Chicken filled Caterpillar Buns – Stuffed Croissant

caterpillar buns
108 votes, 4.07 / 5.00 (81%)


All purpose flour - 3 cups
Egg - 1
Active Dried Yiest - 1 Table spoon
Sugar - 1+2 Table spoon
Oil - 1/4 cup
Luke warm water - 1 cup
Salt to taste
For eggwash
1 egg
For the filling
Boneless chicken pieces - 500 grams
Medium Onions - 4
Green chillies - 4
Ginger garlic paste - 1 table spoon
Curry leaves - 2 strings
Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
Capsicum chopped - 1/4 cup
Carrots grated - 1/2 cup
Oil - 3-4 table spoon
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Salt to taste
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Eid Mubarak to all my friends. Hope you all enjoyed Eid well. I was planning to share this recipe of Chicken filled Caterpillar buns or stuffed Croissant in Ramadan, but I couldn’t share it with you. Anyway here it is. Try it at home and let me know your thoughts on it.

Preparation of Chicken filled Caterpillar Buns

  1. In a bowl, add 1/4 cup of lukewarm water, dried yeast, 1 table spoon sugar and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour, milk, oil, 1 beaten egg, 2 table spoon sugar etc. and mix with a spoon.
  3. Add yeast-sugar mix in and knead well with hands.
  4. Add luke warm water to make the dough a bit pliable.  Knead well to get a smooth structure.
  5. Make the dough like a big ball and cover the bowl with a damp towel.
  6. Let it rest for 4 hours to double the volume.
  7. In the meantime, let us prepare the filling:
    Cook chicken with a little pepper powder and salt.  Shred it and keep aside.
  8. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add sliced onion and saute in medium flame until light brown in color.
  9. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies, curry leaves and salt.  Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add shredded chicken, chopped capsicum and grated carrot to it and cook for at least 5 minutes.
  11. Add chopped coriander leaves and sprinkle garam masala.  Mix well and switch the flame off. Let it cool.
  12. Now lets work with the dough again.
    Punch down the dough lightly using the palm and divide it equally.
  13. Clean and generously dust your workspace with flour.  Roll out the dough into slightly think round shape and add the filling on one side and cover it to other side.
  14. Give some slits on the other side (Please refer the pictures) and fold the slits on the covered side just to look it like a caterpillar.  Let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  15. Beat another egg in a small bowl and brush the buns slightly with a beaten egg.  Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  16. Preheat the oven in 200 degree.  Arrange butter paper on the baking pan and keep each buns on the paper leaving 2-3 centimeter distance.
  17. Bake the buns for 15-20 minutes or until the top portion is golden brown.
  18. Serve the Croissants warm!


  • You can use anything like veggie, chicken, cheesy, tuna, etc for the Croissant filling.
caterpillar bun

Caterpillar Bun

Stuffed bread / Croissant making – Video tutorial (in Malayalam)

Try it and let me know your feedbacks 😉

This entry was written on February 1st, 2018 by in Bakery and tagged with , , , , , . Last revised on February 7th, 2018.

Tried & Tasted by

Athira Sooraj

  • February 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Athira,

    I dont want to use egg. What is the replacement for egg?


  • December 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I have tried this & it came out really so nice. Thanks for sharing thus recipe

  • March 15, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Very nice! What is the recipie of Bun without Egg? Can you help me?

  • January 4, 2015 at 7:53 pm


  • November 22, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    awesome recipe.. I tried this and came out yummy :).. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  • October 21, 2013 at 3:05 am

    in the ingrediens there is no milk writen but in the preparation there is..can know the quatity of milk..

    • October 21, 2013 at 9:04 am

      @Munirah Abu Baker : as said in previous site comments – you can use either luke warm water or milk. or both half half. 1 cup water i have mentioned. Pl adjust the volume of it, until u get a pliable dough. i.e. half cup of lukewarm milk and half a cup of lukewarm water.

  • October 2, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Hi, isn’t this recipe from Fauzia’s kichen fun website? I see a few changes in the recipe but isn’t the recipe based on Fauzia’s caterpillar bread with chicken filling?

  • September 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    This is indeed a fool proof recipe. I added a wee bit of milk . The buns were soft and great to taste. Thanks Athira for sharing your recipe.

  • September 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    You have not specified the quantity of milk in the ingredients section. I m in a fix ! I am in the middle of preparing it !

    • September 16, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Pl you can use either luke warm water or milk. or both half half. 1 cup water i have mentioned. Pl adjust the volume of it, until u get a pliable dough. i.e. half cup of lukewarm milk and half a cup of lukewarm water. 🙂

  • September 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    hi.. i tried this recipe and came out well… Thank you cheenachatti… 🙂

  • September 1, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Awesome… I love stuffed breads. The various shapes that it can be folded in is like an icing on the cake..
    I made this too..
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