I have no idea how this name has come. May be because of the round shape of this dish it is called “GoLi” and “baje” is a deep fried dish. This is one of the most popular dishes from South Kanara (my neighbouring district). But I havn’t seen this much at my native. I tasted it few times at my college canteen. But after that I had forgotten about it. Sometime back, one of my readers requested to post this recipe. So I tried it here. I can’t say this is the most authentic way of making GoLi baje, I have picked this recipe from the Kannada weekly magazine.
Also have a look at Baab’s GoLi baje.
1 and 1/2 cups maida(all purpose flour)
1 tea spn gram flour (besan)
3/4 cup curd or yogurt or buttermilk
1 tea spn finely chopped ginger
1 tea spn finely chopped green chilies
3-4 leaves curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida(optional)
1/2 tea spn baking soda
1 tea spn sugar
Mix all the ingredients (except oil) into a dough, dough should not be very be very thick or very thin. Leave the dough for around 30mins.
Make small balls of the dough and drop into hot oil. Deep fry.
Serve hot with chutney.
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