November 22, 2008

Ribbon Pakoda

After gorging on all those sinful sweets during Diwali, Its time for some savory treats. Ribbon Pakoda is one such snack that tantalizes the taste buds. Though, Iam not very fond of deep frying, these spicy, crunchy tidbits are well worth the efforts.


There are various versions of making Ribbon Pakodas. The one that I have for you today is the one that my Mom & Grandmom have been following since ages.

Preparation Time: 30 mins

Ingredients
:
  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1 cup chickpea flour/besan
  • 1 tbsp butter - unsaltedred
  • 2-3 tsp Red chilli powder
  • A generous pinch asafoetida
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:

  • Mix together all above ingredients except oil in a large bowl
  • Add water to the mixture & knead well to form a soft non-sticky dough
  • Meanwhile. Heat oil in a wide saucepan for deep frying
  • Place a small portion of the dough inside a Murukku Maker, squeeze into hot oil & make a big circle. DO NOT overcrowd the pan
  • Deep fry till golden brown
  • Place them on absorbent towels to soak up excess oil
  • Store them in air-tight containers & when completely cool

Enjoy with HOT Tea/Coffee or whenever you feel like munching on to something !!!

Here is what a Murukku Maker looks like :




NOTE: Other versions call for using either equal quantities of rice flour & chickpea flour or reversing the proportions used here. Feel free to adjust the proportions as per your taste.

51 comments:

Sharmila said...

These look so nice! Must be crispy too. :-)

anudivya said...

What a lovely color! So pretty.

Chandani said...

these look so crispy and crunchy!!!

Shillu said...

I can feel the crunchines sin my mouth!! Lovely color & texture.

Cham said...

Crunchy snack for tea time :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks perfect deesha.

Arundhuti said...

nice crispy and crunchy tea time snack!

Curry Leaf said...

Crunchy tea time snack.But as you said,I too try to avoid deep frying,but sometimes cannot do without :) Lovely snack

LG said...

I love this snack! namma pakkad mane aunty kodthaidru nodi, jaam antha tintha koortha idvi :D miss those days, thanks for the recipe and now I can make them for myself.

Gopi Shah said...

I will have one bowl of this with tea!!One of my roommate used to get this for us during our hostel days...

Usha said...

Looks fantastic and very tempting...

Sunshinemom said...

The pakodas are crisp and yummy, but I really loved your pakodam press. Where did you get this? Mine is the hindalium thing.

veggie belly said...

Like you, I'd make an exception about frying for these lovely golden snacks. Your ribbon pakodas looks lovely. I think at my parents place they add garlic and sesame. You have a great looking murukku mould - where did you get it from?

AK Mom said...

Your ribbon pakodas look so delicious! I'm not a big fan of frying either, but I think I would make an exception for these. :)

Shankar said...

This is my fav, i can eat it anytime, not just the tea time....
Snap looks really good..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

The moment I saw the color of the pakoda I just forget to read your post I was so deeply impressed by ur pakodas...

Vibaas said...

Yum yum yum :-) I can't stop drooling :D

Love the blue strawberry in your profile pic too.

Suma Rajesh said...

i was seatching for this recipe..finlly got it...will try for sure..

Laavanya said...

I'm all for spicy, crunchy snacks.. and adore them more than sweets. The pakodas look perfect and I really like your murukku maker.. what is it made of?

Uma said...

yummy! I can have these right now from the pic.

sowmya said...

looks delicious..am going to make this..

Jaishree said...

Your ribbon pakodas looks crispy n crunchy!Pics r very tempting...

Tina said...

Hi Deesha, thanks for visiting kaipunyam.com.....Yours is also a very nice blog. Pakoda is sooooo tempting dear.

Red Chillies said...

I can pretty much munch on these all day, not just with tea coffee :-)). Looks cruncy and yum!

Valarmathi said...

Remembering my hostel days, my friend used to bring us from her house. Looks crispy.

Roopa said...

Wow that's the first time I saw a Murukku Maker with a different color other than the usual metal one :) This is metal right? I loved how the ribbon pakoda turned out for you :) They look extremely tasty and crunchy :)

curryworld said...

Hi Deesha..
First time to ur blog ..U have a great blog ..Variety of dishes ..Pakoda looks lovely ..We used to say this as kokkuvada :)
love
veena

n33ma said...

Love the color of the ribbon pakoda,your machine looks different.

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love ribbon pagoda. The picture looks good, yummy, and crispy :)

Cynthia said...

This snack is on my list of things that I must make.

Smitha said...

Oh yes Ribbon!!!
Love it... The picture is so inviting!

Uj said...

Looks very nice and crunchy.. I would love to have this at any time of the day..

SriLekha said...

looks colorful and crunchy

Happy cook said...

I love these, reminds me of the time when i was still at home.

Purva Desai said...

They look perfect cripsy, crunchy and yummyyy

raaji said...

I love to make them at home bu i dont have that presser....else i would have munched up

Sujatha said...

thats a perfect tea-time snack.. I made this for diwali after a long time.. I Should make this often from now on..

azcookbook said...

I am not a big fan of deepfrying either, but wouldn't mind doing it if the result is worth it, just like in your case:) These look so crispy. I am sure they would make a Perfect snack!

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Sireesha said...

Pakoda looks perfect and crunchy...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Awesome looking ribbons! NIce picture!!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hi deesha
thanks for passing by my blog...liked your ribbon pakoda..especially being a grandmother's recipe.

Sharmi said...

that murukku mold looks lovely.

Keerthana said...

thanks for ur comments deesha.this is a great recipe..will try it soon..nice to get to know a person who lives so close by:)

Premyscakes said...

They look great deesha, it reminds me of my moms recipe.She is really great in doing them.

PG said...

do you think it is possible to make these without a murukku maker or any kind of such moulds, which means would i be able to roll them thin and cut into strips, or is the dough too soft for that? would love to make them.

Madhuram said...

Ribbon pakoda is our family favorite too. I add couple teaspoons of garlic powder and it has such a nice smell and tastes good too.

Anonymous said...

Кажется, это подойдет.

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Anonymous said...

1 TABLE SPOON BUTTER IS NOT ENOUGH HAVE TO PUT 2 1/2 TBSP BUTTER. ELSE THE RECIPE IS AWESOME.