January 31, 2008

HERB SWIRL BREAD AND KODUBALES FOR THE ROAD!

Herb swirl bread is my "Show us your Flour" entry to Jai and Bee of "Jugalbandi" blog's "Click" event with the theme of "Flour" this February. My thanks all the judges and JaiBee!:)


Herb Swirl Bread:

Herb bread

Camera: Cannon PowerShot SD600 Digital ELPH

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Kodubale, a popular Karnataka snack, is my contribution to Easy Crafts from "Simple India Food" blog. Her new event "Travel Food Festival" is asks us to make something vegetarian to carry when you are traveling. Enjoy EC!:)



Kodu+Bale literally means "Bangles with Horns" in Kannada, which is referred to their bangle shape with two upturned ends which looks like a Bull's horn!!!
These Kodubales are made of flour and spices and rolled into rings and deer fried, a very popular snacks in Karnataka, India. They keep well in a airtight container for atleast 10 days ie if you can resist them that long!:D
You can bake that Swirl bread too to take it on the road, makes a great lunch as well! Enjoy both of them, why don't you? :)

Kodubale:

Kodubales are great to take to your friends for a party or a potluck as appetizers or take a bag of these when you travel or excellent snacks to munch on with a cup of hot coffee.There are many recipes to make these Kodubales. You can see the others here and here for Plain flour Kodubales. Hope you make them!:)

To make them, you need:

You can cut down the recipe to half if you just want to try a few first. Adjust the salt and chillies according to your taste and adjust the size of the circles to your liking.
2 cups Rice flour,
1 cup fine grained Semolina/Cream of Wheat/Rava,
1 cup Wheat flour/Atta,
3 tbsp smoking hot oil,
Salt.
Grind these to a slightly coarse paste or powder:
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut or dry coconut,
4 Red dry chillies,
1 tbsp Cumin seeds,
1 tbsp Sesame seeds.

To make them:
1. Grind the ingredients for paste or powder and set aside.
2. Mix all the flours, salt. Heat 3 tbsp oil until very hot and add to the flours.
3. Add in the ground paste and mix well with enough just until they look like thick dough. Do not add too much water. Knead well, cover and let it rest for 15mins.
4. Heat oil to 370F to deep fry. Take a small ball out of the dough, roll it with your palm on your kitchen counter top to a 1/2" thick rope.
5. Cut the rope into 6" long and join the ends, press to seal to make a circle. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Cover them with clean towel so they don't dry out.
6. Deep fry them until reddish and crunchy. Cool and store in a air tight jar.

Enjoy!:)

68 comments:

priya said...

That bread looks so awesome and with herbs hmm I love that smell. A little dip with olive oil makes it fill.

Sia said...

that is one of the best pics in ur blog for sure ashakka... love it, love it and absolutely love it:)
and kodubale....i donno what to say other than just drool. i am on diet and this food blog business is not helping me at all. i am thinking of banning the blogs;) he he he...
ur idea of world food festival sounds really gr8. i am gonna seriously think about it and may be with in few days u'll find a new post abt it in my blog;)
enjoy ur super bowl. we r expecting heavy snow fall this weekend. 2 weeks back we had severe flood warning in our town. thank god its over:) god, mother earth is surely showing her anager...

Asha said...

Priya, it has herb butter inside, no need for Olive oil. Hope you bake it, it taste fabulous!!:))

Sia, I love this photo too, that's why I just enlarged it to 550 and posted it!:)
I tend to fry more in Winter than in Summer. Feels great to eat crunchy and spicy things in cold!:D
But keep up with the diet, I have started wt lifting and biking since I changed the way I blog, feels so good. I have been doing both for an hr everyday! Lakshmi N and I have a pact!
POTATOES don't help you either, but do have fun hosting!! Please please please make a "World Cuisine" event, I LOVE cooking International food from each country, would be challenging!! Be warm, weather is freaky these days, doesn't feel good!! Just cope as best as you can. Hugs my dearest sister!:))

Sia said...

oh u r doing wt. lifting and cycling? thats so cool. i am running 6-7 kms every day on treadmill. would love to run outside in park but its too cold and by the time we reach home it becomes very dark. i cant do much with food diet but surely eating lots of fruits and raw vegs instead of hig cal ones:) it is my new yrs resolution to stay fit and healthy. i can already see vast improvement in my health. and have lost 3 kgs with in a month:) i am really liking it ashakka.
and yes sire, i will come up something as per ur suggestin. i guess it will be a gr8 chance to explore some new cuisines:)
hugs to u too:)

Seema said...

