Monday, 17 November 2014

Sri Lankan Fish Buns (Maalu Paan)( Updated Recipe)

I have already uploaded a video before and I thought of sharing a better recipe with you all. This is  a very soft and moist bun that you can bake the next day or even you can keep several days in fridge after baking too. Simply heat before you eat. :)

Sri Lankan Fish Buns ( Maalu Paan) (Updated Recipe)


For the dough

  • 500g Bread Flour
  • 300ml Warm Water
  • 3 Eggs (1 for brushing the tops)
  • 8g Yeast
  • 60g Butter or Margarine
  • 25g  Sugar

For the Filling

  • 1 Can Mackerel/tuna
  • Onion finely chopped
  • Several cloves of garlic chopped
  • 250g mashed potatoes
  • Curry leaves finely chopped
  • Pepper
  • Chilli powder
  • Curry powder
  • Salt
  • Margarine or any oil
  • Green chillies
  • Turmeric Powder


  1. Add half of the warm water in to the mixing bowl and add sugar and yeast and leave to activate 5 min.
  2. Next add flour egg, salt and start kneading adding the rest of the water little by little to make a smooth dough about 5 min.
  3. Next add butter and continue kneading 10 more min.
  4. Grease a bowl and put the kneaded dough and leave  in a warm place until double in size.
  5. Meanwhile make the filling adding oil in to a pan.
  6. Fry the onion, chillies , curry leaves and garlic.
  7. Add mackerel and cook  2 min. After add spices, salt and the potato.
  8. Mix and leave to cool. If you like can add a little bit of lemon or lime juice too.
  9. Take the dough out when double in size and  put flour to the bench top.
  10. Knead the dough adding a bit more flour to make it smoother as its a sticky dough.
  11. Next cut that in to equal size portions.
  12. Leave five min to rest.
  13. Next roll to a circle using a rolling pin.
  14. Put one big spoon full mix and fold edges and seal. (watch video)
  15. Next put them on baking trays and leave to double in size again.
  16. After brush the tops with eggs and bake on 180 about 20-30 min or until golden brown.
  17. Serve with tomato sauce.

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