Snack time!!! KodubaLe is a snack most commonly made in Karnataka. Kodu in kannada means horns and baLe means bangles, so kodubaLe is bangle shaped with horn like endings. As it happens, both my aunt and my husband’s aunt make delicious kodubaLes. This recipe is from my husband’s aunt.
Rice flour-4 cups
Chiroti rave/ fine semolina-1 cup
Shredded coconut- 1½ cup
Unsalted butter-4 Tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1Tbsp
Red chilli powder and salt- As per your taste
Oil- for deep frying
Mix all the above ingredients with water excluding oil and make the dough to a firm consistency. The dough should not stick to your palm when rolling it.
Knead the dough well and make small lemon sized balls. Heat the oil in the frying pan.
Roll the dough balls into ½-¾ inch thickness sticks with your palm without putting much pressure on the dough. Now overlap the ends forming the shape of a bangle.
Deep fry the kodubaLes until they turn golden brown on both sides. Make sure to fry them on medium heat. Once cooled store them in air tight containers so that they stay crisp. Enjoy your snack with coffee or tea……..