Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bhubhus Roti / Sweet puri / Mangalore buns

TH loves anything sweet and these are a favourite. Its called Bhubhus roti in Konkani and famous as buns in Mangalore. Its more like a sweet banana-flavoured puri. I've made these after ages, though everytime there is an overripe banana, TH suggests I make these !
Yesterday, I finally gave in and made these and he really enjoyed them, along with our son, who has inherited his sweet tooth !


Surprisingly, banana happens to be optional in the original recipe, though I can't imagine these without that lovely banana flavour. This recipe if from Rasachandrika, the complete Saraswat cookery book...This book was gifted to me when I got married and I have really used it so much over the years - if you'd like to try cooking authentic Konkani food at home, this one is extremely useful...


Bhubhus Roti

Recipe Source - Rasachandrika

What you need

1 overripe banana
2 cups maida / all purpose flour
1/2 cup curd
1/2 cup powdered sugar
a pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
oil for deep frying

What you do with it

Mash the banana. Add the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda
Then add ghee and curds and mix well
The dough gets very sticky, but that's how its supposed to be
Cover it and set aside for an hour (I left mine for 4 hours)
Divide the dough into small balls and roll out the dough into a small thick round
Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry the puris till golden brown
These can be made and stored in an air-tight box for about 4-5 days


Nandita SS said...

I had heard a lot about these buns but never got the right recipe Yours look fantastic. I loved the basket :)

Indian Khana said...

Love these ....looks perfect n nice pics

Anonymous said...

nice opinion, thanks for sharing...

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

we make a similar thing too with over ripe bananas. love these goodies..and they taste better the next day.

Unknown said...

wow, they look superb, what a great texture.

Manju said...

lol..bhusbhus rotis! love that name! I have had this once, a friend of mine made it and loved it!

Unknown said...

Looks so soft and tempting...perfected! Luv the presentation too :)

Padhu Sankar said...

Looks irresistible! Nice picture

themustardseed said...

I had never heard of these before! Love the recipe. I know now what I am going to do with the over ripe bananas that I always end up having!

Sobha Shyam said...

yummy sweet buns, i have tasted these once..great recipe..happily following stop by my space..

shobha gowri said...

Loved reading your site! and this dish reminded me of my mother-she would make it and we would eat it off the hot oil in minutes-no waiting.And then came her grandchildren who imitated us.Thank you for bringing back loveliest of memories

Sonia said...

Made these on the weekend and they were delicious! One of my favourite snacks from the time I was young. These were slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside... YUM!!

Thank you for sharing your recipe :).


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