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Friday, November 01, 2013

Goli baje/ Mangalore bhajji/ Goli bajje - A mangalorean spl

SNC Challenge -13

Hi my dear SNC group !!!Am so happy to complete  the 14th challenge ...As you all know there is an event going on +Divya Pramil   space You Too Can Cook  .. The event is all about two teams north and south team ..A member from north team and a member south team respectively  will challenge  the opposite team members with a recipe from their respective zone  and opposite teams have to post the same recipe on their Blog .. this takes place every month .. The idea of this event is that we learn so many different recipes from different zones .. Hats off to divya for this great idea .. click here to partcipate


An update on whats going on till now in SNC challenge:

Challenge 1- October month's challenge

North team Host shruti dhingra from " shruti's rasoi"- Bhel puri
South team Host divya from "Divya's culinary journey "- Mysore pak


Challenge 2- November month's challenge

North team host Pallavi from "cook -eat- burrp" - Gulab jamun
South team host Yashodha from "yashodha's kitchen" - Adhirasam


Challenge 3- December month's challenge

North team Host Meena from " Random rambling " - Misal pav
South team Host Sherin from " Kuk's kitchen" - Medu vada


Challenge 4- Janurary month's challenge
North team Host " me " (Manjula bharath) from "Desi fiesta" - Rajasthani  mini ghevar topped with kesar rabdi 
South team Host Ramya  from " Lemon Kurry" - Vada curry


Challenge 5 - February month's challenge

North team's host Sanoli from Sanoli's recipes- Green pea kachori with dum aloo
South teams's host Tamil from Tamil's kitchen- paal kozhukattai

Challenge 6 - March  month's challenge

North team's host  Kirti Choudhary Kardam  from Flavour's from my kitchen- Chana Dal Halwa/Barfi

click here
South team's host Sawsthi   from Indian healthy recipes - Vegetable Hyderbadi Biryani                                                                                          click here


Challenge 7 - April Month's challenge

North team's host Hetal from Gjurati zaika- Khandvi click here

South team's host Shama from Easy2cookrecipes - Palm jaggery aapam  click here

South Team

Challenge 8 - May Month's challenge

North team's host Nabanita das from Esho-besho aahare - Dokar dalna .
South team's host  Roha from Hyderbadi cuisine - Kurbani ka meetha.

South Team

Challange 9- June Month's challenge

North team's host  Chandrani Banerjee from cuisine delights - Channar jelebi 
South team's host Priya suresh from Priya's verstile recipes :) 

North Team

Challenge 10 - July Month's challenge

North Team's Host " Me :) " - Rajasthani Thali

South Teams Host sowmya of Nivedhanam-  Vendayakeerai Parupu Urundai Mor Kuzhambu

Challenge 11- August  Month's Challenge

North Team's Host Divya pramil of You too can cook Indian food (Founder of SNC) - Pasiparrupu payasam

South Team's Host Shruti dhingra  of  shruti's Rasoi- Kesar pista kulfi

Challenge 12 - September Month's challenge

North Team's Host Viji of Viruthudhu unna vaanga - Ellu Kozhukattai
South Team's Host Minnie Gupta of   The lady 8 Home - Falooda

Challenge 13 October Month - SNC 1 st b'day  - celebration spl challenge

Challenge 14 - Nov month 

North Team's Host +Priya Suresh of  Priya's versatile recipe - Goli baje
South Team's Host  +Nupur UK-Rasoi  of  UK rasoi-  Litti choka

After the celebration this Months North teams Host is My fav chef in blogging world +Priya Suresh  of "Priya's versatile recipes ". She had challenged a very very deliicous and esy to make tea time snack which was very very delicious. I have heard a friend tryin maida bhaji but this was the first time I tried it . They are so simple to make and I loved it a lot . Thanks to priya aks for sharing this delicious recipe .

The weather so pleasant and what better than a bowl full of hot bhajji's to munch . These Goli baje are a famous mangalorean dish which can be served as a tea time snack.As we do medu vada in tamil nadu this similar to that bhaji but there is no soaking or grinding needed. A very simple and easy to make deep fried snack which is so delicious and a wonderful snack to munch in a rainy day.Lets Move on to the recipe.


1 cup All purpose flour/Maida
1/4 cup Gram flour/Besan/Chickpeas flour
1/2 cup Curd
1/4 cup Water
Few coriander leaves (chopped)
2 tbsp Coconut pieces 
2 tbsp Chopped Onion
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 nos Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp Sugar ( Optional)
1/4 tsp Baking soda
Salt  to taste
Oil for frying


  •  In a bowl take both the flours, add the curd, baking soda,salt and slowly whisk to form a thick paste.
  • Add water slowly and make a batter, batter should not be too thick or too runny.
  • If you are  able to see the batter fall slowly from the ladle , your batter is prefect. It  should be like a medu vada batter .
  • Cover it  and  keep it in a warm place overnight or keep it in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Now add the chopped onion ,coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste, chopped green chillies,cumin seeds and mix well.
  • Now add the coconut pieces (don't use grated coconut or dessicated coconut), mix well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying the goli baje, drop a tsp or if you like big bhajji you can add 1 tbsp  of batter to the hot oil,continue the same process. Don't overcrowd fry them in batches..
  • Fry on both sides until the bajjis turns golden brown.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or ketchup.

Originally there is no onion garlic  added , you can skip if you don't like. But it gives the baje a very delicious taste.

Sending to cooks joy


  1. Looks delicious. I was thinking of making gobi manchurian today.. I think i ll try this.. :)

  2. Well done, onions add pannitiya,super super Manjula..

  3. Looking soooo tempting.... will try for diwali as we do make fried items in the evening. Pics are as usual superrrr

  4. Wow the bajji looks yum Manjula.

  5. Looks perfect Manjula. Tempting too.

  6. Very tempting mangalore bajji.lovely clicks manju

  7. Looks perfect and delicious, must try this sometime..

  8. Lovely. Nicely done.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Diwali wishes to you and your family.

  9. Mangalore bhajji looks crunchy and inviting. you will complete it so quickly and perfectly done.

    Cuisine Delights
    My Event-SPOTLIGHT:"Festive Treat" .

  10. looks so yum... addictive!!!

  11. adhukulla pannitiya :) wow looks awesome and tempting, et to try this recipe

  12. Wish you a very happy Diwali.

    The bajji's look so inviting ! Beautifully photographed.


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