Kodubale recipe | How to make crispy kodbale | Malnad style kodubale

By Latha on August 23rd, 2016

kodubale or kodbale recipe

Kodubale or kodbale recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is a Malnad style kodu bale recipe prepared using rice flour, maida, coconut, red chili and mustard. Kodbale is a very popular deep fried snacks from Karnataka. Like any other recipe even kodubale recipe varies from region to region and family to family. And this recipe from my mother or from my grand mother.

"Kodu" word has two meanings in Kannada language. One is "horn" and the other one is a generic name for whole dried beans or long beans. For example it is used like "alasande kodu" for dried long beans. And "bale" translates to bangles in Kannada language. So is the name kodu bale. At my house kodubale, hasi thambittu and shuti-bella are prepared for gokulashtami or Shri krishna janmashtami. I have lot of memories with this kodubale. I Will share it with you guys while posting another type of kodubale recipe.

If you are looking for more Karnataka style snacks recipes then do check our snacks section. Or if you are looking for more deep fried snacks recipes then do check our kara kaddi, mangalore bajji, kayi vade, crispy chili bajji, stuffed mirchi bajji and onion pakoda recipes.

Kodubale recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1/2 cup rice flour
  2. 1/2 cup maida flour
  3. 1/2 cup coconut
  4. 3 - 6 red chilies
  5. 1/2 tsp salt (as per your taste)
  6. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  7. 1 medium gooseberry sized butter or 1 tbsp hot oil
  8. Oil to deep fry

Instructions for making kodubale:

  1. To begin with put maida flour in a clean kitchen cloth.maida flour for kodubale or kodbale
  2. Next put a loose knot and steam cook the flour for 10 minutes like how you steam idlis. Wait until steamed flour is warm.maida flour for kodubale or kodbale
  3. Sieve the rice flour and steamed maida flour. You will have to break the maida flour using hands and then sieve it.sieve maida flour and rice flour for kodubale or kodbale
  4. Add in butter and salt to the sieved flour and incorporate well or mix well.butter and salt for kodubale or kodbale
  5. Grind coconut, red chilies and mustard seeds using mixer grinder.coconut and red chili for kodubale or kodbale
  6. Grind until smooth. Try to use minimum water possible.grinding masala for kodubale or kodbale
  7. Add this ground masala into the sieved flours.ground masala for kodubale or kodbale
  8. Knead it well. The dough should be soft but stiff. Do not make it very soft. It should be soft enough to make the rings, thats all. If you make the dough more soft the kodu bale will not be crispy. If you feel the dough is soft then add little rice flour and knead it well again.dough for kodubale or kodbale
  9. Now take a small gooseberry sized dough and make rings. In this recipe the kodu bale should be litle thin.making kodu bale or kodbale
  10. Heat the oil in a wide frying pan. Drop the kodu bales into the hot oil. But after dropping the kodubales in the oil, reduce the flame and fry under low flame until all the bubbles are stopped.frying kodubale or kodbale
  11. Again for the next batch increase the heat and after dropping the kodubales reduce the flame. Continue like this and finish frying all the kodbales.fried kodubale or kodbale

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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