Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Golli Bajje

Golli Bajje (Mangalore Bajje)


Maida (refined flour)

2 cups

Besan (gram flour)

2 tbsps

Curds (slightly sour)

3/4 cup


2 tsps


1 tsp

Green chillies (chopped)

2 - 3

Eno / soda-bi-carb

1 sachet or 1tsp


½ cup


  1. Mix refined flour and gram flour together and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl add chopped green chilies, salt and sugar and crush it roughly.
  3. To this mixture add the curds and mix till the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  4. Now add Eno/soda-bi-carb in the curd mixture.
  5. To this add the flour mix and prepare a semi-solid batter.
  6. If needed you can add a little water so that the batter is not solid.
  7. Keep this batter covered for about 1-2 hours when the whole mass rises. Heat oil in a frying pan. Keep it on a medium flame
  8. Wet your fingers in water and take about a teaspoon of the batter and drop them in the hot oil and fry them till golden brown.
  9. Serve hot with coconut chutney or coriander green chutney.


Serves 4.
Golli Bajje as it is known in Konkani language can be eaten without chutney. It is crisp on the outside and very soft and spongy on the inside. It is a very tasty snack especially when eaten during rainy season!