite ingredients. Wish your sister a very happy birthday:)!!!

Pavithra said...

OMG i still remember my dad gets hot hot coconut buns stuffed with coconut and raisins..I love it..Urs looks same Nithu..beautiful... Wish ur sister many more happy returs of the day.

Suja Sugathan said...

Happy Birthday to your sister..lovely bun,perfectly done.

Shanavi said...

Happy birthday to ur sis !!! I used to buy this from our nearby bakery and I love all the items made of coconut and My parents would alwyas buy thengai bun for me as it is my fav...Thanks for the recipe Nithu..

Jay said...

wishing yur sister a lovely birthday..!
wonderful cake to celeb d grand occasion..:)
Tasty appetite

Kairali sisters said...

Heeey this is called dilkush right, i used to love this as a kid, looks too good nithu..

Priya Sreeram said...

really sweet--wishing ur sis the very best and i just loved the buns ! bookmarked !!

அப்பாவி தங்கமணி said...

Happy Birthday to you sister Nithu

Thengai bun is my favourite... didn't get chance to have one when I visited india this time...(kodumai thaan)... wow.. can we do this at home? Will try...thanks

Bharathi said...

Thank You Nithu for this wonderful Thengai Bun...
Even today, when I visit a Bakery, I used to ask for this Coconut Bun... But I couldn't get the one with the same taste of which we relished in those days... This Bun looks Great & the coconut part looks so juicy... it makes me drool.. Thank you Nithu for the delicious treat...

Thank you all my Sister's Blog Friends for your lovely wishes.

--- Friendly, Bharati Ramesh

Smitha said...

Happy Birthday to ur sweet sis Nithu! i think we used to call it Dilkush too...love it....yum

Silence Sings said...

Happy birthday to ur sis...lovely dish...

PS said...

Happy b'day to your sis. you are lucky to have a wonderful sis. Thengai bun looks delicious..

Priya said...

Many more happy returns of the day to ur sweet sister Nithu..Coconut buns makes me nostalgic, they looks soo tempting..

Brindha said...

Happy Birthday to your big sis :) Nice recipe...

swapna said...

Birthday wishes to ur sister....love the coconut buns!!Yum!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Birthday wishes to your sister. Those coconut buns looks super temptious :)

மகி said...

Happy birthday to your sister Nithu!

Coconut buns look yummy! My all time favourite! Stories behind the buns are interesting. My sister buys it from a bakery near her office. Nice memories!

Sangi said...

Birthday wishes to ur sis... thengai bun is one of my favorites... love ur recipe sure to try it..

Biny Anoop said...

happy b'day to sissi...she is so lucky to have u...great recipe

notyet100 said...

feel like eating this now,..:-)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Happy birthday to your sister, Nithu. Thengai bun looks so yummy..

Jaisy James said...

wow looks perfect and delicious. i had this long back my dad will buy for me every week end. thanks for remembering the good old days dear.

Priya (elaichii) said...

Belated B'day wishes to your sister. Thengai buns looks so yummy!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious bun and filling
happy birthday wishes

Priya's Feast said...

wishing ur sis ,happy birthday....thengai bun is my fav too..nice recipe da..

NIDHYA said...

Am a big fan of coconut bun, loved your yummy filling.

Aaha Oho

Krishnaveni said...

lovely treat, happy b'day to your sister