Thursday, 31 January 2008

Kodubale!!!!!!! Tasty and spicy flour rings

"On the whole, WELCOME is a fun ride all the way. The tremendous hype for the film has resulted in a tremendous start at the ticket window and the 5-day weekend as also the lack of biggies in the subsequent weeks will help WELCOME reach the ‘Smash Hit’ status in days to come".

This was the review on the BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA site and a feedback that it was good that made us watch the movie WELCOME over the weekend. The movie did start of well but It was pure torture to say within half an hour’s time... I knew it would be brainless comedy but not in such a silly way. The whole movie went really crazy and even the locked brains in the house bled badly I felt.God , what a movie!!! even though I feel bad for all the actors who put in time and hardwork.. I would not recommend to anyone other than as punishment.
The director tries to pull every possible string to make us laugh, and to make it hilarious but fails so badly... It was the worst I have seen in a long time... specially
After seeing movies like Taare Zameen par; this was a like rotten egg.

I wish I had read this review in Apun ka choice before seeing the movie.
"Exit from the hall at the end of the movie was the better part of watching ‘Welcome’, director Anees Bazmee’s latest comedy film. The movie falls way short of expectations. To see ‘the end’ of Bazmee’s film was a welcome relief for me. And when the movie’s after-effects faded away, I felt my sense of humour returning back".
I am really not sure if anyone has liked it at all.. if you are one who has liked this movie, please take that this opinion is only mine... you are entitled to yours...

Kodubale,( spicy and tasty rings):

The best part of all this was the snack I had made that day and that it was a DVD which we saw and did not pay thru the nose to see in a theatre. And to tell u the truth we all concentrated more on the Kodubale (spicy rings made out of Rice flour....) I had tried them quite a few times but always they were a failure, something or other hard sometimes and sometimes real soft.... different recipes from as many food recipes I could handle... finally a recipe from a friend in Mysore (Lalita).Kids enjoyed as much as we did, though it was spicy for their taste. No one can
They turned our exceptionally good and made the Saturday great inspite of seeing Welcome!!!!!!!!!

This is one of the snacks very popular in other parts of South India. It is fairly easy to prepare, but needs some patience and little effort to get it right. The name KoduBale, is as the thing looks like a bangle(BaLe) with a Horn (Kodu) in kannada...Kodubale.They seem very similar to the onion rings found in Burger king.

Kasigondu Kodubale, is a very popular line in kannada meaning one for a penny... similar to the line , one a penny two a penny hot cross buns.


2 cup Rice flour (slightly coarse, gives more crispy touch)
1/2 cup ground Dry roasted Gram dal (hurigadale/phutana/chutney dal)
1 spoon Red chilli powder
2 spoon Jeer (cumin seeds)
A pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
A pinch of baking soda
Dried & crushed curry leaves
2spoon White sesame seeds
Handful crushed (roasted) peanuts
1 cup melted Butter
Salt to taste
Oil to fry
(3 spoons of grated coconut- Optional)

Mix the rice flour, red chilli powder, salt, butter and all the above ingredients in the dry form. Knead with palm to ensure that butter gets uniformly mixed in the dry flour. Make thick dough using very little water. The dough has to be little thicker than puri dough. Rice flour sticks well
enough and is not gluey as wheat flour.

(The proper method is not to mix water to the flour all at once, but to sprinkle, enough to make a handful of wet dough at a time, finish that and proceed again. )

In a big Kadai (pan) place the oil for heating.
Take a lemon sized ball and start rolling on a flat area, kitchen board.
The consistency should be sufficient to roll, gently roll to a long rod (the consistency of the dough is very important here... so if it is too dry sprinkle some water to make it pliable)
Roll the dough to the thickness of about the little finger on the hand.
When the rolled rod becomes few inches long, slowly turn around the ends, join them to form a circle (like a bangle).


The correct consistency is that at the points of bending, small cracks may appear, but the roll will not break.Put in 5 to 6 Kodubale at a time and deep fry slowly till brown.

To test consistency, break one after cooling; it must be crispy with crumbs at the centre.
The Kodubale, can be stored for a month or more in airtight boxes, making them excellent snacks for lunchbox.
Yummy , Crunchy kodubale's are ready to savour and devour....

To add to the taste many people fry dry red chillies in oil, and crush them to get a traditional taste instead of red chilli powder.
Using coconut water gives a great taste (instead of using water) while mixing.
Hot oil instead of butter is a possibility but reduces the taste.
Fresh coconut gives a better taste than desiccated coconut.

I am sure you will try this and enjoy.Let me know how you liked them..ciao..


Pal said...

