Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mosaru Kodubale - Curd and Flour Savoury Rings

Thunder showers have been lashing the city after Bengaluru suffered extreme hot weather conditions. Watching the cool showers and the rain drenched trees munching on Kodubales is a joyful experience enjoyed by every Bengalurean  at one time or another. Mosaru Kodubale is a variation of the usual Kodubales . These Kodubales  which are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside taste good when eaten fresh. A perfect snack for a rainy day. 


Rice flour - 2 cups
1 cup curd + 1 cup water blended together
Fresh coconut gratings - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Green chilly ( 2 numbers) and coriander ( one tuft ) paste - 1 tbsp 
Oil for frying
1. Add coconut gratings, cumin seeds, salt and chilly paste to the blended curd and set it on the stove.

2. When the mixture starts to boil stir in the rice flour .

3. Stir and cook till it comes together into a ball of dough.

4. Add two table spoons of oil and knead the dough till it is soft and pliable.
5. Pinch a small ball of dough and roll it on a board using your palm and shape it like a rod. 
6. Bring the edges together and firmly bind them together so that you get a bangle shaped Kodubale.

7. Make 6 Kodubales at a time and keep the rest of the dough covered with a wet cloth till the first batch is done.
8. Heat oil and gently slide the Kodubales one by one and fry them on both sides till they are done. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Enjoy the fresh Mosaru Kodubales with a spicy green chilly and coriander chutney.
This recipe along with my three other recipes were published in Aval Kitchen magazine dated 1st June 2018. The pictures were clicked by my nephew Pranav Calapatti.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Godumai Uthappam - Instant Whear Flour Savoury Pancakes - A Traditional Fast Food

Godumai Uthappam can be termed as traditional Fast Food which can be prepared in a jiffy. There are times when I am immersed in other interesting activities forgetting to plan for the next meal. This 'Dideer' (instant) Uthappam is a real saviour during such emergencies. Nutritious and tasty Wheat Flour Uthappams can be prepared and served straight from the griddle while the family is already seated for a meal.

Wheat flour - 4 cups
Rice flour - 4 tbsps
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Finely chopped onion - 1 cup
Chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsps
Grated ginger - 1 tbsp
Sesame oil for cooking
1. Mix all ingredients excepting Sesame oil in a bowl.
2. Add water little by little and blend into a dosa batter consistency.

3. Beat the batter well and keep aside.
4. Heat a greased griddle and rub it with the cut side of half onion. This will make it non sticky.
5. Pour a ladle of batter on the hot griddle and lightly spread it into a thick Uthappam.

6. Dribble oil all around and cook till small holes appear on top.
7. Wait till the rawness disappears on top and then flip the Uthappam and cook for two more minutes.

8. Remove the hot and flavoursome Godumai Uthappam on to a plate.

Enjoy with Podi and a chutney of your choice.