Mangalore bun is a soft fluffy bun made with bananas, sugar and all-purpose flour. It is a popular breakfast or a teatime snack in the Udupi- Mangalore region but is fast gaining popularity in the other parts of Karnataka. The Mangalore Buns are served with spicy coconut chutney and sambar, though they taste great without any accompaniment. The softness of the buns and the texture come out when the bananas added are ripe. One more secret ingredient is baking soda.
This versatile bun can be had with curry, chutney, pickle and even with the evening chai!