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Mangalore Buns (Banana Puri)

The first time I tasted Mangalore Buns was way back during college days. These were served as an evening snack. Once out of college I had completely forgotten about it till a college friend mentioned about it in our chat. The realisation that I had all the ingredients stocked up triggered my urge to
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Snacks
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 6 serving


  • 1 cup Flour - (or more)
  • 1 Banana Ripe
  • pinch Salt - a
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons Curd
  • 1 teaspoon Butter Ghee Clarified /
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar


  • Take the flour, salt, baking soda, ghee, sugar and curd in a bowl.
  • Blitz the banana in a blender to a smooth paste.
  • Add this to the flour mix.
  • Apply a bit of ghee in your hand.
  • Knead the flour mix till you get a slightly sticky dough.
  • If the dough is too sticky, you may add more flour.
  • Keep the dough covered with a wet cloth, at room temperature for 3-4 hours. Alternately you could refrigerate overnight.
  • Take small balls off the dough and roll out to small discs of 3 " diameter.
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • When the oil is hot, carefully drop each disc and fry till they puff up and turn brown on either side.
  • Serve Hot.