We visited the quaint and small town of Udupi,just near Mangalore from Mumbai for a weekend.This town is counted amongst the spiritual centers of Hindus for its ‘Shri Krishna Udupi mutt’.The temple itself is well known for both the calm and the generous ‘prasadam’ you get to eat.Lord Shri Krishna’s idol stands decorated with fresh flowers holding a small ladle in hand,symbolising the great food that awaits you post the ‘darshan’ in and around the temple.
If you walk in the by-lanes of Mangalore or for that matter any small town of Karnataka, you will find some delicacies, just perfect for the hot summer evenings.Crispy fritters or ‘bhajji’ is known as ‘Mangalore bajji’ or ‘goli bajji’ is a great evening snack.It is sinful,tasty and crispy perfect companion for filter coffee or your drink if you love your booze.
Scroll below to read the recipe of Mangalore bajji – goli bajji
- 1 cup plain flour or maida
- 1/2 cup beaten yogurt or curd
- 2 tbsp chopped coconut pieces
- sprig of curry leaves
- 2 green chillies chopped fine
- 1/4 cup water
- pinch baking soda
- salt taste
- Whisk yogurt ,salt,water plain flour into a smooth batter and keep it aside for 3 hours.
- Check the consistency of this batter after 3 hours,it should be consistency of crepe or dosa batter (running ).
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Fry in small quantities like fritters till golden brown.
- Remove from pan and pat with a tissue to remove excess oil.
- Serve hot with coconut or mint chutney.
- To check if the oil is hot put a drop of batter and check if it floats to the surface
- The batter will swell hence add a spoonful at one time.
- If yogurt is little sour bajjis will taste better.
- Also whatever amount you drop in hot oil,it will swell to double the size,so ensure there is enough space for them to fry properly