Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls


Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls

Golden Delights: Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls

Indulge in the flavors of Burmese cuisine with these delectable Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls. This recipe combines the traditional Swiss Spanisch Brötli with the vibrant spices and aromatic herbs of Burmese cooking, resulting in a unique and mouthwatering dish.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan (if honey is substituted with sugar), Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


Gluten-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, High-protein


In this adaptation, we have infused the traditional Swiss Spanisch Brötli with the vibrant flavors of Burmese cuisine. The original recipe has been modified to include Burmese spices such as turmeric, cumin, and coriander, as well as fresh herbs like cilantro and mint. These additions give the bread rolls a unique and exciting flavor profile, making them a perfect representation of Burmese cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Spanisch Brötli, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 3g, 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 2g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, instant yeast, turmeric powder, cumin, coriander, salt, and sugar.
  2. 2.
    Gradually add the warm water and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  3. 3.
    Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 5-7 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. 4.
    Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. 5.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  6. 6.
    Punch down the risen dough and divide it into small portions. Shape each portion into a ball and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. 7.
    Cover the rolls with a kitchen towel and let them rest for another 15-20 minutes.
  8. 8.
    Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.
  9. 9.
    Remove from the oven and let them cool slightly. Garnish with fresh cilantro and mint leaves.
  10. 10.
    Serve the Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls warm or at room temperature.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Turmeric — Turmeric stains easily, so be cautious while handling it to avoid staining your hands or clothes.
  • Fresh cilantro and mint — Rinse the herbs thoroughly and pat them dry before using to remove any dirt or impurities.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of chili powder or finely chopped fresh chili peppers to the dough.
  • Serve the Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls with a side of spicy tomato chutney for an extra burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a softer crust, brush the rolls with melted butter immediately after taking them out of the oven.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the flavor of the rolls according to your preference.
  • These rolls are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are baked.

Serving advice

Serve the warm Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls as an appetizer or alongside a traditional Burmese meal. They pair well with curries, soups, or as a snack with a cup of tea.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Burmese Spiced Bread Rolls on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro and mint leaves. Serve them in a traditional Burmese-style basket or on a wooden board for an authentic touch.