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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mangalore Buns

        

I was quite young when I heard of this dish for the first time, and I wondered.... "Why is it called buns?? why not pakoras or bhajjis or something?? Its nothing like the actual buns...!!!!"  Initially, I found this whole "Mangalore Buns" thing pretty strange, 'coz it was not actually buns, it was only mildly sweet (neither was it a savory, nor was it exactly a sweet dish - and I was told that's how its supposed to be), and its eaten with chutney!!!!!!! I thought i'd never get myself to like something this different. But after trying it a couple of times, I actually started liking them. These mildly sweet, banana flavored, deep fried treats indeed taste great with a spicy chutney!!!  They are different.... You should try it sometime, if you still haven't.

As the name suggests, this is an authentic Mangalorean recipe. Scan the menu of any local restaurant in Mangalore and you are sure to find "Buns" on it. While I like my buns with coconut chutney and a hot cup of tea, they can also be had with some steaming hot sambhar. I am posting this on the request from a few of my readers. Sorry about the delay, people... But I hope y'all like the recipe! :)

 

Ingredients:

1 cup Maida/All purpose flour

1 ripe Banana, medium sized

1-2 tbsp Curd/Yogurt

4-5 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Jeera seeds

1/2 - 3/4 tsp Baking soda

1/2 tsp Salt

Oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. Mash the banana completely with your hands; Add the rest of the ingredients, except oil, and make a dough; The dough should be of the chapati dough consistency. Note: Be very careful while adding yogurt; Yogurt gives out some water and tends to make the dough watery. So, start with very little quantity and then add more, as required.
  2. Cover and set aside for 4-5 hours.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan on low-medium heat; A tiny ball of dough dropped into the oil should rise immediately - That's when the oil is ready.
  4. Pull out ping pong sized balls of dough and pat them in between your palms to make pooris out of the dough; You could also use rolling pin to make the pooris. Note: If you are using your hands for making pooris, greasing them with a few drops of cooking oil would help.
  5. Drop the pooris in oil and deep fry on both sides until they turn brown; Note: While deep frying, press and keep them inside the oil for a few seconds, just like how you would do for ordinary pooris - This helps them fluff up!
  6. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels; Serve hot with coconut chutney/Sambhar and enjoy.

33 comments:

Nags said...

never heard of it! looks very very interesting!

LG said...

I recently made them with Jackfruit. I had never tasted them in my life so had rolled them thin! Next time I will remember to keep them thick. Those buns in the picture are looking yumm Ramya

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..its a new one and looks yummy

Lavi said...

Looks Delish...These Buns reminded my mom's Mangalore Bonda..

Asha said...

I used to make these a lot in Haasan, quick and easy bread to make. Looks so good, plump and yummy. Send it to Mansi for quick bread event, will be perfect! :)

Sia said...

yum, yum... my fav with spicy coconut chtney or with maggi hot and sweet ketchup :)

Priya said...

Bread looks too great..

A_and_N said...

I remember eating this as a kid! Wow, I'd completely forgotten about this :)

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! pic looks awsome .! Hey Ramya .i had posted ..different version of Banana buns.

brocasarea said...

hehe
we make it for brkfast and infact my mom makes it quite well:D

Happy cook said...

I never knew there was a bun called like this, looks delicious.

Vani said...

Yeah, it takes some getting used to. Looks yum, Ramya!

Madhumathi said...

Haven't tried this..Its interesting and looking delicious..

Vanamala said...

Havnt tasted this..Sounds good. bookmarked!!

Smitha said...

I have tasted it just about once! Will definitely want to try :)

Pavithra Kodical said...

I love these buns and make it often.Tastes great :)

Priya Sriram said...

I never heard of it... but looks simply yum! :)

Lilly mammamma said...

We call these Bhubhoos Rotis.I make these by adding only sugar and no banana, no jeera. I make the dough and keep it overnight for use in the morning, or make the dough in the morning and use it in the evening. I will try your recipe one of these days. Thanks Ramya for giving me variety

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow something new and yummmy.

nirupamasundar said...

Ramya I saw those stuff at udupi and since i stay away from fried stuff, i did not taste them but pl tell me if we can make them with atta, and ifeel it is like the appam we make. Where is the recipe for menthi hittu ramya.My mom had been to B'lore and has sent some.BYe

Archy said...

Buns hmmm.. all time fav..!!
They look so soft an spongy Ramya.. I made it last weekend :)!!

Rathna said...

One of my cousin taught me using banana and milk in making dough for chapathi, which leads to softer chapatis. This recipe reminded me of that...I'm sure it would taste great :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

Yeah..it looks so much like a yummy Bhaji Ramya..Who cares what the name is..seeing the recipe am quite sure this thing tastes heaven..:)
Am I first time here?Nice space u have Ramya..:)

Cynthia said...

Very interesting. I like.

Linda said...

Hi Ramya,

Came upon your blog searching for 'pumpkin eggplant' and somehow got your bolu huli recipe. I made it tonight and it was fantastic -- many thanks :) Banana buns look delicious, as does the chutney mania... lots of great food here!

Usha said...

I have never heard of this, sounds delicious !

Bhat said...

One more Suggestion. It should eaten along with kesari bath or Kurma. Then it tastes fantastic.

AMIT said...

Interesting but i have never heard of it.

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Suparna said...

Hi Ramya,
love these buns...I can have them for breakfast- lunch- dinner...they taste awesome!!
nice pic...the buns looks perfect!
Enjoy!
TC

Doli said...

Yuumy it was so good! I was searching for the recipe and remembered my childhood days while eating the buns

Melmane said...

We make this regularly, but have always eaten it with fresh butter. Tastes real yummy.
=Shridhara,Goa.

Savi said...

I hav Prepared Ramya.. Tastes superb..!

Anonymous said...

it is not jeera seeds its cake seeds