Purple Sweet Potato Steamed Bun With Curry Sweet Potato Filling

As promised on my earlier steamed bun post, I'm going to try out the curry steamed bun. Guess, this is more than what am I expecting! A total new thing for me to give it a go. It keeps my heart speed up for awhile along the process. Pretty excited though. Can't wait to see the end product.

And here's what I did.

Ingredients for Purple Sweet Potato Bun Dough :
Start Dough :
100gm all purpose flour
2-1/2 tspn yeast
1 tbsp sugar
100ml water
(combine all ingredients and mix well. Set aside to rest for 10 mins)

Main Dough :
400gm bao flour/all purpose flour
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tspn salt
250gm mashed purple sweet potato
50ml water
2 tspn baking powder
2 tbsp shortening

Method :
(1) Combine all main dough ingredients and starter dough together, mix well till get a semi-soft crumby dough.
(remember to combine baking powder into water before mixing in, only add in shortening last)
(2) set aside to rest for an hour or untill double in size.
(3) then punch out the air and knead till smooth.
(4) divide dough into 60gm each and cover with a piece of damp tower.
(5) roll each dough out and fill in the curry sweet potato.

(6) sealed and place over a piece of parchment paper.
(7) spray on a little water and let them rest for another 10 mins.
(8) finally, steam over high heat for 10-12 mins.

And here comes my little babies! All together 17 of them. Aren't they cute! Pretty purple...just the way I wanted. yay!

*I'm sending this to 3 Hungry Tummies @ Muhibbah Malaysian Monday event.


  1. You certainly find the most intriguing things to cook.. never had or heard of purple potatoes saw blue ones before.. this looks spectacular have a blessed weekend!

  2. now this is a cool steamed bun so creative I could eat quite a few he he

  3. They look marvelous and must be equally delicious! I love curry-flavored food.



  4. I've never had steamed buns with potato fillings, this sounds so intriguing...! I love your light purple coloured buns, so pretty!

  5. Can I come and join you? I just love sweet potatoes. Diane

  6. Yes! I love the looks of them. The purple looks great! I do like seeing what your creative juices will come up with next!

    I am in Michigan and using my dad's computer. Happy I got a chance to catch your post early this time!! Gotta go and help bring the flowers to the country club and decorate for the reception.


  7. Thanks for sharing! I love this idea. :) This post reminded me of your previous steamed chicken bun post; I have to try your recipe out.

    The buns look beautiful. This past week I've been craving cha siu baos and my mom bought some for me today. Also, coincidentally, my mom's friend also gave her 2 bags of homemade steamed baos. So after school I ate 1.5 cha siu baos and 2 of the homemade steamed baos. Yum! I love steamed baos so much, so I really appreciate you sharing your recipes. :D

  8. Yea, they are cute and I bet they taste yummy too!
    Happy holidays to you!

  9. I love purple sweet potato baos. Usually i just steam the baos without any filing.
    Happy Holiday to you and your family!

  10. Guess what? I am eating purple sweet potatoes as I read this post of yours lol! Looks delicious! Wish I am having one of your bun too!

  11. I have to agree- the purple colour of these buns is very pretty! :) i LOVE the idea of putting purple sweet potato into a bun dough! I can justimagine how good it tastes :D Your buns look delicious!

  12. You are a master at making these pretty little buns, you must be so proud of them!
    Have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  13. They are indeed "pretty in purple." I think you create enchanted dough that does anything you want.

  14. Lovely color and once more a super delicious recipe dear!

  15. what a surprise to have curry sweet potatoes as fillings! and the buns look really lovely and fluffy too!it's a longer weekend, have fun there!

  16. Purple buns with golden yellow curry filling...what a lovely combination!

  17. Hey Kristy, your paos look great and healthy!^^

  18. Is there any big difference using pao flour and all purpose flour?!

  19. Claudia : I'm using purple sweet potatoes. I think it's not easy to get them over the other side of the globe but if you're lucky enough you'll get them.

    Andrea : Thank you. I love it too.

    Rebecca : Ne too! haha....

    Rosa : Yes, they are actually! I am loving the filling so much.

    Cooking Gallery : This is my second attempt. The 1st batch I made white ones.

    Diane : Of coz, you're always welcome. Tea or coffee, mdm?

    Lyndz : I'm glad you still have time to get something up to your site. I saw the tree. It looks so beautiful.

    Esther : OMG, you're eating quite a lot of steamed bun this whole weekend. :o) Are you planning for more????

    Hayley : You too! Have a great weekend.

    WaiKitt : While I prefer something interesting in my steamed buns!

    Jeannie : haha... just tried to imagine you're having one!

    Von : I think the colour will capture the interest for having more especially kids.

    HH : Oh...thank you! Very sweet of you. I'm glad I made it.

    Claudia : Thank you very much. How I wish to share share some of them with you!

    Sutapa : Thanks, sweetie.

    Elra : Me too!

    Lena : I saw Cheah using the leftover curry chicken in her bao but I prefer my curry fillings cooked without the santan, so that it won't spoilt the buns and it last longer. I don't even need to keep them in the refrigerator. The bun stays soft & nice even the next day.

    Angie : Thank you, dear.

    Alice : Yes, there is a difference between bao flour & all purpose flour due to gluten contains. Bao made with a/p flour is a little elastic when pulling but bao flour is more to sponge cake texture. Personally, I like a/p flour steamed bun. It has a very unique texture. Beside, it isn't a problem even if you make them in thin layer.

    Thank you everyone for spending your weekend here with me today. It's such a great pleasure for seeing you all. I know some of you are busy watching the royal wedding. While I busy watching America Idol. :o) However, hope you're all having a terrific weekend & a wonderful holiday!

    And not forgetting, I would like to send my condolence to the people in Alabama. Take care.

    Blessings, Kristy

  20. Last year was the very first time a purple sweet potato brightened my day.
    Kristy, I was just as ecstatic about the color as you've been through your successful purple buns ;o)

    Have a great week Kristy.
    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  21. How cool! I just love how creative you are :-)

  22. Save me a bun, Kristy, I'm on my way!

    They are just the coolest buns EVER!!! I really need to make a point of preparing steamed buns one day. I have a feeling I'm missing quite a delectable.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  23. Thanks Kirsty, noted with regards! Will go for the a/p flour!^^

  24. Kristy
    Gorgeous sweet potato buns. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Oh my, I'd love to give one of these a try! Yum :)

  26. Kristy,
    Gosh,you are creative. Sweet potato bun with sweet potato curry filling ....perfect combo! Thanks for sharing and u too ,have a nice day ;)

  27. Such a pretty colour and what a creative idea to use the potato both outside and inside. Fantastic!

  28. I love sweet potatoes and colorful ones look fantastic.

  29. The are very perfect, and a lovely shade of purple...gorgeous in fact :)

  30. Love the color of the buns! Must be really delicious with the curry filling.

  31. This sounds like such an interesting recipe, with such lovely flavours - and the buns look just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. Hope you will pop by and link up another recipe again tomorrow :)

  32. wow, that looks super yum !!!

  33. Made these today. They were a big hit! Thanks for the recipe! If you want to hear about the fun I had making them you can check out my blog!

    Thanks for posting this!


  34. Of course, the writer is totally fair.


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