kodubale, kodbale

Kodbale kodubale crispy spicy rings from Karnataka also caled Ring murruku
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Kodbale  | Kodubale is a popular anytime snack very popular in Karnataka. Kodu means horn and bale means bangle in Kannada. Popularly made during festival times and a great treat to   send off snacsk with kids who leave their home town to move out for higher education  to other cities and stay in hostels. I had several friends who guarded these yummy crispy snacks in their rooms after their return from their family homes. Justifiably so.

Here i have shown two recipes with small variations , both are awesome and tasty , the video recipe is the second version . 

This is one of the most simplest snack to make and so tasty too.

Knead the dough to a smooth but firm texture  make coils like the one shown .

Make coils and turn them round to make small bangle shaped rings with the ends pinched together to hold  .

Keep the prepared coils on a plate and deep fry when the oil is heated and sufficient number has been made to fry together.

There is no need to overlap the coil of dough , we need to make a ring , pinch the ends, i have added additional overlap .

Note the small cracks on the kodbale, which means they are fried well and very crunchy.

Second version  ( Video recipe ) 

ingredients : 

1 /2 cup rice flour

1/3 cup maida

1/4 cup chiroti rava | soji

3 tbsp hot oil

1 tsp cumin or carom seeds

1 tsp sesame seeds

1/4 cup grated copra or fresh coconut

4-5 red chillies both varieties

salt as needed

pinch of asafoetida powder .

Method : same as version 1 . given below 

Version 1. 


 2 cups  rice flour.
1/2 cup maida
 1/2 cup fried gram dal ( puttani ) pottukadalai
  1/2 cup dry coconut powder. Readily available in store these days.
1/4 cup hot oil or 1  tbsp melted ghee. Personaly I prefer hot oil.
salt to taste
 1tsp chilli powder
pinch of asafoetida powder
1 tsp white sesame seeds
oil for deep frying.


Powder the fried gram dal and coconut powder to very fine texture. Lightly roast the rice flour and maida for 2 to 3 minutes.
In a large bowl mix all the flours , the roasted flours and the powdered flours. Add the hot oil or ghee , salt, asafoetida pwder, sesame seeds, chilli powder and knead to a thick smooth  dough.
To check , try rolling a small ball , into a long pencil like coil and see if crack appear ni the coil, you need to soften it a bit by adding a tbsp of water , be careful not to make it too soft sticky dough.
Meanwhile keep the oil to heat and start preparing the kodbales by rolling small portions of dough into long coils , make small bangle shaped rings with one or two circle and then join the ends, deep fry till crunchy, brown.
Fry on medium heat and wait till the bubbles stop after frying , indicating it is done, remove, drain , when completely cooled, store in air tight containers.


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