I have fond memories whenever I think of Buns, my dad is from Bailur (small village near Karkala, South Canara). Every summer vacation a visit to Bailur is what I used to look forward to.
There is this tiny hotel in Bailur , I don't know the name but I remember my dad saying "Gadiyarda buns podu kanaka" (lets get buns from gadiyar), I never bothered to ask my dad, I just assumed the name of the hotel to be Gadiyars and we still call it that. I have never had buns anywhere as good as Gadiyars.I remember seeing my Dad and my Kutta thiddi (uncle) leave the house to get buns from Gadiyars for evening tea. I used to peep out the window of our 150 years old beautiful house (I miss that house) waiting eagerly for my dad and uncle to return with buns tied up in newspaper.It was such a treat.
I miss those days when the whole family- granny, uncles, aunts,cousins all get together to eat hot buns with our evening tea.
Recipe source : Ruchik Randhap (Check out this blog, Shireen has amazing collection of Mangalorean recipes)
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- 1/4kg or less All purpose flour (maida)
- 3 small bananas
- 2 tbsp curds
- 4 tbsp sugar (an adjust to taste)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp soda bi carbonate
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp ghee/oil
- oil for deep frying
- Mash bananas in a bowl and mix in curds, soda,cardamom powder, salt, sugar and ghee.
- Add flour little at a time and mix in till well combined.Knead to form a semi stiff dough.
- I did not use all the flour, and don't use water while kneading, the wet ingredients will have enough moisture.
- Cover and keep in a warm area for 8 hours or overnight.
- Make small balls and roll thick.
- Deep fry in hot oil till they puff up and turn golden brown.
- You can eat buns just like that.
- The dough can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.