Hi Shubha,
'Welcome' was real crap.. we had to search with binoculars for the humour , and in vain !! The kodubales look yummy though:-)

NilGiri said...

ಅಕ್ಕಿ ನೆನಸಿ ಮಾಡೋದು ನನ್ನ ಸ್ಟೈಲ್ :) ಸಮಯ ಬಹಳ ಬೇಕಾಗುತ್ತೆ, ಆದರೂ ಅದರ ರುಚಿ ಬೇರೆಯೇ ;). ಇದೂ ನೆನೆಸಿಕೊಂಡಾಗ ಮಾಡಬಹುದು ( ಕೆಟ್ಟ ಸಿನೆಮಾ ನೋಡಿಬಂದಾಗ??!! ) ನಿಮ್ಮ ಊರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಈ " ಬಳೆ " ಡಿಸೈನ್ ಬಿಟ್ಟು " ದೀಪ" ದ ಡಿಸೈನ್ ಆಗಿದೆಯಲ್ಲಾ..hehehehe ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ.

srinivas said...

ವಾ! ವಾಹ್! ಗರಿ ಗರಿ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ - ಗರಮಾ ಗರಮ್ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ
ಬಾಣಲೆಯಿಂದಿಳಿಯುತಿದೆ ಎಳೆ ಎಳೆ
ಹಸಿವಾಗದ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಗೂ ತರುವುದು ಕಳೆ
ಮನೆ ಮಂದಿಗರನು ಅಡುಗೆ ಮನೆಗೆ ಸೆಳೆ
ಗರಮಾ ಗರಮ್ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ

ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನವನ್ನು ಬಹಳ ಚಂದವಾಗಿ ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದ್ದೀರಿ
ಓದುವಿಕೆಯ ಮಧ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕವಕವ
ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಸರ - ಗೋಳಾಡಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ (ತೆಲುಗುವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಳಾಡಿಸೇದಿ = ಕರಿಯುವುದು) ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ರಮಣೀಯವಾಗಿ ತೇಲುತ್ತಿದೆ

ಅಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೋ ಕಾಸಿಗೊಂದು ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಅಂತ ಹೇಳಿದ್ರಿ, ಇಂತಹ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಡಾಲರಿಗೊಂದು ಸಿಗೋದು ಕಷ್ಟ ಎಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಾಗಲಾರದು

ನೂಡಲ್ಸ್, ವೇಫರ್ಸ್‍ ಗಳಿಂದ ಹೊಟ್ಟೆ ತುಂಬಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿರುವ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ, ಚಕ್ಕುಲಿ, ಮುಚ್ಚೋರೆ ಕಾಣಲೂ ಸಿಗಲಾರದಾಗಿದೆ. ನೆನಪಿಸಿ, ತೋರಿಸಿ, ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೂ ಮಾಡಿಸಿದುದ್ದಕ್ಕೆ ತಮಗೆ ವಂದನೆಗಳು :)

Shubha said...

Nija Nilgiri,, tradtional ruchi ne bere, aadare illi iruva mixer nalli adu madodu kashta..... namma maneli koudbale heege madutidru adakke ... gundage irodu angadi style thara.... frankly idu madakke easy

Shubha said...

Hi Pal,, yes hated that movie,.. thanks for the comment. they did turn out real yummy and now is a hit with kids too.

Shubha said...

Namaskara TVS avare,
yava situationgoo ondu verse baryodu nimma talent , thanks for that.. It is important that kids know that there are snacks other than noodles, french fries and biscuits which are really junk food. I hope I can makethem see everything in a different light.

Madhura said...

Yummy and crispy kodubales always a delight to munch :) I really appreciate the way you have posted your recipe and all the necessary tips and procedures in the process of making it. Thanks a lot!!!

Watched the trailers of "welcome" on sony tv, Didn't find it impressive. I Welcome your recommendation, Thanks! :D Now I can save my time to watch a better movie. After TZP, I haven't come across any good one of my choice. Right now waiting for Jodha Akbar to release....

ಅಸತ್ಯ ಅನ್ವೇಷಿ said...

ಸದ್ದು ಕೇಳ್ತಾ ಇದೆಯಾ? ಆಗ್ಲೇ ಎತ್ತಿನ ಕೋಡಿನಂತಿರೋ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಸ್ವಾಹಾ ಮಾಡಿಯಾಗಿದೆ... ಇನ್ನೇನೇನಿದೆ... ಬರ್ಲಿ...

Shubha said...

Cake matte Frenchtoast, wrap galannu madi ittiddene nodi anweshi gale... bandu heli ruchi hegide anta....

thanks madhura,,for appreciating the effort.