Monday, August 1, 2011

Mangalore Buns

Mangalore buns is an authentic South Canara dish. It is a popular breakfast item in all local hotels of South Canara. I am a big fan of these buns and have interesting memorable moments associated with it:-) This is one such dish which will make you crave for more (You just can't stop at one!!) This dish doesn't demand special ingredients. So make these delicious buns for your loved ones (and impress them just as I did:-))
Few months back my husband got me a ready mix of Beignet (French doughnuts) from New Orleans which had a similar taste to these buns. You can know about it here and try making them. Even they are very tasty.

  • All purpose flour- 2 1/2 cups (You can substitute half of it with wheat flour)
  • Banana (Big,over ripe)- 1 (if small then add 2 of them)
  • Yogurt- 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar- 4 Tbsp (adjust accordingly)
  • Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/jeera- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt- A pinch
  • Oil- For deep frying

Take a ripe banana in a mixing bowl. Mash it well . To this add yogurt, sugar, baking soda, cumin seeds, salt and mix well until the sugar dissolves completely (don't add water).Now to this mixture add 2 cups of flour and start mixing. Remaining 1/2 cup of flour has to be added in small quantities. Final resulting dough has to be very soft. If the dough is sticky then add little amount of flour. Knead the dough for few minutes.(Finally I added a tsp of oil on the top of the dough). Keep the dough for 5-6 hrs. 

Now divide the dough into 5 equal parts (only 5!!... ya it has to be much thicker than the poories).

In a small plate take few Tbsp of flour for dusting. Take one ball and roll it in the flour and make a poori (Thicker ones).

Deep fry the rolled pooris on medium heat until it gets a dark brown color on either sides (Since the pooris are thick, it will take more time).

Mangalore Buns are ready!! Serve it hot with any chutney or sambhar (I like to eat as it is, since it is sweet). Above measurement serves two people.
The inner texture of the buns has to look like this (This time I got very good texture. Maybe it knew that everyone is going to look at it!!)