Mangalore Buns is a popular breakfast or tea time snack in Tulunadu region. Mangalore buns are mild sweet, soft fluffy puris made using all purpose flour and banana. These buns are also called as banana buns or sweet pooris. Typically served with a spicy coconut chutney and vegetable saagu (gravy curry), Mangalore Buns taste great without any accompaniment as well.


Ingredients to prepare Mangalore Buns

2 cups plain flour

2 bananas

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup yogurt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cumin powder

Oil for frying

Process of preparation

  1. In a mixing bowl sift flour, salt, soda, and sugar. Add cumin powder and set it aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl mash the bananas with fork or back of the spoon.
  3. Add yogurt to the banana mash and mix well.
  4. Add the sifted flour mixture into the banana mixture and combine well.
  5. Knead a smooth dough, add a little water if required.
  6. Apply some oil on the dough, cover and let it rest for about 6-8 hours or overnight.
  7. Heat oil in a wok on low to medium heat.
  8. Divide the dough into 10-12 equal lemon size balls.
  9. Roll each ball into a small round like poori but slightly thicker than poori.
  10. Fry in oil until puffy and golden from both sides to get the final Mangalore Buns.
  11. Drain on paper towel

Mangalore Buns is best served hot with coconut chutney and/or Vegetable Sagoo.


You can check out another evening snack typically local to Mangalore – Goli Baje