Sweet Buns/ Bubus Recipe

Sweet Buns or Bubus Roti as they are called by the Mangalorean community can be made either with Maida or with Wheat flour. I personally prefer the ones made with Maida as they turn out super fluffy and melt in the mouth. They are best eaten as is, though people do prefer eating them with Dal or with chutney.

Ingredients :

  • 400 gms maida/All purpose flour
  • 50gms Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 elaichi banana
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 tsps sugar
  • A pinch of soda bicarb
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • Yoghurt
  • Oil for fying the Buns


Take the Maida, besan, soda bicarbonate, pepper powder, oil and the salt in a bowl. Powder the sugar. Chop the banana and grind it along with the powdered sugar. Tip the mixture into the bowl. Add a little yoghurt at a time to bind the mixture into a semi soft dough. Knead well and allow to ferment overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours. Knead again for a couple of minutes. Pinch tiny balls of the dough. Roll out into neither too thick nor thin circles. Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry the Buns to a rich golden brown. Serve hot.

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