Kodubale | Kodbale ~ Karnataka Special Step by Step | Indian Cooking Challenge - November

>>  Saturday, December 15, 2012

This month for Indian Cooking Challenge we have again come down to south, to make a savory snack from Karnataka. This is something that I had long ago bookmarked. It was very similar to Chekodis from Andhra. Then I completely forgot about it until Suma reminded me. She had mailed me at the right moment and I thought I would ask her for her choice. She referred to the recipe that she got from her Mom. This reminded me of Lathamma's recipe that I had bookmarked. So decided to give both versions of the recipe.

As it's said there are so many versions to this tasty snack. For today, I will be sharing Suma's recipe. We made both the versions and I simply enjoyed them. The weekend was a one long one with me making so many on the same day. Fried snacks are so inviting anytime of the day. And these were nothing less.

The peanuts really added such a wonderful taste to the snacks, I was reminded of the Thatai we make. Especially one snack our family friend used to make. Those were years back years back, the taste still fresh in mind.

And needless to say, fried snacks are my favourite  Getting these right have made sure I will be making these again.

 Step by Step Recipe

Kodubale / Kodbale
Adapted from Suma of Veggie Platter


Rice flour  - 2 cups
All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Salt and chili powder to taste

For tempering
Oil - 2-3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
a pinch of asafoetida / hing
Oil for deep fry

According to Suma, this recipe uses rice flour : peanut powder : all-purpose flour (maida) in the ratio 4:1:1

For each cup of maida and peanut powder used, 4 cups of rice flour is used. 

How to prepare the dough

Steam the all purpose flour in pressure cooker. This can be done without the whistle, just by placing it in a vessel that fits the cooker, cover with lid and simmer for 10 mins. Steaming is regular as you do, with water in the base. Just make sure the vessel is tall enough for the water not to enter it. Cool the flour and sieve.

Toast and skin the peanuts. Then grind them finely.

Heat the oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds and hing. When the seeds start to splutter, remove from heat.

In a wide bowl, combine the flour, peanut powder, rice flour, salt and chili powder. Add the tadka and mix well. Then slowly add water and form firm dough.

Making kodubales:

Pinch out a small ball, place it on a greased surface, roll as a roll and coil it around in the shape shown. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Heat enough oil for deep frying. Test the oil temperature by dropping in a pinch of dough. Then carefully drop the rings into the oil with out overcrowding and fry them on low - medium heat till they turn golden brown both sides. Remove them with a slotted spoon and drain them on kitchen towel.

Store in a tight container


Steaming the flour and preparing the peanut powder can be done well in advance.

Make sure the coil is really thin, else you might end up with a soft rings.

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divya December 15, 2012 at 3:52 AM  

yummy n crispy..

Priya December 15, 2012 at 4:43 AM  

I prepared lathamma's version and we just enjoyed munching them,will post soon.Thanks for this challenge.

Gayathri Kumar December 15, 2012 at 5:28 AM  

They have come out very well Valli. Even I made both versions and we all loved it. Thank you so much for the challenge...

Nivedhanams Sowmya December 15, 2012 at 6:34 AM  

Wow great stepwise and a very well explained post!!! this is very helpful valli!!
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Priya R December 15, 2012 at 6:37 AM  

perfect snack in the evenings :)

Champa December 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM  

My mother's recipe doesn't use all purpose flour. It used fine soji and pottu kadalai powder. These look very good.

Suma Gandlur December 16, 2012 at 2:33 AM  

Valli, glad that you liked it and thanks for trying.
And hopefully my comment went thru for your carrot pickle recipe.

Chef Mireille December 16, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

these were so tasty..I've linked up mine

Nutan December 17, 2012 at 7:24 AM  

Srivalli your kodbales looks delicious. I have posted my link. Nutan

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