Bun Maska

Bun maska is nothing but bread butter, with a little twist here. This Banarasi Bun maska is one of the best bun I have had in my life, simple and sober.

Banaras has a very unique way of toasting their buns, the charred taste of the bun with dollops of butter applied on it makes one craving for more.

With my recent visit to Varanasi I did get the opportunity to taste all the famous stuff Varanasi is famous for. One of them is this Bun maska. To be frank this was my husband’s favourite and I use to wonder what is it…..now after tasting this Bun maska I am in love with it.

So thought of recreating the Bun maska which I had in Varanasi with you guys, so that you can enjoy if not possible to reach 😉

Let’s get the recipe

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Bun maska

Bun Maska


  • 2 burger bun or bread slices
  • Amul butter
  • Chaat Masala
  • Black salt/ Kala namak


  • First cut buns into two slice
  • Apply butter on both the sides of bun or bread
  • Place a grilling stand on fire
  • Keep the buns on them for the smoky taste
  • Turn them quickly to toast on both the sides
  • Remove from fire and keep on a serving plate
  • Apply generous amount of butter on the buns
  • Sprinkle chaat masala and black salt according to taste
  • Place the bun on one another
  • Toast them again on fire quickly
  • Apply butter on top of the buns serve them hot.
  • Bun maska is ready to be enjoyed the Banarasi way.
  • Whole of Purvanchal region enjoys their bun maska in this manner
  • Hope you loved the desi recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rhododendron Tea/ Buransh ki chai

Me being a tea lover who loves to explore new variations now n then,just came across this Buransh tea.

One of my pahadi friends introduced me to this tea.A very popular tea with locals of Uttarakhand and Tibet.

Himalayan ranges being abode to many treasures some are known and some are yet to be discovered. Rhododendron flowers grows 4000 metres above sea level especially in Uttarakhand.

Period of Bloosom

From May to June

Medicinal benefits:

This flower holds a lot of medicinal properties.

Helps in digestion, reduces fever and swelling in abdomen.

A bright red bell shaped flower.The wood is used in making artefacts. The smoke released by burning of Buransh’s is said to be purifying the Himalaya’s.These flowers are handpicked and dried to retain their properties.

Buransh flower

Buransh is considered sacred by the locals here.

Did you know Nepal’s national flower is Rhododendron flower.They are called ‘Laali Guraans’

Coming to the recipe,here the petals of these flower are sun dried and stored in an air tight container.To enhance the taste of this tea do add some basil leaves to them.

Brewing this tea is quite simple,boil water with sugar and buransh petals ,off the flame add half tea spoon of green tea cover with a lid for few seconds,strain and serve.

Let’s get a cup of Buransh Tea


Rhododendron tea


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Buransh leaves or tea
  • 1 tablespoon green tea


  • Boil water with sugar and buransh tea
  • Add green tea
  • Cover and leave it to settle
  • Strain and enjoy
  • Buransh ki chai is completely ready

The one I am using here is with basil leaves,you can just add in fresh basil leaves

This tea is available at all online portals as well.

Green tea

I switched to green due to health issues or you can say diet😀 jokes apart ,but drinking green tea is a healthy option as it has antioxidants in them and if you have digestion problems do drink green tea. Me being a huge tea addict or you can say i love exploring different flavours.

There are many who won’t like the flavour of this tea instantly, it takes time to start loving this tea.

So the recipe that I am sharing today is Green tea

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Green tea

Green tea


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon green tea leaves


  • Take a bowl add water and boil
  • Once water starts boiling
  • Off the flame and add in green tea leaves
  • And close it with a lid
  • For 1 minute or till the leaves have settled down
  • Strain the tea in a cup
  • Add honey and mix
  • Enjoy your green tea
  • Isn’t it simple
  • Hope you enjoyed the recipe
  • Until then keep exploring……

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