For the dough
For the masala
1Coarsely grind all the ingredients together except chilli flakes.
2Heat a small saucepan on low heat.
3Add oil. Add all the ground ingredients and fry on low flame for 2-3 minutes.Turn off the heat and add the chilli flakes.
4In a bowl mix flour, yeast , sugar,salt and the ground ingredients.
5Add eggs and curd.
6Instead of eggs you can add 4 tbsp of thick fresh cream.
7Add warm water. Knead for 6-7 minutes. The dough will be sticky. Do not add extra flour.
8Add oil. Knead for another 3-4 minutes.
9Shape it into a ball and transfer it to a well oiled bowl.Cover it with cling film. Let it rise.
10Let the dough double in volume.Now punch down the dough gently and knead for a minute or two.
11Divide the dough into 35 equal ball . Cover the dough with cling film .
12Keep it for the second proofing.
13Meanwhile pre heat the oven at 180 degrees C with top and bottom rods rods on.
14Apply water with a brush and sprinkle chia seeds/ poppy seeds.
15Make a tent with aluminium foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
16Now take the tin out .Discard the aluminium foil and apply salted butter or beaten egg.
17Keep the bun back in the oven and and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown crust is formed. Take the buns out and apply butter liberally.