Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Avarekai Kodubale ( Field Beans Rice Rings)

Kodubale as these fried crisps are known as  in the whole world. Kodubale is a Kannada word. Kannada is an official language in Karnatka .  It is a beautiful language which has its own "Lipi ", (scripts), letters. ( Alphabets).
Kodubale is one of the favourite crisp of many people all over the world. (Indians and others too). Kodubale is prepared in many ways and with different ingredients. I have tried these Kodubales with Averekai/ Field beans which is again one of the favourite pod of many from Karnataka.

Bale means Bangles which is a tradition wear for hands. Again my sweet country is rich in beautiful customs and traditions. Ok coming back to Kodubale it is in the shape of Bale means bangle. Rice crisps are prepared in the shape of bangles and fried.
This time I have used Rice flour, small quantity of maida and cooked fresh  Avarekai.(Field beans).
Kodubale is good to munch at any time of the day. It is an fried dish and during rainy season/winter our body needs some kind of oiling it craves for these type of food ☺☺.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed : 

Avarekai : 1 Cup ( Fresh avarekai seeds)
Rice flour : 2 Cups
Maida/All purpose flour : 1 Tablespoon
Butter : 1 to 2 Tablespoons
Red Chilly Powder : 2 Teaspoons
Jeera/ Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Water : As required.
Cooking Oil : To Fry

Method :

1. Remove the outer layer of field beans/Avaekai and put the seeds, soak in a bowl of water.
Remove the skin from the seeds. ( Squeeze out the outer part of the seeds).
2. We call these seeds as chithikida avare.(Squeezed out seeds).
3. Pressure cook these seeds with 1/2 cup of water for 6 to 8 minutes. Let it cool down. Remove the extra water and keep the seeds aside. ( Extra water can be used for mixing the flour later).
4. Now put the cooked avarekai in a big bowl. Add chilly powder, salt and jeera.
5. Smash it nicely or you can dry grind it to paste consistency.

6. Add rice flour, maida butter and mix all the ingredients nicely with cooked filed beans/avarekai.
7. Add required water and prepare kodubale dough. (You can use avarekai cooked water now).

8. Kneed the dough well and take a small quantity of dough and roll as stick on a flat surface.
9. Just turn this as circle shape and press the end slightly.

10. Prepare kodubales and arrange it on a plate.
11. Keep a pan on fire and heat. Add oil and let it get hot.

12. Put already prepared kodubales and fry in low flame first and then medium flame for very little time.
13. Fry on both sides and remove it from oil once it turns golden brown. Put them on a kitchen tissue.

14. Repeat the same and prepare remaining kodubales. At time you can fry 3 to 4 kodubales. (According to shape and oil quantity).

15. Kodubales are ready to serve.

16. You can also prepare these mini kodubales with the same kodubale dough.

Note : 

Adding more spice is optional. You can use hot oil instead of butter. You can use sesame seeds instead of jeera/cumin seeds. Use of more oil to fry kodubale is optional. I used 1 1/2 Cup of oil.
Time : 40 Minutes. (All together).
Serves : According to your wish. 

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