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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Banana Buns

Again I have come up with yet another Mangalorean speciality. You will find this dish on every menu card in a Mangalorean Restaurants which is normally served as breakfast.

The secret to this recipe is the extra ripeness of the bananas. If you want good results, then you need to set aside 2 or 3 large size bananas aside till they go black from outside and still firm and sweet from inside. But only disadvantage of this dish is, that it is deep fried. But there is no harm if you get to indulge in such a thing once in a while.

There are other recipes for over ripe bananas which are not deep fried, like you can check my recipes of Banana Bread and Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.

Serving Size: 15 to 20 Buns
Preparation & Standing Time: 5 hours
Cooking Time: 30 minutes (approx for rolling & frying)

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup grated jaggery)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups plain flour (Approx - little more or little less)
  • 3 tbsp of ghee or melted butter
  1. In a blender jar, blend together - mashed bananas, yogurt, sugar and cumin seeds to a smooth mixture. ( The consistency of this mixture will be like a smoothie)
  2. Mix together - plain flour, baking soda and salt separately.
  3. Take a large mixing bowl and pour the banana mixture into it. Add plain flour mixture little at a time along with melted butter and make a smooth soft dough. (Add 1 cup flour at a time...mix and then add another cup...and so on. You might need a little more flour than what is mentioned or may be little less)
  4. Keep the dough at room temperature for 4 to 5 hours. (more than that, you need to store it in the refrigerator)
  5. Heat 5 cups of cooking oil in a deep sauce pan (kadhai).
  6. Divide the dough into small lemon size balls.
  7. With help of a rolling pin (bhelan) roll out each part into a small disc (like puri) but by using only oil.
  8. Deep fry the buns in medium hot oil for 1 minute on each side or till they are fully puffed up.
  9. Serve the buns with cheese spread or fresh cream.


  1. I love these! I have made them a couple of times, once time we had it just like that and the other time with some coconut chutney, really amazing...

    1. Thanks Rafeeda. They are my favorite too.