Mangalore Buns/ Deep Fried Banana Buns

Mangalore Buns is delicious recipe from South Karnataka, Mangalore. It is served as snack with sambar or chutney. I love to have this soft, sweet and fluffy buns in the morning for breakfast. They look like puris but they are more like spongy buns. As far as I know you can find this only in Mangalore. Although you find a Mangalorean restaurant or Udupi hotel blooming in every nook & corner of the world rarely you see this buns on the Menu. In Dubai you can find in Venus restaurant, Al Karama.  If you are from UAE you can visit there and taste these lovely buns. My husband goes bananas over this buns so I prepared them this weekend 🙂

Mangalore Buns/Deep fried banana buns


  • All Purpose flour(Maida)- 2 cups (you can prepare around 6 small buns)
  • Bananas- 2 small
  • Curds- 2 tbs
  • Sugar- 3 tbs
  • Salt- 1/2 tbs
  • Soda Bicarb- 1/4 tbs
  • Oil- 1 tbs
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing vessel add all the ingredients except flour (curds,mashed bananas, sugar, slat, soda and a tbs of oil) and mix well
  2. Now add flour and kneed well if needed add a tbs of water (adding more water will mess up the  dough, so avoid adding water add only if it is needed)
  3. Keep the dough well covered, overnight to rise (About 6-8 hours)
  4. Make small balls and roll it like how you roll the dough to make puris (you can also use hand and pat on it to get the size and shape of puri)
  5. Keep the oil ready and deep fry them until they turn into golden brown
  6. Serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney

You can see how it looks hollow and spongy inside. By looking at it you can know that your buns is cooked perfect 🙂




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