Mangalore Bajji

Mangalore Bajji


Doodlebrary

Doodlebrary

April 24, 2024

  • Mangalore Bajji, also known as Goli Baje or Mangalore bonda, is a popular South Indian snack that hails from the coastal city of Mangalore in Karnataka, India.
  • It’s a delicious, deep-fried snack that’s perfect for teatime or as an appetizer.
  • Here’s how you can make Mangalore Bajji:
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour (maida)
    • 1/4 cup rice flour
    • 1/4 cup yogurt (curd)
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
    • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
    • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    • A few curry leaves, chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • Water, as needed
    • Oil for deep frying
  • Instructions:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, rice flour, yogurt, baking soda, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chilies, asafoetida, curry leaves, and salt.
    • Gradually add water and mix the ingredients to form a thick batter. Make sure the batter is smooth and free of lumps.
    • Cover the bowl with a cloth and allow the batter to ferment for about 2–3 hours. The fermentation process gives the Mangalore Bajjis their characteristic light and fluffy texture.
    • Heat oil in a deep frying pan or kadai on medium heat.
    • Using a spoon, drop small portions of the batter into the hot oil. Fry them until they turn golden brown and crispy, making sure to flip them to cook evenly.
    • Remove the fried Mangalore bajjis using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
    • Serve the Mangalore Bajjis hot with coconut chutney or a green chutney.
  • These bajjis are typically round and have a crispy exterior with a soft and fluffy interior.
  • They are known for their unique taste and texture, which is a result of the fermentation of the batter.
  • Enjoy this delicious South Indian snack with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

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