A South Indian Variant Of Banana Bread

Banana is one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. It is grown in nearly 107 countries, the major banana growing regions being India, China, Brazil, Ecuador, Philippines, and Indonesia. The post popular variety is the dessert bananas, which are yellow when fully ripe. The fruit is soft and sweet and is mostly eaten as dessert.

Nutritionists consider banana a remarkable fruit for its digestive and therapeutic value. The fruit is mainly composed of carbohydrates with some amount of fat, protein, and minerals. Bananas contain three natural sugars C fructose, glucose, and sucrose. Combined with natural fiber, banana provides instant energy. It has proved to be a great healer for a multitude of illnesses such as depression, PMS, anemia, blood pressure, heartburn and many more.

Culinary Usage

The popularity of bananas has led to a wide variety of culinary usage. The fruit is savored as banana bread, banana cream pie, banana chips, banana ketchup, banana pudding, banana split, to name a few.

Banana bread

Mashed yellow bananas are used to make this very popular dish. Easy availibity of bananas and the simplicity of the recipe has made banana bread an immensely popular food item. Banana bread, also called banana nut bread is actually a quick bread similar to corn bread, biscuits, muffins, pancakes, soda bread, and scones. Quick breads are leavened with either baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. Unlike yeast breads, which take hours, to prepare, quick breads can be made in a jiffy. However, there are banana bread recipes that are yeast type. Egg is usually a common ingredient though vegetarians use soy yogurt or tofu. Chopped nuts such as walnuts and pecans are ingredients to make banana nut breads.

Today we are giving you a recipe of a very popular type of banana bread made in south India. Named Buns, this food item is prepared using mashed over ripe bananas. Buns will not come under the category of a quick menu; nevertheless, they are worth a try.

South Indian banana bread (buns)
“1 cup refined wheat flour
” tsp baking soda
“S cup sugar
“1 tsp pepper corns
“Three medium sized overripe bananas
“Mash the bananas
“In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients.
“Add water bit by bit to make smooth dough.
“Allow the dough to ferment overnight or for a period of 7-8 hours. The mixture will rise to double the size.
“Divide the dough into ping-pong sized balls.
“Roll out the balls into circular shape.
“Deep fry in oil until golden brown.
“Take out each bun and place it on tissue paper to remove excess oil.

South Indian banana bread is savored hot on its own or with any chutney of your choice. Many prefer to eat this bread lukewarm. Buns are popular in south India as a breakfast item or as a snack.