Mangalore Buns

One a penny, two a penny , HOT cross BUNS ! Many thanks to shuba aunty , for giving me this recipe. Felt good making this myself and moreover i just can’t forget the million dollar smile of sonu after he saw his so called ‘HOTT’A BUN ‘ (Hot cross buns) !


  • 3 Pacche bale-hannu / Cavendish banana [Note : You could also use well ripen Hoo-bale (baby bannanas)]
  • 1 tblspn of curds
  • 1 dollop of butter
  • 1 tblspn of wheat flour
  • 1/2 tblspn of maida (all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 tblspn of chiroti rava
  • cooking soda (optional)
  • salt n sugar as per taste
  • oil for frying


Grind pacche bale + curds + butter + salt + sugar to a smooth paste/batter

Add rest of the ingredients to this paste and Knead to make a soft dough ( The amount of flour specified is approximate, add enough to make a stiff dough)

Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and Set aside for 2-3 hours

Divide the dough into equal portions to make lemon sized balls ( use your index finger to make a chuckhole at the centre. This will give you a nice puffed buns)

Now roll them out thin (like mini chapatis) .Toss the dough in dry flour while rolling, this will prevent it from getting sticky when rolling them out

Heat oil in kadai, when oil is ready lower the flame and deep fry 

Note : while in oil , Press gently on one side until the bun puffs out then toss over and fry for few more seconds, until both the sides get a golden brown color.