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Goli Bajji (Mangalore Bonda)

Goli bajji (Mangalore Bonda) is a popular South Indian snack. It tastes crispy on the outer and soft inside, easy and simple to make at home.

Easy Party Appetizer:

Goli bajji is an easy and delicious party appetizer. It is simple to make without soaking or grinding. All purpose flour mixed with yogurt, seasoned with green chilies, cilantro, curry leaves and deep fried. From kids to everyone loves this appetizer. You can make the batter ahead and deep fry the bajjis when you want to serve. Serve hot for your guests. Check out the delicious party appetizers.

Smart Cooking Tips:

  1. Deep fry the bajjis over a medium heat this helps to cook the bajjis evenly on all the sides.
  2. If the batter is thin, add rice flour or all-purpose flour and make the batter to the right consistency.

  3. Beat the batter until smooth for at least 5 minutes this helps to give a light and spongy texture.

  4. Making sure to add baking soda in a right quantity, if you add more the bajjis won’t stay in the shape when frying.

  5. Use sour yogurt or curd for a mild tangy taste if the curd is not sour, add few drops of lemon juice to the batter.

Easy Evening Snack:

Goli bajjis is an easy and savory snack recipe that you can enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. Spices and fresh herbs together makes a delicious and flavorful snack. It is similar to the medu vada recipe. The goli bajji batter consistency is same like the medu vada batter. You can prepare the batter and store in the refrigerator for a couple of days. When you want to make the goli bajji, add chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves, grated ginger, cumin seeds, coriander leaves and baking soda to the batter, mix well and deep fry the bajjis and serve hot.

Goli Bajji Mangalore Bonda
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Goli bajji (Mangalore Bonda) is a popular South Indian snack. It tastes crispy on the outer and soft inside, easy and simple to make at home.

Course: vegetarian
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Antonet Roajer
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 0.50 cup Sour Yogurt (Curd)
  • 1 pinch Baking Soda
  • 0.50 cup Water (for making batter)
  • 0.50 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coconut pieces (optional)
  • 0.50 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Leaves Chopped
  • 0.50 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 no Green Chili
  • 1 cup Oil (for frying goli bajji)
  • 2 tbsp Onion finely chopped
  1. In a bowl, add all-purpose flour (maida), rice flour, yogurt, chopped onion, green chilies, baking soda, salt, cumin seeds, chopped cilantro, grated ginger and mix well.

  2. Add water little by little and make a smooth batter without any lumps.

  3. In a hot oil, drop the batter little by little and deep fry until golden brown. Goli bajji is ready to serve.

How to serve Goli Bajji?

Serve goli bajji as a snack or appetizer with coconut chutney.

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