Monday, October 1, 2012

Mangalore Banana Buns

Buns is a popular food item amongst Konkani community. For us it was an after school snack when we were young. I remember breaking buns in half & consuming the soft white cotton like texture on the inside. Amma used to avoid fried food but she made it when we had one over ripe banana left behind which no one would eat. Once the bananas had several black spots on them, it was either buns or "half banana halwa".

Buns is served at most local Mangalorean restaurants under breakfast menu. Some people like it with chutney & some with Dalitoy (which I have yet to try). 


1 ripe banana
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 cup sugar
soda bi carb - a pinch
2-3 cups maida (flour) + a few tbsps
oil for deep frying

How it's made:

Sieve 1 cup maida & soda bicarb so that they mix well together. Set aside.
Mash banana to a smooth paste. Add in yogurt , jeera and whisk well. Add sugar. (Since I like it medium sweet, I use 1 cup sugar). Add maida little at a time to make a dough a little softer than making roti/chapati. Set aside for 4-5 hours.

Roll out a lemon size ball of dough to about 1/4" thick. You can dust some flour on surface to make rolling easier.
Deep fry one at a time to golden brown in color on medium high flame.

Makes approx. 30 buns

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