Much has been said about the food culture of Mumbai. Spicy Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji and much more, the city offers a wide array of delicious cuisines. Apart from these spicy street-style delights, we also find old and classic Irani cafes with fresh and delicious buns, mutton cutlets and much more. Those who discovered the food culture of Mumbai have surely tasted the delicious Irani chai. But did you know, there is another city within three hours of Mumbai that celebrates Irani tea to the fullest? Yes, you read that right! We are talking about Pune. And to be precise, Irani Chai and Bun Maska are considered breakfast classics in Pune. In fact, breakfast in Pune doesn’t seem complete without the inclusion of Irani Chai and Bun Maska.
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If you visit Pune, you will find cafes in every nook and corner, serving the classic combo – thick and thick Irani tea with butter laden roti – from 6am onwards. While bun maska is the classic bun with masca (butter) on it, here you will find different variations of this traditional recipe. Some cafes offer grilled bun masks, while others offer bun masks with homemade jelly. Each of these variations is super delicious, but if you ask us, the classic touches our hearts. People who have stayed (or stayed) in Pune can certainly relate to what we said!
How to make Pune’s popular Bun Mask at home. Bun Mask Recipe:
Keeping this in mind, we come up with a classic bun maska recipe that will remind you of your Pune days. And those who are trying it for the first time should definitely try it. All you have to do is make a fruit, cut it into two halves. Heat butter on a tava (griddle) and roast both the halves (both sides). Then take some more butter in a bowl and add cream to it. Mix the two together. And spread it on both the sides of the bun. Close it and serve it with Irani tea.
Watch detailed recipe video in Header section.
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How to Make Irani Chai | Parsi Tea Recipe:
We can’t imagine bun masks without Irani tea. So here we have a special Parsi/Iranian tea (choi) that will impress every tea lover out there. This recipe is shared by actress Delnaaz Irani. And sharing the recipe on her Instagram handle, Delnaaz mentioned that her tea is the “talk of the town” and it is something she is “proud of”. “My friends come here for my evening and morning tea,” she said.
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Try this delicious breakfast combo and let us know how you liked it!
About Somdutt SahuInvestigator- Somdutt likes to call this himself. In terms of food, people or places, she craves only to know the unknown. A simple aglio oleo pasta or dal-chawal and a good movie can make his day.