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Mangalore Bonda

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A popular South Indian evening snack dish.
Mangalore Bonda

Mangalore Bonda is a delicious and popular South Indian tea time / evening snack dish. Also called as Goji Baje or Mangalore Bajji, these are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Made using maida (plain flour) and rice flour, they are popular in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In many places they are sold at street side joints as a quick snack.

Best served with chutney and sambar.

Mangalore Bonda

Mangalore Bonda
5 from 2 votes

Mangalore Bonda Recipe

A popular South Indian evening snack dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Karnataka, South Indian, Tamil Nadu

Ingredients for Mangalore Bonda

  • 2 cup Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 1/2 cup Gram Flour
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 2 cup Sour Curd
  • a pinch Cooking Soda
  • 2 to 3 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • handful Curry Leaves finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger finely chopped
  • handful Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • as per taste Salt
  • a pinch Asafoetida Powder
  • 500 ml Oil for frying


  • Onions - 1 finely chopped

How to make Mangalore Bonda

  • Combine the maida, rice flour, gram flour and curd in a large bowl.
  • Mix well until thick. The batter should not be watery. If it is too watery, then it will absorb too much oil.
  • Keep aside for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Add the green chillies, salt, cooking soda, curry leaves, ginger, asafoetida powder and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
  • Pinch small balls from the thick batter and carefully drop them gently into the hot oil.
  • Fry on both sides until golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove and drain excess oil.
  • Serve with chutney of choice.
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan
Vaijayanthi Srinivasan is a South Indian by birth who learnt cooking at a very young age. Mother of 3, she takes pride in cooking various South Indian traditional meals for the family to enjoy. She has been cooking for the last 35 years.


mahmood naseer August 13, 2015 - 3:05 pm

wonderful recipes….thanks a lot

Priya Joshi August 11, 2015 - 8:14 pm

This is Mouth watering….

bharathi June 23, 2009 - 6:06 am


priya May 9, 2009 - 8:40 am

well good


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