Mangalore bonda is a simple tea time snack which originated from Mangalore, Karnataka. Mangalore bonda is crispy from outside and soft on the inside. It tastes well when it is hot. Goli Baje is made from maida flour, curd and some spices, which is then fried in hot oil.
Mangalore Bonda / Goli Baje
- Maida – 1 cup
- Sour Curd – ½ cup
- Rice Flour – ½ tbsp.
- Finely Chopped Ginger – 1 tsp.
- Finely Chopped Green Chillies – 2
- Curry Leaves – a handful chopped finely
- Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp.
- Water – for mixing the dough
- Salt – as needed or 1 tsp.
- Baking Soda – ¼ tsp. optional
- Oil – for deep frying the bondas
- In a bowl add maida, rice flour , curd, cjhopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut and salt and mix well.
- You can also add baking soda if you are using. I have not added baking soda.
- Add water little by little and mix well. The batter should be thick.
- Cover and keep aside for 3 hours.
- Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
- When the oil is hot, add small balls of the batter and fry golden brown on both the sides. The oil should be kept medium hot when frying. Otherwise inside will not be cooked well.
- Drain the bondas in a colander.
- Serve hot with coconut chutney.