After worshiping snake deity with all the devotion and enthusiasm, now we are headed towards the celebration of Lord Krishna’s birthday which is going to be September 5th this year. Gokulashtami or simply Ashtami is what we call this festival brings a remarkable joy and excitement in our lives. The glory of this festivity lasts longer for a week to fortnight as the delicacies like murukku (chakkuli) and Laddu would be lined up in rows of steel jars. Every bite of these snacks and sweets would cherish the memories of this festival.
I planned the recipe of Kodubale ahead of Gokulashtami festival this year so that all festival recipe searchers can mentally get ready to make these crunchies. Kodubale or ring murukku is one of the essential delight of this glorious day which is crisp and hollow inside, crunchy and flavorful outside.
Kodubale preparation is easy and bit time consuming where you have to hand roll a portion of dough between your palms and join the ends to give them a shape. There is no handy press that can do the similar job, so you spend most of the time in shaping the dough in to kodubale. The best way is to get them ready in batches and deep fry them before the next batch, which will save you from monotonous process.
Handful of kodubale with a cup of tea when rain drops are still pitter-pottering is the way I love to have them.