• Lukewarm water 150 ml
  • Granulated sugar 1 tablespoon
  • Active Dry Yeast 1½ teaspoons
  • Flour 1 cup, plus a tablespoon extra for dusting
  • Olive oil 1 teaspoon, to grease the pan

You will be surprised, how this steamed version of buns is similar in texture and taste to the regular ones we eat usually! It is the best cholesterol free and low calories version of bread that you should eat on a weight loss diet.

Club it with any light soup or curry to enjoy a delicious wholesome meal that can fill you up for good 3 to 4 hours. Or, slice the hot steamed buns and spread a low calorie fresh fruit preserve or dip on it, club it with some fresh veggies and enjoy a yummilicious breakfast meal!

Sounds too much work, actually, it isn’t! Just follow the steps to prepare this dream low calorie version of bread


In a large bowl, add the lukewarm water, granulated sugar, and sprinkle yeast granules in it. Do not stir it and let the yeast bloom undisturbed for about 5 minutes. Add flour to the yeast mixture and slowly knead everything in to a soft and smooth dough.

The dough might seem a bit sticky in the beginning and you may add a tablespoon more of the dough if required. Cover the bowl with a moist cloth and keep it in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough rises to double in its original size. Now, lightly dust a clean rolling surface and knead the dough again for about 3 to 4 minutes. Roll the risen dough in to a long roll of about an inch thickness and use a sharp knife to cut 1 inch thick pieces of the dough.

Prepare a steamer (but do not turn it on yet) and then place the dough pieces on the rack at a distance of about 2 inches from one another. Let the dough rise for another 10 to 15 minutes. Now, steam the buns for about 20 minutes or until the buns are fluffy and well cooked. Wait for 5 minutes before opening the lid and then serve hot buns!


You will have to lightly grease the steam rack so that the buns do not stick to the rack.

Nutritional information (per serving): 54 Calories, 0.6g Total fat (0.1g Saturated fat, 0.1g Polyunsaturated fat, 0.3g Monounsaturated fat), 0mg Cholesterol, 0.6mg Sodium, 13.4mg Potassium, 10.4g Total carbohydrates (0.3g Dietary fiber, 0.9g Sugars), 1.6g Protein