Goli Baje

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Goli Baje is the most common menu in many of the restaurants in down south especially in Mangalore, Udupi and Manipal and also in and around this place. It is prepared in combination with maida, chick peas atta, curds and other ingredients. If you cannot have it hot, you should rather avoid it since on cooling it turns out soggy and tasteless. It is really yummy and can be an instant dish for unexpected guests. It could also be a monsoon delight. Do try out.

What you need to have:

1. All purpose flour – 1 cup

2. Ckick peas Atta – 2 teaspoons

3. Cooking soda (fresh) – 1 teaspoon

4. Curds sour (slightly) – 1 cup

5. Salt – To taste

6. Sugar – A pinch

7. Green chilly – 2

8. Ginger – A small piece

9. Chopped coriander leaves – A handful

10. Curry leaves – 4 strands

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Ingredients of Goli Baje

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop green chillis, coriander leaves, ginger, curry leaves fine and keep it aside.

2. Sieve all purpose flour, chick peas atta and cooking soda in the siever twice and is as shown in the image below.

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Sieved Atta soda mix

3. Run curds in the mixer and add chopped green chillies, ginger, curry leaves from step 1 to it. Add required quantity of salt and sugar as well. Finally fold in sieved atta soda mix from step 2 slowly into it (make sure there are no lumps) and also add chopped coriander leaves from step 1 . The ready Goli baje batter is as shown in the image below.

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Goli Baje dough

4. Place a skillet with 2 cups of cooking oil in it on a medium flame. When heated drop small balls of the dough with the help of a spoon or your own hands. It starts swelling in it.

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Goli Baje being fried in oil

5. When fried reverse the baje to be fried on the other side.

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Goli Baje being fried on the reverse

Ready to serve Goli Baje is as shown in the image below. Enjoy with either Tomato sauce or the chutney of your choice.

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Ready to serve Goli Baje with chutney & Tomato sauce

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4 people

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24 thoughts on “Goli Baje

    Supriya said:
    October 4, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Goli Baje..my favorite snack πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 4, 2009 at 7:32 am

      Hi Supriya,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments.

    gowri said:
    October 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Pratibha,
    Wow looks so yum!!!!! You step by step photos are so helpful. Nice illustration too. Thanks for sharing.

    prathibalrao responded:
    October 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Gowri,

    Thanx for ur comments and also for visiting my blog.

    prathibha said:
    October 4, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    They look so yummy…feeling like picking them up from the screen..

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 4, 2009 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Prathiba,

      Thanx for your comments which will always be an encouragement to me.

    Vani said:
    October 5, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Looks crisp and totally yum, Pratibha! The one time I tried to make it at home, it did not come out well. Will try your recipe sometime.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

      Hi Vani,

      Do try out and lemme know the result!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anjali said:
    October 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Pratibha aunty,
    all along was wondering how come you hadn’t posted this dish for such long.One of my all time favs,have made it earlier, turned out well.
    Thanks,
    Anjali

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Anjali,

      Thanx for ur comments. It is an encouragement to me.

    Ramya Kiran said:
    October 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Prathiba, i tried out this dish “goli baje” yesterday and what a great recipe it was. It turned out very tasty and just like the one in the restaurants.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe!

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 12, 2009 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Ramya Kiran,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. I always like people sending me the feed back after preparing the recipe like you , rather than just commenting at the pictorial presentation. Any way once again thanx a lot .

    Dr.R.P.Puranik said:
    June 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Recently I tasted this in ‘mitrasamaj’ hotel in udupi..It is simply awesome. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

      fauzia said:
      December 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      yes mitra samaj is where u get lovely goil bhajiyas….the recipe is perfect….the bhajiya i made were truely awesome!!!

        prathibalrao responded:
        December 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

        Hi Fauzia,

        Thanx for your feed back also thanx visiting my blog as well.

        Laavanya ballal said:
        December 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

        Dear fauzia, yes, as a teenager and during my residency in India, I too used to visit Mitra samaj quite often and place an order only for plates of goli-baje[s] and hog them like I was famished until then. They were my favourites out of their ‘Verbal Menu card’ [Remember the old times? The server used come to your table and parrot the list of savouries avialable, in a lightening speed? Hehhe..]. I still cannot forget the taste of Golibaje[s] I tasted in there.I am being quite a nostalgic while I write this!

    sharath said:
    December 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Tried this. Taste came out well but texture not so much. It was a bit uncooked/fried in the center. I think its probably the oil temperature being too high so I had to take it out rather early.

      prathibalrao responded:
      December 12, 2011 at 8:03 am

      Hi Sharath,

      For this dish make the dough medium thick in consistency. Only then Goli baje will cook from inside. Also should cook on medium flame, else will remain un cooked in the middle and turn dark brown from out side.

    Bhagyashree said:
    October 3, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Can I use the picture of goli baje? I will link it to ur site

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Hi Bhagyashree,

      Please pass on the link of this blog among your friends community .

    Goli Baje « Searching Self said:
    October 3, 2012 at 11:47 am

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    prathibalrao responded:
    October 3, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Bhagyashree,

    Please feel free to use content as long you provide a link to the original content here on the blog.

    Thank you!

    Rachna Parmar said:
    October 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Yummy! I am going to try this recipe. It seems simple enough.

      prathibalrao responded:
      October 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

      Hi Rachna parmar,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Do try out this recipe and send me da feed back as well!!!!!!!!! Please pass on the link of my blog among your friends community.

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