Thengai Bun | Coconut Bun

Coconut Bun | Thengai Bun

Thengai Bun | Coconut Bun

Thengai Bun is one of the most famous buns in tamilnadu bakeries. This soft thengai bun prepared with maida, sugar, yeast and filled with coconut, sugar and tutti frutti mixture is baked. This is a tasty snack and can be given to the school going kids as evening snack. Coconut Bun is a famous Indian delicacy and is generally available in bakeries based in remote areas. Tutti frutti adds to the fanciness of the snack making it even more delicious and colorful. Kids love the sweet vibrant colored snack and the snack is healthy for them. Coconut Bun is unique and special with the coconut stuffed dough baked in the oven until the outer crust turns golden brown in color. This is one of the easiest snack dishes that requires minimum ingredients. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people



  • Mix the milk, yeast and sugar together. Leave it for 5- 10 minutes to activate the yeast. The mixture will become frothy in 10 minutes.
  • Add the flour and start kneading. Add sufficient water and 2 tsp of oil and knead to sticky dough.
  • Cover it with a cling wrap and allow it to raise for 1- 2 hour.
  • Now in pan dry roast coconut to avoid moisture
  • Mean while prepare the stuffing. Heat 2 tsp of ghee and fry the cashews.
  • Switch off the stove and add the coconut,sugar and tutti fruiti and cardamom powder mix well. Stuffing is ready
  • Now take the dough has risen. Divide the dough into two parts.
  • Grease an 8 inch round baking pan with ghee and roll one of the part into 8" circle and place it in the baking pan.
  • Spread the coconut stuffing evenly.
  • Next roll the other part of dough into an 8" circle and cover the stuffing.
  • Press the sides and seal with litte water on the dough.
  • Again cover with a cling wrap and allow it rise for another 30 minutes. Pre heat the oven to 180 degree for 10 mins. Brush the dough with little ghee and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the crust turns light brown. Now apply ghee once again and allow too cool
  • Thengai Bun (Coconut bun) is ready to serve


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