Mangalore Buns #BREADBAKERS

This is breakfast or evening snack made in Mangalore and other coastal places of Karnataka. These are also know as Bhubhus Roti. Mangalore Buns are mildly sweet, deep fried banana pooris.  These are easy, quick to make and delicious as well. 

These buns are made with sugar, but since this month theme for bread bakers event was - Bake using Natural Sweeteners that are a healthy and tasty alternative to refined sugar. Hence,  used jaggery to make these buns. They turned out perfect and delicious.

Our host for this month is Mayuri's Jikoni,  thank you Mayuri for hosting this month's event.


2 Cups All Purpose flour
2 Over ripe Banana
1/2 Cup Yogurt
1/3 Cup  Jaggery - grated
1/2 Teaspoon C
umin seeds - lightly roasted & crushed 
1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
Salt to taste
Flour for dusting
Oil for frying

Take the banana and jaggery  in mixing bowl and  using a whisk mash it well till the jaggery melts and the banana forms a smooth puree.   Then add the cumin seeds, salt and yogurt and whisk again till incorporated.  Now add Flour little by little at a time to make soft dough. Dough will be s sticky, just oil the hands and from it into a ball, the dough will be still sticky,  that's ok.  Let it rest for 4 to 6 hours. I keep it overnight in the refrigerator. 

Next day take the dough out from the refrigerator and you will see that the dough is soft and not so sticky.  Now add the baking powder and knead the dough once again well.  Make lemon sized balls and roll into  pooris on dusted surface, ( do not make it very thin.  it  should be slightly thick.

Heat the oil on medium low flame and deep fry the pooris .
When you put pooris into oil gently press the pooris  with a slotted spoon and keep in the oil for few seconds, the pooris will puff.  Deep fry on both the sides till golden brown and take it out.
Enjoy these with Coriander Garlic Coconut Chutney  and a cup of hot tea . 

As you can see a big one is the last piece of dough remaining.

Labels : Breads, Banana, Karnataka, Bread Bakers

Click here Coriander Garlic Coconut Chutney recipe

Breads with Natural Sweeteners
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We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Wow these Mangalore buns look so good. I have to try this real soon :)

  2. Perfectly made Mangalore buns Sneha. Puffy and delicious.

  3. Love the flavor combination and I definitely need to learn more about jaggery!

  4. That good . I love discovering new recipes, these buns is delicious

  5. You have the perfect recipe for this month's challenge! I've never heard of these buns but they sound delicious!

  6. Lovely share for the Bread Baker theme Sneha. I've got Mangalore buns on my 'to do list' like forever!

  7. Never heard of these...but they do look worth trying.

  8. I've never used jaggery and clearly I am missing out. Will hope to do so soon.

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