Friday, July 8, 2011

Mangalore Banana Buns (Deep fried Banana buns)

First ever Konkani Snack I prepared!

Thanks to my dear friend P who introduced me to these wonderful Mangalore Banana Buns.
So, I dedicate this to P & all my 50 followers!

It does not really require any special skills or much effort.
All you need to know is to prepare dough & deep fry.

Yeah! These buns aren't baked but fried.

You will need:

  • Ripe Bananas - 1 cup
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 3 cups or some more
  • Cardamom - 3
  • Sugar - 3 tbsps
  • Curd - 2tbsps
  • Baking Soda - a pinch
  • Oil - for frying

Go for it:

In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork. This is the best recipe to use up those over ripe bananas. Add sugar & mix it in to dissolve. You could use powdered sugar too. Put the curd & continue to beat them together. Add the flour, crushed/powdered cardamom & the baking soda. Work them together to form dough. You could add more flour if you feel it isnt coming together. Leave it overnight outside.

The dough will ferment & increase in quantity. Take lemon sized dough balls & roll them out round (it's okay if you cant get that shape right ;) ). I used some flour to dust the board & the rolling pin as the dough gets a little sticky.

Deep fry them one by one on medium flame. They will puff up. Turn sides & cook them well. You might have to lower the flame in between as the buns get browned easily. When done, transfer on paper towels to drain the excess oil.

If your buns are soft & smell sweet, they are ready to be relished!

You could enjoy these buns with butter/honey/tangy relishes/jams or just enjoy them plain.

Yes friends, you're all guessing it right. I indulged in these though my fitness trainer doesn't allow ;).

  • Use up over ripe bananas
  • You could also add crushed pepper, cumin seeds and some salt. I did not want that flavor so I did not add.
  • Many eat these sweet buns with salty accompaniments

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