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African Buns Recipe | Healthy Meal Ideas

plant based diet recipes

These delicious buns are perfect to serve as a side with curry or soup, or to eat at breakfast with spiced tea. Find more plant-based diet recipes and African dinner recipes on our website or in my African Twist cookbook.

Makes 12-25 buns | Prep time 20 mins | Cook time 10-20 mins


  • 450g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 250ml soya or other plant-based milk


  • Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, then add in the oil until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Pour in the milk and stir to make a soft dough
  • Knead the dough for 5 minutes, then chill for 10-20 mins 
  • Divide the dough into plum-sized pieces, roll into balls, then flatten in the palms of your hands to 1cm thickness.
  • Shallow fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides: about 2 minutes on one side, and 1 minute on the reverse side.

Enjoy with your favourite curry or stew!

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