Mangalore Bonda (also known as Mangalore bajji) is a popular street food snack from Karnataka cuisine. All-purpose flour, spices, and herbs are used to make these soft and spongy fritters. They are also known as Maida bonda since all-purpose flour (maida) is used.


  • A cup of maida or plain flour

  • 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon hing / asafoetida

  • salt

  • buttermilk 1 cup

  • curry leaves (finely chopped)

  • 2 green chilli

  • 1-inch ginger

  • 2 tbsp coconut (chopped)

  • oil


  • In a large bowl take to make the batter add 1½ cup maida, ¼ tsp baking soda, pinch thing, and ¾ tsp salt.

  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.

  • Add 1 cup buttermilk. Alternatively, you can use curd.

  • Stir well with your hands.

  • Be sure to incorporate air into the batter.

  • Add two tablespoons of curry leaves, two chilies, one inch of ginger, and two tablespoons of coconut.

  • Combine thoroughly.

  • Leave covered for 3 hours for best results.

  • Then mix once more.

  • Dip your hand in cold water and pinch a small ball of batter.

  • Drop it into hot oil on a medium flame.

  • Stir and fry uniformly.

  • Once the goli go down has turned golden brown and crisp, drain it off.

  • The goli baje is now ready for eating with coconut chutney.


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