Mangalore Bonda Recipe

Mangalore Bonda or Goli bazo as it is called in Mangalore is a must eat when visiting Mangalore. Made out of a batter of curd and all purpose flour, it is accompanied by a chutney. Followed by a filter coffee it is sheer bliss! I would like to thank my dear friend Manjupriya Kamath who shared her recipe with me. ❤️


  • 250 gms maida
  • 6 tbsps besan
  • 8 green chillies
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 5 tsps sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 heaped tsp jeera
  • 1 /4 tsp soda bi carb
  • 200 ml thick curd

Method :
Take maida, besan and curd in a bowl. Grind the chillies, ginger, sugar and salt to a paste. Add the jeera and grind it just once. Add it to the Besan. maida and curd and mix thoroughly. Drop in the soda bicarb, mix and allow to rest for ten minutes. The batter should be thick as for vada or it will absorb oil. Heat oil and drop in small portions of the batter. Deep fry to a golden brown. Serve with green chutney.


  • One fistful Daalia / roasted Chana dal
  • One fistful grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp tamarind paste
  • A few mint leaves
  • A small bunch coriander leaves
  • Green chillies as per requirement
  • Salt.

First powder the Daalia. Then add the remaining ingredients and grind with enough water to make a smooth but thick chutney.

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