Baked Kodubale
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Baked Kodubale

Kodubale is a popular South Indian snack, particularly in the state of Karnataka. It’s a crunchy and flavorful deep-fried snack that’s often enjoyed with tea or coffee. Baked Kodubale is a slight twist on the traditional recipe to make it more healthier. The main ingredients include rice flour, all-purpose flour, grated coconut, chili powder, and a mix of spices. The dough is typically kneaded with water and then shaped into small, ring-like circles before frying to a golden brown perfection. The addition of coconut gives it a unique taste, and the spices provide a hint of heat. It’s a delightful combination of crispy texture and savory flavor, making it a favorite among snack lovers. Great choice if you’re in the mood for something both crispy and spicy!

But, eating a lot of fried foods isn’t very healthy. So, I have innovated a little and tried to make a baked version of this snack, so that I can eat to my heart’s content guilt free. Seattle rains combined with nice filter coffee and baked kodubale on the side just makes my day. This definitely helps me get through the bitter cold winter months and lifts up my spirit. Also, this weirdly reminds me of Bangalore in some ways. The aroma of frying Kodubale brings to my mind, the memories of India when my mom would be frying kodubale during Ganesha Chathurthi.

In essence, Kodubale is more than a snack; it’s a celebration of South Indian culinary artistry, a testament to the rich tapestry of flavors woven into the fabric of Karnataka’s gastronomic heritage. Whether enjoyed as a teatime companion or a festive treat, Kodubale continues to reign supreme, leaving an indelible mark on the palates of those fortunate enough to savor its magic.

Baked Kodubale

Kodubale is a famous snack made in karnataka in almost all households. Usually kodubale is deep fried but today I am posting a recipe of kodubale, which you will be able to bake or air-fry easily.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword kodubale, snack, south indian coffee, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup Semolina(sooji rava)
  • 1/4 cup All purpose flour(maida)
  • 1/2 cup Wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • tbsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Hot oil
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 pinch Asafetida(hing)


  • In a mixing bowl add all the ingrediesnts except water and combine well.
  • Add water slowly and form a dough.
  • Roll out in pipe shape and form circles by sealing the edges.
  • Bake for 30 mins in a preheated oven @ 350F/180C. Flip at half time and bake again.


1. While flipping kodubale at half time, if it appears too dry then brush oil slightly and bake again.;
2. Wheat flour can be replaced by rice flour as well to make it gluten free.;


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