Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mangalore Buns

I first tasted these "buns" at my friend Pinky's place.When her mother offered me homemade buns,I was fascinated as those days,anything home baked caught my fancy.Little did I know these buns had nothing to do with their baked counterparts.I loved the delicate flavor of banana and the melt in the mouth texture of these buns,almost soft like cotton.I learnt the recipe from my ma-in-law who adds her healthy touch by mixing atta into it.It took me a long time to master these simple buns,but let me tell you,it is as easy as making poori[minus the rising time].

My Brother-in-law(hubby's elder bro) and vanni(co-sis) are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary today.

Wishing you both a very happy anniversary dearest Ramnathanna and Vanni!! They have come to India on their annual vacation and are in Bangalore now.Me and hubby are driving down to Bangalore this weekend.I am taking a surprise cake for them(Vanni,if you are reading this,please do act surprised ok..hehe).Shall post the pics soon.I will try to post from Bangalore,if time permits.So till then,have a great time all of you,keep blogging!! But for now,a sweet recipe which goes to Srivalli's Roti mela.

Mangalore Buns


Ripe banana - 1
Maida - 2 cups

Atta - 1/2 cup
Curds - 2 tbsp

Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Baking soda - 1tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp OR Pepper - 1 tsp,coarsely ground
Oil for frying


Mash the banana with a fork.
Add curds,sugar,salt,jeera[or pepper],oil/ghee and baking soda and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Sieve maida and atta and add to the mix,add as much as the wet ingredients can absorb[you would not need all of the mentioned flour,or sometimes you would need more than this measure,add little by little till you get a pliable dough-not too sticky]
Knead well to form a dough.
Apply 2 tsps of oil and keep under cover for 4-5 hours.
Shape portions of the dough into balls of the size we make for puris.
Flatten them with a rolling pin into small thick rounds.
Deep fry them in oil till golden brown.

Check out the Roti Mela round-up-Part 1,Part 2


  1. WOW!... This is a YUMMY recipe. So sweet. Looks great. Never tried this before. Nice form of roti for roti mela.

  2. new to me..but Guess I will like it

  3. those buns are lovely, divya! Happy annivarsary to the couple.

  4. Buns - Yum yum!! My kids love this.. My version a little different though...will post it soon. Off to B'lore -Me too, whole next week. Have fun!!

  5. Divya, the buns looks tempting! Hey my amma's made is something I die for..urs look so fluffy n spongy!(Amma uses meerey in place of jeerey :D that rhymed! Try that some day..for sweet,sour n mild teeksaani)

  6. thats my fav buns.. even i too bloged it long back..

  7. I'm intrigued by this. Is it sweet or savoury?

  8. sounds interesting, must taste great too. Nice one. Thanks for sharing

  9. Looks so good. I never seen this before. I am going to try this for sure. Thanks.


  10. an award waiting for u in my blog:)....congrats and enjooooy!!!

  11. hey this is my hubby's fav snack...v call it as phugoos.....urs have got a nice texture...

  12. Sukanya,Divya,Uma,Seema,Purnima,
    Lg,Smn,Medha,Ramya,Suma-thank you!!

    Cynthia,thank you.It is sweet as well as savoury.Bananas make it sweet and Jeera/Cumin or Pepper added to it makes it savoury!!

    Ranji,thank you so much for the award!!

  13. this looks nice..never tried this.thanks for the simple recipe


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