Snacks & Starters



Who doesn’t love bajji bonda ? In Bangalore the weather is getting very cool day by day . And when the weather is such… nothing but a couple of hot bondas plus a cup of tea/coffee can charge you up. He He..i know its just a reason to binge..So here i share today an addictive snack from Mangalore Cuisine …Goli Baje or Mangalore Bajji / Mangalore Bonda as known to all . Soft from inside and little crisp from outside they are delicious to taste ..


Many people call Mangalore bajji as Mysore Bonda too. But as per my knowledge they both are not similar.Mysore bonda is bonda made from urad dal while mangalore bajji is made from maida and sour curd. Making golibaje is very easy and simple but the batter does need a little bit of fermenting time.I usually make this batter  in the morning so that it is perfect to fry by evening. You can cut fermenting time a bit too but the texture of golibaje varies.So plan accordingly and yummy golibaje is all yours as your evening snack.  Being a Manglorean , i feel proud to share with you all the authentic way of doing Mangalore Bajji …



Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup Maida All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup // little less than Gram Flour Besan
  • 1 tbsp Rice flour /Cornflour, (optional,gives crispiness)
  • 1/2 cup sour curd /buttermilk, (as required for mixing the flour)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 - 3 Green Chilli, very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Coconut pieces, very finely chopped (optional)
  • few Curry Leaves, ; finely chopped
  • a pinch Asafoetida/ hing
  • Salt, - as needed
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Add maida,gramflour and rice flour in a mixing bowl.Add sour curd or buttermilk to form a thick batter.If curd is not sufficient, you can add some water but the batter should be still thick.
  • Keep aside the batter for fermentation preferably 2-5 hours. A setting time of this long is the authentic way of doing it. But still if you are in a hurry, you can go ahead and start making bajjis after 20-30 minutes.** Refer NOTE no 2
  • Once the setting time is over,to the batter add chopped green chilli,ginger,curry leaves, coconut pieces ,hing and baking soda.
  • Meanwhile in a heavy bottom vessel or kadai , heat oil. Also keep a bowl with water ready to dip your hands in it.
  • Before dropping the batter into oil,check the consistency . The batter should be that thick that it should fall slowly from spoon.
  • Once the oil is ready for frying ,wet your fingers; take a small amount from the batter drop it in the oil. Repeat the same to drop 4-5 golibajes at a time in the oil and wet your fingers each time to get a nice round shape.You will observe that goli baje will bloat and start floating in the oil.
  • Fry on medium flame on both sides until the bajjis turns golden brown.Remove the Bajjis from the oil and place it on a tissue paper
  • Serve hot goli baje with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup and enjoy ...


  • The batter should be thick. Else they will take in lot of oil and also wont come out round.
  • Its preferred that you allow the batter to rest for atleast 3-5 hours. That will make golibajes light n fluffy wen they are fried.Else they will be little chewy and hard.
  • If the batter has become little thin you can add little maida flour.
  • To check the readiness of the oil, drop a small ball of dough (say around the size of the lemon seed). If the dough ball raises above the oil in a couple of seconds, the oil is hot enough to drop in the patties.
  • if you want you can add a tbsp of urad dal powder too for an extra taste.
  • If you want you can add few onion pieces too.

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  • Reply
    Uma Shankar
    November 6, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Yummy bonda you get this in new woodlands restaurant tks!

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    Sony P
    November 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    looks tempting bhaji!

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    Linsy Patel
    November 6, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    looks yummy

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    Ree Kasirajh
    November 7, 2014 at 2:47 am

    So tempting…perfect evening snack with chai!!

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    Ramya Venkateswaran
    November 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

    wonderful gole baji

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    Shobana Vijay
    November 7, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Super bajji

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    Vibha Sp
    November 7, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Tempting bajji , tempting pics 😉

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    Poornima hegde
    November 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

    wow, my fav!! looks awesome

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    Sathya Priya
    November 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    THey look crisp and so yummy

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    Manjula Bharath
    November 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    wow mouthwatering goli bajje smitha , am just drooling here 🙂 wud love to grab some from my screen !!

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    November 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I am yet to try this.I have tried mangalore bonda. will try urs soon 🙂

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    remya sean
    February 6, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I used to make it …lovely one happy to follow youhope u will link recipes to

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    Archana Kailasam
    March 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hi, tried this recipe today and it came out very well. Everyone at home enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 14, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks a lot for this simple yet wonderful recipe. Tried it today and it came out very well 🙂

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 15, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Thanks Archana for trying and for the feedback . I am glad that you liked it….

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    May 15, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Thanks Aksha for trying and for the feedback . I am glad that you liked it….

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    Papitha Madhu
    August 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Looks so yummy and tempting i have mixed it and kept for soaking couldnt resist myself …. waiting waiting waiting for 3 more hrs to eat the fluffy bonda…

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    Mobile App Developers
    August 20, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Very interesting blog. A lot of blogs I see these days don’t really provide anything that attract others, but I’m most definitely interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know.

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    August 28, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Smitha, I tried your recipe for goli baje last week, and it was very tasty! thumba thanks! 🙂

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    Priya Kumar
    September 16, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Hi,This Mangalore Bhajji is my husband’s fav. In Andhra they call it as Mysore Bhajji and is a popular breakfast dish!!! But I have never tried it at home before. Can we mix the batter and leave it overnight to be used for morning?

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    September 18, 2015 at 2:49 am

    Hi Smitha. I tried this out and it came out awesome. My hubby was sooooooo happy to eat them, its his favourite. A big thank you!

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

    ya you can…

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 18, 2015 at 5:17 am

    thx .. glad to know that

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    September 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Can v prepare without soda?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    September 28, 2015 at 4:46 am

    u can make … but the texture will not be same

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    April 3, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I just love this and cant wait to have one

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    Rashmi Ail
    September 21, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Hi. I too was thinking about missing the soda. Just wondering how do old local restaurants make it. Do they use it too? Is’nt there any other alternative to soda?

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