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whole wheat Chinese steamed buns recipe | healthy Chinese steamed buns | Mantou | Indian style Chinese steam buns is a famous accompaniment to many Chinese dishes. Learn how to make healthy Chinese steamed buns.

To make whole wheat Chinese steamed buns, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using warm water (approx. ¾ cup) to get a soft dough. Add water gradually to make the dough. You may need more or less water depending on the quality of the flour. Shape the dough into a thick rope or a cylindrical roll. Cut the dough into 8 equal portions using a sharp knife. Flatten one portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle with your palms. Hold the rolled portion in between your palms and form a pouch. Bring together all the sides of the pouch and pinch and seal it at the centre. It will form a hollow round ball. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 7 more round balls. Keep aside. Take a cooking paper and make holes at regular distance to prevent the buns from sticking to the pan while steaming. Place this paper in the steamer and place 4 bread balls over it. Keep some distance between the bread balls as they will rise in size during the resting period. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes. Steam the buns in a steamer for 15 minutes. Repeat steps 8 to 10 to steam 4 more buns. Serve the buns immediately with chinese food dishes.

Soft and fluffy Mantou is also chewy and pleasing to bite into. Made with few ingredients, the secret lies in learning the art of folding and steaming correctly.

Unlike many steamed delicacies which are kept on a greased plate for steaming, these Indian style Chinese steam buns are kept on cooking paper to prevent them from sticking to the dish. These are often frequently served with soups like Manchow Soup or gravies like Vegetable Chow Mein and Hot Garlic Sauce with Baby Corn and Broccoli.

Tips for whole wheat Chinese steamed buns. 1. Castor sugar can be replaced with table sugar. 2. Place the buns in the steamer at some distance as the buns will rise during the resting period. 3. Do not oversteam, else they may turn rubbery.

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Whole Wheat Chinese Steamed Buns recipe - How to make Whole Wheat Chinese Steamed Buns

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 buns
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Ingredients

For Whole Wheat Chinese Buns
2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tsp instant dry yeast
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp castor sugar
Method

For whole wheat chinese buns

    For whole wheat chinese buns
  1. To make chinese steamed buns, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using warm water (approx. ¾ cup) to get a soft dough. Add water gradually to make the dough. You may need more or less water depending on the quality of the flour.
  2. Shape the dough into a thick rope or a cylindrical roll.
  3. Cut the dough into 8 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  4. Flatten one portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle with your palms.
  5. Hold the rolled portion in between your palms and form a pouch. Bring together all the sides of the pouch and pinch and seal it at the centre. It will form a hollow round ball.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 7 more round balls. Keep aside.
  7. Take a cooking paper and make holes at regular distance to prevent the buns from sticking to the pan while steaming.
  8. Place this paper in the steamer and place 4 bread balls over it. Keep some distance between the bread balls as they will rise in size during the resting period.
  9. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Steam the buns in a steamer for 15 minutes.
  11. Repeat steps 8 to 10 to steam 4 more buns.
  12. Serve the buns immediately with chinese food dishes.

Whole Wheat Chinese Steamed Buns recipe with step by step photos

What are Chinese Steamed Buns made of?

  1. Chinese Steamed Buns are made of 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta), 1 tsp instant dry yeast, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp castor sugar.

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Making the dough for Chinese steamed buns

  1. For the dough of whole wheat Chinese steamed buns recipe | healthy Chinese steamed buns | Mantou | Indian style Chinese steam buns, in a bowl put 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta).
  2. Add 1 tsp instant dry yeast.
  3. Add 1 tsp baking powder.
  4. Add 1 tsp castor sugar.
  5. Add 1/2 cup warm water. Start kneading to make a soft dough. This will take time get it soft.
  6. We added further 1/4 cup water while kneading to make a soft dough and still had to add 2 tablespoons of water. This what the dough look like after kneading. The dough is not ready.
  7. Knead further to make it soft. 
  8. Shape the dough of whole wheat Chinese steamed buns recipe | healthy Chinese steamed buns | Mantou | Indian style Chinese steam buns like a thick rope.
  9. Cut with a knife to make 8 equal parts.
  10. Take one portion of the dough and flatten it with your palm.
  11. Then squeeze the flat dough with your finger tips to make an open pouch shape.
  12. Pinch the pouch shape and roll into a smooth round shape with your palms.
  13. Do that again to make a total of 8 dough bread round balls.

Steaming the whole wheat Chinese steamed buns

  1. For steaming the whole wheat Chinese steamed buns recipe | healthy Chinese steamed buns | Mantou | Indian style Chinese steam buns, we need to use some cooking paper or butter paper to place below the dough while steaming. We have made some holes in the cooking paper to prevent the bread from sticking to the pan while steaming.
  2. Place 4 round dough balls in the steamer over the cooking paper. Please keep some distance between the dough balls as they will rise in size during resting period.
  3. Cover and let it rest for 10 minutes. You must cover otherwise the bread will dry out.
  4. Then steam the bread for 15 minutes. Repeat to make 4 more buns.
  5. This is how the buns look after steaming.
  6. Serve whole wheat Chinese steamed buns recipe | healthy Chinese steamed buns | Mantou | Indian style Chinese steam buns immediately with Chinese food dishes. This also goes great with red chilli thecha.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per bun
Energy113 cal
Protein3.9 g
Carbohydrates24.2 g
Fiber4 g
Fat0.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium59.5 mg

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