Golibaje – A Mangalore Tradition


Golibaje, commonly known as Mangalore Bajji is a traditional Mangalore snack that is made with maida and curd. They are usually eaten with coconut chutney.

Golibaje with Coconut Chutney

Recipe for Golibaje:

Prep Time: About 20-25 mins
Makes: About 8-10


  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1/2 cup Sour curd
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1-2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1-2 strands of Coriander leaf /Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1″ Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl such that no lumps are formed. The batter should be thicker than the usual bhajia or dosa batter, but thinner than chapati dough.
2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Scoop out small portions of the batter with the hand and drop into oil. Cook on low to medium heat.

Golibaje is done when then turn golden brown in color. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve hot with Coconut Chutney.

Recipe for Coconut Chutney:


  • 1 no- coconut
  • 5 gms- Red chilli
  • 10 gms- Ginger
  • 115- Shallots/ Sambar onions
  • 10 gms- Tamarind
  • 5 gms- Salt

Grate the coconut and grind all the ingredients together and add moisture to a desired consistency and temper it with mustard seeds and curry leaves and serve it warm.

1 Comment

  1. I was introduced to Goli Bajje when I came to the city as a Trainee in late 2004. For the next four years, I would devour this Mangalorean staple almost everyday to my heart’s content.

    Oh how I miss Goli Bajje, but no more, thanks to your recipe, now I will enjoy them far away in cold cold Michigan…

    Thank you…

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