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Mangalore Buns/Banana Puri is a speciality from Mangalore, Karnataka. They are sweetish deep fried puris or flatbread with a hint of cumin flavour. Mostly enjoyed as breakfast with hot tea or with a curry or simply coconut chutney.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time: 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Meal
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 10 puris


  • 2 cups wheat flour atta
  • 1 large overripe banana
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ tsp soda bicarbonate baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ghee


  • Peel and mash the banana with a fork or a masher till it becomes into a smooth paste.
  • Add yogurt, sugar and salt to it. Mix well.
  • Sift flour with soda bicarbonate into another bowl.
  • Add cumin seeds and mix.
  • Add the banana mixture to the flour.
  • Mix and form a rough ball.
  • Rub your hands with ghee and knead the dough till it becomes smooth.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid or the dough with a damp cloth.
  • Let it rest for 4-5 hours.
  • Heat enough oil in a work, kadai or a deep pan for frying over medium heat.
  • Divide the dough into 10-12 parts.
  • Roll each dough into a ball.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out one part into a circle about 4 - 5 inches in diameter. Should be a little thick and not thin.
  • Check to see if the oil is ready. Drop a very tiny piece of the dough into the oil. It should sizzle and come up immediately.
  • Fry the rolled puri in the oil over low to medium heat till its golden brown on both sides.
  • Repeat steps 13 and 15 till you've rolled and fried all the pieces of dough.
  • Serve immediately with some tea, coffee or a curry. We enjoyed some with a curry and the leftovers next day with some tea.


  • Even when its cold, Mangalore Buns taste good.
  • You can use plain flour instead of wheat flour if you wish.
  • Its best to mash the banana using a fork or masher.
  • Serve the puri with your favorite pickle or chutney.
  • The dough should not be too hard or soft.
Keyword Banana Puri Recipe, how to make Mangalore Buns