Wednesday, November 25, 2009

KodubaLe or crispy fried rings

Hello everybody! Sorry for an abrupt break from my side. I didn’t have a clue either about my time off until just a day before we boarded the jet. Today I am back with a yummy spicy karum kuram KodubaLe......KodubaLe kodubaLe kaasigondu kodubaLe i remember hearing this kannada song sometime ago.......

KodubaLe is a famous traditional snack of Karnataka, particularly in south india. It’s a spicy fried item that goes well with tea; coffee or now-a-days even with a mug of beer ;). This particular dish originated many years back and I can vouch that grandmas age band used to make the best of the lot – after all the experience, patience and skill required to do it.

It’s fairly easy to prepare but involves persistence and a bit of endeavour:). But once ready, you can keep it in an air tight container for about 15days to 1month and enjoy it whenever you want - as a evening snack with hot hot coffee on a rainy day or just as a nibble while studying for your exams or even just while watching some TV program or just to give some company for your just need a bahana to take the pleasure of this crunchy snack!

Yesterday along with my mom, I attempted making these kodubaLes and it was really an enjoyment – initially we went on eating kodubaLes while checking if the spice/salt was right proportion and finally got just the right thing in there. Now-a-days all these foods items r so easily accessible in most of the stores which has made the busy city life much simpler but still somehow I fancy homemade ones where you know what all goes into it and of course the flavours does matter :)!
Heres my version of KodubaLe which I have picked up from my mom :)


Rice flour – ½ kg
Red chilli powder – 4tsp
Freshly grated coconut – 1cup
Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
Maida/Plain flour – 2tsp (dry roasted maida)
Hot oil/Ghee – 2 tbsp
Putani pudi/hurgadle pudi/roasted Bengal gram powder– ½ cup
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


  • Grind cumin seeds and coconut in a mixie without adding water to a fine powder. Add all the above ingredients along with the grinded mixture in a thali or a big plate one after the other and mix well with hands.
  • To this add hot oil or ghee and mix well again with hands. Next add little water at a time and blend with your hands to make smooth firm dough. Knead well and keep it covered.
  • Take lemon sized dough and roll it smoothly on a flat plate without putting much pressure to form a long thread like structure. Then join this thread end to end to form the ring shape or bangle shape OR you could also make 2 or 3 rounds and keep it aside as show in the picture (You can give the desired shape).

  • Repeat the same procedure with rest of the dough.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or a pan, drop around 6-8 of these prepared rings into the oil and deep fry them on a medium flame.
  • Turn around couple of times and fry them until golden brown in color. Remove them on a paper towel to take off the excess oil.
  • Now once KodubaLe is cooled, its ready to get into an air tight container and later into our tummy as and when required ;)

Hope you all enjoy my KodubaLes :)! Have a nice day!


  1. Wow Rashmi.... This is so tempting. I've just landed **frosted** with a cup of coffee to surf and I see this... I'm sad I cannot pick and eat it.. But as always .. great recipe, excellent presentation, easy tips. Keep it up Gal!

  2. ahaa....kodubale mathe kaapi beda Singapore kade kalsi kodi swalpa..

  3. oh god! they look awesome, i am sure they do taste awesome too. I regularly see ur blog and like it!

  4. Thanks Tina!

    Wow thanks for all your appreciation deepa :)

    Sure LG avare kaluhisikoduve sadyadalle ;)

    Thanks anonymous, curious to know ur name :)


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