That bread looks so great... herb filling.. yum yum! A perfect photo too Asha! A piece of art... looks just fabulous. Kodubale - I know its Delicious...What a perfect snack to crunch & munch on during tea time :-) Its going to snow here today 5-8 inches.. godubale sounds yum with Chai this evening :-)

Happy cook said...

Asha I love the herb roll. I am going to try them once.
Guess wht i send to click my pecan rolls :-)
Kodubale i've never had them.
But i can imagine having them if i am on a travel.

sunita said...

Asha,love the swirly bread... :-)

Asha said...

Sups, I used do all that before and I had such nice chiseled arms! Then whole last year, I sat on my backside and just blogged endlessly! I am on on the track again and I will never give up. Of course, it feels great to fit into my fave old jeans! Keep it up, I will be watching you from now on just like I watch LN!:))

Seema, I love that garlicky bread, so good with Spaghetti too. Koduales are perfect in this weather, try them!:)

Asha said...

F, Pecan rolls are perfect entry, do send. I had this already, thought why bother to click new one!:D
Try Kodubales F, new taste for you. Halve the recipe just to try a few, Sha might like it. Trisha loves them!:))

Thank you Sunita. Hope you try them, kids will love it. Great for a snack as it is or with meat ball Bolognese and noodles!:))

bee said...

that's a gorgeous bread. thank you. do you do mail orders for kodubale
? :D

Namratha said...

Asha Kiodubale, awesomeeeeee!! Nanagu swalpa kalasi :) Love the herb bread too and I might just try it today.

Pooja said...

they just announced and you sent the entry too ! you are too organized asha ! That picture is really so clear , worth participating with :) .
and those kodubales ......oh i will have to come to you place to eat them all. :))

Archana said...

the bread looks declicious. Cant wait to have it right away!

easycrafts said...

Lovely snaps and great entries for the events...thanks for sending it across

Suganya said...

Asha, I sent my entry to this month's click two days back :O. You are way ahead of us.

Mishmash ! said...

the name Kodubale got me all curious....:)) we have something like this in Kerala too, usually part of festivals associated with temples and churches....but i have no idea about the ingredients going into it...should check with my mother next time...btw, bread looks fabulous :)

TBC said...

The bread looks lovely, Asha...and that is a beautiful pic!

Kalai said...

Ashakka, the bread looks mouthwatering. And I really love bread! I've never tried kodubale before, but my husband grew up in Bangalore and would probably like it a lot! :)

musical said...

Gorgeous bread, Ashakka! This would totally rock the game night :). And you posted kodubales too, now i need some chai and we are all set! And Ashakka, am so thrilled to know that you are enjoying weight training and biking. Keep it up!

Asha said...

Hi Bee, glad you could get in here, I checked my settings y'day!:)
yeah, sure!! They are on their way to ya!:D

Nammu, they are on their wy to you too!:D
Great to munch on Sunday, make some.

Pooja, I had posted this bread bread few month's ago. Bee says it's okay to send if you have one already, so I reposted it!:)
Kodubale is new, made last week.

Asha said...

Archana, the aroma while baking this itself makes you swoon!:))

You are welcome EC. Both are suitable for travel!:))

Suganya, I know!!Hahaha!!
I already had it in my post, just cut it to 550 and sent it. Two events down in one go!:D

Asha said...

