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Crispy Paneer bao buns

Updated: Mar 26, 2023

Crispy paneer bao, Soft and just melting in the mouth. This crispy paneer bao is a perfect example of how to incorporate Indian flavor and Asian flavors.

They are super delicious. It's so amazing to make these dishes so easy and it is a great appetizer or dinner side.

For a long, I was thinking of making bao and had the perception that it's not an easy thing to do. I always avoid it. So one day I thought I would try to make it hopefully, it would work. In addition, I thought of combining Indian and other Asian flavors which led to crispy paneer bao.

I was looking perfect recipe for bao buns and luckily I found it that's the best recipe I found and it's so super easy. And I m in so love it. So I thought let me share it with you. It was so amazing for a first-timer like me and it came out super good.


Why is Paneer filing?

You can take us anywhere but paneer will still rule our vegetarian kitchen. I wanted to experiment with Indian flavor and paneer is the best option to carry out the Indian version. So I made some changes in the original recipe and used paneer here.

How to make crispy paneer?

  • Cut paneer into thin slices and make a Batter using purpose flour add salt and black appear into that batter. Now dip the paneer slice into the batter and fry it on medium heat. Remove once it is browned n crispy. Now heat oil in a wok add chopped spinach saute for 2 min. Now add dark soy sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha or chili sauce, ginger paste, and chili flakes. Saute again for 2 min more. You can always do plus-minus on the spice level. Now add paneer to that. Mix well nicely. Saute for 2 min more. And your paneer is done.

How to make bao

  • Combine warm milk, warm water, sugar, oil, and active Dry yeast. let it bloom in an arm's place. mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients to make soft supple dough.

  • Then, roll the dough after proofing into an even thick sheet. If you need to you can sprinkle some flour on it. Roll it into. Ideal 1/4 inch thickness. after that cut the dough into your desired size with a cookie cutter or glass.

  • Brush the side of the dough after cutting and fold it in half place them lined on parchment paper for some time to rise and meanwhile. Prepare the steam. steam them in bamboo or a normal steamer for 12 to 14 minutes.

  • Lastly, fill them with your choice of filling and enjoy. Here is my case, I enjoy paneer filling. It was totally yum.

  • You can try some other fillings also.


Bao bun Ingredient

  • 1/2 Cup Water(Warm)

  • 1/2 Cup Milk (Warm)

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Oil

  • 1 sachet of Active Dry Yeast( 10gm)

Dry ingredient

  • 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 Tsp Baking powder

  • 1/4 Tsp Salt


  • Combine water, milk, sugar, oil, and active dry yeast till they dissolve.

  • Let it sit until the yeast is active.

  • Combine all dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredient with the dry ingredient and make a soft dough. You can use a stand mixer or your hands.

  • Place the dough in a warm place to rise.

  • Place the dough on a clean surface. Roll it into 1/4 inch thick dough.

  • Cut the dough with the help of a cookie cutter or glass into your desired size. Brush the dough circles with oil. Fold them in half and place them on parchment paper for 30 minutes. Bring water to a boil in a steamer or pot. Cover and steam them for about 12 to 15 minutes.

  • Fill them with your choice of filling and enjoy.

For Crispy Paneer


  • 2 cups paneer slice

  • 2 Tbsp Ginger paste

  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce

  • 2 Tbsp chili sauce

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1 cup chopped spinach

  • 1 Tbsp Oil

  • 2 Tbsp chili flakes

  • 4 Tbsp purpose flour to make a slurry and add salt and black paper powder

  • Oil

Instructions :

  • Take a pan. Add oil and heat it.

  • Add ginger paste and stir for 30 sec.

  • Add spinach and saute for 2 min.

  • Now add dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, Siracha or chili sauce, and chili flakes.

  • Saute nicely everything.

  • Now add paneer to it and mix everything again.

  • Saute for 2 min more.

  • Fill them in between the fluffy bao and enjoy.

  • You can add thinly sliced cucumber and you can also pour some kind of source on top of it. I add a cucumber slice and served it with dumpling sauce. but it was really yummy with that sauce.

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