Sunday, October 18, 2009


As I was writing down this recipe, started thinking of why its called Kodubale.
Well, bale is obvious - Bale in kannada language means Bangle. Since kodubale is round like a bangle, hence the bale. But why the prefix of "kodu". Kodu means a cow/bullocks horn. So probably its a bangle that can fit the horn of a cow.
I threw this question to a friend of mine , VP who is a great admirer of Kannada language. And yes as expected I got an instant and interesting answer from him.
"Bale is understandable because it is round like a bangle; kodu means give, so Give Bale because it is very nice to eat", haahaa.

Kodubale is a spicy South Indian snack prepared during most festivals.There are several recipes to prepare kodubale.

Here is one of the many recipes of kodubale.

All-purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Rice Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Chilli powder - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
1. Slightly fry the coconut.
2. Add all purpose flour and fry for a minute.
3. Add riceflour,chilli powder,asafoetida,salt and mix well.
4. Heat 1 tbsp oil and add to the mix.
5. Add sufficient water and make a dough.
6. Take small amounts of the dough and roll it on a flat surface and then join the two ends to form a circle/ring.
7. Heat the oil for frying on medium flame.
8. Drop the rings one by one and fry until they are brown.