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Fish Bun

Fish Bun

Fish bun is a stuffed system of food with a vegetarian or non-vegetarian filling inside. One of the major part of this recipe is the dough. The dough is made out of flour, fat and liquid ingredient together in a manner that is similar to bread but bit sweeter.
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Sri Lankan
Servings 4 people
Calories 0.221 kcal


Fish Bun Dough

  • 250 g Wheat Flour
  • 150 ml Water
  • 25 g Sugar
  • 37.5 g Margarine
  • 2.5 g Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 g Yeast


  • 400 g Canned Fish
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 5-6 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 7-8 Chopped Garlic
  • 100 g Red Onion
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • 2 tsp Pepper Powder
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder


Making Filling

  • First of all, add peper powder and chili powder onto canned fish. Then mix well.
  • Take a pot and add oil.
  • After heating oil add garlic.
  • Fry them until golden color.
  • Then add onion and salt and fry.
  • Next, add green chilies.
  • Then add canned fish and mix well.
  • Add potatoes and mix well.
  • Adjust salt taste according to your taste.
  • Now, ready the filling for fish bun.

Making Fish Bun

  • Weigh all ingredients
  • Sieve flour and mix all the dry ingredients together (wheat flour, salt, part of sugar
    and yeast).
  • Spread the mixture on a clean tray
  • Make a space at the centre of the mixture and add sufficient amount of water into it.
    Mix well.
  • Knead the dough and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Add margarine and remaining sugar little by little while kneading.
  • Cover the dough using a wet cloth and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into small portions.
  • Shape and sheet each dough portion.
  • Add filler and fold the sheet to obtain the desired shape.
  • Apply egg yolk on the top surface.
  • Bake at 400F/230C for 20 minutes.
Keyword Bakery, Fish Bun, Maalu Paan