Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Mangalore Buns

These soft, fluffy buns are a staple Mangalore morning breakfast. Although they are eaten more often at restaurants than at home, they are quite easy to prepare. They have a slight banana sweet taste and are contrarily served with spicy coconut chilli chutney. Enjoy them warm for breakfast or tea!

Makes 10 bun's

Banana - 1 ( the Cavandish variety is best)
Curd(yoghurt) along with whey - 3/4 cup ( if you're curds are thick then you may add 2 tbsp water)
Sugar - 6 tbsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda- 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Maida(Plain Flour) - 2 cups + 2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying.

Method of Preparation:
1. Put all ingredients except maida into a blender and whisk untill smooth.
2. Pour the blended mixture into a big bowl. Add 2 cups of maida and mix well. Add more maida to make a soft, smooth dough. Knead well for atleast 10- 15 mins. Make into a big ball, cover with a damp cloth and leave overnight.
3. Next morning, divide the dough into 10 equal balls. Apply a little oil on your rolling pin and board. Roll out the balls into small round buns approximately 2" in diameter. Roll out all the bun's just before frying.
4. Heat oil in a kadai on medium heat. Gently drop in the buns and fry on both sides untill brown in colour and puffed up.
5.Serve warm with coconut chutney

Notes: 1. Roll out all the bun's just before you fry them. If they are rolled out much earlier the dough tends to get soft and limp and you will have to roll them all over again. This applies to all breads like puri's, kachori's, chapathi's.
2. After you put in the bun's in hot oil, gently press them down with a slotted spoon. This will make the buns rise and puff up!


  1. Wow!! Mangalore Buns are one of my Favourites :D
    Gonna try this recipe this weekend..

  2. My little brother Greg works with your husband and recomended your blog to us! It looks wonderful and I can't wait to try these. Greg has become obsessed with Indian food and talks about it all the time. We love to cook in our family, my sister and I also have a blog. www.thecitysisters.com I'm looking forward to expanding my foodie horizon!
    Happy cooking!