A few months back when we had to move from the Golden state to the Garden state, the one thing I was skeptical about apart from missing my amazing social circle was the extremities of the weather NJ offers 🙂
But waking up to a world covered with a blanket of snow seemed like a divine beauty. The view outside my window seems straight out of a fairy tale. I have no complaints on the woes of cleaning a snow filled car or the multi layers of clothing before every teeny outing. The cold weather is perfect for a hot cup of chai and some yummy yet unhealthy munchies.
So one chilly evening I ended up making this delicious snack ‘Kodubale. It’s a very popular snack from the Karnataka cuisine. Have fun making this one. Happy Winters!
Preparation time: 10 minutes + 15 minutes (to shape the kodubales)
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Makes: 25-30 pieces (depends on the size)
Rice Flour – 1 full cup
Roasted Gram powder (Putani/hurikadle) – 1/2 cup
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 1.5 tsp (or as much as the spice level needed)
Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt – as per taste
In a mixer, Powder the roasted gram / putani / hurikadle.
In a large mixing bowl, add the rice flour, roasted gram powder, all-purpose flour, red chilli powder, and asafoetida. Mix well.
Heat oil and add it to the above dry ingredients. Mix well using a spoon.
Now add water at intervals and make into a soft, pliable dough. Cover with a wet cloth or kitchen towel.
Take small quantities of dough, roll into strings and shape into kodubale patterns – round or in the shape of a flame.
In a deep frying pan, heat oil on medium flame. Drop the kodubales carefully and deep fry till golden brown.
P.S: If you want crispier kodubales, make them thinner and also cook on a low flame till golden brown.
You can store these munchies in an airtight container for about 8-10 days.
Enjoy on a winter evening with a hot cup of tea 🙂