I first had mangalore buns at Eating Circles in Chennai. Initially, I was very skeptical on how these would taste as I had never had them before. I was not sure if it is a sweet dish or a savoury ones. But lo, and behold ! We fell in love with these buns from the very first bite. It tastes almost like a banana bread, but has a much different texture. And when served with vegetable sagu, it was a very interesting taste. Something worth coming back to. However, I don’t live anywhere close to Eating Circles, hence I took it upon myself to make these at home. And I must say, this recipe definitely does taste on par with the ones I had in the restaurant. For an ideal, cheat day meal that will satisfy you until the next cheat day, this dish is the way to go.
- 3 Ripened Bananas
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour Maida
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1-2 tsps Sugar Adjust according to preference
- 1/2 Cup Curd
- Salt to taste
- Oil For frying
- Mash the ripened bananas to a mushy paste.
- Add salt, sugar and cumin seeds to the mashed bananas.
- Add curd, and mix well.
- Add flour, and knead it to a smooth, pliable dough.
- Once you are done kneading, grease the dough with a teaspoon of oil.
- Cover and rest the dough in a warm place for 8 hours or overnight.
- Once the dough is well rested, heat oil in a kadai, take a small ball of the dough and roll it such that its slightly thicker than a normal puri.
- Deep fry it until it turns golden brown on both sides.
- Serve the puri hot with any side dish of your choice.
- Make sure to use well ripened bananas only.
- The dough has to be rested for a minimum of 8 hours surely. After the minimum rest time, you can keep it in the fridge until you make the buns.