October 19, 2015

Ribbon Pakoda (Crispy Ribbons)

Ribbon Pakoda is a Crispy and Tasty Snack that is made during Diwali festival. This thin  crispy snack melts in mouth and gives a wonderful taste. Usually I make this with processed rice flour and this time tried with store bought rice flour with a simple twist. It came out really well and turned out very easy. We call it in different names as Ribbon murrukku, Ribbon pakoda or Nada. Though it is a prominent savoury snack of festival season we also make this often and store in boxes to have as evening snacks...

  • Pre time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients for making Ribbon Pakoda:

  • Rice flour 4 cups
  • Besan Flour / Kadalai maavu 1 cup
  • Roasted gram powder 1 cup (Pottukadalai Powder)
  • Hing powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Red chilli powder 2 tea spoons
  • Sesame seeds 3 tea spoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or ghee 2 tb spoons
  • Oil for frying

How to make Ribbon Pakoda?

Heat a pan and dry roast the rice flour in medium flame till it becomes hot. Donot roast till the colour changes.  Allow the flour to cool down completely in a broad vessel.
Mean while powder the roasted grams in a mixie to very fine smooth powder. Add it to the besan flour and mix well.
Sieve them and take the recommended quantity and add with rice flour.
Add sesame seeds, chilli powder, butter, hing powder  to the bowl and mix the stuff smoothly with fingers.
Slowly add water and knead it to a dough.
Heat a pan with oil for frying.
Take the Murrukku press or mould and put a ball of dough in to it.
Once the oil is well heated squeeze the press above the oil.
Cook the Ribbons till they become golden colour and crispy.

Note:Adding roasted gram powder makes the stuff crispier.Instead of roasting the rice flour you can use idiyappam flour also and it gives super crispy Ribbon pakodas.