Friday, February 12, 2010

Hot Cross Buns...


The buns that I am mentioning is not the plural form of bun but a very famous breakfast item that can be found in most of the homes and restaurants in Mangalore. This is basically a deep fried Indian bread that is usually served with either chutney or dalithoy. At our place we usually have it without any side dishes. As kids we used to dunk it in hot coffee and eat :) I know its a little wierd.

This is slightly sweet due to the addition of banana and sugar If you are not fond of the sweetness you may serve it with some spicy coriander leaves chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

Here is what's needed:
2 cups Maida (All purpose flour)
1 cup Atta (Whole wheat flour)
1 pinch Baking soda
2 medium sized Ripe banana
1/2 cup Curds
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tbsp oil + extra to deep fry

Procedure:
1) Mix sugar and curds and let it sit for 10-15 mins.
2) Add mashed banana,cumin seeds to the sugar - curd mixture and mix well.
3) Sieve the flours and soda. Add it to the mixture and knead it. It will be a sticky mixture. Resist the urge to add more water or curds. The liquid from curds and banana is sufficient to knead the dough.
4) Heat a tbsp of oil until hot and pour it over the dough and let it rest overnight or at least 8-10 hrs.
5) Knead the dough again incorporating the oil. Make small balls and roll it using a rolling pin. The rolled out disc should be slight thick.
6) Deep fry in hot oil and drain it on a tissue paper.
Serve hot.

P.S: Often the top of the Buns tend to crack up in oil causing oil to splutter a little. So make sure that you are careful when you flip the Buns in oil.


26 comments:

Divya Kudua said...

Buns are my favorite.I always stack away few bananas to make these and muffins one after the other.Buns peet stays fresh in the fridge for a while,so I make enough and stack it in different boxes.So whenever I feel like I can bite into those puffed goodness..:)

Asha said...

Mangaluru bun!! Slurp! I used make them with mashed Bananas too while we were in Hassan. Yummy.

sowmya.s said...

nice recipe..will try it sometime..

Ruchikacooks said...

They look so lovely! All fluffed up and golden in color, what a breakfast!

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Sumi said...

wow, completly new recipe to me.From the header i thought Its the english Hot cross buns...
Will try it soon..

Madhuri said...

Instead of Madia we use wheat flour. It's yummy.

Vaishali Sharma said...

Excellent Buns! Looks delicious! M sure they taste awesome with a hot cups of coffee!

Vaishali Sharma said...

Excellent Buns! Looks delicious! M sure they taste awesome with a hot cups of coffee!

Priya said...

Woww buns looks scrumptious and yummy...

Mythili said...

Hey,

Buns look beautiful. Mouth watering! I prepare this during weekend. We have this with poha kallo. Coffee and buns reminded me of my darling granny.

Mythili

konchady said...

kapi pivchaka yevche ve? very attractive. My favourite.
-Sabitha

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Those buns are looking amazing... Perfectly raised and neatly presented!!!

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Poornima Prabhu said...

One of my favourites :). We usually have it with masala phovu (phovu mixed with masala powder, red chillies, tinge of jaggery )
Thanks for posting the recipe...

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect dear

Valarmathi said...

looks yummy and perfect.

Usha said...

Looks perfect and lovely !

Aparna S Mallya said...

I hardly ever make buns because of all the maida in it. But I have never tried it will Atta. Any idea how it will turn out if we use only atta?

arunshanbhag said...

Love these! One of my favorites! On this visit to Mumbai, we had a tray full of "over ripe" bananas. lo and behold, the next day we had Buns for breakfast!

I guess it is difficult to ship them here ;-P
Best

Priti said...

Yummy...long time had this...how u doing dear?

Sunshinemom said...

Buns in coffee is absolutely childhood memory for me too! Why weird?:).

I have never had this homemade version though some of my friends do mention it! These buns look wonderful, Uj.

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Samta said...

I love these buns - whenever there is some leftover bananas that are too ripe to eat - this is what we make.

Raaga said...

Bubbus roti!

Hey, I also saw your question on the strawberry cake a little too late. A year late :) Sorry. I think it might be best to chop the strawberries roughly.

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