Goli Baje/ Fried Round Dumplings

Goli baje or Mangalore bajji is a deep fried snack, that is very popular in Mangalore and South Canara region. If you are a Mangalorean or had been to Mangalore, then I am sure that you are very much familiar with this. I think goli baje name came from its shape. ”Goli” means round and ”baje” means deep fried. This is another delicious snack I adore from my birth place. I can eat a bucketful if I am given the opportunity. Here is the recipe, do try and enjoy the yummy fried dumplings.

Goli Baje/Mangalore bajji


  • All purpose flour- 3/4 cup (serves 2)
  • Curd/yogurt- 1/3 cup
  • Ginger- 1/2 tbs, finely chopped
  • Gram flour/besan- 1/2 tbs
  • Curry leaves- 2-3 finely chopped
  • AsafoetidaΒ – a pinch
  • Baking soda- 1/4 tbs
  • salt and oil for frying
  • Green chilly- 1 finely chopped (optional)


  1. Mix together all the ingredients into a dough (take care that the dough is not too thick or too watery)
  2. Cover and leave it aside for almost 30 minutes for raising
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan,pluck out small balls from the dough and drop them in hot oil for frying
  4. Deep fry until they turn into golden brown
  5. Serve it hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup and enjoy the taste

19 thoughts on “Goli Baje/ Fried Round Dumplings

  1. One of my absolute favourites…… At this moment, I don’t like you very much, Deepika! You are posting tasty tasty stuff that I don’t get in Switzerland/Austria. I have to wait for 10 days till I get back to India. 😦

    It is only hope that I am surviving on. πŸ™‚


    • Ha ha.. I know, I can understand how you feel. Thank god! in UAE we get almost everything for cooking Indian dishes. Enjoy your vacation.. πŸ™‚ Hope you have lots fun eating all those tasty stuff you want.


  2. This is one of my absolute favorites…. Love these and have had these by the truckful when in Mangalore… awesome recipe


  3. Mangalore baje is just so awesome dear… Evening snacks in my office, when ever this baje is served I would be the first to get it πŸ™‚ Ahh so nostalgic πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to try it myself, thanks for the recipe Deepika….


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