Rave Kodubale & Spicy Puffed Rice / ಖಾರಮ೦ಡಕ್ಕಿ ಮತ್ತು ರವೆ ಕೋಡುಬಳೆ

A popular snack in every household of Karnataka is puri/mandakki/mandalu/.............Almost every district of Karnataka has christened it with their own name. Bellary and some adjacent places call them mandalu, Chitradurga, Davangere, Hosadurga, it Mandakki, Mysore, Mandya .......popularly known as Puri. A favorite time pass snack/teatime snack/alltime snack is kharamandakki or Crsipy Puffed Rice. There are atleast 4 different ways to make it and as I have mentioned its popularity among various districts of Karnataka every place has their own version.

Take a walk on MG road, Bangalore you can see vendors selling this crispy puffed rice. You can easily kill your hungerpangs while you are heading back home from office with a small pack of 'churumuri' made of puffed rice.

If you have studied in Karnataka and lived in hostels here you may see that a Karnataka girl would not come to hostel without a big pack of crispy puffed rice. Other popular things that goes to hostels are chatnipudi, hulianna gojju(tamarind sauce to mix with rice), nimbekaayi uppinakaayi(lemon pickle) , Chakli, Kodubale, Nippittu and many more. I can go on..n...on about hostel and stories but I think its time to share the recipe.....

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A tempting combination of puffed rice and kodubale.

A simple to make recipe for kharamandakki is .....

Ingrediants :

Puffed Rice : 200g
Green Chillies:15 or according to your spice level
Curry Leaves : 2 lines
Garlic : 5 pods (optional)
Dry Coconut : 15-20 thin sliced pieces or grated dry coconut
Peanuts : 1 big cup
Hurgadale/Pottukadalai/roasted gram dhal 1 big cup
Oil : one small cup (approx 7-8tbsp)
Turmeric, Mustard, Asafoetida

Preparation :
1. Clean puffed rice. Most of them time they contain dust
2. Chop curry leaves into thin pieces
3. Slice dry coconut into thin pieces. Alternatively you can use grated dry coconut readily available in stores.
4. If using garlic crush them in pessel n mortar
5. Slit green chillies lengthwise
6. Check salt levels of puffed rice. If it is too salty add less salt to the snack.

How to make:

Every ingrediant which goes into this recipe should be fried till they are crisp. Puffed rice takes up moisture if any of those ingrediants are not crisp enough.
1. Heat oil in a wide pan. Add mustard, let it crackle. When it stops crackling add garlic sautee till it becomes crisp n brown.
2. Add green chillies sautee till they are crisp.
3. Add peanuts fry till they are crisp, roasted bengal gram follows. Fry till it turns crisp n brown.
4. Add thin slices of coconut and fry them till are golden brown. Add turmeric, curry leaves. Fry till curry leaves are crisp. Finally add Asafoetida and salt and switch off the flame.
5. Add puffed rice, mix thoroughly. Remove the vessel from stove and keep it aside when you are mixing the puffed rice.
6. Allow it to cool. It becomes crisp at room temperature. Store it in airtight container.
7. Enjoy Madi!!!!!

Rava Kodubale or Semolina (Rava) Rings??
'Semolina hornbangles' is the exact translation of Rava Kodubale word by word! But doesn't that sound wierd? horn bangles? so I made it simple and blogged them as rava rings like onion rings/fries?? of KFC! There is sky and earth difference between onion rings and rava rings.
These rava rings or hornbangles are tasty and a good tea time accompaniment.

Chiroti Rava/Fine Semolina: 1 cup
Rice Flour:1tbsp
Warm oil: 2tbsp
Green chilli paste:1tbsp
Soda bicarb: 2tsp
Oil for deep frying.

How to make:Mix all the above ingrediants with water and knead to make a dough. Dough consistency should be medium. Chapathi dough consistency would do. Take lemon sized ball of the dough and roll them to make 5' sticks. Join the ends and press gently to lock the edges. Deep fry in oil till golden brown. Remove on a kitchen towel and serve when they are at room temperature. Hot kodubale is soft they turn crispy when they cool down. Store in a airtight container.

This is my contribution to WYF snacks hosted by Hima of Snackorama . Hima I have more snacks to blog so will email you all at once. Also it goes to RCI-K.


Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice recipes! who would love those kodubale? Two in one! great entry for both events lakshmi!

FH said...

I was looking forward to all Kodubale recipes, thank you darling!:))

Aruna said...

Lakshmi, Nimma mandakki mathu koodubale sakkathagidde, koodubale thindu thuba dinavagide.... tempting me to try it... Nice entry for RCI

KRISHNA said...

