Turmeric Burger Buns

Hello friends! During quarantine times, I’ve gotten a *bit* more comfortable with my old foe YEAST. The other day when making the tandoori tofu tikkis, I wanted to complete the meal with some AMAZING BUNS. I wanted something that’d compliment the flavors of the tikkis and I came up with these. Hope y’all enjoy! This recipe makes about 8 buns.


  • 2 cups milk (whole milk and almond milk work very well)
  • 4 tspns yeast
  • 2 tspns sugar
  • 2 tspns salt
  • 2 tspns kastoori methi (optional, can be found in most indian grocery stores)
  • 1.5 tspns turmeric powder
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 tbspn butter to grease the pan


  1. Warm milk for about 45 seconds, or until warm not hot.
  2. Add the yeast and sugar to the milk. Let the mixture bloom for 10 minutes. The yeast should bloom and grow.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients, the salt, kastoori methi, turmeric, and bread flour.
  4. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and knead into a dough.
  5. Let the mixture rest in a warm, dry area, with a towel over the dough for 1.5 hour or longer.
  6. After the mixture has risen for 1.5 hour, preheat the oven to 415 degrees fahrenheit.
  7. Knead the dough mixture again. Divide into 8 equally sized dough balls.
  8. Grease a baking sheet, and place the dough balls onto the sheet and into the oven to bake for about 20 minutes. Once they have baked cool completely, and enjoy!