27 October 2012

Mangalore Buns/ Bhubhus Rotti

Having spent almost 7 years in Mangalore, everything about this place is dear to me. Just love the food be it vegetarian or non vegetarian. After making my favorite Sannas and Neer Dosas, this time I tried the buns. The soft and fluffy buns are a treat with tea/coffee.


Refined Flour - 4 cups
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Ripe banana - 3 (small)
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Curd - 5 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda 3 times.
Powder the sugar and add it to the flour along with cumin and ghee.
Mash the bananas and add it in.
Add the curd 1 tbsp at a time and knead it into a smooth firm dough.
Wrap it in a dry cloth and leave it for almost 6-7 hours.
Make small balls and roll it out like puris but a little thicker.
Heat oil. Fry the buns on medium flame on both sides till golden brown in colour and fluffy.
Transfer it to a plate or sieve lined with kitchen roll.
Serve with tea or coffee.

Measure 3 3/4 cup flour and mix first. Add in the rest if required to make a firm dough.
Powder the sugar after measuring it.
Make sure you use only as much curd as required. The water level in the curd differs. Use thick curds. 
Use ripe bananas and add it as soon as you mash it to avoid browning.
Before frying, test if the oil is hot by dropping a piece of the dough. It should fluff and come up immediately.

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  1. These look awesome !! Never tried it but am sure I will love it

  2. Wow Rinku, these buns look fabulous!!! I am coming over for breakfast!!!

  3. thanks for this.. have lots of fun memories studying at Mangalore.. this was like staple part of breakfast :)

  4. You haven't mentioned how much sugar we need to add...

  5. Omg, such a beautiful looking buns, wish i start my day with it.

  6. Hi Rinku,
    Thanks for stopping by my space... :-)

    These buns almost remind me of something we call 'Bonda'in Kerala, they are round ball shaped and fried, and the ingredients are quite the same, though I'm not totally sure :-) Bet this tastes yumm!!


  7. i m drooling here along with that wave of nostalgia we used to have this as breakfast back at my hostel. Yumm.. and brilliant pictures

  8. These looks really nice... have not tried them yet!

  9. Very tempting..popular all over mangalore city!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. I tasted these at friends place long back and loved them....Will try this soon...bookmarking...


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