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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mangalore bonda - Golibaje

The first time I had mangalore bondas is at Matsya, a restaurant in T.Nagar, Chennai. These small, light and fluffy deep fried balls of flour disappeared almost as soon as they arrived at our table and since then, I have never missed a chance to order these when I visit that restaurant.
Blogging Marathon 6 gave me a chance to try my hand at making this snack at home. The recipe is from Ramya's Mane Adige. Thank you, Ramya, for helping me recreate a restaurant favourite at home.

What you need:
Maida - 1 cup, heaped
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Green chillies - 2, minced
Corriander - a little, finely chopped
Ginger - a small piece, julienned
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
Oil - for deep frying

Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Don't add all the curd at one go. Add it little by little and keep mixing until you get a dough that is of dropping consistency. I added a few more teaspoons of curd in addition to the half cup listed above to get the right consistency. The batter will be sticky. So dip your hands in some water and pinch out small gooseberry sized balls of dough and gently slide them into hot oil. Deep fry until brown on both sides.
Enjoy with coconut chutney or ketchup.

What I think of the dish:
This is an easy snack to whip up and it tastes really, really good. These can be quite addictive and it is difficult to stop eating them once you get started. The bondas turned out to be very light and crisp and were not too oily despite being deep fried.
Do take a look at what my fellow marathoners are up to.
This goes to Champa who is hosting Kids' Delight -Mini bites, an event started by Srivalli.

17 comments:

Vardhini said...

Oh my .. looks so tasty .. perfect evening snack.

Vardhini
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Priya said...

I'll happily have some bondas rite now, soo tempting..

Priti said...

Delish ....wish can have it

Mélange ! said...

SUper tempting bondas...nice idea.

Harini said...

We call it as mysore bonda and in some households it is called sanyasi undalu..I made it once or twice and I surely agree they are addictive!!

Aarthi said...

i love bondas...yumm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they looks great, I create something similar with whole wheat flour, but slightly different in spices. I will bookmark this :)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Yummy looking bondas... super yumm..

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Champa said...

Thanks for the entry. The Goli Baje I know of is made with batter that is fermented for about 6 hours or so. Just an FYI. Looks great and no wonder they disappeared fast.

Suma Gandlur said...

Delicious!

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sanjeeta kk said...

I remember this bonda we had in Matsya, Jay! Good that recreated the same here.

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Monika said...

looks very very yumm

Usha said...

Yummy bonda!

Srivalli said...

Looks very good! know mysore bonda,

Rani's gourmet said...

hi first time here..i ve been in search for this recipe after seeing this snack in one magazine.guess i landed on the right place..
happily following you..http://ranigourmet.blogspot.in/

Dhiraj Kumar said...


Wonderful Recipe. Pretty much ideal .. Thanks for sharing...
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