September 2, 2011

South Indies - Kodubale

Kodubale or Kodbale was my first ever post in the South Indies series. I thought this post & the pictures needed a bit of  revamping, And, my Ajji made these yummy Kodubales for Ganesh Chaturthi this time, so here it is ..

Kodubale 1


I wanted to kickstart this series from a snack from a very own state, A snack that's a HOT favorite in Karnataka .. Yes, our very own 'Kodubale' . . . I really dont know how this name came about, but the literal translation from Kannada to English would be, Bangles made out of horns. Weird isn't it??

I just love love love this snack. The ones made by my grand mother are the best ones I've ever had. She always made a huge batch for me during exam times, because I always needed something to munch on during studies. And, I cherish those days when we gathered around for coffee & munched on some gorgeous kodbales as we chatted endlessely . . .

You Will Need:
  • Rice Flour - 4 cups
  • All Purpose Flour/ Maida - 1 cup
  • Dhalia/Roasted Gram/Hurigadle powder - 1 cup
  • Fine semolina - 1cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder - as per taste
  • Curry leaves - finely chopped
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Warm groundnut oil - for mixing
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:
  • Dry roast maida & fine semolina separately, for a couple of minutes & keep aside
  • In a large bowl, combine, Maida, Semolina, Rice flour, Dhalia powder, salt & red chilli powder Hing, grated coconut, & 2 tbsp warm oil & mix well
  • In another bowl, take the above mixture sufficient to fry one batch & add very little water & knead well to form a dough.
  • The dough should be fairly hardTake a lemon-sized ball & roll it horizontally to a shape that resembles a Bread Stick
  • Turn this into a ring by joining the ends
  • Fry these in piping Hot oil until golden brown
  • Remove with a slotted spoon & place it on a kitchen towel to remove excess oil
  • Repeat the same process for other batches too
  • Store in air-tight jars

Enjoi !!! Goes really really good with some good ol' Filter Coffee

Kodubale 2

NOTE:
  • To prevent the dough from turning soggy, always make the dough as & when necessary
  • Do NOT make a dough out of the entire mixture ahead of time, else Kodbales will not turn crisp
  • I don't normally add coconut as the kodbales turn crisp without them too. A lot of people, including my Grandmother add coconut. It does not make a big difference in taste anyways.
  • The key to crisp kodbales, is adding appropriate amount of water. Less water absorbs lesser oil.

74 comments:

Asha said...

Deesha, these are my fave snack too, actually I bought some from the Indian store last week. Looks delicious! :)

Vishali said...

wow Deesha, crunchy and yummy Kodbale ...we call them shegodilu....looks so tempting. Have a nice weekend!

Priya Sriram said...

Completely crunchy and inviting Deesha... wonderful click!! :)

Btw, I have shared an award with you in my blog.. please accept it! :)

Lavanya said...

I really love these..we call it chegodi in telugu...looks very nice..very good snack..tempting enough to try :)

Poornima Nair said...

I too love this snack Deesha...urs look so crispy and love the perfect color on them...really tempting.

Vanamala said...

All time fav of kannadigas...nice one

Priya said...

I love this much,prefect snacks with hot coffee...yumyummm

UjjU said...

This is my favorite too! I love to dip them in hot coffee & eat. Might sound wierd, but I love it like that! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Love this snack...what a superb click. Bet it tasted great.

Pooja said...

crunchy and yummy snack deesha..

Gita's Kitchen said...

They do look like bangles Deesha! cruncy and yummy, ideal evening snack :)

ARUNA said...

perfect snack for an evening Deesha, wonderful!!!

Deepa Hari said...

Looks yum Deesha...perfect to snack.

Uma said...

ooh, crunchy, munchy snack! I got to make them asap! So tempting! :)

Madhu said...

Looks very authentic Deesha, I am just staring at the pic and drooling. I need to make some, will save your recipe.

meeso said...

I will take some with my coffee right now!

luckysanjana said...

im not very dapper about deep frying anything especially since im tryin gto lose weight but hey these were like a flash back D in to my childhood...........ive eaten them for sure.....i think Dad had them with his drinks as chakna.............cant wait to try them though.

Divya Vikram said...

Makes me nostalgic too! Lovely pic..

Sathya Sankar said...

looks delicious deesha. never heard of it...

Madhumathi said...

I love these..I can't stop eating kodbale..Looks so good!

Ashwini said...

One of our fav munch.. Yum Yum Yum. Ya delish with filter coffee..

Laavanya said...

Crunch, savoury snacks are always welcome at our place... Looks lovely Deesha - thanks for the recipe.

Cham said...

My husb fav, I blogged it long before!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! soo crunchy munchy Thanks

Raaga said...

You remind me of my Bangalore days!

A_and_N said...

My all time fave snack! My granny used to make this every week!

Arundathi said...

you have no idea how much i love this! thanks for the recipe. wonder if you can bake it and still get that awesome taste!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this looks even better than store bought ones.. perfect deesha.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Perfect tea time snacks... they have come out really well, crispy and the color is just the best...

