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Mangalore Bajji, as it is referred to in Karnataka (Golibaje in South Canara), is a popular food made from maida, curd(yogurt), rice flour, chopped onion(optional), coriander leaves, coconut, jeera, green chillies, and salt. It is also called Golibaje in Tulu. Mangaloreans often eat this at tea time. These bajji's are crispy outside and soft chewy inside.

Mangalore Bajji/GoliBaje


All purpose flour - 1 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp (optional, I use it to get little crisp)
Sour curd/Yogurt - 1/2 cup (as required for mixing the flour and spices to hard batter)
Green chilli - 2 very finely chopped
Ginger - little finely chopped
Coconut pieces - 1/2 tbsp very finely chopped (optional)
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - few finely chopped
Salt - as needed (this requires very less salt so use accordingly)
Oil for deep frying



1.  Mix all the above flour, spices to thick/hard batter but in dropping consistency.
2. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Parallely in the heavy bottom vessel heat the oil.
4. Now check the oil whether it is ready for frying, you can check just by dropping small ball in the oil, immediately if it comes up then it is ready.
5. Wet your fingers; take a small amount from the batter drop it in the oil, if the consistency is right, they by itself form beautiful balls.
6. Repeat the same for 4 to 5 at a time. Each time wet your fingers to make smooth ball.
7. Fry them to golden brown it just takes 2 to 3 minutes.
8. Serve hot with coconut chutney and enjoy your tea time.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.  – (October 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM)  

Mysore Bajji recipe seems a nice teatime snack.Useful recipe Dear.Yummm.Luv it.

Charu Srivastava  – (October 18, 2011 at 10:40 AM)  

superyummy....lovely clicks....thnx for sharing such a nice recipe...wil try out soon !!!!!!!

Unknown  – (October 18, 2011 at 10:43 AM)  

I totally luv this..a perfect snack with tea

Ash  – (October 18, 2011 at 11:13 AM)  

MY FAVORITE I WOULD DIE FOR! Ever since Udupa shifted from my area, I've not savored them as they made one of the BEST! And NEXT my MOM, of course... :D

Anything for them... I love them way too much.... And yours turned out to be just perfect.... I can visually feel them.... :)~~

Ash... :)

Alpana  – (October 18, 2011 at 12:45 PM)  

They look so perfect I can grab the whole platter.

Unknown  – (October 18, 2011 at 1:31 PM)  

Looks like a perfect tea time snack Pavithra :) Lovely pictures.

Finla  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:06 PM)  

I remember seeing this in siri's place andhave been wanting to make it. Yours looks so yummy too that i wish i had some right now.

KrithisKitchen  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:10 PM)  

Beautifully done and clicked Pavi.. I wonder how you have all these patience to set up and click pictures when you already spent so much time in making this.. :) I am used up of all my energy when I make something this difficult so would have already too tired to click..
Btw.. is this the same as mysore bonda?

Sushma Mallya  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM)  

Looks so delicious and mouthwatering feel like grabbing from the screen :)

Pavithra Elangovan  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM)  

@ Krithi thanks :) Some people call this as mysore bonda as well. But Mysore bonda is made with medhu vada batter but in ball shape(Bonda shape).

San  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM)  

Mangalore bonda with coconut chutney will make my sunday so special back home pavi. Beautiful pics dear.

Priya Suresh  – (October 18, 2011 at 2:22 PM)  

Yum yum, feel like grabbing some and having rite now,very addictive bondas..

R  – (October 18, 2011 at 7:17 PM)  

looks extremely delicious.

Anonymous –   – (October 18, 2011 at 7:47 PM)  

Not only the pick are great but ingredients also promise a atsty bite;)

Raks  – (October 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM)  

I have tried this once,and totally loved it! You have made it so so perfect.

Rekha shoban  – (October 18, 2011 at 11:00 PM)  

perfect evening snack...yummy with coconut chutney!!

Sushma  – (October 18, 2011 at 11:28 PM)  

I am a mangalorean and I am trilled to see this post looks perfect and gerat clicks..this snack is one of the addictive of all

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (October 19, 2011 at 12:46 AM)  

Wow Pavi perfect looking bajj for the evening snack da..looks yummmy:)

Hamaree Rasoi  – (October 19, 2011 at 1:01 AM)  

Gorgeous looking bhajis. with chutney this surely looking inviting. As usual nice clicks

Hamaree Rasoi

Kitchen Chronicles  – (October 19, 2011 at 1:06 AM)  

Bhajis are looking very nice. Adding maida is new to me. Tempts me to try it. Lovely clicks.

Priya dharshini  – (October 19, 2011 at 3:27 AM)  

My daughter's fav,luv the spongy cakes,yep bondas..

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (October 19, 2011 at 7:02 AM)  

aaha, what a spongy and spicy bodas pavi. it is raining badly here and these yummy ones will be perfect if you pass it on here

Zareena  – (October 19, 2011 at 8:35 AM)  

mmm... fluffy, soft and yummmm... slurp..slurp...

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vandana rajesh  – (October 19, 2011 at 11:53 PM)  

Delicious tea time snack and as always beautiful presentation and pictures. Want to have a bite.

saffronstreaks  – (October 20, 2011 at 9:41 AM)  

simple bhajji looks gorgeous in your clicks. feel like grabbing one from the screen.

abraham  – (October 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM)  

These look delicious.

radha  – (November 9, 2011 at 6:04 AM)  

It is years since I had gol bhaji. I should make this sometime

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