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Kodubale which is also spelled Kodbale or Kodu Bale is one the popular deep fried snacks from Karnataka which is in the shape of a bangle or a ring . Kodubale is made with the use of rice flour, fried gram, Chiroti Rava or Maida) and finely grated coconut.

"Kodu" word has two meanings in Kannada language. Kodu is translated as "horn" and the other is a generic name for whole dried beans or long beans, as is "A lasande Kodu" for dried long beans. On the other hand, the word "Bale" in Kannada language means bangles in Kannada language, hence the name Kodubale therefore refers to rice flour bangles or rings.

Below are pictures of Rice Kodubale which I tasted in Kerala, crispy and good but very spicy which I enjoyed a lot with ice cold soda.

Koorka Olarthiyathu/Ularthiyathu refers to Kerala's stir fry food made from Koorka which is the Malayalam word for Chinese Potato.

Olarthiyathu is one of Kerala's foods. Olarthiyathu is a Malayalam word which literally translated as "dried up completely". Koorka is stir-fried until "dried up" with lots of onions, slices of Chilies, coconut and several spices, such as Kadugu and Curry Leaves.

Koorka Olarthiyathu goes very well with steamed rice, Porotta and Chappathi/Rotie and Papadam which is usually served to complete a meal in Kerala.

Below are pictures of Koorka Olarthiyathu prepared by a family in the district of Allepey in Kerala.

Koorka is also spelled as Koorkka, Korkka or Kurkka Olathiyathu/Ularthiyathu, a Chinese Potato Stir Fry

Can be seen clearly from this variety of Olarthiyathu are green Pepper, Onions and Kadugu (black mustard seeds)

Kalathappam refers to Kerala's rice pan cake with Jaggery. It is a delicacy made from the Ari Podi (rice flour), Jaggery, fried onions or shallots and Coconut flakes which are either baked or steamed

Kalathappam is also prepared in other parts of Kerala, but it is more popular in Kannur.

My family friend in Allepey, Kerala cooked this for me so I can also see other kinds of Appam or rice cakes in their State. It was steamed

Knäcke (Knaecke) also called Knäckebrot (Knaeckebrot) refers to crisp or crispy bread. In Germany, they can be bought in plastic packs with at least 6 pieces plain or with assorted nuts, like white and black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, pine nuts or pumpkin nuts or mixed nuts, like the one in the picture below.

Kozhakkatta refers to a popular South Indian sweet dumpling made from rice flour filled with grated coconut and jaggery and is similar to Modak made in other parts of India.

It is also known or spelled as Kozhakkatta /Kozhukkatta/Kozhukkottaai

Kozhakkatta /Kozhukkatta/kozhukkottaai

Kurumulaku Pappas refers to a Kuttanad specialty made from mixture of thinly sliced Cabbage, Tomatoes, Green and Red Chilies and Curd, a bit of Salt and the basic ingredient which is Black Pepper, hence its name.

Kurumulaku is the Malayalam word for Black Pepper.

Kuttanad is a region in the Allepey, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam Districts, in the southern state of Kerala, India known as the rice bowl of Kerala.

I have not found in my research a recipe for Kurumulaku Pappas, but this dish was originally prepared during a reunion in Kuttanad of my "second family" in Kerala during a harvest season in Kuttanad.

Below is a clear picture of this seemingly delicious and refreshing soup-like Curry made basically from Kurumulaku or Black Pepper

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