Hope you do find out shn. Many states don't have this snack in their cuisine. Some have sweet ones. Post it when you do. Kodubales and Chalklis are what ajjis make when we go visit them in India!:))

tbc, you better vote for me at Bee's girl!:D

Kalai, make Kodubales and surprise him. Every true Kannadiga loves Kodubales and Nippattus. Great to munch on weekends!:))

Asha said...

Musie, I am religiously exercising and reading few chapters everyday from the day I turned off the comments until now and I am really enjoying it too. Glad I picked it up again, about time!:))
Hope you make some Kodubales, easy ingredients. Have a great weekend, hugs to you!:)

Meeta said...

Asha! That bread look toooooo good. Lovely picture of it too!

Pravs said...

bread looks awesome !! wanna piece of the bread plzzzz :) Kodubales is new for me.looks like a good snack.

Asha said...

Thank you Meeta. The ONLY photo I really love out of all those I have from my foodie bag!!:D

Pravs, bake it girl, like a good homemade Garlic bread. Kodubales are my favorite snack, even my kids like them!:))

Mansi Desai said...

wow Asha! that swirl bread is looking brilliant! just the thing I need to have right now girl!! man, I'm so trying it!!:)

have a nice weekend gal!:)

Laavanya said...

I've been checking foodieshope and you've posted here.. :)
That break looks so beautiful and flavorful.
Wish I had that jar of kodubale staring at me when I open the pantry door ... Why do you tempt me so?

DK said...

That SWIRL! My! It luks amazing!
I had some andhra friends in Seattle and they used to make this Kodubales so often and I used to keep munching them! Now I will make them at home thanks to you!

Richa said...

is that big jar of kodubale for me :)

Asha said...

Told ya!! Hope you bake it Mansi, great for game night. Enjoy. See you next week. Hugs!:))

Laavanya, no more "Wednesday" posts at FH!:D
But I will post whenever I have something there. I am posting one tomorrow and then RCI Gujarat after that.
Wouldn't that be nice? Haha. Snacks magically appear when you open the pantry sounds great to me!:)

Asha said...

DK, I love Kodubales too, this is easiest recipe, hope you try. Bread is highly recommended!
I am posting something for your event tomorrow at FH, a good international dish. I will probably be your first entry, will send it to you! :))

Yes Richa, better grab the whole jar and run before I catch you!:D
Have a great weekend, hugs.

Pooja V said...

I loved the bread pic, One of the best on Aroma. The kodubales ( KaDaboLa In Marathi) are gorgeous golden bangles.

Red Chillies said...

Asha, that bread looks delicious and very photogenic too. Kodubale with tea, now that is a treat. I can never amke good kodubale, chakli I can but kodubale does not turn out crispy. I need to try your recipe!

Linda said...

Hi Asha dear, you've been a busy bee while I've been lazing around!! Herb swirl bread and crunchy kodubales... hmm... of course you know I want to choose the crunchy one ;)

Now I am off to FH for those kashmiri rajma! Hugs to you! Hope to get off my lazy kick soon :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,
kodubale looks delicious.will try ur version soon.

Shalini

Vanamala said...

Asha,

Amazing pics :) I love the kodubales
gr8t entry to both the events.
The bread looks so good...

Maya said...

Love the swirl bread and the clicked shot looks at its best!!! Great job..With kodubale and chaklis, all time favourites, take so much time to make, but gone in a jiffy :)...

Meera said...

Asha,
Both swirl bread and kodubale look awesome. Beautiful pictures!!

Rajitha said...

ooh! that bread looks so good..and hard to look at esp. when i have decided to stay away from rice and wheat for a while!! and those kodubale..yumm...

LG said...

Hi Ashakka, Since there are too many cometitors for that box of kodubale so I have decided to make them myself..:D We will have a very long weekend (wed-sun) next week due to chinese new year etc, I will schedule kodubale batches during that time.

Jyothsna said...

I am glad I can't see your bread pics(flickr is banned here) and shut my eyes to the kodubale..... I ought to be off food blogs, really!! All that food isn't helping me lose weight :D

Srivalli said...

