There are few names for this snack,in some parts of Mangalore it is called Mangalore bonda /Mysore bajji / or Goli baje. But don’t confuse it with Mysore bonda as that is a different type of snack which is made with urad daal not refined flour .Mysore bajji is best served with coconut chutney or peanut chutney but any tangy sauce or chutney goes well with this crisp bonda
Crispy and mildly spiced refined flour and yogurt dumplings -A south Indian delicacy
Goli baje /Mangalore bajji is a very popular snack from Mangalorian Cuisine.It is quick,simple and easy to make yet taste so nice. Its crisp and fluffy from outside and soft from inside,You can make it any time with the basic and easily available ingredients at home .A nice recipe to try when you have unexpected guest or for your kids sudden demand.
Being a North Indian I have never heard or tasted this snack but when my son went to Hyderabad for his job, he told me about this delicious snack ,I tried it at home and after some trial and errors I finally got it right (the consistency of the batter should be thick )and since then its our favorite snack and I make it often.
Mysore bajji is made with refined flour, rice flour,sour yogurt ,fresh herbs i.e green chili,ginger and coriander. Rice flour is added to give crispness and soda is added for fermentation and sponginess.I prefer to use slightly sour curd to make this bajji.