Goli baje recipe | Mangalore bajji recipe – a famous tea time snack, slightly crispy outside, all soft and spongy inside, prepared with pantry staple – all purpose flour and curd as main ingredients.
Today I’m posting a favourite snack recipe of mine goli baje recipe. As we land Mangalore, the first thing my husband would do is to stop the car at some local restaurant and buy goli baje and snack it, he just loves it so much. And trust me, no diet plans would keep me too, away from this mouth watering snack.
It is one of the favourite snack of all over Karnataka. It is also popularly known as Mangalore bajji and is served through out the local restaurants for evening tea
Back home, evening tea will be served at around 5 pm together with some yummy snacks like batata vadas, pakoras such as cabbage pakoda, breadfruit pakoda, sajjige rotti, bread tikki or goli baje. It would be prepared at home or would be ordered from nearby local restaurants. At this time all family members would gather together and spend some time relaxing and chit chatting.
All my friends settled abroad, just yearn for this snack. This simple goli baje recipe is dedicated to all my such friends who miss mangalore bajji.
Serve hot goli baje with coconut chutney. And trust me ‘no one can stop eating just one!!!.
Here’s all we need for goli baje recipe
About Ingredients –
- Curd – slight sour curd will be ideal for this recipe. It makes inside moist and soft.
- Rice flour – adding this is optional, it gives slight cripsy outer cover.
- Coconut oil – frying in coconut oil, takes the dish to next level. It’s completely optional, you can use the oil of your choice.
All good goli baje needs is perfect batter.
It should be neither thick nor too runny and should be allowed to set for at least three hours.
Step by step method –
- In a mixing bowl take all purpose flour, rice flour, baking soda, curd.
- Mix all to smooth consistency using sufficient water. It should not be too thick or too runny. I added 1/4 cup water first and mixed well. Then added about 1 1/2 tbsp of water again, and mixed to get the required consistency. Allow it to rest for minimum of 3 hrs.
- Once batter is set add chopped curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chilli, ginger, coconut pieces, salt and mix it. Now the batter for goli baje is ready.
- In a deep bottomed pan heat oil in medium flame. Once oil is hot take small amount of batter and drop it through your fingers.
- Or you can take batter in a small spoon and drop it in oil.
- Fry both the sides till it turns golden.
- Once fried, remove and serve it hot with coconut chutney.
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Goli baje recipe | Mangalore bajji recipe
- 1 cup all purpose flour/maida
- 1/2 cup curds (slight sour)
- 1/2 tsp rice flour (optional)
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 green chillies chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh corriander leaves chopped
- 1 tbsp coconut pieces (optional)
- 1/2 inch ginger chopped
- 10-12 curry leaves chopped
- oil for deep frying
- salt to taste
- Take all purpose flour, rice flour, baking soda, curd in a large mixing bowl and mix it.
- Mix all to smooth consistency using sufficient water. For this, add little by little water to get the required consistency. (I first added 1/4 cup of water and mixed well.Then added 1 /2 tbsp of water and mixed it to get the required consistency) . It should not be too thick or too runny . Once done allow it to rest for a minimum of 3 hrs.
- Once batter is set add chopped coriander, curry leaves, ginger, green chilli, coconut pieces, salt and mix it.
- In a deep bottomed pan heat oil in medium flame. Once oil is hot enough, wet your fingers with water and take lime size batter and drop through your fingers to oil. Or you can take small amount of batter in spoon and drop it to oil.
- Fry both sides it it turns golden brown.
- Once fried, remove it from oil.
- Serve it hot with chutney.