Of all the south Indian snacks, ribbon pakoda is my personal favorite snack that goes really well with a cup of tea in the evening. Ribbon pakoda has great flavor at the same time a very crunchy and satisfying south Indian snacks. Although you can purchase ribbon pakoda online, I prefer to make it at home.
So, what is the secret to a great ribbon pakoda recipe ?
Step 1: Mix 2 cups of rice flour and 1 cup of besan in a mixing bowl
Step 2: Add 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon of turmeric, salt and jeera and finally a pinch of hing.
Step 3: Mix all the ingredients really well and thoroughly.
Step 4: Put 2 teaspoon of hot vegetable oil in the bowl and mix it well again. Using a spoon or mixer will help to make it crunchy and free of oil.
Step 5: Now, slowly add water in small amounts to knead the dough. Be sure not to add more than ½ cup of water. You want the dough texture to be soft and non-sticky and make it like a ball.
Step 6: Now you are ready to take the dough to put it into ribbon pakoda mold or chakli maker. Be sure to grease the mold with oil so that it is easy to squeeze and also doesn’t stick to the mold.
Step 7: Heat the oil in a deep pan and squeeze the ribbon pakoda into hot oil in slow circular motion.
Step 8: Fry the ribbon murruku until golden brown color on both the sides. You may be to flip the murukku to get an even fry.
Final step: Take the ribbon pakoda out and place it on a paper tissue to get excess oil and then eat it fresh with tea.
Hope you enjoy fresh ribbon pakoda.