Prathibha said...

It is our family favourite,urs is looking lovely dear...

DEESHA said...

Thanks Girls

A_&_N -- Home made kodbales every week?? Lucky girl

Arundathi -- Baking these would be a good idea, I havent tried it myself, I really have no idea how they would turn out. Do let me know if yu happen to try the baked version

Sushma said...

kodubale is looking yum Deesha. When I was in India, my mom used to get this from my native everytime she used to visit us. We never fell short of this snack then :)
Your photos are tempting me to prepare & relish them at the earliest. Lovely click too :)

Chitra said...

loooks yumm deesha,want to have some now;)

Sharmila said...

A good one Deesha! Am definitely going to try this. Any idea how long will these stay if stored?

Sujatha said...

wow.. looks so perfect! I enjoy the store-bought ones.. nice to see a recipe for this Deesha.. love it..

Purva Desai said...

Heard it for the first time...but sounds crunchy and delicious savoury snack

Red Chillies said...

These are my favorites too and same here I would love to munch anything during my exam preaparation. I never found a good recipe for Kodubale, but this looks good.

notyet100 said...

got introduced to kodubale in blogosphere,...ur looks yum,...waitin fro next post

Archy said...

Love munching kodubale during rainy season with a cup of tea watching rain :).. miss it a lot here.. shall surely try it, bookmarked Deesha !!

Indhu said...

soo yummy :)
I can eat a big bag full of this without stopping!

rekhas kitchen said...

oohhh wow a crunchy muncy delicious snack ican say for this we call this as chegodilu uummm perfect for tea time aahhh ican eat any time full day tempting me dear will try your recipe i don't add ap flour(maida) will try this time

Dibs said...

oh yummy! Love kodubale. Just posted a 'close relative' of kodubale in pour blog!!

Vibaas said...

This is my favorite and these look so yummy! Want to grab some (maybe all! :D)

phanitha said...

Hey Deesha there is an award waiting for you in my blog please collect it.

Food Fanatic said...

nice deesha!

LG said...

nange swalpa kalisri...ahaaa...bayalli neeru bartha ide kodbale photo nodi! super!

sowmya said...

looks so good..almost like the ones i buy in a very popular shop in mysore..

Priti said...

I love this too dear....your recipe looks very authentic....I shall try...thanks for sharing :)

Suma Rajesh said...

looks nice and cute snack..

AnuSriram said...

Looks crispy and crunchy!

Avisha said...

I am new to all this,was going thru ue recipe,and relly liked the tips.These tips are always helpful for perfection.Nice tea time snack

Kalyani said...

Looks great and nice snack for kids mailnly ...... thanks for the recipe ....

Pavithra said...

Yummy ... I love this snack.. looking perfect

n33ma said...

Deesha Kodubales look perfect.

vidhas said...

looks yum.!! Surely my hubby will love this.

kittymatti said...

You will not believe, I have been searching hundresds of websites for the perfect kodubale recipe... All that I knew that the rice flour ratio should be higher.. Thnx for this! Looks perfect!! IK love karnataka foods!

kittymatti said...

will fwd this recipe to the rest of my family members! thnx dear...

Dhanya said...

Looks crispy and delicious.Good with a cup of tea.Will try this soon.

Priya Narasimhan said...

I had been trying to find the recipe for kodbale for so many years!!!! Thanks for sharing. Will definitley try. Can you please tell me what is Hurigadle powder?

Veggie Food Journal said...

This is my first visit to your blog and i'm glad that i did. My dad being a pakka Mysorean loves Kodbale. I was looking the recipe and by luck saw it here. He is visitng us soon and i'm planning to surprise him.

Vrinda said...

wow..never tasted this snack looks so cruchy like Murukku...

kittymatti said...

deesha..is roasting the flours very important, if yes, why? Can i skip daliya powder...will it make a great difference in the texture?

kittymatti said...

could u please send the reply to my blog comments or mail..

kittymatti said...

hi deesha, if u have already replied, i think i missed it..can u reply again...even if u reply here it is ok..

suma said...

One of my all time favorites too! I love this version as well as those made with green chilli paste. Loved your pics!

Prathima Rao said...

My fav snack too!!!! Looks crispy & tempting!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Deeksha said...

Love this crunchy and crispy snack! Nice recipe.

Now Serving said...

These are yummy we call them kunnuku I think in Tamil - Lovely anytime snack!

bhakthi said...

Yummy & Looks inviting

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi Deepthi, I love kodbale and its looks crispy and yummy. Thanks for visiting my space. Glad to follow you.

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Love this snack, never made it at home, now I have this recipe..

Bindu said...

looks delicious.. i have never heard of it..will try this..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and perfect with a hot cup of tea.

Radhika said...

Deesha,

Kodubale tumba chennagide! Screen inda ne tinbeku annistide.. Nanna recipe kooda similar, will have to give yours a try for sure.. Dasara idyalla maado nepakke!
(found u on veggie belly)