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Friday, 20 March 2015

Mangalore Bun

The cuisine of Udupi is plain delicious. And these buns are from the kitchen's of Udupi. The term "buns" are very misleading actually. When hubby mentioned he wants Mangalore Buns I thought them to be some kind of yeast savory buns. But when I looked up in the internet I was surprised to learn it had nothing to do with baking or yeasts. Its actually nothing but pooris that are flavoured with banana. I wonder how they came up with such a name. But I have to tell you I really loved it. Its super simple to make and it has this delicate sweet banana flavour coming through.

 You Will Need:
2 Cups of Plain Flour
1 Large Ripe Banana, Mashed
2 tbsp Yogurt
2 - 3 tbsp Powdered Sugar (according to your taste)
A tbsp of Powdered Almond (Optional, I Just added)
A Generous Pinch of Salt
1/2 tsp of Cardamom Powder
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
A tbsp of Ghee
Oil to Deep Fry

The Cooking:
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well to form a non sticky dough. Divide them into small balls and roll them out to a thickness of a 5 rupee coin. Its just like how you would make a poori. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry. Once the oil is hot carefully drop in the buns. Gently slide the bun along the sit of the kadai to avoid hot oil splashing. Wait till the bun surfaces and once they surface from the bottom using your ladle splash the oil on the top. This helps them to puff up evenly. If you have made poori before it the same thing. Once fully puffed flip to other side and fry for few seconds till they are a light golden brown colour. Place them on a kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil.
Serve hot!

Happy Cooking!


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