This is the recipe of ‘Kimbula banis’ meaning
crocodile buns as it resembles a crocodile in
shape.(Kimbula means crocodile in Sinhala)
This bun is available, in all bakeries of Srilanka
It is crisp on the outside, with a good sprinkle
of sugar on the top , and soft on the inside.
I had made beetroot wine before,and thought
to include this in the preparation!
Trust me the wine , made the dough so
velvety ,it looked smooth as silk . ( I forgot to
take photo of the dough).
Added some pumpkin seeds only for sprinkle .
( you can add seeds and nuts of your choice).
To the recipe now
3-4 cups flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
50 gm butter/ oil
1/4 -1/2 cup beetroot wine
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients together and knead for
10- 15 minutes in your mixer, or by hand.
Cover and allow to rise double in size.
After the dough has risen . Divide into portions.
Roll out,cut into triangles and roll out like a
croissant , but a little longer,
Place each on a greased tray,apply sugar syrup
and sprinkle some sugar and nuts( your choice)
Bake in a 200C oven for 20-25 minutes!
For the sugar syrup
1/4 cup sugar with a little water ( no need to
heat) just mix till sugar is slightly dissolved .
Note: You can opt out the wine and make the
authentic sugary buns.