Thengai bun (coconut bun) for my lovely sister

2 servings
25 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
All purpose flour - 1.5 cups

Active dry yeast - 1 pack

Milk - 1/4 cup

Water - 1/4 cup

Sugar - 1/4 tbs

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 1/8 cup

Coconut - 1 cup to 1.5 cups

Mixed nuts - 1 tbs

Raisins - 1 tbs

cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 tbs

Ghee - 2 tsp


  • Take sieved flour in a wide vessel.
  • Combine oil, sugar, salt, water and milk. Mix well once and then add yeast. Leave it as such for 10 minutes or till the mixture becomes frothy.
  • Add this mixture to the flour. Make a smooth dough.
  • Keep it covered with a damp kitchen towel for about an hour.
  • By now, you can see the dough doubled in size.
  • Gently knead the dough. Divide it in to two equal parts. Make two balls.
  • Dust the work surface with flour.
  • Take one ball and roll out it in to 1/4 inch thickness using rolling pins. Prick some holes using fork.
  • Place the coconut & dry fruits mixture on it.
  • Now, roll out the remaining ball in to same 1/4 inch thick. Prick holes. Place it on the top of the coconut & dry fruits mixtures.
  • Fold the edges together without any gap. Place this gently on a lined and greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes. Once baked, take out and immediately apply some butter on the top. When it is warm, cut it in to pieces. Serve warm.


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