Curd Kodubale

I landed in India a couple of weeks ago(yes, time flies!) and I must say it’s a warm overwhelming feeling to be back home. Memories of time spent come flooding back with every visit to mom’s place. The sights, the sounds, the smells (yes, smells! :D) …. Divine on one end and a strong reminder on the other that I’m in India…hehe! I’m thoroughly enjoying mom’s cooking and I had almost forgotten about my bad. I have been learning a lort of new stuff from mom and I've in turn been teaching her a thing or few in baking :)

This morning mom made Kodabale, steamed rice flour which is shaped into ‘bangles’ and deep fried. Eaten with either chutney or ketchup,this makes an appetizing snack or a meal by itself. As kids we loved these, since they looked different and were fun to eat.

You will need:

1 ½ Cups Rice flour
1 ¾ cups Sour, plain yoghurt
¼ cup Water
Salt to taste
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds

Lightly beat the yoghurt and blend in the water. Heat the yoghurt water mixture over medium heat. Add salt, oil, cumin seeds and stir. Bring to a simmering boil. Place a wooden spoon in the pan and pour the rice flour in the centre. Do not stir, otherwise it will get lumpy. Lower heat and cook for 10 mins. Remove from heat and stir vigorously in one direction to bring the mixture together. The dough will be soft and slightly sticky.

Oil a plate lightly. Transfer steamed dough onto plate. And while its still hot, knead the dough well to make a smooth ball. Kneading the dough well helps shape the bangles better.

Break off a small piece of dough, roll into a rope and then connect the two ends.

Heat oil over medium heat in a deep pan. When the oil is hot enough, drop each bangle into the oil, about 6-8 at a time. Fry till golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil. Serve hot with coconut chutney, ketchup or pudina chutney.

Kodubale is best when made fresh and eaten while still hot.

I have been unable to visit all your blogs, I will do so soon. Thanks to all of you for stopping by :)


  1. When we were in Inda the time too just went so fast.
    Enoy yourmoms cooking while you are there.
    Nice looking Kodubale, even though i only started knowing about it after starting to blog.
    Would like to make them once

  2. Yummy Kodbale!

    Was wondering last night why there were no new posts on your blog! I got my answer! Have fun!
    Eat well and enjoy your time in India

  3. Hope you're having a wonderful time, Namratha!!

  4. They look perfectly shaped..

  5. Gal u re enjoying ur mom cooking :) Beautiful kodubale recipe, preparing the dough scares me a little bit, but I should give a try :)

  6. yummy recipe,..great evening snack..

  7. looks yummy, I had heard about Mosaru kodubale but did not know how to make it. Is it crispy or soft? Thanks to you and mom for sharing!! Enjoy your visit in Mysore. My lovely home town.

    Aparna Rao

  8. curd kodubale???! sounds interesting! With that beautiful golden brown color, they look just perfect!! Have fun in India

  9. I came to know about mosaru kodubale only in my last viit to India, when my neighbor aunty got that for me hot off the stove. It was so delicious! Lovely photos too, Namratha.

  10. I made this like 4 years back only once,when i was newly married,yours made me remeber those wonderful times as a new cook...and those are yummy and perfect in shape.

  11. have never tasted this but always wanted to..

  12. Curd Kodubale are looking very yummy & crispy!
    moreover to have them in bangle shape is very interesting :-)


  13. kodubale looks perfect and delicious!

  14. Sounds good...must be delicious

  15. looks really like bangles to me :) very cute and perfect!

  16. I am waiting for December to have fun in India. Mosaru kodubale looks yumm Namratha. I add cooked hesarubele (2tsp) to it and it tastes yumm. Enjoy all good food :)

  17. Was wondering where you were... the kodubale look yummy and crispy!!

  18. Was wondering where you were... the kodubale look yummy and crispy!!

  19. hi namratha
    its good to go home sometimes and and post such wonderful recipes such as these..the kodubale must be very tasty..i can only wonder how much.

  20. Hello namratha,How are you? I am here after long time and your blog's new looks and your dishes make me drool!!! very nice snack !! Sure I will try:)

  21. Hi Namratha, The weather in Bangalore has suddenly become fantastic and i was craving for a nice cup of coffee with some thindi...i suddenly remembered something i had eaten as a child and looked it up...mosaru kodubale.
    The recipe on your site looked fantastic so i just had to make it immediately! i did make it and it was pretty good though yours looks better :)..
    One thing that happened was when i added the flour to the simmering curd, it immediately solidified to a dough-like consistency (kind of like uppitu), i did follow your instructions to the T and there were no lumps but i was unsure whether i should futher cook it for 10 mins like you've mentioned. i took it off the flame and followed the rest of your recipe. The end result was not bad at all, but i cant help wondering if i've messed up a bit :P. If you do the chance please pop in a note :). thanks.
    P.S. your blog looks fantastic i very quickly browsed through it but the prada bag cake was unbelievable! awesome :)

  22. Hi Grumble, I'm really glad you tried this! :) When you add the flour to the water, it does solidify but don't worry about it and let it cook, because it has to steam otherwise it will have the raw flour taste (of course, its masked after the frying) Don't stir when you add the flour but do continue to cook it.

    Thanks for stopping by and thanks for your compliments! :)

  23. Thought as much...
    Well anyway i tried your Bombay gojju today and it was superb!
    FYI im a freelance architect n work from home so i have some free time on my hands and love to cook :).
    Cooking for one person is so boring i used to end up eating for the sake of eating till i discovered the hundreds of fantastic food blogs online. Having a mysore/andhra background i simply love your recipes.
    I cant wait for my dad to visit i know he'll love Bombay Gojju as much as i did.

  24. Hello Namratha,

    I came across your blog by chance and am glad I did. Upon seeing the name of mosaru koDbaLe I had a flashback. A rare dish prepared by very few. Yummy!! Cold drowsy mornings in Bangalore, nip in the air, tummies rumbling for breakfast, still quite a distance to reach office; One stopover to pick up a colleague & friend; He is running towards the van with a paper packet in his hand, with steam rising from it. All of us eagerly waiting; Voila!! Hot, hot Mosaru koDbaLe for all, courtesy - his sister; God bless her kind soul. 10 hungry souls devour the yummy treat. pestered him to get the recipe for me; finally managed to; Tried it once; turned out well; Recipe not with me right now; thanks to you, I now have the recipe once again. Will try out and let you know. Hv a good day!

  25. That's wonderful Grumble, I sure do hope your dad likes it. :)

    Wow Prathima, that's an excellent memory to recall! I can only imagine how good each of you must have felt :D I'm glad you came by my blog, stay on and enjoy the recipes. :)


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