Goan Sweet Buns are a breakfast dish made with dough that is fermented overnight. These are cumin flavoured and taste excellent after fermentation.
These sweet buns are very popular in Goa and Mangalore. Similar pooris are made in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. These are mildly sweet buns that are fermented. I adapted my recipe from here and I read that these are popular dishes in the hotels and served for breakfast.
When I decided on making some breakfast dishes from Goa, I actually first came across the side dishes that are very popular, served with baked buns. However, during my research, I came across this site featuring these fermented pooris along with these Patal Bhajis.
Since it was a poori, it was so easy for me to decide on this. As much as possible, I short-listed pooris as it was one of the easiest I could manage. So along with our regular poori breakfast, I make these too.
I have already made Mangalore Buns and know it is prepared with banana and fermented. However, making it with just sugar and fermentation surely appealed to me.
We are starting our Week 4 of Thalis and Platters, this week it is going to be Breakfast dishes from different states, while it is going to be Street food from different cities. For day 1 of Breakfast Dishes, it is Goan Sweet Buns in the Goan Breakfast Thali.
Thalis & Platters
Week 1 - Platters for Elders
Week 2 - Thalis featuring Non Veg Regional Cuisines - Non Veg Thali
Chicken Donne Biryani - Non Veg Thali 1 for Day 1
Raju gari Kodi Pulao - Non Veg Thali 2 for Day 2
Mutton Biryani - Non Veg Thali 3 for Day 3
Mutton Dum Biryani - Non Veg Thali 4 for Day 4
Fish Curry - Non Veg Thali 5 for Day 5
Prawns Curry - Non Veg Thali 5 for Day 6
Week 3 - Thalis featuring Indian Flatbreads
Banarasi Kachori aur Sabzi Thali for Day 1
Bengali Dhakai Paratha Nasta Thali for Day 2
Bihari Chana Dal Puri aur Sabji Nasta Thali for Day 3
Gujarati Dhebra aur Sabzi Thali for Day 4
Punjabi Amritsari Kulcha Thali for Day 5
Rajasthani Tikkar aur Sabzi Thali for Day 6
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Step by Step Pictures for making Sweet Buns
Ingredients Used to make Goan Sweet Buns
They make these goan Buns with maida and sugar fermented overnight. The pooris are flavourful with cumin and taste excellent with the enhanced flavour.
With 2 cups of flour, I got about 6 to 7 pooris of a little bigger size.
How to make Goan Sweet Buns
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida
- 3 tbsp Sugar powdered
- Water as required to knead
- 1/2 cup Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
- Cooking Oil for deep frying
How to make Goan Sweet Buns
- In a wide bowl, take all purpose flour, turmeric powder, sugar, salt and cooking oil. Mix well.
- Slowly add warm water to the bowl and knead to a soft dough.
- Cover well and let it ferment overnight or for atleast 8 hours.
- After fermentation, remove the cover and knead well.
- Divide into equal balls. Dust the balls and roll into 6 inch diameter.
- Heat a kadai with cooking oil. When hot, slide the pooris and cook on both sides.
- Gently press on the top for the pooris to puff up.
- Once cooked on both sides, drain to a kitchen towel.
- Serve with side dish of your choice.