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!




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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 🙂



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