Monday, 9 March 2020

Mangalore Buns Recipe

Mangalore Buns is a famous breakfast or tea time snack from coastal region of Karnataka (Udupi, Mangalore). Mangalore buns is also known as banana poori prepared using all purpose flour and overripe banana and deep fried in oil.


India has many states and they have different cultures! Once you move from one state to another everything you found to be new and along with that each state has it's specialty on food which you get as a bonus. As we are residing in Karnataka for more than a decade, we explored plenty of food options here and many became our favourites too. Coastal region of Karnataka especially Mangalore and Udupi have plenty of food choices for vegetarians as well as non-vegetarians. Few years back we visited Kundapur to attend marriage of my husband's friend and really, liked the place very much. We tried local vegetarian cuisine of Mangalore during marriage as well as some non-veg delicacies like chicken and prawn ghee roast in restaurant. We would love revisit the place to explore more.


After coming back to Bangalore the newly wed couple invited us. The girl prepared superb dishes and we relished them. She started with a famous snack, Mangalore Buns which I ate this for the first time and could not resist myself and finally ask the recipe before leaving their house.  The recipe calls for overripe bananas. Normally, whenever I buy bananas there will be one or two overripe at the end. Apart from making Eggless Banana Walnut Cake, I also bake Chocolate Banana Cake and  Eggless Butterless Banana Cake using overripe bananas. 

What are the ingredients you need to prepare Mangalore Buns?


You don't need long list of ingredients to prepare Mangalore buns. Simple ingredients available in our kitchen pantry is used to bake this special Mangalore buns. Overripe bananas are must for this dish. Flour is another major ingredient of this recipe. Apart from these two ingredient, you need curd, baking soda, sugar, pinch of salt and oil for deep frying the banana puris.



Can I replace all purpose flour with whole wheat flour in this recipe?


Yes, you can replace it with whole wheat flour. The recipe actually calls for  all purpose flour as it is light and gives a fluffy bread like texture to the puris for which they are called as buns. Recently, I got a query from one of my reader who asked whether she can replace it with whole wheat flour. I replaced with whole wheat flour and the result is amazing. These buns in the picture are made of whole wheat flour and they are equally good. As whole wheat flour is heavier, it might result in slightly dense texture and slightly lesser fluffiness.  




Can I prepare the dough of Mangalore Buns and store it in the refrigerator?


If you are planning to prepare Mangalore Buns as next morning breakfast then prepare the dough in the evening and leave it in room temperature for overnight. You should allow to ferment the dough which results in bun like texture in your Mangalore buns. When you rest the dough overnight (7 to 8 hours) it ferments and gives a super soft dough. If you put the dough in the refrigerator it will not ferment and you won't get the desired soft fluffy bun texture in your Mangalore buns. 

Also, during winter days, it might take longer time for fermentation than summer days. So try to keep the dough in a warmer place (like inside microwave) during cold days for better fermentation. 

How to serve Mangalore Buns?


Mangalore buns are normally served with coconut chutney or sambar. You can also serve it with aloo palya or vegetable kurma. As Mangalore buns slightly sweet in taste I prefer to have them without any accompaniment just like that. 


How to roll Mangalore Buns?


Though Mangalore buns look alike puri but you have to divide the dough in bigger size balls and roll them little thicker (approximately 1/2 to quarter cm). This helps to create the bun like texture inside the puris. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes + overnight resting time
Cooking time: 20 -25 minutes
Yield: 8-10 (depending on the dough ball size)



Mangalore Buns Recipe /Banana Puris /Leftover Banana Recipe

Ingredients

All Purpose Flour/ Maida (or Whole Wheat Flour) - 11/2 cup + little more for dusting
Curd - 2 to 3 tablespoon
Overripe Banana - 1 big
Sugar - 6 to 7 tablespoon
Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for Deep Frying

