Triangle Oven Buns - Step by Step

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12 buns

Cute and soft baked triangle buns with a delicious peppery steak filling.

Ingredients for Filling
steak cut into cubes
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1 tsp.
garlic paste
1 tsp.
red chilli powder
green chillies chopped
capsicum chopped
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
soya sauce
2 tbsp.
tomato paste
1 tbsp
pinch of turmeric
1 tsp.
cumin, grinded
2 tbsp.
pinch of tandoori masala
Ingredients for Dough
1 1/2 cups
1/2 tsp.
instant yeast
1/4 tsp.
baking powder
1 tsp.
3 tbsp.
(you can use butter if you like)
water with a bit of milk
(half n half)
mixture for center of buns
a bit of tomato sauce n chilli powder

First, prepare the Filling.

For other filling options, check HERE 

Marinate the steak in all the ingredients for about 4 hours to overnight. Put everything in a pressure cooker and add 2 cups of water. Cook for about 25-30 mins. Check that the steak cubes are tender and if there is any excess water, dry it off completely. Adjust salt/chilli according to taste. Shred and set aside.

It will look like THIS.

For the Dough

First, sieve the flour and add the salt, baking powder, yeast n oil. Heat the water/milk as much as you can tolerate for kneading. The hotter the liquid, the softer the bun, but not boiling hot otherwise it will kill the yeast. Add the water gradually into the flour whilst kneading until you have a soft but firm dough (it shouldn't be too sticky). Knead the dough, pounding it as much as you can to give the buns a delicately soft texture. The more you knead the better the result.

With this type of buns, you don't give the dough time to rise at this point. Once it's well kneaded, immediately make 9 equal sized balls.

STEP 1:  Knead dough, make 9 balls and roll out each separately to about saucer size.

STEP 2:  Pile the rolled out dough in threes, lightly oiling and sprinkling a bit of flour between the layers.

STEP 3:  Roll out the pile evenly to about plate size, cut into quarters.

STEP 4:  Drop a small blob of ketchup on each quarter.

STEP 5:  Spread out the ketchup a little bit

STEP 6:  Add your mixture of choice. I have added a steak and capsicum mixture.

STEP 7:  Fold one side like so

STEP 8:  Apply a bit of water to seal, then fold second side like this

STEP 9:  Apply a bit of water on edge and bring down the top flap to seal the bun.

STEP 10:  Let them sit on a tray to rise for half an hour to rise. Turn on the oven, setting it at medium heat around 170-180 degree C. Meantime, brush some egg yolk gently on the tops of the buns. Stick the tray into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are nicely golden. Don't over-bake otherwise the buns will be hard. Apply a pat of butter when they are right out of the oven, then keep covered in a cloth for a little while, they get extra soft with this trick.



assalam alaikum .i just came thru this site nw .i wanted to try triangle buns .but u ve nt mentioned the bakin time n also if i ve to preheat the oven . looin forward to ur response thank u

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thanks Aysha. Preheat the oven at 180 C and bake the buns for about 15-20 minutes or until golden and done.

aslm alkm Fauzia, made these for my mother in law and she liked them alot. thank u so much for sharing ur ideas. ALLAH bless u always

can we deep fry these?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, please bake them for best results.

Assalamu alaikum !
According to ur this filling how much of t.o.buns can be filled?
plz reply..
may allah bless you!

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, you will have extra filling leftover which can be frozen and used for the next batch or for sandwiches, as a pizza topping, etc.

Assalamu alaikum sis :) just want to know about the milk we're using for the dough. It's fresh milk, isn't it? and what's the purpose? what if we knead without adding milk?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes fresh. Helps make the dough softer. You can leave it out if you want.

Assalamualaikum, I have been following this website for quiet sometimes, it's the best food site seen by me so far and all the thanks goes to you, thanx amillion u have really made cooking easy and fun for me.& thanx on behalf of my family as well. Keep up the good work and with ur help we will become good cooks in sha ALLAH

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Salams fawzia...
Tnx 4 this recipe.... I made this 2day .
My daughter said " mum it is so yummy & y can't u open a bread shop"
Tnx u so much... Wassalam...

which cut of steak is the most tender?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Fillet or fillet mignon. :)

Salam I'm me prsn tnx fr u r rcp I made 2 day very teast

Luv ur recipes tumbs up

Hi Fauzia,

your dishes are awesome. I want to try them but I would like to know what can be the substitute for egg wash or at times you use egg while making the dough too for couple of dishes. Can you please tell me what can i use instead of egg in your dishes.


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi, thanks. In place of egg wash use milk. And in the dough ingredients, replace egg with 2 tbsp yoghurt.

Salams. Please let me know whether I could add one teaspoon sugar to the dough mixture as it would taste better. I like that taste.

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W/Salaam, yes that is fine.

awesome recipe