Vaggarane puri andare namma maneyallu ellarigu ishta, Nice entry to RCI

Latha said...

Kodubale looks delicious! And mandakki looks very crispy!
I learnt a veyr different way of making mandakki from a friend who is from Davangere! Will try to make it sometime :-)

bee said...

'horn bangles' always elicit a smile. thanks for posting these recipes.

Naina Sudarshan said...

Hello Lakshmi,
I am really sorry that I couldnt post anything new for some days...since i was not too well to sit for a while and write something. I will try to post something new very soon. sorry to disappoint u all...hope u understand... well ur kharamandakki and kodubaLe are mouth watering!

Shilpa said...

I love these...kodubale in my fav from childhood. Recently I haven't made them, but looks like I need to make it soon ;)

Manjula said...

Horn bangles!!
Is this rava kodubaLe same as the vadas served with Idli in Blore fast foods or is this crispy like chakkuli?
How about 'Spicy Semolina Doughnuts':))

Roopa (KitchenAromas) said...

Yummm...Kodbale! I love the minatures of these too. Khara puri thumba tempting agi idhe. Heavenly with swalpa bisi filter kapi :)

Rajitha said...

i love that puffed rice dish. my mom used to make these, but we did not have any name for them.. we used to tell her make that porri with those panuts amma... and there in the afternoon she would be making it for us....

Tee said...

You are on a roll:) Great to see some good authentic recipe from Karnataka :) Love both the snacks.

Lakshmi said...

@ Latha, Asha and Aruna
Thankyou. Rava kodubale tastes very different than the ones made with rice flour and easy to make. I make them very often at home. Try madi Aruna its a nice snack!

Lakshmi said...

@ Mamtha,Latha, bee
Thanks Mamatha.

Latha plz blog your version will love to learn a different version.

bee my hubby also laughed till his stomach ached on 'horn bangles' translation.

Lakshmi said...


How are you feeling now? Sorry to hear about your ill health. Take Care. Blogging can come next. Get well soon dear :).

Would like to see your Aayi's version so go ahead and blog them.

No no manjula they are not Vadas that are served with Idli. They are crispy types and a savory item. The name you have suggested goes very well for Vada. Will Consider them when I blog vada.

Lakshmi said...

@ Roopa,
Oh kelbedi Coffee jote kharamandakki tintha....yavdu modalu khaali aguthe adu innu beku anisuthe hehehee...

@ Rajitha,
You have a name there porri with peanuts! It is so addictive that my 200g porri pack lasts for half a day! Sometimes I don't even get to taste them and the dabba is so clean and neat. Ready for the next batch :D

Yessss..I am rolling now. Had saved all these posts for RCI-K ;))Loved your besan laddu too.

Suganya said...

For all of us who cannot make perfect vasa, yr rava ring is a right solution. thx for the recipe.

archana said...

Both the snacks look nice. Nice recipes :)

Sia said...

wow........ u r overloading ashakka's mail box with all these yummies;) its been ages since i had kodbale and u r not helping me in any way by showing them off;)

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Lakshmi said...

@ Archana
Thanks dear.

@ Sia,
Yo Sia I have many more coming up very less time to publish them all. Going to India next week. Lots to blog ;) from India for RCI-K. Have a gr8 weekend dear. Hugs

Lakshmi said...

@ Jeena,
Many thanks Jeena for coming by. Happy to know that you liked my blog. You have a lovely blog too. Keep coming and have a nice weekend.

SeeC said...

Lovely lakshmi. Thanks for the post.
I have always been addressing you as 'Taste of Mysore'.

Kajal said...

WOW.....nice entry for Asha hosted event - Karnataka Cuisine.

Looks very crispy.......your work is really admirable.

This puffed rice is always in my home when I come back at home I want this as for light snack.

Thanks for visiting my blog my dear. Keep in touch.

Have a nice day.:)

Lakshmi said...

@ Seec,
Thankyou Seec.

@ Kajal,
Me too, I love to have this snack with a cup of coffee/tea. Will be in touch cos gujrati khana mane bau game che :) ( I know very little gujrati so my apologies if there is any mistakes)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lakshmi dear loved your comments in my blog! I have a request, can you please do away with the ji you add to my name! thanks!

Lakshmi said...

Ok. Agreed! will never call u Lathaji from tomorrow ;))

swapna susarla said...

Hi lakshmi
the plate is tempting me so much..can i take one kadubole..??

Lakshmi said...

@ Swapna,
Grab them Swapna ;)). They make a perfect tea time accompaniment for you.

Srikitchen said...

its sri from
i love ur spicy puffed rice and we call it as kara pori in tamilnad.
i use to hace it regularly. i loved ur recipe also and it good