Procedure

1. Take over ripe banana in a bowl and use a fork to smash it and make sure it should not contain any lumps.
2. Later add curd and sugar and  blend once again.
3. Sieve the flour along with salt and baking soda. Add the blended mixture into it and prepare a smooth dough. Do not add any water. If the dough becomes very stick you can add little more flour in that.
4. Now cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep in room temperature. Allow to rest it for 7 to 8 hours. So if you want to prepare it for breakfast, make the dough previous night.
5. After 7 to 8 hours, knead the dough once again and divide into equal lemon size balls.
6. Take each ball dust with flour and roll out like puri but it has to be thick.
7. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry them until golden and serve hot.



few Mangalore Buns in a bamboo basket and showing inside texture of the bun

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32 comments:

  1. Puris look super yummy, Amrita!

    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

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  2. Quite an invention as always. I like the idea of adding bananas into puri. Lovely.

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  3. it looks really delicious dear...

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  4. so new to me! I can so relate to the fact you always have something excess and when you need it.. bamm! it never lasts.. :-) btw.. What is it had with?

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    1. I prefer to eat it just like that..:P...It is served with chutney...

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  5. this is my all time favorite snack:)

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  6. Wow, what a recipe!
    Love to try!

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  7. Ommmyyyyy, I just love it brown outside and white inside... I am in love with this soft and sweet recipe

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  8. This will be like a cross between malpuas and puris. Love the idea of using ripe bananas in this form. Looks so good!

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  9. buns is my family's all time favorite :-) looks perfect and YUMM!

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  10. Good recipe for using ripe bananas, I think kids in my house are really going to enjoy.

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  11. wow... yummy!!!! :-)

    Cheers, Archana - www.travelwitharchie.com

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  12. I have been seeing this around and am really tempted! Must make these...

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  13. So good to know.... never knew.... will try definitely

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  14. Can these be made with wheat flour?

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    1. Hey Divya, never tried with wheat flour...but I believe you can do that as well... please try it and share your feedback

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    2. Hey Divya...check it ...you can do it with wheat flour as well

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  15. Looks great, bet they're delicious!

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  16. Buns looks so perfect and delicious. I don't like banana in any form but in buns sounds great. Would love to try it once.

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  17. These are one of my fav. I loved the texture & colour of your Mangalore Buns. I always prefer to eat it without any side dish.

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  18. Buns looks so perfect and delicious.
    I had heard about manglorian buns in a show and thought to make it but I didn't have an idea on how to do so. Here I see a perfect recipe and I am surely going try this.

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  19. The buns look super tempting and if I am not mistaken it's kind of malpua we make right Amrita. The color and texture looks perfect.

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  20. I made these buns last year with coconut chutney, we adults liked them but kids weren't as interested as we were. Yours turned out so soft and deliicous.

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  21. Yummy looking Mangalore buns - they look so soft and inviting. Thanks for the tip of making these with whole wheat flour.

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  22. Love these buns! The combination of crispy outside and fluffy inside and the amazing taste all yum! I am drooling here!

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  23. This recipe is a keeper because every house has ripe bananas at some time and you get confused how to utilize them. Thanks for sharing wonderful treat.

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  24. Been ages that I made something so yummy and I know how flavorful they must be. Looks and sounds so delicious

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  25. Mangalore Buns have been on my 'to do' list like forever. Your recipe is tempting me to make it as soon as possible as I too always have overripe bananas. Definitely would love to have it with a curry.

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  26. Though I am not much of a fan of bananas, still this recipe looks interesting enough to give it a try. Plus it will be a great way to use those ignored over ripe bananas. Thanks for the share!!

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  27. These Mangalore buns are delicious and I too love eating them just like that. Lovely share Anrita

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  28. A perfect tea time snack for any day, good way to use up ripe bananas. Lovely share.

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Amrita

Mangalore Buns Recipe

Mangalore Buns is a famous breakfast or tea time snack from coastal region of Karnataka (Udupi, Mangalore). Mangalore buns is also know...