Mas Banas is the Maldivian version of Sri Lanka’s Maalu Paan. The savoury bun stuffed with spiced tuna and potatoes is quite a popular and filling tea time treat.
If you are making Mas Banas from this recipe, remember to adjust the heat to your liking, and also, although we’ve used chicken curry powder, you can use any kind you have on hand.
And one last and very important thing. In this recipe we’ve used instant yeast. Not active dry yeast. You can get instant yeast from most corner shops and yeast in this form can be directly added to the dry ingredients. Active dry yeast on the other hand needs to be dissolved in water before being used and we’ve not tested this recipe with that.
For the dough
For the filling