Mangalore Buns (Mangalore Banana Poories)

These buns are a popular breakfast and tea time snack in Udupi-Mangalore region. Mangalore Buns are sweet, soft, fluffy banana pooris .Every small and big restaurant in Mangalore serves these buns as a breakfast item as well as an evening snack. These Buns are also popular in Goa as well. Specially the tea ghaadas sell these early morning and evening for tea.
  • Passive
    4 Hours
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    20 minutes
  • Servings
    6 Pc.


  • 1 1/2 cup Wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Large Over ripe Banana (if small use 3-4 bananas)
  • 4 tbsp Curds (yoghurt)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Oil (for deep frying)


  • 1 In a bowl, mix together wheat flour, cumin seeds, salt and baking soda. Keep aside.
  • 2 In another bowl, mash the banana, yoghurt and sugar together to form a paste.
  • 3 Mix the banana mixture into the flour mixture.
  • 4 Knead it to a slightly hard dough as compared to chapati dough. (Add more curds little by little if required during kneading). Apply oil for the dough, cover it and leave it aside to ferment for 4 hours.
  • 5 After 4 hours, divide dough into 6 parts. Apply oil to rolling pin and surface on which you are going to roll the ball. Roll the ball into poori size, thick enough.
  • 6 In a deep frying pan, heat sufficient oi and deep fry pooris on medium low heat till nice and golden brown on both sides.
  • 7 Enjoy at breakfast or tea time.

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