How to make Steamed Lamb Buns -

Spicy lamb mince stuffed into dough, shaped into buns and baked .

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Lamb mince (कीमा), Refined flour (maida) (मैदा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Steamed Lamb Buns

Steamed Lamb Buns Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 1-1.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Lamb Buns Recipe

  • Lamb mince 450 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 300 grams + for dusting

  • Cabbage leaves a few

  • Fresh yeast 1 teaspoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ½ teaspoon + a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger chopped ½ tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Cabbage chopped ½ cup

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Lamb stock ½ cup

  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon

  • White wine vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens finely chopped 2-3

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Put yeast in a bowl, add a pinch castor sugar and 2 tablespoons lukewarm water, mix and set aside till the yeast activates.

Step 2

Put flour in a bowl, make a well in the centre, add activated yeast and salt and mix well. Add some water and knead into a soft dough. Add 1 tablespoon oil and knead again. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and set aside to prove for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onion, mix and sauté till translucent. Add cabbage and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add lamb and mix well. Add salt, remaining sugar, pepper powder, lamb stock and oyster sauce, mix and cook on medium heat till done.

Step 5

Add white wine vinegar and spring onion greens, mix and cook till dry. Add cornstarch, switch off heat and mix well. Transfer onto a plate and cool.

Step 6

Dust the worktop with some flour and place the dough. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls. Flatten each ball to a thin disc. Place some lamb mixture in the centre, gather the edges and press gently to seal.

Step 7

Grease a plate with some oil, place these stuffed buns in it, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Line a bamboo steamer with few cabbage leaves. Place it in a non-stick pan filled with some water and bring the water to a boil.

Step 9

Place these buns in the heated bamboo steamer and steam for 12-15 minutes or till done.

Step 10

Serve hot.

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