Homemade Burger buns

I have been looking for a great recipe for homemade burger buns for quite sometime now. The guilt of having to take my kids to the fast food joints for burgers never felt good. After a lot of trial and misses, this one hit the spot. I am sharing with you a recipe that I have tried myself and I guarantee you, that it is a fool-proof one.


This recipe makes 8 buns…more than enough for a family of 4-6


  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (you could use whole-wheat & maida in 50-50 ratio)
  • 1 cup warm milk (Lukewarm)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (I used brown sugar/country sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten with little bit of water (for egg wash
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Combine the milk and yeast in a small bowl and stir until dissolved. Mix in the sugar, butter, and egg then add the salt and flour.
  2. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  3. Set aside in a warm place to rise in a covered bowl for 60 to 90 minutes.
  4. Punch down the dough and divide into 8 equal balls. Press each ball into a 3-inch circle. Rise for 30 minutes, or until the buns are round and puffy. Brush the tops of the buns with the egg/water mixture, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.



5. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (Approx 180ºC) . Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the buns are golden brown.

6. Cool them on a wire rack.

PS: I skipped the first 3 points as I used my bread maker to knead and rise the dough.





These are best if eaten the same day or within 1 to 2 days of being made. Who am I kidding…it will be gone in no time. If you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container.

Once the buns are ready, slice ’em in the middle and start assembling your burger. I used a generous amount of lettuce, tomato and cheese. You can add jalapeños, onions and anything you like in your burger. You can have a vegetable patty, aloo tikki, chicken patty…anything you like.  It’s all up to you, really,  after this point. Add mayonnaise and enjoy your home-made burger.

Guilt-free indulgence…

You could try making the dough with 50% Whole wheat too…It might be a little dense but my sister tried this recipe and she vouches that it came out as soft and fluffy as the regular ones. So, go ahead and feed your kids burgers minus the mommy guilt. You can thank me later…



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30 Comments Add yours

  1. Prerna Wahi says:

    Wow. What a recipe Kalpana. You make it look so simple and tempting. Will try it out sometime!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Prerna. Do try it…it comes out really soft and delicious!


  2. Sonam Jain says:

    Wow. I’ll try this out for sure.. I am bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Sonam. Do try them sometime…they are foolproof…comes out soft and delicious every single time.


  3. Kalpana, I’m craving for this really, it looks tempting. I don’t have eggs at home else would have tried it right away. Weekend menu set with this. Thanks for sharing


  4. Totally loved it. I have bookmarked this. Will try to make these buns over the weekend. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much. Do try… It comes out super soft and perfect


  5. lifeathome says:

    Very nice recipe kalpana. I would love to try it. It looks so delicious i want it right now 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ahh…it is! Its so soft and delicious and you will definitely love it. Do try.


  6. Neha Jain says:

    Wow that’s awesome, I have also tried homemade buns and just loved them

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Neha. They are so much better than store-bought right…without the unmentionable preservatives. Good for you.


  7. Ramya says:

    I love buns. Never made at home though. Simple recipe. Will try

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Please do try…it comes out soft and delicious. You are going to love it.


  8. Anmol Rawat says:

    Looks delicious and definitely not that difficult to made; I may give them a try!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Anmol. Yes do try…It comes out soft and delicious.


  9. pythoroshan says:

    I actually would love to try this out,… making homemade buns and breads

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Please do… They are absolutely delicious.


  10. Wow…this one’s not difficult. In fact, I can do it. I am definitely trying this Kalpana. I liked the half half ratio, won’t feel so guilty about eating burger buns then! Will let you know when I try them.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Do try Anshu. I have tried it many times and its a fool-proof recipe. . And yes half n half does make you feel so good isn’t it. My sister tried half n half and it came out beautifully too. So go ahead without any fear. Waiting for your feedback on this.


  11. wow Kalpana!… they look yummy. I wish my eggless once turns out that good too

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Do try them Gunjan…I hope they come out well. Find out alternatives – an eggless recipe.


  12. Hema says:

    I am going to bookmark this recipe. The bun looks yummy, I would love to try this out during weekends.
    #MyFriendAlexa #zenithbuzzreads

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Do try them Hema. Its a fool-proof recipe and comes out soft and delicious every time.


  13. stunningmoon says:

    Definitely going to try this one! Though I am curious, do all burger buns have egg in them when we’re eating them outside?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am definitely sure not all burger buns have egg in them. They cater to vegetarians too and they won’t do such a thing. This particular recipe has egg in it and as it comes out really well, so, i haven’t tried any other recipe with or without egg. You can always try to find a recipe without egg too. Thank you so much for stopping by.


  14. alpanadeo says:

    Homemade buns….I can smell the aroma. These beauties look so tempting. Homebaked buns and cakes are always my first choice.

    #MothersGurukulreads #Myfriendalexa

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Alpana…So happy to read your comment. Do try them, i am sure you are going to love these.


  15. writenlive says:

    This recipe is priceless! I have been wanting to bake buns at home for a long time but was too lazy to try out recipes to find exactly what I needed.

    Thanks so much. My children are going to love the snacks this weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That is such a lovely thing to say Sona. I am so glad you stopped by and found what you have been looking for. You are going to love it and your kids are going to have a wonderful snack this weekend. So happy for you.

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