Goli baje recipe | Mangalore bajji recipe | How to make goli baje | Mangalore bonda recipe

By Latha on February 18th, 2016

goli baje or mangalore bajji recipe

Goli baje or Mangalore bajji is a very tasty evening tea time snacks originated in Mangalore, Karnataka. Goli baje or mangalore bajji are deep fried Maida balls with soft sponginess inside and a crisp layer outside. These are prepared using Maida flour, curd and few spices of choice. All ingredients are mixed together, fermented for few hours and deep fried in the oil.

In Karnataka Goli baje is familiar by different names like mangalore bajji and mangalore bonda. And surprisingly these goli bajes are also called by name Mysore bonda in southern states of India. First time when I heard the name mysore bonda I was so amused and finally I could come to a conclusion. The Karnataka state was called by name Mysore long ego and may be thats why the name mysore bonda for goli baje. So just imagine how old the golibaje or mangalore bajji recipe is!!

Any way hatsoff to the inventor because goli bajes are so tasty. I have never seen anyone disliking golibaje or mangalore bajji. Goli baje or mangalore bajji do require few hours of fermentation for better taste and texture but still you can skip this.

Goli baje is one dish which I started preparing early in my life. Hope you can understand how easy it is. There are so many variations in goli baje recipe. And I have explained here two popular varieties. Apart from the ingredients I used here, you can also add chopped coriander leaves or little gram flour or a tsp of corn flour or finely chopped onions depending on your choice and taste. In golibaje or mangalore bajji any combination is ok and almost all combinations tastes great!!

Do check our Mangalore buns recipe, Mangalore southe sambar recipe, Udupi rasam powder and udupi rasam recipes. These are few signature dishes from South canara or Mangalore - Udupi region of Karnataka.

If you are looking for more Karnataka style snacks recipes then do check our snacks section. Or do check our snacks section. Also I feel you should definitely look in to some of the tasty snacks recipe like congress kadlekai or spicy peanuts, maddur vada, nippattu, crispy chili bajji, mangalore bajji, stuffed mirchi bajji, aloo bonda, avarekalu mixture, baby corn golden fry and onion pakoda recipes.

You can serve these goli bajes or mangalore bajjis along with coconut chutney and masala tea.

Goli baje or Mangalore bajji recipe

Preparation time: 3 hrs
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients for Type 1: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup maida flour / all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup curd
  3. 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. 2 tsp rice flour (to get crispness - optional)
  7. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for Type 2: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup maida flour / all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup curd
  3. 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  4. 1 tsp finely chopped curry leaves
  5. 1 tsp finely chopped green chili
  6. 2 tsp chopped fresh coconut
  7. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  8. 2 tsp rice flour (to get crispness - optional)
  9. Salt as per your taste

Instructions for making goli baje or mangalore bajji - Type 1:

  1. Take maida flour in a large bowl and add in rice flour, cumin seeds, sugar, salt and baking soda.mixing flour for golibaje or mangalore bajji
  2. Now add 1/2 cup of curd and mix well. The batter consistency should be thicker than dosa batter and softer than chapathi dough. If the batter is thick goli bajes will become hard and if the batter is watery then goli bajes will suck more oil. You can add 1 or 2 tsp of water or flour to get the right consistency.batter for goli baje or mangalore bajji
  3. Mix really well. There should not be any lumps. Once the batter is well mixed cover it and keep it for 2-3 hours for fermentation. You can reduce the time but the texture and taste will not be as good as nicely fermented batter.fermenting plain golibaje or mangalore bajji batter
  4. Now to fry plain golibajes take oil in a frying pan and heat it. Keep the stove at medium flame. Now scoop out gooseberry sized batter using fingers and carefuly drop it in the oil.frying plain golibaje or mangalore bajji
  5. Fry the goli baje or mangalore bajji under medium flame until they reach nice golden brown colour. you have to keep turning golibajes frequently while frying. So that they will get fried evenly. Serve it with or without coconut chutney and tea.frying plain golibaje or mangalore bajji till golden brown

Instructions for making goli baje or mangalore bajji - Type 2:

  1. Finely chop the ginger, green chili, curry leaves and coconut.mixing flour for golibaje or mangalore bajji
  2. Take maida flour in a large bowl and add in rice flour, chopped ginger, green chili, curry leaves, coconut pieces, salt and cooking soda. Add 1/2 cup of curd and mix well. The batter consistency should be thicker than dosa batter and softer than chapathi dough. If the batter is thick goli bajes will become hard and if the batter is watery then goli bajes will suck more oil. You can add 1 or 2 tsp of water or flour to get the right consistency.batter for goli baje or mangalore bajji
  3. Mix the masala golibaje batter well. Ensure that there are no lumps. Once the batter is well mixed cover it and keep it for 2-3 hours for fermentation. You can reduce the time but the texture and taste will be better with fermented batter.fermenting golibaje or mangalore bajji batter
  4. Now to fry masala golibajes, take oil in a frying pan and heat it. Keep the stove at medium flame. Now scoop out gooseberry sized batter using fingers and carefuly drop it in the oil. Wet the fingers with water before scooping out the batter.scoop out and drop the batter in oil to make golibaje or mangalore bajji
  5. Fry the goli baje or mangalore bajji under medium flame until they reach nice golden brown colour. you have to keep turning golibajes frequently while frying. So that they will get fried evenly. Serve these masala golibaje with or without coconut chutney and tea.frying golibaje or mangalore bajji

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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