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Goli Baje/ Mangalore Bajji

I was introduced to the snack known as Goli Baje during my college days. We were served goli baje as a tea time snack. It is a popular snack in Karnataka and is also known as Mangalore Bajji. Here is the recipe. This snack is pretty much similar to pakoda but one needs to make the batter a few hours


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons Rice flour
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • as required Water
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking soda

To be finely chopped or ground to a paste

  • a few Curry leaves
  • 1 - 2 Green chilli
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons Coconut Grated
  • 1/2 inch Ginger


  • In a bowl, mix the flour, gram flour and rice flour with curd and mix well.
  • You need to get a gooey mixture which is neither too thick not thin.
  • The mixture will be slightly sticky and when you lift the mixture with your hand, the batter will fall slowly but as a blob.
  • If needed, you may add water to get the right consistency.
  • Cover and keep aside for 5 hours.
  • If you like biting into the ginger, etc you may use the finely chopped ones.
  • If not, grind them into a coarse paste.
  • Add this mixture along with salt, sugar and baking soda, to the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Drop in spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil.
  • Cook till the goli bake turns golden brown all over.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney and eat it plain.