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.

5 from 1 vote


Mangalore Buns typically look like puris, but are far from it. They are banana flavoured, slightly sweet and have a more rubbery texture inside. They can be served with chutneys, or sagu. But, I also like to munch on them seperately because they are so good as such.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: South Indian
Keyword: Mangalore bun
Yield: 15 PIECES


  • 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.


  1. Make sure to use well ripened bananas only. 
  2. 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. 

1 thought on “MANGALORE BUNS”

  • 5 stars
    I heard about this for the first time only through your tasty kitchen. Good and tasty it looks. Keep it up.

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