Asha..the first picture is just out of the world..so beautiful..wants to be picked out of the screen!...I am not able to see the other pictures..will check on it again to see if it loads well!

Jaya said...

asha,
where is my share ?
love the swirls ,what a beauty.
will have to try kodubale ..
great one ..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Jayashree said...

Asha, love that bread....looks so good!!!
My SIL who is from Karnataka always gets kodubale for us when she visits....never tried making it myself though...

Padmaja said...

Asha!! beautiful click!! Love that swirly wirly bread!! and kodubales look so crispy and delicious!!

Asha said...

Pooja, RC, Linda and Shalini, thanks girls. Hope you try one of these atleast!:))

Asha said...

Mala, Maya, Meera and Rajitha, thanks. It's true!! It takes a long time to make them and the family gobbles them down in a day!:D

Asha said...

Lg, 4 days off! YAY! Enjoy the new year. Lot Chinese bloggers are celebrating, good for them!:))

J, flickr is not allowed there? Bummer. Without it, I can't post in blogger which allows max. 400px. for Click.

Asha said...

Srivalli, Jaya, Jayashree and Padmaja, hope you try buddies. Great to watch games or movies munching on the Kodubales!:))

Manasi said...

This is a super bread pic!! love the swirllll!!!

I love crunchy kodubales! I used to make my mum prepare them with the leftover chakli dough as well! loved shaping them!

Asha said...

Thanks Manasi. These Kodubales are authentic, do try for game night. Enjoy the Super Bowl this Sunday!:)

vimmi said...

What a beautiful looking bread. Can imagine the taste of it. Will try i soon. You really try a variety of recipes. Never had Koduble but they sure do look good.

Asha said...

Hope you try both Vimmi, both are new to you! Enjoy the weekend sweetie!:))

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Love the picture of your swirl bread,Ashakka!!! It looks beautiful

Sagari said...

herb bread picture looks so beautiful, great entry for click

Nags said...

that is one pretty looking bread!

Daily Meals said...

Love the picture of bread and kodubales.

Asha said...

Ramya, Sagari, Nagu, Vijaya, thanks girls. Enjoy your weekend!:))

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
Hope you are enjoying the super bowl. I'm doing ok here. Actually, the past week was so bad. First Kavin got flu then he passed it on to me. I suffered a lot, got dehyderated ,got to the point of getting admitted but narrowly escaped. Doing much better now, but didn't stick to my diet for a whole week. Have to start all over again. :-(
I've been eyeing your herb swril bread from the time you posted. This is truly a special creation of yours. Kodubales look so yummy. Have you posted this already? I donno, I thought I have seen this earlier in your blog. Anyway, love to see it again and again.

Asha said...

Kribha, Arvind and my son has cold too. I think it's season for flu and cold again. Take care of yourself and rest, think of dieting later. Hot soup and lot rest is the only way!:)
This Kodubale recipe is new, I posted two other different recipes for Kodubale before at FH, there are so many recipes for the same!:)
Take care, hugs.

Grihini said...

Asha, KodubaLe's look gorgeous and so is the bread.
I didnt realise its so easy to make KodubaLe's at home. We usually buy them from indian grocery: udupi brand. I shud definitely give this a try. Thanks :)

AnuSriram said...

Bread looks wonderful asha! Nice entry! Kodubales looks so crunchy... Nice snack for travel!

Asha said...

G, they are very easy to make and we have so many recipes for the Kodubale. This one is easy. Try it!:))

Hi Anu, great crunchy munchy for travel indeed!:D

Reeta Skeeter said...

The herb swirl bread is a fantastic entry for CLICK!
YOU ROCK!
Cheers!

Asha said...

Thank you Ms. Skeeter! Hope you vote for this when the time comes!:))

Archana, mama of twins said...

asha that bread is so drool worthy.. yum. kodubale and coffee sounds so good.

Yummy..

Asha said...

Thanks Archana, try them this weekend!:)