Ribbon Pokada

Ribbon Pakoda is a very popular South Indian tea time snack made from gram flour and rice flour. Ribbon Pakoda are an inclusion to all festivals and occasions. My husband loves it a lot, and I am sure you would too… Even though many of us know the recipe, this is my version.
Rice flour                                   - 1 cup
Besan flour                                – 3 cup
Urdh dhal powder                       – 3 tbsp.
Unsalted Butter                           – 3 tbsp.
Red chili powder                        – 1 tsp. (according to taste)
Asafetida powder                       – ¼ tsp.
Turmeric Powder                            – ¼ tsp.
Crushed Black pepper                  – ½ tsp.
Salt                                           to taste
Water                                       1 cup
Cooking oil                               for deep frying
Sev Press
Slotted Spoon
Paper Towel

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. The stove heat should be in medium flame.
  • Combing all above ingredients expect water and oil. Gradually add water to make it a stiff dough, adding extra water if required.
  • Grease the Sev Press with oil. Fill in the dough into the press.
  • Press out thin strips of the dough into the hot oil. Only press in enough to cover the oil.
  • Fry it till becomes golden brown, strain the excess oil in a paper towel, let it cool.
  • Press the remaining batches of the dough in the similar manner.
  • Cool the entire ribbon Pakoda and store in an  air tight containers.
  • Serve with Tea or coffee.