Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ribbon Pakoda

This is my submission for the event Sunday Snacks-Fry it…hosted by


Maida-4 cups
Bengal gram flour or besan-1 cup
Cumin seeds or jeera-1 teaspoon
Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Finely chopped curry leaves-a few
Salt-1 teaspoon
Hot oil-2 tablespoons
Oil for deep fry


1. Take the maida in a vessel and cover it with a lid. Steam it in a pressure cooker without the whistle for half an hour.
2. By steaming, the stickiness of the maida will decrease. Allow it to cool and sieve it. Transfer the maida and gram flour into a big bowl.
3. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, cumin seeds and chopped curry leaves.
4. Add the hot oil and mix all the ingredients into a soft dough by using sufficient water.
5. Insert the plate with a small rectangular slits into the muruku press to get the ribbon shape pakoda. Take a small portion of dough and put it into the muruku press.
6. Heat the oil in a wok and push the handles of the muruku press using both hands. Fry it on a medium flame until it turns brown on both sides.
7. Do the same with the remaining dough and transfer them onto a paper towel. After they cool down, store them in an air tight container.



I love this snack so much.....!

Bhawna said...

Wow yummy snack Vijaya, Something is waiting for u... check my blog.

DEESHA said...

i love this .. looks really delicious

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a nice recipe. Love to have them with a cup of tea. Turned out perfect for u. YUM!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vijaya,

Seeing your blog after a long time. I like ribbon murukku very much. Your version looks nice. I never added maida to it.
Thanks for sharing this recipe.
All the other dishes also looks nice.

Uma said...

ooh, my fav. snack! Looks so delicious.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pakoda's make a great snack they are my all time fav.

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Sagari said...

looking so yummm

viji said...

U r ribbon pakoda looks crispy & delicious.Always maida snack gives the taste

Jaya said...

i think it will be a great crowd puller in diwali parties .Great sanack ..
hugs and smiles
happy Diwali

Uma said...

Wishing you and your family a happy Deepavali!