Mix the flax seed meal with 1 cup water and keep it aside.
Add sugar to lukewarm water, mix until it dissolves. Add yeast to sugar water, so that it activates. This will make the mix frothy and activate in 15 minutes.
Add this yeast and flax seed mix to the flour with salt.
Start mixing the dough while adding the remaining water.The dough needs to be a little wet and sticky, this will help the buns to rise and come out with a soft texture.
Knead the dough, this will be sticky at the start, Add oil to remaining ingredients. Keep it aside for 30 minutes to rise.
Once it has doubled, punch it down and knead it again.
Divide the flour in 9/16 equal portions, give them a round shape using oiled hands,and arrange them in an oiled baking tray with some space in between the buns.
Let it rest for 30 minutes. You will see the dough rise and sides might touch each other.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees(fan forced) for 10 minutes.
Bake the buns for 15-20 minutes at 180 degrees. Check the readiness, by knocking on the top of the buns, if they sound hollow then they are ready.
Take out the tray and brush the buns with butter/oil.
Let is rest for an hour so that it cools down.
Serve fresh with butter /fruit preserve/jam.