Sep 1, 2007


Kodubale is a popular snack from Karnataka. In Kannada, ‘kodu’ means horn (like that of a cow) & ‘bale’ means a bangle. It is a tasty crispy snack that can be prepared easily, but needs some initial patience & effort. This deep fried, ring-shaped snack is made from rice flour, red chili powder, cumin seeds, asafoetida, grated coconut & crushed curry leaves. In Andhra Pradesh, Kodubale is popular as Chekkodeelu.
I tried it on the weekend before Krishna janmaashtami. We actually prepare lot of snacks for this festival. More to come :)

Ingredients: -
1 cup Rave/Rava/Sooji/Semolina
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup maida
1 tbsp cumin/jeera/jeerge seeds
1/2 tsp hing/asafoetida/ingu
1 tbsp red chili powder
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup coconut gratings
Salt to taste
Curry leaves chopped finely
Oil for deep frying

Preparation: -
1. Fry rave in a large pan on medium flame until lightly golden, then remove from fire & transfer it to a mixing bowl.
2. In the same pan mix the rice & maida. Fry on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.
3. Mix all dry ingredients (Cumin, coconut, curry leaves & red chili powder) in the mixing bowl.
4. Heat 1/4 cup oil until very hot.
5. Pour the oil over dry mixture. Let the mixture cool down completely.
6. Mix all ingredients to form a moist soft dough. Add water if necessary.
7. Divide the dough into small portions, roll out each portion like a thin (not very thin) round bangle. Knead the dough throughly before rolling.
8. Deep fry in oil until golden and crispy.

Hurgadle, ground nuts or Avarekayee can also be added to the dough.

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